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Old June 1, 2013, 05:59 PM
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I'm thinking about buying one of those. It seems like a fairly good deal to me, 800$ with the full water block already mounted and ready to use...

Do you guys think it'll perform worse than if I buy a block from an established watercooling company? Has anyone tried EVGA blocks before?
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Old June 1, 2013, 08:08 PM
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Hydrocopper blocks are made by Swiftech. Most VGA blocks perform very similar anyways.
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I've had Swiftech, EK and EVGA. They all performed about the same, it's just down to looks. I had a hydro copper 580 and currently have a 680. It is cheaper to buy than an air card and aftermarket block, but can be more difficult to resell as you are limited to watercoolers.
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Let's splurge then! Ordered from newegg. Still waiting for the haswell cpu and motherboards, then I'll have a brand new system to build. I haven't upgraded in 3 years, so now I'm excited!
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ncix has haswell cpu's and mobo's up as of now.
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Looks like a sweet package. Are those evga branded lok-seal fittings?
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Probably, it's just swiftech parts though no matter what sticker or screening is put on them.
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I f-ed up a 285 adding a Full block a few years ago by over tightening the screws.
I have since learned from my mistake.'

With that said, Cards that come with Blocks on them cost more then they should, BUT give you a No hassle working card.

If your putting you block on your self, Do do like me, ITS NOT a Big block V8, And does not need 80 LBS or torque
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Yeah I was super careful putting on the block on my (then $450) 5870 card. It went well, but if I can save me the hassle, I'm all for it. I only paid 780$ for the card, since I used the $30 off newegg promo. That's only $120 for the installed waterblock, and you also save on shipping since you don't need to order a waterblock separately.

Pretty good deal so far, as long as it works as advertised. I'll let you guys know when I get it.
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