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Rampage IV Black Edition/4960X/GTX 780 Ti SLi build log

Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by cadaveca, Feb 10, 2014.

  1. erixx

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    well considered this case is one of the most fit to:
    1) work with some parts and hide others (HDDs, PSU)
    2) show off perfectly the beauty parts (same as above, hide the horrible ones, show the mobo and Geforces, RAM, etc.)

    Congrats!
     
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  2. cadaveca

    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    After spending some time tri-monitor gaming, I have found the stock cooler and airflow in this case to be wholly inadequate. So I swapped out coolers to get more positive airflow:



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    Then, my SSD died. That's two in as many months.

    So, one dead PSU, 2 dead SSDs, one cooler, one headset... and I'm not that happy with PC hardware at the moment.

    I had a bunch of unboxing pics to upload, but lost them on the most recent SSD death. I have to get my camera memory card back and try to get those pics back!
     
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    Dammnnnnnn! First the Fat Boys breakup, now this.

    That XSPC pump/res combo has sexy time written all over it. Is there enough space to even mount anything in the windowed case partition though? Top or bottom left?

    Looking forward to seeing how it shapes up.

    Thanks for all your work on TPU, enjoyed reading it and learning.
     
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  4. cadaveca

    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    Right side of the board should be fine. or in the top, or bottom-left. There is all this room on the other side to hide the other stuff:

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    The only issue is the mad mess of wires in the back, but I think it can be managed with some care, and custom-built cabling. I have to pull the PSU to use for review testing (so I really right now only have one full rig, and doing reviews is a huge pain), so that will give me time to measure out cables, buy the supplies, and then build them.

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    I'll only need to add wiring for the cooling now, so figuring it all out while keeping it hidden should be fun. :p
     
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    Glad you're doing the cables the proper way and not buying them in.

    For anyone not sure what he means, look and learn. Can't wait to see it.
     
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    hmm i wish Asus made a ROG card for SLI too, bcs this EVGA don't impress me, in this build cadaveca, other then that i luv the hardware and sexy socks ;)
     
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    LuLz. The EVGA bridge will be modded as well. It's just a plastic cover, and I will make my own insert to replace the EVGA logo.
     
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    How goes the war effort?

    Hit an impasse or playing coy?
     
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    Suffered some serious casualties with the SSD death, and I've been busy licking my wounds and preparing for the next assault.

    I'll post an update tomorrow morning, trying to do weekly updates after each weekend's work. ;)


    A teaser:

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  10. MxPhenom 216

    MxPhenom 216 Corsair Fanboy

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    Wait, Are those 780Ti with Titan Black ACX coolers? Or did you get Titan Blacks? And if so......

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    Great to hear! Between the SSD's giving you the redass and the PSU swapping (that almost made me cry), I wondered if you had been institutionalized in the interim.

    The plot thickens!
     
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    Perhaps an institution would be a better place for me. :p

    As to the PSU, here's stock power from the wall:

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    Clearly an 850W PSU is a bit too small for this rig.:roll:
     
  13. MxPhenom 216

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    Needs more jigawatts!

    Dave, what watt meter is that? Id like to get one for my rig.
     
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    Uh...model number and stuff is in...






    the pic?


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    The next time something goes awry in Canada and NYC loses power, I know who to blame.

    Was that reading at stock CPU/GPU voltages?
     
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    You saw it. :p No, really. That's it. :eek:


    No wonder my Antec popped when OC'd. :laugh:


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    naice
     
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    Glad I didn't place a bet on the juice use.

    Those GPU's must be pulling right around 300w a pop, if my math is right.
     
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    Yeah, about that. They overrun TDP, both, by 10%, pretty easily. 250W + 10% = 275, add in PSU efficiency, and it really makes a lot of sense that it would be that high. They do seem to boost to 1006 MHz instead of 928 MHz , so I am sure that might be part of it. These Nvidia GPUs really are intriguing... my GTX780 isn't like this though, that's for sure.
     
  20. MxPhenom 216

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    Doe! :fear:

    Found it, and its $45 on Amazon. jebus!
     
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    I paid $19.99 on sale...
     
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    I got myself something similar, a kill-a-watt. Has all the same functions as his but on difference screens. $15 amazon when I got it.

    Great build Dave.
     
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