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I've had the opportunity to trade my 580s for HC2 FTWs after my retard friend realized you need liquid cooling to run it


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so are they worth the extra cash? (about 100$ ea.)
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Well they are under warrenty like that.

A reference 580 with a FC block will cost less, but if you screw up installing the block and do damage, you are screwed.
These are pre-installed powerful cards.

I would say yes imo.
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At $100 each, I don't think it would be worth it. Especially if you don't already have a water loop.
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Lol, Johnny, you sneaky ninja.

Do it, you've got the cash. The swiftech block (the one that's pre-installed on the HC2's) is about 100$ anyway (Well, it would be, they're exclusive for eVGA).

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post #5 of 14
+1 for doing it, that beastly rig of yours deserves to be water cooled, here's your chance lol

they retail for $700 so $100+your gtx580 is not a bad deal
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The problem with the Hydro-copper blocks is that they are ridiculously restrictive. 2.73 PSI at 1 GPM is just crazy for a GPU block, most blocks have around 1 PSI or less.

If you're running two you're going to have to run them in parallel.
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The problem with the Hydro-copper blocks is that they are ridiculously restrictive. 2.73 PSI at 1 GPM is just crazy for a GPU block, most blocks have around 1 PSI or less.

If you're running two you're going to have to run them in parallel.
What do you mean by "run them in parallel", sorry Im a noob at Water cooling GPU's.

The reason I ask is that I am either getting these(4 of them) or the EVGA SC with ek blocks, the price difference is about $120 more for the Hydro copper 2: $888 Hydro copper 2's or $635 SC plus $130 for EK block's so $765vs$888

Anyone seen a review for these Hydro copper 2's yet? the 480 hydro copper got very high memory and VRM Temps around 80c-90c at stock.

Thanks, Sir Overkill.
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Series is when the waterflow goes through each block one after another, like this:

Card 1 --> Card 2 --> Card 3

Parallel is when the water flow is split into three and 1/3 of the flow goes into each block at the same time before rejoining on the other side.

If I was in your position I would get the EK Blocks because they perform much better and cost less. As well the EK blocks can be connected using the EK bridge, which makes it very easy to wire up 2-4 GPUs in parallel.
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Series is when the waterflow goes through each block one after another, like this:

Card 1 --> Card 2 --> Card 3

Parallel is when the water flow is split into three and 1/3 of the flow goes into each block at the same time before rejoining on the other side.

If I was in your position I would get the EK Blocks because they perform much better and cost less. As well the EK blocks can be connected using the EK bridge, which makes it very easy to wire up 2-4 GPUs in parallel.
Thanks Mate, + Rep! What make's you think they perform better? I have been waiting for a review on the Hydro copper's before I make a purchase! But I havent found one still

Thanks, Sir Overkill.
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There is a review on the GTX 480 blocks and it included the Hydro-copper block from EVGA.

http://skinneelabs.com/gtx480-fc.html
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