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a month old 780 poseidon vs brand new 780 (asus or gigabyte)

i can get the poseidon for just a tiny bit less than the new regular ones would cost
and i can go and stresstest it before i buy etc.
- the crucial part - im pretty sure i won't watercool it... i already have a zalman cnps12x on my cpu
so investing all this money in a custom loop would be crazy... id rather get a 780ti or something
thoughts forum?
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    Get whichever is cheaper. If you DO decide to watercool, it'll save you the expense of buying a custom bracket.

    I'd say poseidon since it doesn't change anything anyways since the fan is perfectly fine.
  2. why not get a msi lightning or the matrix platinum? But the poseidon is for watercooling, the name of it literally suggests that
  3. legend001523 said:
    why not get a msi lightning or the matrix platinum? But the poseidon is for watercooling, the name of it literally suggests that


    Well he said it's a bit cheaper so why not? It's not like you sacrifice performance.
  4. Shadowblade2652 said:
    legend001523 said:
    why not get a msi lightning or the matrix platinum? But the poseidon is for watercooling, the name of it literally suggests that


    Well he said it's a bit cheaper so why not? It's not like you sacrifice performance.


    I may have gotten confused by your reply, please expand it :)
  5. yes - the poseidon is 2nd hand... but its practically new... normally it costs a TON more than a standard 780,
    i will probably go for the poseidon if everything works out, it's got nice power delivery and stuff
    - so i figured if im gonna drop such money on a graphics card it better be built to last
    i always get scared about the componentry on expensive cards,
    but maybe that's just because i used to own a three year old gtx580 windforce that overclocked like a beast and the pcb had lost it's blue tone to a more brownish one!
    i still have such warm feelings for that card ;)
  6. yanis31 said:
    yes - the poseidon is 2nd hand... but its practically new... normally it costs a TON more than a standard 780,
    i will probably go for the poseidon if everything works out, it's got nice power delivery and stuff
    - so i figured if im gonna drop such money on a graphics card it better be built to last
    i always get scared about the componentry on expensive cards,
    but maybe that's just because i used to own a three year old gtx580 windforce that overclocked like a beast and the pcb had lost it's blue tone to a more brownish one!
    i still have such warm feelings for that card ;)


    I think the poseidon can still overclock very well on air too, but not as well as on water obviously, still, if you get it for cheap it should be a bargain :)
  7. Dun Dun Dunnnn!!!

  8. Let's just recap here:

    I now have a AMD cpu with a blue cooler on it and a Red Nvidia card... glad i didn't give in and buy the blue version of the Vengeance LP for 1 Eur less! :D
  9. That's a nice define R4 you've got there :)
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