- May 10, 2016
I like this post as it encompasses how I feel about this place
Full of incorrect info, lack of help, support etc it's a shame as if everyone chipped in, it could be great.
To answer you questions.
The water cooling does make a little difference, not HUGE but it does make around 10/15 degrees to me (R2vsR3WC) it can't be added later (as it can't be bought separately) but IF you could get hold of one you could probably fit it with a bit of DIY.
If you buy the 2TB version you can add an SSD later as it runs shotgun on the riser card so it's built in
I've got my finger on the trigger for my 1070 preorder (should be opening up Monday ready for sale on the 10th of June)
The 1070 has a TDP of 150w
(970 SC is 140w)
I run a 970SSC in my R2 and its awesome for gaming, much better than the 960.
The 1070 is also faster than a Titan X (as confirmed by Nvidia on their live show (available to watch on YouTube) and on their website/tech powerup etc...
It's slated to be around 20% slower than the 1080 which puts it right into 980ti territory for around 349!
Fits right inside an x51 costs half that of a 1080 and is available in a few weeks time
I think that's a better deal than buying spending 200 on a amp plus 699 on a GTX1080, just for a 20% increase in performance