Review: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 WATERFORCE 3-Way SLI

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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  2. fantaskarsef

    fantaskarsef Ancient Guru

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    And it still is fugly. Nice review though!
     
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    dsbig Ancient Guru

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    really?

    $2,999,999 on newegg

    why not just round to the nearest dollar and get it over it.

    but then again. I might not have that one dollar...
     
  4. fantaskarsef

    fantaskarsef Ancient Guru

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    If the problem's a single $, I've got a dollar I can borrow :D
     
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  5. Twiddles

    Twiddles Maha Guru

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    I dearly hope it won't cost $2.999.999 ;)

    Nice Gigabyte! It takes considerable time to build a loop with 3 cards, nice to see this as an "AIO" product :)
     
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    2000$-2200$ is a reasonable price for this. Any cent more is not worth it even typing for this subject....
     
  7. Solfaur

    Solfaur Ancient Guru

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    While it is pretty ugly to me as well, I wouldn't mind such a monstrosity to play with. :eyebrows:
     
  8. Agonist

    Agonist Ancient Guru

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    It is pretty ugly but temps are kinda meh in my opnion. I have a custom setup with AIO on both my 7950s and they only hit 45c under load with a 1200 oc on the core and they sit inside my case.
     
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    Whenever I start thinking a bit more seriously about something like this I find the following thought sobering: If this rig would last me, say, ten years, then I could have this rig now and for ten more years, or I could buy a new, single $300 GPU every year for the next ten years for the same money; or buy a new pair of $300 gpus every other year for a decade...or, well--it's not very difficult to talk myself out of it...;)
     
  10. LesserHellspawn

    LesserHellspawn Master Guru

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    I want to know just one thing: Can you leave the ugly box in some dark corner and mount the radiators inside your case ? And how does that perform then ?

    Edit: I would run the cards inside a Corsair Graphite 780T with the radiators all at the top position, then the front radiator position for a 280mm AIO solution for an overclocked 5960X.

    Edit 2: Well, considering the tubing length it's rather the card radiators for front and CPU top.
     
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    Wow. HUGE waste of money. I've never seen 3-way SLI scale very well.
     
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    Is there any practical use for this? Or is it "my bank account is bigger than yours'
     
  13. Ryu5uzaku

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    that scales so poorly :eek: but what can we expect from 3 gpu's anyway. nice review.
     
  14. NAMEk

    NAMEk Master Guru

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    Delete me.
     
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  15. Yakk

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    LoooooooL! Sell a few cheap AIO coolers for thousands of dollars... Profitable to say the least, mostly useless though.
     

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    the thing that interested me is the SLI bridge i'll gladly buy one for my 980 G1 SLI
     
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    Would have liked to know how much of a pain it was to try and thread either the card or the radiator through the front of the case 3 times rather than tested on an open bench. Seems like ease of installation would be an important part of a review for anyone with enough money to throw away on something like this.
     

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