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Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by baztop3, Jan 13, 2008.

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    make sure if you have 5 exhausts you have 5 intakes...Thats the issue. The 8800s are so close together its insanely hard for air to get to them (water cooling is almost a necessity)

    Again congrats on the fun ass project.:toast:
     
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    The prossesor and the Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro came today. Here are some pic's:

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    The stock fan look's tiny compared to the Freezer 7 :eek:

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    Next up is the Gigabyte ODIN Pro 1200W PSU ill be getting that on Monday ill post some pics of that to.
     
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    wow, and i thought my rig was beastly.
     
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    thanks, id still say your setup is pritty beastly though.:) (kicks my current pc's ass)
     
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    it's looking good ;)
     
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    I can't wait to see those benches when you get it done!! Sweetness man.
     
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    Where was I when you built this log!?

    That rig is sooo gonna be kickass. I would've thought you would've done 9600GT's in SLi though.
     
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    :rockout:thanks, and there will be some major upgrades to it in a year:rockout:
     
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    thanks for the reply's all. :)


    well im kinda debating wether to buy 2 sli GeForce 9800 GX2 1024MB GDDR3 cards, all depends wether ive got the money and the patients but ill make that decision in a few weeks.

    cheers..
     
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    What monitor are you using? I would say two 9800gtxs would be your best bet, with another down the line. I don't think tri-sli scales that well right now, and the quad-gpu thing is not really developed, much less the sex-gpu thing. Plus unless you are going for extrememly high resolutions, that extra memory on the gx2 isn't gonna help you.

    The 9800gtx comes w/ a wicked fast memory clock and seems to bench fairly well against the 9800gx2. Plus it will most likely gain more w/ sli.

    Just my 2 cents. Sweet rig anyway you shake it though, enjoy!:toast:
     
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    thanks for the post, Im useing a 27" HD LCD monitor, at the min Tri sli 8800GTX's beats 1 9800GX2 but not enuff to justify the price difference: 1 9800GX2 £352.49 3 8800GTX £675 so what im thinking is if there is a big enuff difference with 2 9800GX2' i should just buy them instead £704 for 2 9800GX2's:confused:
     
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    Well, I believe 2 gx2 don't even run in sli right yet, although it will be soon. But when it is, I don't really know if it will scale that well. It remains to be seen. Heres what I'm thinking though.

    I'm afraid I dont know euros but I think they are double value the US dollar. It would cost $1200 for two gx2s, $900 for 3 8800gtxs, and about $800 for 2 9800gtx (although we won't know for a couple of days). Now, I'm betting because of tri-sli performance and quad-core performance the 9800gtx might even when this battle out, if not it should be pretty close, and that comes with the cheapest pricetag and using the least power. Then nvidia will be working on tri-sli(its still pretty new), and in a year or so (maybe sooner) once the prices for the 9800gtx drop you can grab another one, and you got one hell of a rig.

    Basically, the others might offer better e-penis now, but IMO the 9800gtx is the way to go for the long haul.
     
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    gx2's run in SLI, it's called quad sli.
     
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    I'm aware, thats how I referred to it, but I don't think it really works yet (the scaling is bad). I could be wrong, but thats what I've seen. CF doesn't do it well either at the moment. In essence its just for show, not much performance really is gained from it.

    Is your monitor 1920x1200?
     
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    Thanks for your post, ive set a max budget of UK £800 = US $1.602 on graphics. I dont have the prices of the 9800GTX's yet all i have prices for is the 9800GX2's = £352.49 = $705.79 and if i buy 2 of them ill be in my budget. So im best waiting till the 9800GTX's are on sale and see what benchmark in Tri sli mode compared to Quad Sli 9800GX2. It's all very confusing lol im getting a headake:confused:

    ps yes my monitor is 1920x1200
     
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    Lol, yea, its a brutal numbers game. The 9800gtx is estimated to be around $400, so that would be about 260 euros I believe. Its launch is on April fools, so we'll see then. It might take a while to see benchies of three of them together though, just be on the look out.

    And yea w/ 1920x1200 resolution, you shouldn't need all the memory that you would get w/ the 2 gx2, it wouldn't give a performance increase. 2 9800 gtx would give you 1gb vram, running at much faster speeds than the gx2. But hey, its kind of speculation right now. And like I said, no matter which way you go, your gonna have a kick ass rig!
     
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    :eek:oh my!!!!!

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    NICE RIDE!!!!!
     
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    Hello all.

    Just a little update, I got a few 120mm LED fans today so ive taken a few pics....

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    akasa Ball Bearing blue LED :) £10 each :(

    i stuck one at the top of the case to blowout all the hot air floating aboult.

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    Then i put 2 fans at the side to blow cool air at the graphics cards.

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    Also i got a SuperMulti DVD drive.

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    Dam dude that rig looks insane.. Would love to see some benchies when you get it up and running.. Otherwise its looks really nice!!!
     
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    ok well ive decided to buy 2 GeForce 9800 GX2 1024MB GDDR3 Quad SLI i think ill get better performance than 3 8800GTX's and it will free up a PCI slot witch means i can but a Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Gamer 7.1 Sound Card :)
     
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    It sounds good man! Only thing I do have to ask is what OS are you using? If your using Vista, don't get down if you have problems Vista and Creative. Creative decided to not work with Microsoft on Vista.
     
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    i' ll be monitoring the power grid in your area for instant power highs.... so I 'll know when you boot up...lol!:D

    super high end pc, you are building there, m8!

     
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    go with vista 64 ult. and get the most from this beast....:rockout:
     
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    True, that would be the best bet to go with! I have the 32 bit and I love it! now need to go 64bit since I have 4gbs now.
     
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    Yes..... I used vista 32 and everything was ok! Just ok.... the common incompatibilities but the system was stable and fast enough... however benches showed me that when in vista the system was lagging compared to XP pro sp2..... when I moved on to vista 64ult. everything seems to be faster and the memory allocation was and still is incredible!!!! on top of this I found out that games that did not play in vista 32, actually play in vista 64! :wtf:

    and as for benches.... check my specs to see what I am talking about....
     

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