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Default 05-04-2012, 18:51 | posts: 5,622 | Location: BC, Canada

I'm lolling over here. Obviously your call OP.. Don't think its fair to call people jealous though.

Anyway, good luck with the setup!
   
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Default 05-04-2012, 18:51 | posts: 873 | Location: Derby, England

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Seriously!???

Not being disrespectful or anything but... WTF!!!!?????

LOL you seem to have the money, so like Hilbert said, "Why not!?"

Go for it mate, though even 1 GTX680 in a HTPC I think it nearly 50x what you actually need. I thought they were meant to be quiet, cool running, and mainly for general PC stuff (web browsing, office, and some light gaming). But hey, if you want to blast BF3 at max details and you have the monies. Go for it!!!!

Just a quick question Faces Of Death....

Will you marry me!!!! PWWWWWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEASE!!!!!
depends if youre a fit young female!

and its built! got a funky 1024x768 vga screen built in which is fun, the remote control works too safe!

anyway thats nothing the 4x 680's with the 3960x is coming next gonna pull an all nighter! red bull!
   
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Default 05-04-2012, 19:04 | posts: 155 | Location: TechLand

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depends if youre a fit young female!

and its built! got a funky 1024x768 vga screen built in which is fun, the remote control works too safe!

anyway thats nothing the 4x 680's with the 3960x is coming next gonna pull an all nighter! red bull!
Just make sure to "hack" pcie 3.0 driver or there will be pcie bus bottleneck.

Check this thread;
http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?s...ic=226569&st=0
He posted 2 videos pcie2.0 vs pci3.0, maybe ask him for more info.


btw all x79 mobos support it natively and nvidia needs to do some more homework.

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Default 05-04-2012, 19:28 | posts: 1,641 | Location: Argentina // Buenos Aires

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I'm lolling over here. Obviously your call OP.. Don't think its fair to call people jealous though.

Anyway, good luck with the setup!
Indeed. I just agreed to that this setup is hilarious in its beastly unuseful performance ^^

to the OP: enjoy mate, you probably deserve it. My recommendation would be, if you have the money, buy it, but with sense in mind. Remember: EVERY PENNY WASTED ON SOMETHING UNUSEFUL (for example 2x 680s in an HTPC) can be used for other stuff like a better audio system or a better screen.

just remember that !

GL !
   
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Default 05-04-2012, 23:22 | posts: 2,598 | Location: Australia

This thread needs more pics!
   
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Default 05-04-2012, 23:33 | posts: 873 | Location: Derby, England

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This thread needs more pics!
god daym¬! pics comin tomomorrow
   
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Default 05-05-2012, 01:11 | posts: 989 | Location: Australia

Be good if you could return 2 of the GTX 680 and get a GTX 690 for that HTPC.
Reminds me of that saying "Good things come in small packages".
I don't see 2 GTX 680 as overkill for a HTPC, should be a min requirement in today's day and age of tech toys

Congrats on your new toys.
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Default 05-05-2012, 01:19 | posts: 873 | Location: Derby, England

cant b arsed with dual GPU combos crippling the oc and coolin capability!
   
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Default 05-05-2012, 01:42 | posts: 1,840

cool, your "htpc" can rape most gaming rigs out there, i wanna see your quad sli, are you gonna water cool it?
   
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Default 05-05-2012, 02:59 | posts: 2,979 | Location: Canada

I really want to see your quad SLI rig.
   
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Default 05-05-2012, 08:47 | posts: 873 | Location: Derby, England

hi the Quad sli rig is being put together today i am keeping the CPU under water but the GPU's will be on air for the moment
   
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Default 05-05-2012, 20:45 | posts: 1,465 | Location: uk

i still want to see 6 in one rig lol, i not it not possible in sli or with the the stack pci-e power connector and stack dvi would be cool to fold on that many

i think that it a htpc/gaming rig not just a htpc.
and i like seeing dream systems build logs so keep it up op

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Default 05-05-2012, 21:28 | posts: 2,653 | Location: Sweden

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hi the Quad sli rig is being put together today i am keeping the CPU under water but the GPU's will be on air for the moment
You will regret not putting that under water man, the noise will drive you nuts.

680 runs quite alot cooler then 480s and 580s, so I wouldn't be surprised if a single 480 rad could cool 4x 680s, have to keep in mind you don't need sub 40 degrees during load to pull nice OCing results as long as you don't saturate the rads to begin with the cards will be fine sitting on low 60s.
   
