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September 17, 2012 4:43:31 PM

1. will these 2, 7970s will be able to run the 3 monitors i have listed on Ultra settings for BF3 with the 3D turned on?
2. any other suggestions?
3. if no one says anything within about 4 or 5 hours, then i will start ordering these components.
4. please don't give me a complete overhaul of my build. otherwise, tell me what you want to. (yes, i know it may be somewhat overkill)

Hardware –

Computer Case: $219.99 @ newegg (after rebate)
AZZA Fusion 4000 (CSAZ-4000) Black SECC ATX Super Full Tower Computer Case

Motherboard: $379.98 @ amazon
ASUS P9X79 WS LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 SSI CEB Intel Motherboard with USB BIOS

Processor: $549.98.98 @ ncix
Intel Core i7-3930K Sandy Bridge-E 3.2GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 2011 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor BX80619i73930K

RAM: $99.99 @ newegg
(1 Set) G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9Q-16GBXL

Graphics Card: $1216.98 @ newegg
TWO  SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100351-6GVXSR Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 6GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card (I may decide to get a third one later on, depending on whether or not I think I might need it)

Cooling System: $1247.90 @ frozencpu
Radiator 1: http://www.frozencpu.com/products/8523/ex-rad-146/XSPC_...
Radiator 2: http://www.frozencpu.com/products/12371/ex-rad-200/EK_C...
Radiator 3: http://www.frozencpu.com/products/14855/ex-rad-331/Alph...
GPU blocks: 2x http://www.frozencpu.com/products/16945/ex-blc-1211/EK_... (I may decide to get a third one later on, depending on whether or not I think I might need it)
Pump: http://www.frozencpu.com/products/16737/ex-pmp-203/Swif...
Reservoir: http://www.frozencpu.com/products/13129/ex-res-276/Phob...
SLI fittings: 4x http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10959/ex-tub-689/Bits...
Tubing: 10ft X http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10688/ex-tub-660/Tygo...
Fittings: 12x http://www.frozencpu.com/products/6241/ex-tub-148/Bitsp...
Fans: 8x http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10211/fan-655/Noisebl...
CPU block: http://www.frozencpu.com/products/14214/ex-blc-977/Heat...

SSD: $219.99 @ newegg
SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC256D/AM 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) Desktop Upgrade Kit

HDD: $159.99 @ newegg
DUAL Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache Internal Desktop Hard Drive Bulk/OEM - WD1002FAEX

Blu-Ray Drive: $59.99 @ amazon
LG Black 14X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 5X DVD-RAM 12X BD-ROM 4MB Cache SATA BDXL Blu-ray Burner,3D Play Back (WH14NS40) - OEM

Power Protection: $125.01 @ newegg
Tripp Lite IBAR12-20ULTRA 15 ft Cord 12 Outlets 3840 Joules Rackmount Surge Suppressor

PSU: $355.98 @ newegg
CORSAIR AX1200i 1200W ATX12V v2.31 and EPS 2.92 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS PLATINUM Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply
Software –
OS: $90.53 @ amazon
Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (Full) System Builder DVD 1 Pack

Accessories –

Mouse: $90.55 @ newegg
Cyborg CCB437080002/04/1 Black USB Wired Laser 6400 dpi R.A.T. 7 Gaming Mouse

Keyboard: $101.97 @ amazon
Azio Levetron Mech5 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with Cherry Black MX Switches (KB577U)

Monitors: $1649.94 @ ncix
THREE  ASUS VG Series VG278H Black 27" 2ms HDMI Swivel & Height Adjustable Widescreen LED Backlight LCD 3D 120Hz Monitor 300 cd/m2 ASCR 50,000,000:1 w/ 3D glasses and speakers

Gaming Headset: $81.98 @ amazon
Corsair CA-9011112-WW Vengeance 1500 Dolby 7.1 USB Gaming Headset

Cold Cathode Lights: $45.96 @ newegg
1, LOGISYS Computer CLK15GN 15" Green Deluxe Sound Activated Cold Cathode Kit (Green)
1, LOGISYS Computer CLK15RD 15" Red Deluxe Sound Activated CCFL Kit
1, LOGISYS Computer CLK15BL 15" Blue Deluxe Sound Activated Cold Cathode Light Kit
1, LOGISYS Computer CLK6UV2 6" UV Cold Cathode Dual Lamps For Case Mod

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September 17, 2012 4:56:47 PM

There's a few things about that build

1. Too much money spent on peripherals, IMO. You can buy them, but to me there's more things I would rather spend money on.

