4-way sli power supply and case questions

Hello! I have decided to build a 4-way sli computer (i know you may tell me to buy the radeon hd7970s but I prefer nvidia) and I have no idea what case or power supply to get. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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  1. I looked. That power supply only has 6 pci-e connectors. And if each GTX580 has 2 power connectors, and I want to have 4 of them, and since 2x4=8, that power supply doesn't have enough power connectors.
  2. Really depends on 4 whats... I am not even sure you can get a psu that will handle 4 590's.
  3. I want to power 4 GTX580s. Specifically 4 PNY XLR8 GTX580s.
  4. amuffin said:


    lol @ the 100A "Single" 12V rail. That's obviously marketing jargon like EasyRail.
  5. That one looks good! I am still not sure about a case, though. Or maybe I could use my current case (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811162063) and get something like this (http://www.frozencpu.com/products/13100/ex-wat-171/Koolance_Exos-25_External_Water_Cooling_Kit_-_Black_EX2-1055_-_and91no_nozzles_.html) because my case does have water cooling holes.
  6. Why don't you just get water cooled 580's and put them into your loop?
  7. your case will not fit it at all. It might not even be able to fit 1 of them.
  8. Actually, I have a GTX580 in there, and it's the ASUS DirectCU II GTX580. So it will fit, because I saw that the reference GTX580 is shorter than the DirectCU II.
  9. i would still recommend getting a case like a HAF X
  10. Don't quad SLI in a $30 case.
  11. My case has served me since I first put components in it. Now it uses bulldozer and a GTX580. It feels wrong to replace the case, and besides, my mobo already supports 4-way sli. (Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD7).
  12. Well I'm using a $40 case for what was originally a $600 computer (now with some small upgrades) but if I was gonna quad SLI I would dump it in a heartbeat. And if I didn't have the budget I'd do 3-way SLI for a while, get a really nice case, and eventually bump up to a quad SLI. But I don't have that kind of cash in the first place :D
  13. I don't see why the price really matters, my current case has potential, due to those 2 liquid cooling holes, and support for an ATX mobo. If it didn't have either one of those features, I'd dump it in a heartbeat.
  14. Do as you wish, I'm just stating my opinion.
  15. I also may be replacing my mobo with LGA2011 Here is one I am looking at.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813135299
  16. I've never seen anyone put a Sandy Bridge E chip along with $2000 in graphics cards in a $30 case, so congrats.
  17. Well, it's held previous components, but maybe I should switch cases. Any cases with support for a 480mm radiator?
  18. Well if your case has good airflow then its fine, just sometimes the cheaper cases have some shoddy build quality that I wouldn't want to hold $2000 in GPU's in. Just put a fan in EVERY spot it has a fan mount on.
  19. I want to do liquid cooling because I may look into overclocking.
  20. Remember to get a chipset cooler mount for the liquid cooler then or else the PCH will overheat.
  21. I was looking into some good cases, and I found something. Please tell me if this is good.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811517017
  22. That looks like a good power supply. What about a case? Any ideas?
  23. pandakiller184 said:
    I also may be replacing my mobo with LGA2011 Here is one I am looking at.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813135299


    I would stick with the Gigabyte
  24. You case won,t have enough cooling and I,m not sure you will be able to watercool your 4x sli. Have you seen how packed 4x sli are ?
    http://www.engadget.com/2010/04/26/nvidia-geforce-gtx-480-4-way-sli-exemplifies-law-of-diminishing/

    Also if you read that articule you'll find that 4x sli lost to a 3x sli. You might want to double check befour dumping so much money or even bether. Wait for kelper2.
  25. 3 THINGS:

    1. I plan on using GTX580s, not GTX480s.
    2. I plan on using an external water cooling kit, not the case's bad air cooling capability.
    3. I hear that Kepler is coming out in the fall. Is this true?
  26. pandakiller184 said:
    3 THINGS:

    1. I plan on using GTX580s, not GTX480s.
    2. I plan on using an external water cooling kit, not the case's bad air cooling capability.
    3. I hear that Kepler is coming out in the fall. Is this true?

    There really is no point of a 480mm rad, a 360mm rad is a much better choice.
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