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Should I buy water blocks or cards with water blocks?

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Just curious, I just bought a few 1080 Ti FE's and was wondering if I should keep some or wait for the ASUS Poseidon or MSI sea hawk EK and just sell all my FE's?
Not sure what the price/performance differences will be since there is not a huge amount of info on either yet. Also I plan on doing a custom loop so not AIO cooler suggestions please.
My current 980 can keep me going for now so I wouldn't mind waiting if need be.

Any advice?
    
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Cheaper to just buy water blocks for the cards (so that opens up many choices) plus you get the added bonus and gratification of doing it yourself.
 
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Originally Posted by Gunderman456 View Post

Cheaper to just buy water blocks for the cards (so that opens up many choices) plus you get the added bonus and gratification of doing it yourself.

Yeah, makes sense but I also would love the Poseidon cards as they can be used on air as I am not sure how long it will take me to complete the loops. Also I wanted to use as many ASUS Aura components as I can.
    
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PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair AX860i Lian Li PC-V359WB Logitech G600 Roccat Sense 
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Samsung 850 EVO 500GB Seagate Hybrid Drive ST4000DX001 4TB (x2) WD Black 7200 RPM 3TB Sony Slimline BD-RW 
CoolingCoolingOSKeyboard
Corsair H100i Corsair SP120 (x6) Win 10 Logitech G810 Orion Spectrum 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair AX860i Lian Li PC-V359WB Logitech G600 Roccat Sense 
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