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Hi guys, I am currently building a new watercooled rig, and I need your advices!
My main use will be gaming, and I am looking for the best possible mono-GPU setup.
I do not plan on doing extreme overclocking. I just want to reach the best frequencies that can be obtained with watercooling, with mild voltage increase (custom bios if necessary), and play hours long without compromising too much the graphic card components.

For this purpose, would this GTX 980 classified be overkill?

If yes, what is the best option? Reference card with waterblock? custom card with hypothetical waterblock, which one ?

Thanks a lot for your help! thumb.gif

A reference 980 with a block sounds just fine for what you desire.
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Well just remember that each and every one of the current 900 series cards are locked and as nobody has been able to crack the vBIOS it's doubtful it's going to happen. Even if you get a good clocker, you'll still end up banging against the TDP limits.

This is what I fear about this Classy too. It may come unlocked but if it's TDP is crap (as was 780TI Classy as an example) and you can't get this changed then you're in trouble.
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My post was serious. It seems like some kind of psychiatric disorder to me creating unusable performance by dumping liquid nitrogen on a processor in a home and not continuously cooled server environment. It's like the equivalent of something you see in the movie Rainman where he likes to dump pennies on the ground and count them for no reason.

Unless you plan to keep the processor cooled with liquid nitrogen 24/7, it's unusable performance and completely pointless.

without benchers overclocking would not be a thing; enjoy your completely locked cards and CPUs

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A reference 980 with a block sounds just fine for what you desire.

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Well just remember that each and every one of the current 900 series cards are locked and as nobody has been able to crack the vBIOS it's doubtful it's going to happen. Even if you get a good clocker, you'll still end up banging against the TDP limits.

This is what I fear about this Classy too. It may come unlocked but if it's TDP is crap (as was 780TI Classy as an example) and you can't get this changed then you're in trouble.

Thanks for the feedback,

but If any custom BIOS would eventually come out in the near future, would the classified be a good investment over, lets say a Gigabyte 980 G1 Gaming for instance or a reference card, for highest safe gaming overclock under water?
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if it's designed for benching and or liquid nitrogen cooling as some people say, why do they even bother putting a dual fan on it then ?
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Being designed for something doesn't prohibit working in other conditions. The cooler helps test the card and guarantee a minimum running clock for air, and prevents shipping damages selling a bare PCB as well as prevents idiots from running the bare PCB directly like those that buy the hydrocopper editions and run them on air.
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Well just remember that each and every one of the current 900 series cards are locked and as nobody has been able to crack the vBIOS it's doubtful it's going to happen. Even if you get a good clocker, you'll still end up banging against the TDP limits.

This is what I fear about this Classy too. It may come unlocked but if it's TDP is crap (as was 780TI Classy as an example) and you can't get this changed then you're in trouble.

Well that's kinda depressing... the only 980 I would have considered is the Classy (or its competitors).
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780Ti classified isn't locked though?
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lol wth.gif
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