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Default 05-05-2012, 21:51 | posts: 2,077 | Location: London / Athens / New-York / Beirut

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...i think the it a htpc/ gaming rig not just a htpc...
Definitely seems to be an HT/Gaming PC... being that HTPC means Home Theater Personal Computer, and things like low power consumption and silent operation tend to be key requirements for such a system.

That Phantom will be quieter than a stock fan, but far from ideal for during quiet scenes in movies.

Nice new gear though... have fun building, and keep the pics coming..
   
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Default 05-06-2012, 18:58 | posts: 1,456

You'll need a huge case with some neat cooling for those 4 GPUs.

An active fridge maybe?

   
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Default 05-06-2012, 20:24 | posts: 3,718 | Location: CO

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You'll need a huge case with some neat cooling for those 4 GPUs.

An active fridge maybe?

A fridge would be a dumb idea since the compressor would die out from being overused. What he needs is a plane ticket to the arctic.
   
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Default 05-06-2012, 23:09 | posts: 1,641 | Location: Argentina // Buenos Aires

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A fridge would be a dumb idea since the compressor would die out from being overused. What he needs is a plane ticket to the arctic.
With some "arctic silver" thermal paste to go with it
   
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Default 05-06-2012, 23:32 | posts: 1,019 | Location: Tiny Town in USA

With 4 680s you could get some immense processing power in folding, SETI, or whatever else you want.

There are non-conductive liquids he can immerse the entire computer into to get some amazing cooling. Mineral oil, for example. I'll never do that, though.

   
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Default 05-06-2012, 23:38 | posts: 1,641 | Location: Argentina // Buenos Aires

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With 4 680s you could get some immense processing power in folding, SETI, or whatever else you want.

There are non-conductive liquids he can immerse the entire computer into to get some amazing cooling. Mineral oil, for example. I'll never do that, though.


   
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Default 05-08-2012, 22:58 | posts: 873 | Location: Derby, England

what a dissapointment 4 cards just wont fit! so im getting some blocks for the cards, in the meantime im gonna have a play around with it in this config, doesnt look much but it works i can fit 3 but the tri sli plates wont fit (yeh i know you can jerry rig it with normal ones but didnt have any long enough)

might get the mb block aswell not sure yet

seems stable @ 4.7 max temp on one core was 80c after 45mins

3960x @ 4.7
Platimax 1500w
Dual GTX680 4GB
hxpc thin radiator (dunno size its thin lol)
dual Kingston hyperX 240GB SSD

i am mostly proud of the chipset fan i found in a box and stuck on lol


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Will any GTX680 GPU Block fit? any diff between the 2GB and 4GB Versions and or diff brands?

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Default 05-09-2012, 00:22 | posts: 1,641 | Location: Argentina // Buenos Aires

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what a dissapointment 4 cards just wont fit! so im getting some blocks for the cards, in the meantime im gonna have a play around with it in this config, doesnt look much but it works i can fit 3 but the tri sli plates wont fit (yeh i know you can jerry rig it with normal ones but didnt have any long enough)

might get the mb block aswell not sure yet

seems stable @ 4.7 max temp on one core was 80c after 45mins

3960x @ 4.7
Platimax 1500w
Dual GTX680 4GB
hxpc thin radiator (dunno size its thin lol)
dual Kingston hyperX 240GB SSD

i am mostly proud of the chipset fan i found in a box and stuck on lol


upload images


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QUESTION


Will any GTX680 GPU Block fit? any diff between the 2GB and 4GB Versions and or diff brands?

cheers
You KNOW that 4-way SLI isn't supported by Nvidia, dont you? I mean you can run a couple of benches, but games... and expect them to work well.. ummm you'd be bettert of with only one GTX680. lol
   
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Default 05-09-2012, 00:31 | posts: 873 | Location: Derby, England

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You KNOW that 4-way SLI isn't supported by Nvidia, dont you? I mean you can run a couple of benches, but games... and expect them to work well.. ummm you'd be bettert of with only one GTX680. lol
don't try and be clever
   
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Default 05-09-2012, 00:40 | posts: 244 | Location: York City

I'm pretty sure that Gainward cards are different from reference cards so there will not be waterblocks for them...perhaps for the new 6xx series, but i know you couldn't get them for the 5xx series cards
   
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Default 05-09-2012, 00:55 | posts: 1,641 | Location: Argentina // Buenos Aires

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don't try and be clever
Oh, not clever. Just smart.
   
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Default 05-09-2012, 04:24 | posts: 360 | Location: san antonio

no wonder there is a short supply of 680's... because of people like you buying six at a time. I can't even buy just one!
   
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