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watercooling evga gtx 780 classified

post #1 of 5
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hi all, i'm looking to water cool my 780 classy and i need to decide between the ek full cover block or the evga version, the evga version is made by swiftech. any huge difference? thanks!
post #2 of 5
I much prefer EK's.
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Gaming Rig
(16 items)
 
FS
(13 items)
 
Toy
(15 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 4770K Asus Hero EVGA 780TI EVGA 780TI 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
16gb G. Skill 2400mhz Samsung 1TB 840 Evo Samsung 256GB 840 pro EK Supremacy Gold 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
2x EK Acetal Full Cover Block 2x Alphacool 480  24x Gentle Typhoon AP-14 Bitspower 400 Multi 
CoolingOSPowerCase
Swiftech MCP35x2 Windows 7 Pro EVGA Super Nova 1300 Caselabs MerlinSM8 w/ Pedestal 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Xeon E3-1271 v3 Supermicro X10SLL Crucial 32GB ECC Mushkin ECO 240GB SSD 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingPower
Western Digital Red 4TB x 24 212 Evo Phanteks PH-F140HP_BK 2 140mm PWM Fan  Seasonic Platinum Fanless 
CaseOtherOtherOther
Caselabs Merlin SM8 with Pedestal LSI 9271-8i Intel RES2SV240 Intel X540T2 10Gbps 
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IBM Intel I340 Quad Port Gigabit Ethernet 
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5820k ASUS x99 deluxe gigabyte windforce gtx960 gskill 3000 
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Samsung 850pro 256GB Samsung 850 evo 1TB LG Black Blu Ray Noctua d15 
CoolingOSKeyboardPower
Phanteks PH-F140HP_WT 2 140mm PWM Fan win 7 pro Corsair K70 Blue seasonic snow silent 1000 
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post #3 of 5
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is it markedly better? the ek block is cheaper which i like.
post #4 of 5
Here is some good reading for you.

http://www.xtremerigs.net/2013/10/03/nvidia-gtx780titan-water-block-roundup/

This is gtx 780 and titan reference design, but I don't see why the same results wouldn't hold through for the classified blocks aswell. EK handily beats hydrocopper/swifttech. If you look at the gpu core temps, ek is the worst, however all the blocks tested were within less than 2 degrees celcius. Its the VRAM and VRM temps were the ek shines.
Edited by bigblock990 - 3/6/14 at 2:00pm
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ok thanks i'll read that, i think i will go for the ek as it is cheaper, it's just hard to get at the moment!
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