2. X79 is not needed for a gaming rig. You're overpaying for a CPU you won't utilize to its' full extent. Drop that to a 3570K or 3770K with 8GB or 16GB of RAM. Neither is 2133 RAM - you won't notice the speed difference. And Intel will void your warranty if they find out you've been using RAM with that speed.

3. You'll never use 1500W on a PSU and Thermaltake PSUs are not among the most reliable. If you want to pay that much for a PSU I'd recommend going with the Corsair AX1200i: http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

4. I personally wouldn't pay the extra money for fancy lighting but that's just me.

5. Don't include surge bars and other small items in your build, that's not really a necessity to the build.
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September 17, 2012 5:01:20 PM

get this instead
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/hJUT

1: watercooling is not worth for your usage
2: 3d monitors tend to scacrifice image quality for speed
3: the rat 7 is a rip off
4: if you want lighting, you should get bitfenix alchemy lighting
5: the azza isnt that great for the money
6: you can do much better than a mech 5 keyboard (looks bad in my opinion)
7: x79 is not great for gaming
8: BitFenix Alchemy light strips are a much better option than cold cathodes
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September 17, 2012 9:54:13 PM

L1ghtF00t said:
how about this? --> http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/partlist/


Going from $3K to $750? That's a huge drop off. You could do something about half way and still get an awesome system:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-L12 37.8 CFM CPU Cooler ($71.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($154.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($48.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($449.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Stryker (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($169.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk II 950W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($24.97 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1480.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-17 17:54 EDT-0400)
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September 17, 2012 10:06:08 PM

I like OP's setup but ditch the X79, and get a Z77 board and an i7 3770k. Also, I would get 3 670's as opposed to 2 7970's if I was doing 3D.
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September 18, 2012 1:03:29 AM

If you're going to use 3D, you definitely want to go nVidia. Like jstanley11 said, for $1200 you can get 3 GTX 670's which are much, much better than 2 7970's and will support nVidia 3D Vision.
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September 18, 2012 1:07:44 AM

Actually, come to think of it. Getting those cards is also overkill, and the 6gb of ram will not be used. Go to your normal 7970 GHE, and you should be fine in SLI.
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September 18, 2012 2:39:38 PM

g-unit1111 said:
Going from $3K to $750? That's a huge drop off. You could do something about half way and still get an awesome system:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-L12 37.8 CFM CPU Cooler ($71.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($154.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($48.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($449.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Stryker (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($169.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk II 950W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($24.97 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1480.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-17 17:54 EDT-0400)


ok, this is the link I meant to post http://pcpartpicker.com/p/hQ0l
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September 18, 2012 2:41:17 PM

the 3D on the monitors won't work with the 7970s i have listed? why?!

also, can you show me some banchmarks on 3 of these:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

vs.

2 of these:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

because from the benchmarks I've seen the 7970s perform better when overclocked and perform better at higher resolutions. both which i will be doing. does someone know of any benchmarks that proves the 4GB 670 to be better than the 6GB 7970?
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September 18, 2012 4:29:16 PM

It has to be an AMD 3D Monitor for it to work.
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September 18, 2012 5:17:09 PM

L1ghtF00t said:
ok, this is the link I meant to post http://pcpartpicker.com/p/hQ0l


I still think all the fancy lighting is a huge waste of money. But if gaming is your priority you could get the system I suggested and save some major cash, and you'd still get a pretty killer system.
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September 18, 2012 8:44:37 PM

ok, thanks guys. so what i need now is a 27 inch HD3D LED Monitor with 300 cd/m2 or higher and a contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1 or better. it needs to come with the glasses.
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September 18, 2012 9:15:49 PM

L1ghtF00t said:
ok, thanks guys. so what i need now is a 27 inch HD3D LED Monitor with 300 cd/m2 or higher and a contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1 or better. it needs to come with the glasses.


