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Which GTX 780 is right for me?

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August 14, 2013 2:59:38 AM

I'm currently planning out a new build for a PC, and I'd like to do this passively without jumping the boat on any of my parts, but I need your guys' help.

I am attempting to base my parts on the water cooling system I plan to install, and I think I've decided to go with the GTX 780 as my GPU.(Single GPU ~ NOT SLI) The question I have is .. Which 780 should I get? Is it worth the money to get the "Classified Hydro Copper" version with the built in water blocks? Or do you guys have a different card in mind for me that I should buy my own water blocks for?

I haven't researched the Hydro Copper GTX 780 very much, so I'm not sure if it's more-so compatible with water cooling than any of the other cards. All I know is that is has built in water blocks and is quite a bit more expensive than some of the other 780's I've looked at. Any feedback would be great.

Thanks again.

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August 14, 2013 3:31:23 AM

the hydro is right on par with an aftermarket watercooled 780. Take a normal evga 780 @ $669.99 now add a fullcover waterblock anywhere between $100-$150 and doing so might void your warranty. The hydro is covered by evga because that's the way they sold it.
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August 14, 2013 3:37:58 AM

faalin said:
the hydro is right on par with an aftermarket watercooled 780. Take a normal evga 780 @ $669.99 now add a fullcover waterblock anywhere between $100-$150 and doing so might void your warranty. The hydro is covered by evga because that's the way they sold it.


I probably should have named this thread "Best GTX 780 for water cooling"

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August 14, 2013 3:38:52 AM

You can add your own water block to any EVGA without warranty problems at all, but yes, the Hydro Copper is a good value, the block is made by Swiftech.
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August 14, 2013 4:13:56 AM

You shouldn't look for the best card to water cool, instead look at the water blocks and find out what cards they support. I made this mistake once and it was very costly to correct. Ordered a pair of 560 ti's had them for a few days then decided I wanted to water cool them. Ended up sending them back to newegg and taking a restocking fee hit because no one made a water block for them. then reordered a pair after finding water blocks that would fit the 560 ti.
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