beefy power delivery system worth it?

spintroniX

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Folks, I'm helping a friend spec out a build. He is planning on watercooling both GPU and CPU.
The debate is on buying a 980Ti reference card (possibly eVGA Bstock) vs. something like an MSI Lightning with the beefier power delivery subsystem.

I would say that since he is going to water cool anyway, go ahead with the reference card and save a few $$$. However, I don't know if the other bells and whistles of the higher end cards would have any benefit in a water cooled rig, that he may lose by going reference.

He plans on gaming at 1440p on an overclocked skylake system.

thanks
 
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Ziontrain

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The chip might be higher binned but IMO he is better off getting a reference card and putting that money towards a good watercooling system.
 
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Ziontrain

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He could possibly get an AIO 980ti or hybrid that includes a watercooling system..just another suggestion. There are reviews here on hardocp.
 

fanboy

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My Corsair TX 950 watt supply is almost 6 years old and has been worth every penny as it has ran HD5850 CX /HD 7950 CX and a 290x .. every video card has been rock stable on a power sucking X58 platform..
 
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