Oh one other thing - if you do purchase an XL-ATX board you'll need an XL-ATX case which that one you picked out isn't rated for.

For a monitor try this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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September 18, 2012 10:14:23 PM

g-unit1111 said:
Oh one other thing - if you do purchase an XL-ATX board you'll need an XL-ATX case which that one you picked out isn't rated for.

For a monitor try this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



ok, i don't know if you think i have an XL-ATX board or not, but i don't. the form factor for the board i've chosen is SSI CEB, which has the same mounting screws as the ATX form factor, but may or may not fit in a case that is only rated for ATX and not EATX. but since my case is rated for EATX and ATX, it will not only mount properly, but will also still fit in the case.

that monitor is the same one i listed in my build, but azeem40 replied saying that i must use an AMD 3D Monitor in order for the 3D to work with the 2 7970s i listed.
so now i need to find a monitor that is a 27 inch HD3D LED Monitor with 300 cd/m2 or higher, a contrast ratio of 50,000,000:1 or better, response time of less than or equal to 5ms, 16.7 million display colors, 120 Hz refresh rate, a resolution of 1920 x 1080 or better, its needs to be backlit, and it needs to come with the appropriate glasses for AMD HD3D Monitors. or something real close, if your not sure about certain monitor(s) feel free to suggest it.

thanks for your replies!!
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September 18, 2012 10:43:19 PM

azeem40 said:
It has to be an AMD 3D Monitor for it to work.

not quite true. linus did a demo with a regular 3d monitor but you needed 3rd party software to get 3d going
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September 18, 2012 10:46:16 PM

TheBigTroll said:
not quite true. linus did a demo with a regular 3d monitor but you needed 3rd party software to get 3d going


ok, so tell me (in a list please) what i need for a three 3D monitor setup (monitors need to have the specs i described in my last post) using the 2, 7970s i have listed (no, i don't want nvidia cards. the 7970s are better at higher resolutions and when OC'ing. yes there are, just accept it, thank you) thanks guys!
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September 18, 2012 10:49:49 PM

look at the video i provided. the drawback with hd3d is that amd has very little support for it and 3rd party software wasnt that great according to linus
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September 19, 2012 12:34:07 AM

TheBigTroll said:
look at the video i provided. the drawback with hd3d is that amd has very little support for it and 3rd party software wasnt that great according to linus


yes, i just watched that and . . . well, that sucks. so, i can get better video cards with possible problems with the 3D or get not as good video cards with no problems with the 3D. hmmm . . . so what to do?

well, i can buy 4, 670 Superclocked 4GB for about the same price as 3, 7970 6GB. or 3, 670s 4GB for about the same price as 2, 7970s 6GB. what do you think? how would 4, 4GB 670s compare to 3, 4GB 670s when playing FPS (first person shooter) games like BF3? what would be the difference in fps (frames per second) approximately?
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September 19, 2012 12:41:32 AM

4 way is not really out for the 670s as far as i know. and even if it is, you would only see like a 20 fps gain due to poor optimization. sometimes 4way performs worse than 3 way.

and if you want to do multi-monitor, the 680 is a better bet. good one is the evga ftw 4gb 680. the classified is a rip off in my opinion. if msi released a 4gb 680 lightning, that is the one that i would truely recommend
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September 19, 2012 2:01:11 AM

TheBigTroll said:
4 way is not really out for the 670s as far as i know. and even if it is, you would only see like a 20 fps gain due to poor optimization. sometimes 4way performs worse than 3 way.

