Originally Posted by Muppet
If that's the case, you would be much better holding off. The prices will drop after the initial period, when stock is better and demand isn't so high. Plus as you said, someone may make a factory watercooled version.
It all really depends on the timing of how things turn out really, as it usually takes about a month after the card is released to retail for companies like EK, swiftech, koolance, heatkiller to get their blocks out, so that's the worst case scenario.
If however AMD supplied some cards to those companies ahead of time so that they could get the blocks done by the time the cards hit retail on january 9th, i'll buy them on the spot.
Or the third and final option is one of the major brands that carry AMD cards releases a water cooled version off the bat...Wichever happends first is the winner basically.