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Trying to figure out why I would want to spend about 800€ on a Hydrocopper instead of getting a regular 780SC and changing the block to most likely this one from Aqua.

Is there more to the Hydrocopper that makes it worthwile except for a bit higher clocks ?
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post #2 of 8
I would go with the hydrocopper if you are going to be watercooling that GPU.
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The only things that the Hydrocopper seems to bring to the table are slightly higher clocks, a more restrictive Swiftech block and adjustable LED lighting. If that is all, I'm most likely not going to spend 50-100€ more on that card, compared to the other one.
Somewhere I heard that some cards have more power phases or whatnot but I couldn't find any info on that.
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I think it's mainly just the fact some people may not be comfy with taking a GPU shroud apart and putting a block on it. I know when I did it to my 580 for the first time I was freaking out, but that was just my thoughts as everything went smoothly, and has been since.

In all honesty though that Aqua block is pure sex compared to the swiftech (even the Komodo and I like it), if they made it covering the entire GPU though, like how the GTX 690 block was, I would of been all over it.
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post #5 of 8
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Originally Posted by mosi View Post

Trying to figure out why I would want to spend about 800€ on a Hydrocopper instead of getting a regular 780SC and changing the block to most likely this one from Aqua.

Is there more to the Hydrocopper that makes it worthwile except for a bit higher clocks ?

would it void the warranty if you damaged a regular 780sc with a custom block?
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would it void the warranty if you damaged a regular 780sc with a custom block?
Yes.
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Originally Posted by moowarcow View Post

would it void the warranty if you damaged a regular 780sc with a custom block?

If you physically damaged the card while installing the block, that will void the warranty. As long as you're careful putting a 3rd party block on that won't void your warranty.
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post #8 of 8
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I did it wheee.gif
There was an offer for the 780SC for 610€ which is about 50€ lower than what it's going for in other shops right now. Now for ordering the cooler from Aqua, no clue when it'll arrive but I'm hoping soon

*add*
So this'll be the block Should blend nicely with my silver monsoon's and the nickel should work with the copper cpu block and the copper rad as far as I've understood the whole galvanic thingy.
Edited by mosi - 6/22/13 at 4:25am
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