APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: this week
BUDGET RANGE: $3500-$4000
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: CUDA, multithreaded crunching, sw development
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com, avadirect.com
OVERCLOCKING: not particularly
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: if irrelevant to CUDA, no
The choice of motherboard is specifically for the 4 PCI-E 2.0 x16 slots; I'm starting out with a GTX 295 for graphics + CUDA, will swap in more/different boards for testing & running large problems.
Particular points of ignorance: is the case appropriate? Will the power supply be adequate to running 4 graphics cards? Anyone experienced in the downsides of using a card for display and CUDA at the same time?
I dont see any incompatibilities with the build, but just make sure that the 4 PCIe slots on the mobo run at full x16 speed as a single GTX 295 has 2 GTX 275 chips and if the x16 slots runs at x8 speed, it will surely bottleneck the GTX 295...