vulcan1978 Again, there is no FE this time around.
SimonOceanvulcan1978 Again, there is no FE this time around. https://www.nvidia.com/en-gb/geforce/graphics-cards/30-series/?nvid=nv-int-cwmfg-64629#cid=gf73_nv-int-cwmfg_en-gb Quote:GEFORCE RTX 3090 STARTING AT £1,399.00Founders Edition£1,399.00
vulcan1978 And god damn, Nvidia really hit one out of the park with the cooler design this time around, that is just, breathtaking, and functional. If I wasn't putting it under a water block I would be going with FE, nothing else compares to this, nothing even comes close, everything else just looks cheap and "gamery".
Razrback16@ EVGA / JacobIf you could please keep us posted on the 3090 Hydro Copper I'm very curious on the release date. If you think it's going to be a really really long time, I can go the reference / EK route like I did with the 10 series, but I'd prefer to buy the EVGA Hydro Copper if it won't take too long post launch. Thanks very much.
Xaelias First real look at the first EK block.Obviously no word yet on compatibility with anything else than reference PCB.
SimonOceanYes, correct. But it always is: buying a Hydro Copper from EVGA you a paying for the block, but you are not paying for an air cooler that you don't use. By getting an air cooler, you pay for it, but you are not using that. At least you can reinstall the air cooler if you want to see it. And a large audience is ready to buy used air cooled cards.
adaemusThere's like zero need for a watercooler if you're not going to OC right?
Mandalorian1977Interesting to hang on these forums. I had never heard of a waterblock, or any kind of block before. Very cool stuff.
dominic2189There's no need for it, no. But if you enjoy your computer not acting as a giant heat furnace, it disperses a lot less heat out those radiators than a fan blower. It's preference at that point w/o OCing.
aTeamI see a lot of people asking in the stickied thread but no responses. 1. When is the expected launch of hydro copper cards?2. Are the ports similar to 2080 ti FTW3? on 3090 FTW3? I can only hope that the hydro copper 3090 is no longer than the 2080 ti FTW, I have about 1mm of clearance to my reservoir lol. Anyone have any guesses on power consumption? I'm pretty sure my card sucks down 373w peak. Curious what 3090 can do.
SimonOceandominic2189There's no need for it, no. But if you enjoy your computer not acting as a giant heat furnace, it disperses a lot less heat out those radiators than a fan blower. It's preference at that point w/o OCing.I am sorry to contradict you, but that is simply NOT true: Water-cooling makes almost no difference to the degree to which your room heats up. The reason for this is that the electrons that are made (by voltage) to move around (current) your GPU and CPU make pretty lights on your monitor by in doing so all that voltage and current = power is converted into heat. The same amount of heat gets generated from the GPU and CPU. With air-cooling you are using smaller heatsinks and fewer, faster spinning fans to dump that heat out of the case into the room. With water-cooling you are transferring heat into the fluid which acts like a "heat capacitor" and stores heat, and you use radiators which are essentially larger heat sinks. And you use more fans - which, because there are more of them - are able to spin much slower. Nearly the same amount of heat gets dumped into your room once the fluid in the loop gets up to a steady temperature. There are minor differences caused by silicon efficiency at low temperatures, but this is offset by extra heat generated by water pumps which is either dumped straight into air in the case (DDC) or dumped into the water (D5).