and if you want to do multi-monitor, the 680 is a better bet. good one is the evga ftw 4gb 680. the classified is a rip off in my opinion. if msi released a 4gb 680 lightning, that is the one that i would truely recommend


ok, so what about the difference in fps for 4, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... vs 3 of the same? big difference? i will be running 3 of these monitors --> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... these are 120 Hz monitors, so what would the fps be like on three of these monitors with the 3 of those cards vs. 4 of those cards? right at 120 fps? or are we talking 150? 200? or higher?
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September 19, 2012 2:11:37 AM

the 680 i was talking about wasnt the msi twin frozer regular. i was talking about the lightning but it doesnt have 4gb of vram

you will push your monitors at around 100fps or more ( i think)

try 2 cards first then add more as you need it. if you are running 3d, get 3 cards from the get go.
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September 19, 2012 2:21:57 AM

TheBigTroll said:
the 680 i was talking about wasnt the msi twin frozer regular. i was talking about the lightning but it doesnt have 4gb of vram

you will push your monitors at around 100fps or more ( i think)

try 2 cards first then add more as you need it. if you are running 3d, get 3 cards from the get go.


*yes, i realize that. do you think the 2GB lightning would give me a better experience than the 4GB twin frozer?

*i will push 100 fps? with how many of the twin frozers? 3 or 4? the monitors are made to do 120 Hz in 2D, not 3D. so in 3D its going to be a little lower than 120 Hz. i don't know if you knew that or not.

*I will be doing 3D only for gaming, which is what i will primarily be doing with this build.
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September 19, 2012 2:55:33 AM

the monitors were meant to do 3d.

the lightning just has a much better pcb, much more power phases, and overvolting. depends really.

you will need 2 twin frozers to drive 3 monitors. but id really suggest the ftw given closed coolers are generally better stacked against each other
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September 19, 2012 4:11:01 AM

TheBigTroll said:
the monitors were meant to do 3d.

the lightning just has a much better pcb, much more power phases, and overvolting. depends really.

you will need 2 twin frozers to drive 3 monitors. but id really suggest the ftw given closed coolers are generally better stacked against each other


*ok

*i think i'll use an FTW as you've suggested

*are you talking about the FTW+ or FTW standard? and how many would i need to run the 3 monitors, never dropping below 120 fps, on the most demanding settings for BF3?
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September 19, 2012 5:32:25 AM

also, if i'm not going to overclock the video cards do i still need to liquid cool them? If i do, can you create a good custom loop system for 3, 680 FTW Standard and the 3930k cpu? i don't know much about custom loop liquid cooling systems. Also, if i do need liquid cooling, then can you try to keep the costs as low as possible while still allowing me to keep my temps at a safe level? I would like for all the parts to come from frozencpu.com if at all possible.
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September 19, 2012 11:08:12 AM

1: the ftw+ just comes with a backplate. same card
2: again. im not too sure. try 2 cards then add more and see what you get
3: liquid cooling is not really needed.
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September 19, 2012 11:57:34 AM

TheBigTroll said:
1: the ftw+ just comes with a backplate. same card
2: again. im not too sure. try 2 cards then add more and see what you get
3: liquid cooling is not really needed.


*ok

*ok, but i watched a video on youtube yesterday about a guy reviewing his build, which had 3, 680s. and he said he was running 150 fps on BF3 with max settings and 60 on Witcher 2 with max settings.

*are you absolutely sure that liquid cooling is not needed for 3, 680 FTW Standards? What about 4 of them? if not, then that means most people liquid cool their video cards because they will be OC'ing them, correct?
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September 19, 2012 12:20:34 PM

they wont overheat but will run at around 75c for the most part. water cooling will get them around 50-60c.

3 cards is the most amount of cards that can actually scale properly.
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September 19, 2012 12:32:32 PM

TheBigTroll said:
they wont overheat but will run at around 75c for the most part. water cooling will get them around 50-60c.

3 cards is the most amount of cards that can actually scale properly.


*then why do people liquid cool their cards, if they're not going to overheat?

