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post #21 of 29
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What do you guys think about something like this?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130947

It would be nice to WC the GPU right off the bat with the money I have...

Not sure how well this performs in comparison to other cards.
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post #22 of 29
While it would be nice, i would have to suggest getting away from a hydro copper and grab an EK block instead, they cool much better in the vrm/vram area, keeping the card nice and stable if you plan on overclocking. The hydro copper does a good job, but not as good as EK tongue.gif

theyre also more expensive than EK blocks :x
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post #23 of 29
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Does that mine you would suggest the 770 with a water block for around 600-650ish over something like the 780 with an air cooler?
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post #24 of 29
well if you really want to watercool you can go the 770+waterblock route, but a 770 has to clock pretty good to catch up to a 780 with a decent overclock

as long as you dont pump more than 1.212 volts into a 780, the air cooler will be 100% fine for it, but if you want to do some extreme overclocking on a 780 you really have to get a waterblock.
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post #25 of 29
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Yeah I may just pull the trigger on this 780 buddy...

It is such a beast of a card and one I have always wanted.

And I can pick up a reference for around 650 which may leave room for a water block? Any suggestions there?
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post #27 of 29
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so sexy....

Alright well I appreciate all your help here.

After doing research and reading around I think as much as id like to buy this tonight its probably best to wait to see what the 290x yields and the 780ti. Who knows maybe the 780 will get a nice price cut that makes the wait worth it smile.gif
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post #28 of 29
definitely a smart choice tongue.gif 290x is right around the corner, 780ti will most likely be just a 2% or so increase for $50 more, but nvidia could surprise us and pull a titan killer out somehow lol
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post #29 of 29
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Yeah if the rumors are true about the 290x being anywhere from 550-600 then I will get on that train FAST! But I do think waiting at least for a few days is the right option here.
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