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Originally Posted by shlunky View Post

Expense? Only thing I could think of....

But yeah, I agree. I personally won't consider any of the current cards with a reference cooler (AMD as well as nVidia) as I do not plan to go water or replace the HSF.
I will, however, reseat and replace the TIM if needed.

I just feel that when I pay $400+ for a card, the cooling shouldn't be an issue.....period. I will keep these cards for at least 2 years so having something that runs properly cool for longevity is important, but water isn't an option.

Just my opnion and views.....
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Everything is relative. Is a Titan worth $1000? You paid $550 for a card that competes with this $1000 card. I'd say a little bit of noise is worth it. And if it bothers you just wait for 3rd party cooling or use water.
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