*what do you mean by 'scale properly'? what is that?
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September 19, 2012 1:37:36 PM

people liquid cool their cards for a bit more overclocking headroom and because they can

SLI works by ofsetting the work to each GPU. in 2 way, each video card only has to work at 50% capacitiy to get the same performance as one card running at 100%.

with 2 way SLI, you get almost 190% of 1 video cards worth of performance. as you add more cards, the increases will be increasingly smaller as games cant support it

3 way will get you around 250%+/- of scaling. really depends on the game
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September 19, 2012 6:12:30 PM

TheBigTroll said:
people liquid cool their cards for a bit more overclocking headroom and because they can

SLI works by ofsetting the work to each GPU. in 2 way, each video card only has to work at 50% capacitiy to get the same performance as one card running at 100%.

with 2 way SLI, you get almost 190% of 1 video cards worth of performance. as you add more cards, the increases will be increasingly smaller as games cant support it

3 way will get you around 250%+/- of scaling. really depends on the game


*ok, good info. so what you're saying is that a fourth card will give me a slight performance boost (to about 280%), but its not worth the money, which is why i shoud only get 3 cards. correct?

*you say that the games can't support it, but what do you mean by that?
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September 19, 2012 7:52:36 PM

yep.

games just wont scale since they cant use the 4th card. crysis performed worse on 4 cards than 3 but they now patched it so it wouldnt happen
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September 19, 2012 8:20:04 PM

TheBigTroll said:
yep.

games just wont scale since they cant use the 4th card. crysis performed worse on 4 cards than 3 but they now patched it so it wouldnt happen


ok, thanks, but in the near future games will begin to suport the 4th card. like you said, Crysis (im assuming Crysis 1) has already patched the game to allow support for the 4th card. but i think by the time that that support for the 4th card is commonplace, these cards will be outdated, so i think i'll just use 3 of them. thanks

but why do some people insist on using 4 cards in quad SLI, if the games they run can't even support the 4th card?

also, how many of these fittings --> http://www.frozencpu.com/products/6241/ex-tub-148/Bitsp... and these fittings --> http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10959/ex-tub-689/Bits... would i need for this liquid cooling system?

Cooling System: $ @ frozencpu
Radiator 1 – $94.99
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/8523/ex-rad-146/XSPC_...
GPU blocks - $317.85
3x http://www.frozencpu.com/products/16403/ex-blc-1158/EK_...
Pump - $119.95
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/16737/ex-pmp-203/Swif...
Reservoir – $39.99
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/13129/ex-res-276/Phob...
SLI fittings - $
Tubing - $25.00
10ft X http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10688/ex-tub-660/Tygo...
Fittings - $
Fans - $68.85
3x http://www.frozencpu.com/products/12365/fan-811/Scythe_...
CPU block - $89.95
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/14214/ex-blc-977/Heat...

and can you suggest some real good liquid coolant? i don't want to use distilled water because it doesn't do as good of a job, even tho it is cheaper.

anything else i should know about this WC system? do i have everything i need? do i have too much?
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September 19, 2012 11:54:18 PM

i doubt the GPU blocks would even fit given the ftw uses a custom pcb layout. you could check out this. would save you the hassle of getting a block seperately

no stock but here you go
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/287?vs=551

as for the coolant, you wont see too much of a difference. tops maybe 2-4c
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September 19, 2012 11:54:29 PM

aww wait that 680 has 2gb of vram...
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September 20, 2012 12:03:53 AM

TheBigTroll said:
i doubt the GPU blocks would even fit given the ftw uses a custom pcb layout. you could check out this. would save you the hassle of getting a block seperately

no stock but here you go
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/287?vs=551

as for the coolant, you wont see too much of a difference. tops maybe 2-4c


TheBigTroll said:
aww wait that 680 has 2gb of vram...


*what should i check out? that website for benchmarks? how will that help me find what parts i need to cool my video cards?

*ok, i guess distilled would do a pretty good job, and its like $1/gal!!

*the 680 that i listed has 4GB, not 2GB. here --> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... see?
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September 20, 2012 12:24:12 AM

TheBigTroll said:
whoops copied the wrong link. here is the thing that i was trying to show
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

the 680 you listed wont work with the waterblock as it uses a different pcb design than the reference (which blocks are made for)


*ok, so which blocks do i need to cool the video cards that i listed?
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September 20, 2012 1:02:57 AM

TheBigTroll said:
they are coming late october according to this site
http://www.techpowerup.com/172400/EK-Working-on-Full-Co...

