CliffjumpinWould be cool to see a blacked out or silver water block for those of us who don't want full RGB. I think a lot of us like EVGA because of black edition products and the 980/1080 Hydro Copper blocks that were blacked out! I myself still have a 980 Ti Hydro Copper and a 1080 Hydro Copper. I just got a Hydro Copper block for the RTX 2080 Super FTW3 and I don't mind the blue and silver. I just don't like the 3080 Hydro Copper with all the multi colors and the wavy design.
NereusI have a feeling you'll be waiting well into next year for a HC kit. Although EVGA have confirmed that Hybrids and HC cards will supposedly start in mid-late November, they have only said the Hybrid kits will be available around the same time. Despite repeated requests about HC stand-alone blocks, they will not provide any indication if or when HC stand-alone locks will ever be available, so I imagine that means likely not for a long time, if ever. Based on that, I'd say you'd have to grab the fully assembled HC card, or buy a 3rd party block.
Nereus I saw the Optimus GPU block alone weighs in at a hefty 5lbs - that's a lot of weight to put on the motherboard PCIe slot. EVGA provide a little bracket for some models, but I had a look around at options. Ended up ordering a support from Amazon. There's also a bracket that others might prefer. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07S7ZBB51
Mroberts95FYI Heatkiller decided to make FTW3 blocks for the 3080/3090. Mid December eta
f.nuzziI have my PC dismounted since 1th Sept, cause I sold my 2080 super. Waiting for 3080 watercooled or to "watercool", I'm looking forward!
f.nuzziIt's my first experience with a new gen launch, I didn't expect to wait months for having the new card in my PC
idshadowQuestion on pricing (at least for those who know about previous gens). I imagine that going FTW3 and then Stand-Alone Kit is probably a bit more expensive than going straight for the HC Card. Was it a big difference in price?
GTXJackBauer Usually, it will cost more purchasing the GPU with the Hybrid/Hydro Copper installed because of the added labor presumably speaking. It was always cheaper buying a GPU and kit separate. It was usually around $100 or so difference.
fps_noobGTXJackBauer Usually, it will cost more purchasing the GPU with the Hybrid/Hydro Copper installed because of the added labor presumably speaking. It was always cheaper buying a GPU and kit separate. It was usually around $100 or so difference.I feel like a large part of the extra price is the peace of mind for the customer. You don't have to worry about having to reassemble the card if you need to RMA, or about the possibility of not putting the block on right and possibly damaging the GPU.
Dabadger84There won't be any "updates", the Mid-to-Late November thing is what it is, I asked Jacob about a week ago on Twitter & he confirmed that's still the timeline. I'm watching the product pages like a hawk because I want a Hybrid 3080 FTW3 for sure.