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EVGA step up...TRI-SLI

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Fitseries3, Jan 6, 2008.

  1. Fitseries3

    Fitseries3 Eleet Hardware Junkie

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    if any of you know of my previously large array of nvidia video cards.... i've sold all but 3. i've currently got 2 EVGA 8800gt 512 SC's and a EVGA 8800gtx. I am SERIOUSLY considering doing STEP UP to get 2 more gtx's to run a tri sli setup on my new 780i (evga of course) with 3 GTX's.

    as i am in the middle of my CRAZY water cooling project(more to come) i dont have enough money to just go buy 2 GTX's new or used. i know a lot of you guys would just say to stick with the GT's or get 2 g92 gts's but im all about getting the crazy, over the top, setup. im also starting to miss my 8800ultra's:( which reminds me, im glad i saved the bios from them to use in the gtx's.

    ANYWAY... what is your opinion???


    if this helps your decision any, this is what i have going....

    components:
    silverstone TJ07
    q6600 G0
    evga 780i mobo
    corsair dominators (4x1gb 1066mhz)
    2 WD raptor x's
    1 WD 1TB
    enermax galaxy 1000watt(plenty to power 3 8800gtx's, already tryed)
    8800gtx(and 2 GT's{not in at the same time of course})

    Water stuff:
    d-tek fusion cpu block
    3 danger den GTX blocks(kinda planed ahead i guess)
    2 laing d5's
    1 thermochill PA120.3
    2 thermochill PA120.2's
    12ft tygon 1/2''ID 3/4'' OD
    swiftech MCRES-MICRO(may not use in this setup, still debating)

    thanks for reading all of this and i look forward to hearing your opinions. please, no bashing. i am a Nvidia fanboy, just deal with it. i know ATI is good to... i just prefer the black and green(though, not the only reason).
     
  2. erocker

    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I think if you sold the W/C stuff and the 8800GT's you could get 2 more GTX's. You should be going for 3 Ultras!:p
     
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    I would do it! you would get CRAZY frame rates with 3 8800gtx's
     
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  4. pt

    pt not a suicide-bomber

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    what about donate some to "pt needs a driving license and a Porsche fundation" :)
    i say triple sli the gt's
    even 2 is enough horsepower, 3 is bragging rights :p
    (and i won't even comment on 3 ultras...)

    if you're in it for benchs GET A SPONSOR :p
     
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    1. not selling the water stuff... i just got it all yesterday.
    2. probably shouldn't have sold the 2 ultra's but one was dying(RMA, i know, i know)
    3. the GT's wont run in tri-sli and 2 isn't ideal for my 24'' acer LCD.

    AND PT... when i got my DL it cost me $15... maybe that's just texas though. i'd prefer a BMW M3 myself. AND WHERE DO I GET A SPONSOR?
     
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    Fit, I thought 8800Gt's would run Tri-SLi with a software bridge? Is this true?

    hmmmm ....

    there is no possible way to do a driver hack and have the gtx seen as a GT with lower clock and reduced ram? I dunno, I think I am speaking out my @$$ and being a n00b LOL
     
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    i've searched and the GT is NOT supported and would require the 3 way hardware bridge to work anyway. if you put 3 or even 2 different cards on the 680/780 it wont even give you the option to enable sli.
     
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    pt not a suicide-bomber

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    get extreme cooling, get to top10 worlwide in spi or 3dmarks, or some well know bench programm, and they will talk to you (hopefully)
     
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    so, im guessing my #5 and #7 ranking in this (link) comp doesn't do any good.
     
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    Dude, go for it. Have the best system on TPU. If you got the money do it. If you don't....well I would say don't do it lol. But it looks like you can. Get a tec for the quad to...you'd have a real chance at maybe seeing a sponsor or two.
     
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    pt not a suicide-bomber

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    not according to hwbot
    http://www.hwbot.org/hallOfFame.do?type=result&applicationId=12
    you're just 11k points away from beign the 1st in single and multiple cards :)
    ghiorgos has some friends with ln2, catch a plane to greece and steal it, don't forget to pass by Portugal to borrow it to me for a couple days :)

    http://www.hwbot.org/result.do?resultId=679526
    16th global score, you have to be in top 10 prob to get a sponsor, or be as lucky as wile e, or have good contacts

    and according to hwbot you're in 283 globally with the 2 ultras :)
     
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    im not out to be a record holder or anything remotely close. i just want something crazy and over the top that most people would love to have. i don't even care about beating anyone's scores or the bragging rights. i just want to have what most people would call overkill.
     
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    pt not a suicide-bomber

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    ghiorgos score is overkill and i would love to have his rig :p
    and besides, extreme cooling is fun :)
     
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    thanks for the links. im not really concerned about benching against other people. i just want to beat my own personal records. i can't afford to play with such sweet toys like the LN2/dry ice setups and phase change/cascade setups a lot of people have. im more about aesthetics and making things look nice and clean and run really good at the same time.
     
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    Hey man....if you can tri-sli...that makes it look that much more sicker.
     
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    just think... watercooled tri-sli. i just gotta get the other 2 GTX's.
     
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    It'd be crazy awesome.
     
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    does anyone on TPU have a tri sli setup yet? the "nice" people over at overclockers.net are having fun bashing the hell out of me. what a nice way to welcome a new person to their forums.
     
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    We should get TPU members to go over and bash them back :toast:. I don't know of anyone that has on one TPU though...
     
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    You sold a dying Ultra??:wtf:
     
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    Cant wait to hear the response:rolleyes:
     
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    yep. as is basis. i was honest and i clearly listed everything i knew about it. the guy still bought it. $560 each.
    they wouldn't go into SLI anymore on either of my 2 machines. one card bench about 600-800points lower when both tested at stock speeds. same results on 2 different machines.

    you can't tell me that wasn't a smart move. that's more than what i paid for them.
     
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    Dude why not sell the two GT's and get one extra GTX. The two GTX's should be faster than what you have now. Then get the third one...
     
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    man, if you can afford it, do it. i would if i could.

    the 512 gt/gts only have 1 bridge so only sli, even worse is the fact that the 9800gx2 only has one too so no 6 sli either, only quad sli :D
     

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