Dad convinced me to get a GTX 780

63 Draenei Shaman
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So I was planning my summer build and he convinced me to hold off water cooling and get a GTX 780 over an HD 7970. I kinda agree that a 7970 water cooled offers little increase over my HD 7950 Vapor X. The cost will be cheaper 1700 vs 2k, because now I will reuse my case as well. Ugh I wanna water cool!!!
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96 Blood Elf Paladin
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The Corsair 350D is really really cool, IMO, water cooling or not. But I agree that a GTX 780 would make more sense than a 7970 given you already own the 7950 Vapor X. I'm not sure of the release dates of the 780 vs a potential 8970 from AMD though...
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100 Human Warrior
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i don't think they've even announced the 700 series yet so it will prolly still be awhile.
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86 Tauren Paladin
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I'm sure that you'll be able to find a water block for a 780 as soon as they've been out for a month or so, no reason to not get a 780 and then water cool it
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100 Tauren Druid
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780 is at the end of this month.

I am so getting one unless the 880 comes out before I save enough money
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63 Draenei Shaman
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I will have to wait a few months to water cool everything. I am hearing rumors that the GTX 780 will not be 5GB 320 Bit @ 599, but infact 3GB 256bit @ 799.99... if this is true then I am screwn...
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90 Draenei Shaman
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There are a lot of rumors about what the 780 might be. The latest ones tend to the 5gig/320bit card. Prices are, of course, completely speculation.

Should know more by the end of the month.
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86 Tauren Paladin
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So, buy a pump, reservoir, lines, and radiator that you will be able to use now, and buy the appropriate water block for whatever card you decide on when you get the card
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63 Draenei Shaman
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Well yongsa here is my issue. XSPC has an entire water cooling kit for 144.99. Includes a high flow pimp, a pay res, CPU waterblock tubing and fittings (I'd get compression fittings and colored tubing tho). But waterblocking 2x HD 7950's is gonna require more than 1 pump and the model of the XSPC pump is unknown and I cannot seem to match it. Swiftech makes FULL cover water blocks for the HD 7950 (there is a compatibility list) that requires nothing more than replacing the shroud and reapplying thermal paste. But running 2 pumps ugh...
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63 Draenei Shaman
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This is what I am looking at: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Woje

I guess I could buy another bay res+pump and only use the pump?
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86 Tauren Paladin
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I'm not sure how the pump/res combo is fit together, so I don't know if you can just yank the pump off the res in one of the XSPC kits, but you can pick up a d5 pump for around 100 bucks, and those flow a lot of water
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