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Old April 5, 2012, 08:43 PM
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Hey team,

I was looking on EVGA's website and came across this in there products list:

EVGA GTX 680 Hydro Copper

When they come out shortly here and if I can ever come close to purchasing one do you think it would be worth it or would buying a GPU block be a cheaper solution? I just though it was sick with the EVGA backplate it has on it plus the 1/2 compression fittings it comes with...

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Old April 5, 2012, 09:08 PM
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I couldn't wait for the Hydro Copper during the initial launch so I picked up the EVGA reference version GTX 680 for $483+taxes from my old employers :)

Now that the card has been impressive so far, I've gone ahead and ordered the water block & backplate from EVGA as well....works out to be slightly cheaper than the official pre-installed Hydro Copper when its finally released.

Only positive for the Hydro Copper are the out of box higher clock speeds and the factory warranty that is applicable to that pre-installed block card.
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Old April 5, 2012, 10:15 PM
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Newegg.com - EVGA 02G-P4-2689-KR GeForce GTX 680 Hydro Copper 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

I saw it instock and realised new egg was spiting me for wanting a reference card by putting this up with no reference restocks... grrr, anyhow, theres the link so keep an eye on it and goodluck with finding one, personally i would go for the EVGA version because for all the hassles its merely peace of mind that its backed up and it looks nice.
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It's not in stock any more (was it ever?)
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at the time i posted it had just gone out, but seen as though evga makes the most money off it, i would assume they would be pushing that card as their first restock on newegg. theyre all going sh!tquick so dont expect em to hang round.
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*Sigh* Of course its on the American New Egg site first... Us Canadians always get your left overs ;) Luckily I can wait around for a couple of months and maybe by then the GK110 is out and the economics straightens itself out... This is supposidly there new midrange card but still the fastest on the market? That gives me hope for teleportation machines.
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Old April 6, 2012, 10:16 AM
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I'm too pleased with the new design with the the stacked power and extra outputs making single slot with watercooling impossible.
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I'm too pleased with the new design with the the stacked power and extra outputs making single slot with watercooling impossible.
too right, i dont understand it, on the other hand I bet it looks better on a reference card.
If youve seen the PCB theres actually capacity for a 8 and 6 pin on the "old" 1 slot design, waiting for some one with too much money to try re solder those and see if it works. probably just the same PCB as the gk 110 and I dont doubt there will be single slot solutions with that chip.

So you guys are thinking this is like the 560 ti of the 600 series or 570? cause it would make sence to put the gk110 on the 570 and 580 but just underclock the 570 or take some vram off or w/e.
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