Super Powerful Computer Question

Hypothetically speaking, if I bought four 7970's, how many watts would my PSU have to be, and secondly, would it require liquid cooling? Also, are there any motherboards that really have space for four of them?

Heres the new thread with all of the components: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/333021-31-extreme-computer-help
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    $379.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130595

    SeaSonic X-1250 1250W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
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    The motherboard listed will fit four of the 7970 cards and the minimum psu would be the Seasonic psu but you most likely should get the Silverstone psu.
    I think that the cooling will be a challenge and would recomend this case;

    COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel/ Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case
    $199.99 and a $20 rebate makes it $179.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119225

    At this point I don't know if there are cooling solutions for the 7970 yet , there will be but it may be some time yet for there to be one released.
  2. Ok cool, I'm going to be making a more in depth post in a bit. I would be using the 3960x as well, so I would need a different motherboard.
  3. I think 4x7970 is overkill. YOu realize that is like 5xGTX580s right! GEt 3.
  4. angaddev said:
    I think 4x7970 is overkill. YOu realize that is like 5xGTX580s right! GEt 3.

    Yes.... :D
  5. ASUS Rampage IV Extreme LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard
    $449.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131802

    ASUS P9X79 WS LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 SSI CEB Intel Motherboard with USB BIOS
    $379.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131798

    Here are a couple of x79 boards to look at that would fit four cards.
  6. I do like how you think and I do the same thing with getting what I want to put into my computer no matter what anybody else says. I currently have three GTX 580's in a three way SLI and I could get a fourth if I wanted to. The reason that I don't is because I notice that after two cards there really wasn't that much of a noticeable difference in the visual aspect of viewing everthing. There was an increase in the fps which I'm sure there would be if I got a fourth but I'm thinking that I wouldn't notice anything being better and believe me if there would be a noticeable better visual of the games then I would do it. So in your case I would get three and then maybe something outrageous with monitors. Maybe two or three 30" ones or a six screen setup or one of those new cinema screens that are one continuous screen but with the size of three with no bezel.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWivZEtH6-c&feature=related
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UixSNqED4pc&feature=related
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=-yvakLCwbz4

    This would be the ultimate!!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOY2lREuwjU&feature=related
  7. inzone said:
    I do like how you think and I do the same thing with getting what I want to put into my computer no matter what anybody else says. I currently have three GTX 580's in a three way SLI and I could get a fourth if I wanted to. The reason that I don't is because I notice that after two cards there really wasn't that much of a noticeable difference in the visual aspect of viewing everthing. There was an increase in the fps which I'm sure there would be if I got a fourth but I'm thinking that I wouldn't notice anything being better and believe me if there would be a noticeable better visual of the games then I would do it. So in your case I would get three and then maybe something outrageous with monitors. Maybe two or three 30" ones or a six screen setup or one of those new cinema screens that are one continuous screen but with the size of three with no bezel.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWivZEtH6-c&feature=related
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UixSNqED4pc&feature=related
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=-yvakLCwbz4

    This would be the ultimate!!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOY2lREuwjU&feature=related

    I would be, I agree, I'll see what I can come up with.
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