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HD7970 ghz watercooled vs stock gtx780

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July 3, 2013 4:12:54 AM

Hi forum. I'm building a new gaming pc and I wanted to watercool. I got the cost for the watercooling components and I came up to $400sgd (about $310us) for that price I could buy a gtx780 instead which I faster. So I wonder is watercooled hd7970ghz better than a stock gtx780? Also what water blocks can I use for the gtx780.
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July 3, 2013 4:32:17 AM

GTX 780 will blow the Radeon 7970 GHz out of the water - Any time. A stock GTX 780 is 22% faster than a Radeon 7970 GHz. Still it will remain cooler, use less power and have all the good features that Nvidia as offering. Adaptive vsync, PhysX, TXAA, Cuda (if that is your thing) and soon shadowplay.

There are a lot of water blocks for the GTX 780, basically you can use GTX Titan water block on the GTX 780 as well.

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=WC...

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=WC...

http://www.evga.com/Products/Product.aspx?pn=400-CU-G78...
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July 3, 2013 5:26:33 AM

lostgamer_03 said:
GTX 780 will blow the Radeon 7970 GHz out of the water - Any time. A stock GTX 780 is 22% faster than a Radeon 7970 GHz. Still it will remain cooler, use less power and have all the good features that Nvidia as offering. Adaptive vsync, PhysX, TXAA, Cuda (if that is your thing) and soon shadowplay.

There are a lot of water blocks for the GTX 780, basically you can use GTX Titan water block on the GTX 780 as well.

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=WC...

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=WC...

http://www.evga.com/Products/Product.aspx?pn=400-CU-G78...


Thanks for that! How many mm of radiator do I need. Is a 60mm thick 240mm enough to keep it cool? How much would it cost to watercool this(amazon.com) for everything?
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July 3, 2013 5:31:26 AM

diazalon said:
lostgamer_03 said:
GTX 780 will blow the Radeon 7970 GHz out of the water - Any time. A stock GTX 780 is 22% faster than a Radeon 7970 GHz. Still it will remain cooler, use less power and have all the good features that Nvidia as offering. Adaptive vsync, PhysX, TXAA, Cuda (if that is your thing) and soon shadowplay.

There are a lot of water blocks for the GTX 780, basically you can use GTX Titan water block on the GTX 780 as well.

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=WC...

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=WC...

http://www.evga.com/Products/Product.aspx?pn=400-CU-G78...


Thanks for that! How many mm of radiator do I need. Is a 60mm thick 240mm enough to keep it cool? How much would it cost to watercool this(amazon.com) for everything?


That depends if you also want to include the CPU as well, but yes. A 240mm radiator with that thickness should easily handle the GTX 780 and a decent CPU as well. Just remember to put some high static pressure fans on the radiator, so you can move the heat away from the radiator.

It really depends on a lot of things, prices on tubing, blocks, radiators, fans etc vary a lot. But I can already tell you, it won't be cheap. Even though you will go with the 'cheaper' solution.

Around 400$ at least I'd say, if you want to include CPU as well. :) 
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July 3, 2013 5:52:09 AM

lostgamer_03 said:
diazalon said:
lostgamer_03 said:
GTX 780 will blow the Radeon 7970 GHz out of the water - Any time. A stock GTX 780 is 22% faster than a Radeon 7970 GHz. Still it will remain cooler, use less power and have all the good features that Nvidia as offering. Adaptive vsync, PhysX, TXAA, Cuda (if that is your thing) and soon shadowplay.

There are a lot of water blocks for the GTX 780, basically you can use GTX Titan water block on the GTX 780 as well.

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=WC...

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=WC...

http://www.evga.com/Products/Product.aspx?pn=400-CU-G78...


Thanks for that! How many mm of radiator do I need. Is a 60mm thick 240mm enough to keep it cool? How much would it cost to watercool this(amazon.com) for everything?


That depends if you also want to include the CPU as well, but yes. A 240mm radiator with that thickness should easily handle the GTX 780 and a decent CPU as well. Just remember to put some high static pressure fans on the radiator, so you can move the heat away from the radiator.

It really depends on a lot of things, prices on tubing, blocks, radiators, fans etc vary a lot. But I can already tell you, it won't be cheap. Even though you will go with the 'cheaper' solution.

Around 400$ at least I'd say, if you want to include CPU as well. :) 


Can you give me a full list I'm not to great with compatibility. Gentle typhoons 1450rpm fans good enough for that rad? I was thinking of getting this for the cpu
http://www.amazon.com/Universal-Triple-Radiator-Cooling...

Thank you this was useful
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