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GPU query............... Help Urgent !!!!!!!!!!!!

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February 16, 2013 4:52:22 PM

I want to build a quad SLI GTX 680 set-up, but guys i am really confused about what cooling system to use. If i use liquid cooling i need to rip off the fan and the heatsink . Will this void the given GPU warranty ?? Are cards available without the inbuilt fan and heatsink?? If yes, which brand ??

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February 16, 2013 9:22:12 PM

Yes, it will most probably void it (Some brands might have warranty for it). You can get GTX 680's with pre-applied GPU blocks... BUT I think you're better off buying just 2 GTX 690 (cheaper too!) or 4 blower type GTX 680's with a well ventilated case (or even 2 Ares II HD 7970 if you're crazy haha)... Tell me if you want help... At the rate the computers envolve... watercooling is dying :c I gave it up...
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February 18, 2013 5:33:32 AM

With two GTX 690s I will get a total of 8GB of DDR5 VRAM distributed between four GPUs but if I use ASUS GeForce GTX 680 4GB 2-Slot Graphics Card I will get 16GB of VRAM distributed between four GPUs. So, don't you think this will affect performance?? Can you please suggest the name of the brand that supplies GTX 680s with pre-applied GPU blocks??
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February 18, 2013 2:10:11 PM

Monster123 said:
With two GTX 690s I will get a total of 8GB of DDR5 VRAM distributed between four GPUs but if I use ASUS GeForce GTX 680 4GB 2-Slot Graphics Card I will get 16GB of VRAM distributed between four GPUs. So, don't you think this will affect performance?? Can you please suggest the name of the brand that supplies GTX 680s with pre-applied GPU blocks??


Yeah... unless you're planning on using 3 displays or more you won't need that much VRAM... and even then... I not sure if it will be that much.
About brands... I don't remember one right now but a quick search will get you some, don't worry. Pretty sure EVGA has GTX 680's with watterblocks pre-installed...
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February 20, 2013 12:15:03 PM

Thanks dude !! At the most I will be using a single display of 40 inches or more ( most probably Sony Bravia 3D TV with HDMI output ) so lets see what I install. If I get 680s with water blocks pre-applied then I will use them else 690s with air cooling. And if not water cooling, then what is the latest cooling out there ??
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February 20, 2013 1:49:00 PM

Monster123 said:
Thanks dude !! At the most I will be using a single display of 40 inches or more ( most probably Sony Bravia 3D TV with HDMI output ) so lets see what I install. If I get 680s with water blocks pre-applied then I will use them else 690s with air cooling. And if not water cooling, then what is the latest cooling out there ??


What you should do is buy 3 GTX Tintan... That would really, really kick ass! And they have 6 GB of VRAM each!! Single GPU; 3 of those are even better than 2 GTX 690 or 4 GTX 680's!
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March 2, 2013 6:07:21 AM

You are right !! Checked out the TechPowerUp review on them....... really kick-ass cards........ What do you think, will quad SLI profiles be developed for the Titan or it will be limited to 3-way SLI ??
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March 5, 2013 4:17:56 PM

Monster123 said:
You are right !! Checked out the TechPowerUp review on them....... really kick-ass cards........ What do you think, will quad SLI profiles be developed for the Titan or it will be limited to 3-way SLI ??


It's like the GTX 680... Nvidia said it was just 3-way but it works at 4-way... don't know why...
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March 11, 2013 10:49:15 PM

Now, what do you suggest as a PSU ?? I will have 4-way SLI for GTX Titan........ Alongwith EK water blocks for each......... Better to purchase one PSU or connect two PSUs using Add2PSUs kit....
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March 12, 2013 9:33:03 AM

Monster123 said:
Now, what do you suggest as a PSU ?? I will have 4-way SLI for GTX Titan........ Alongwith EK water blocks for each......... Better to purchase one PSU or connect two PSUs using Add2PSUs kit....


They will be just fine with something like a AX1200i, that's more than enough :)  If you want, buy a 1500W PSU but Corsair's one can handle the 4 cards just fine, don't worry :)  I'm interested in actually seeing your build, be sure to post some pics here in the forum and contact me, please :) 
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March 12, 2013 11:46:42 AM

Definitely.........
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