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The HC cards are actually $150 more usually. But you do get a free backplate with them so it's about the same in the end.
 

Whaaat? backplates cost 30 bucks and that's already a ripoff. 150 for a backplate is plain delusional

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I saw this yesterday and can't wait for them. I'll be pulling my 2 EVGA 3GB GTX 580 Hydro Copper 2 cards and getting me the 780 Hydro soon.

Yeah the block isn't the most sexy thing in the world, but for the $150 price over a standard GTX 780, I think it is well worth it. That means it's only about $20 over the cost of buying an EVGA GTX 780 and say an EK water block for the 780 and having to do it yourself.

For $20, it's a heck of a deal for not having to mess with tearing down your card and worrying about screwing something up.
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Whaaat? backplates cost 30 bucks and that's already a ripoff. 150 for a backplate is plain delusional

The $150 he was talking about includes the cost of the waterblock too, which typically will cost you $115-120. Add the $15-30 for a back plate, and you are up to $130-150 in parts. That means it is only $0-20 for factory installation.
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I think my 580 HC Classys look great, but I believe its the only water block of its design. It would be nice if EVGA made the 780 Classys waterblock a little different like the 580s.
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Not only the $20 for "factory installation", you gotta keep in mind that a product can and usually should have a premium.

You're not paying just for the fact that it's an EVGA, and a 780, and that it has a water block, it's a Hydro Copper waterblock rather than a different design.

Im more than willing to pay that small $20 premium, the hydro block card looks great. No ugly circles. No clear crap with black rubber or screws showing. No ugly bronze or copper colored junk. No ugly shiny metallic.

Nice and black, flat, sleek and sexy. EVGA logo makes it even better.

Also, anyone know what kinda TIM is used on these cards? Is it worth taking apart and putting on some Gelid GC-Extreme?
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I saw this yesterday and can't wait for them. I'll be pulling my 2 EVGA 3GB GTX 580 Hydro Copper 2 cards and getting me the 780 Hydro soon.

Yeah the block isn't the most sexy thing in the world, but for the $150 price over a standard GTX 780, I think it is well worth it. That means it's only about $20 over the cost of buying an EVGA GTX 780 and say an EK water block for the 780 and having to do it yourself.

For $20, it's a heck of a deal for not having to mess with tearing down your card and worrying about screwing something up.

Not to mention if something goes wrong and you have to RMA it, you don't have to take the block off and put the factory cooler back on before you send it in.
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Not only the $20 for "factory installation", you gotta keep in mind that a product can and usually should have a premium.

You're not paying just for the fact that it's an EVGA, and a 780, and that it has a water block, it's a Hydro Copper waterblock rather than a different design.

Im more than willing to pay that small $20 premium, the hydro block card looks great. No ugly circles. No clear crap with black rubber or screws showing. No ugly bronze or copper colored junk. No ugly shiny metallic.

Nice and black, flat, sleek and sexy. EVGA logo makes it even better.

Also, anyone know what kinda TIM is used on these cards? Is it worth taking apart and putting on some Gelid GC-Extreme?



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I'm going for the acrylic EK block with some Mayhems pastel white running through it. All the parts are on their way, I should have the final build by next week

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Speaking strictly of appearance, does a GPU waterblock really matter? I mean, you install it upside down in your case anyway. rolleyes.gif Do you guys always peek into your computer from the bottom?

If appearance really matters to you, don't you think a backplate is more functional in this regard?
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Speaking strictly of appearance, does a GPU waterblock really matter? I mean, you install it upside down in your case anyway. rolleyes.gif Do you guys always peek into your computer from the bottom?

If appearance really matters to you, don't you think a backplate is more functional in this regard?

Yes, Yes, and Yes.

Any more questions?



On a different note, The hydro coppers I have found are extremely restrictive. You wouldn't believe what it is on the inside of one of those things. My HC 690 brought my D5 pump flow from a "5" setting down to a "3" even when it was maxed out. For that reason alone, I've gone with that Titan waterblock from EK with their backplate. I love EVGA's backplate but because of screw length differences (EK's being beneath the backplate, EVGAs above) I'll have to go with the entire EK setup.

The EVGA blocks squeeze all the water through this pin matrix. I'd be fine if the plastic shroud was even thickness all around but it narrows to almost touching the pin matrix at the core, literally forcing all the water through the matrix. There's probably a 1mm gap between the plastic and copper at the core area. Way too restrictive for so little gain. The other manufactures do have a high fin count area above the core, but the height of the channels remain the same. Basically allow for a much higher flow even though the surface area is very high.


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