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January 28, 2012 10:27:44 PM

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.
January 28, 2012 10:36:55 PM

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.
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a b ) Power supply
January 28, 2012 10:39:21 PM

Really depends on 4 whats... I am not even sure you can get a psu that will handle 4 590's.
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January 28, 2012 10:40:37 PM

I want to power 4 GTX580s. Specifically 4 PNY XLR8 GTX580s.
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a c 110 ) Power supply
January 28, 2012 10:50:09 PM

Why don't you just get water cooled 580's and put them into your loop?
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a c 110 ) Power supply
January 28, 2012 10:50:31 PM

your case will not fit it at all. It might not even be able to fit 1 of them.
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January 28, 2012 10:55:12 PM

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.
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a c 110 ) Power supply
January 28, 2012 10:59:43 PM

i would still recommend getting a case like a HAF X
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a b ) Power supply
January 28, 2012 11:04:39 PM

Don't quad SLI in a $30 case.
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January 28, 2012 11:05:54 PM

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).
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a b ) Power supply
January 28, 2012 11:08:53 PM

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 
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January 28, 2012 11:12:01 PM

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.
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a b ) Power supply
January 28, 2012 11:14:12 PM

Do as you wish, I'm just stating my opinion.
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a b ) Power supply
January 28, 2012 11:20:48 PM

I've never seen anyone put a Sandy Bridge E chip along with $2000 in graphics cards in a $30 case, so congrats.
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January 28, 2012 11:25:15 PM

Well, it's held previous components, but maybe I should switch cases. Any cases with support for a 480mm radiator?
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a b ) Power supply
January 28, 2012 11:29:18 PM

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.
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January 28, 2012 11:30:22 PM

I want to do liquid cooling because I may look into overclocking.
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a b ) Power supply
January 28, 2012 11:31:36 PM

Remember to get a chipset cooler mount for the liquid cooler then or else the PCH will overheat.
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January 29, 2012 12:07:36 AM

That looks like a good power supply. What about a case? Any ideas?
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January 29, 2012 12:53:09 AM

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-4...

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.
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January 29, 2012 2:45:23 AM

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?
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a c 110 ) Power supply
January 29, 2012 9:50:15 PM

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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