My 780 Ti was getting a little long in the tooth and I wanted a closed-loop GPU, but was basically too impatient to wait for water-cooled 1070s and 1080s to come out. Fortunately, their release made 980 Tis cheaper, so I picked this thing up for $400. It’s very slightly slower than the 1070, and a 1070 Hybrid will probably be around $450, so that’s alright. I bet I’ll regret not waiting for the 1080, but this thing should be fine at 1440P for a good while.

I actually tried to water-cool my 780 Ti with a Corsair H60i, but its hoses weren’t long enough for installation like this. Which I probably should have thought of.