EK is making them


ok, well that just sucks. so can you tell me then, which GTX 680 4GB cards (there are six different ones as far as i have seen) will fit in this water block? --> http://www.frozencpu.com/products/16404/ex-blc-1157/EK_...


here are the 6 that i know of:

1. 680 Classified 4GB - would this work in that water block?
2. 680 FTW+ 4GB - this won't work, correct?
3. 680 FTW Standard 4GB - this won't work either, correct?
4. MSI Twin Frozr GTX 680 4GB - would this work in that water block?
5. EVGA GTX 680 w/ Backplate 4GB - would this work in that water block?
6. Galaxy GTX 680 GC 4GB - would this work in that water block?
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September 20, 2012 1:11:15 AM

as i said, only reference ones so

twin frozr
the 680 with 4gb of ram (#5)
6 im not too sure

you are better off with getting a evga 680 given you dont have to pay the extra for the cooler that you are not going to use
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September 20, 2012 1:29:15 AM

TheBigTroll said:
as i said, only reference ones so

twin frozr
the 680 with 4gb of ram (#5)
6 im not too sure

you are better off with getting a evga 680 given you dont have to pay the extra for the cooler that you are not going to use


ok, that is what i thought as well, just wanted to double check it with you. so i will just get 3 of #5.
and since i will be getting 3 of those, can you tell how many fittings i will need for this custom WC system?:
and anything else i need to add/remove from this system?:

Radiator 1 – $94.99
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/8523/ex-rad-146/XSPC_...

GPU blocks - $347.97
3x http://www.frozencpu.com/products/16404/ex-blc-1157/EK_...

Pump - $119.95
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/16737/ex-pmp-203/Swif...

Reservoir – $39.99
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/13129/ex-res-276/Phob...

SLI fittings - $35.80
4x http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10959/ex-tub-689/Bits...

Tubing - $25.00
10ft X http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10688/ex-tub-660/Tygo...

Fittings - $107.88
12x http://www.frozencpu.com/products/6241/ex-tub-148/Bitsp...

Fans - $68.85
3x http://www.frozencpu.com/products/12365/fan-811/Scythe_...

CPU block - $89.95
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/14214/ex-blc-977/Heat...
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September 20, 2012 1:32:42 AM

dont get the fans. the 5400rpm ones are super loud but dont do too much more than the 1850rpm versions
for the fans, id suggest something like the corsair sp120 quiet editions or the noctua nf-f12s but the noctuas are rather ugly for some people

im not a expert at watercooling so id suggest posting the final list in the watercooling section just to validate everything down
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September 20, 2012 1:48:31 AM

TheBigTroll said:
dont get the fans. the 5400rpm ones are super loud but dont do too much more than the 1850rpm versions
for the fans, id suggest something like the corsair sp120 quiet editions or the noctua nf-f12s but the noctuas are rather ugly for some people

im not a expert at watercooling so id suggest posting the final list in the watercooling section just to validate everything down


i'm not worried about noise . . . . at all, lol. but the 5400 rpm ones move 3 times as much air. and more air that gets moved means that that much more air gets expanded. and when air expands it cools. so, what im saying is, wouldn't the 5400 rpm fans cool the distilled water better because of the higher air flow? there only $7 more expensive than the 1850 rpm fans anyways.

and, thanks for the tip about posting the final list in the water cooling section. i'll do that now
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September 20, 2012 2:45:47 AM

TheBigTroll said:
moving more air doesnt mean better cooling in this situation.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlDv0XL5bv8

listen

heres a review
http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/cases_cooling/scythe...


ok, lol, i guess they are too loud. probably would need some ear protection even :D 
so what do you think about these? --> http://www.frozencpu.com/products/6488/fan-383/Scythe_S... 110 CFM, 37 dBA, 1900 rpm, 30000 hour life span (equivalent of about 3.5 years if they were never turned off), 120mm x 25mm, they look good, and they are surprisingly cheap.
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