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Project Trifire/Quadfire

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It's just a start. I'm waiting on my other 3850 at the moment and my Phenom 9850. I'll start with a 5000+ BE and tri-fire. Using a PCPower&Cooling 750 Quad, and two sticks of Transcend Jetram DDR2 800. After testing with the 2 3870's + 2 3850's, the 3850's will be replaced with two single slot 3870's. More to come. Some testing to be done next weekend.:toast:


 

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That is one sexy beast!
 

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Oh, I forgot, once all of this hardware is out and on the testing workbench, the case will be getting modded, so I'll throw pics of that up here once that commences. I love having a decent camera, finally!:)
 
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You are my hero!
 

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The more the merrier! Very nice.
 
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Hes my hero back off :mad: :laugh:

Thats seriously the most kick ass AMD Spider set up ever! :rockout: Cant wait to see your benches.

Also why not put the stock cooler one on the 3rd slot so you dont have to buy another single slot?
 

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One thing I need to figure out is the placement of the bridge connectors, I cannot find any information on it anywhere.
 
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My friend with Tri-Fire sent me this over xfire. If you need the one for Quad-Fire I also know someone that has a quad fire set up too :)

 

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Also why not put the stock cooler one on the 3rd slot so you dont have to buy another single slot?


From nearest to the NB it goes dual, dual, single, single. It's the only way it will work with quadfire.
 
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I know but move the IceQ one to the second slot :p
 

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I know but move the IceQ one to the second slot :p
That's exactly what I'm saying. IceQ in the first, IceQ in the second, single slots in the third and fourth slots. For tri-fire it's probablly better with the IceQ's in the two blue slots, because those are the main x16 slots.
 
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Wow, thats a nice setup.
 
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what case are you using ... how is that xigmatek?
 

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The case is a Rocketfish (LianLi) I got at Best Buy. The Xigmatek works great! I've never had an AMD chip that runs it's cores at 26c on an air cooler before, especially with the lower RPM fan it uses! But then again when do temp monitors ever work correctly?
 
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damn! sweetness! VERY nice erocker :pimp:

are they all 3850's or?

thought about W/C them? they might get a little toasty in there ;)

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All the testing/benching will be done on a workbench. Once done, the two 3870's are going back in my Intel rig, and the two 3850's are staying in the rocketfish case. I prefer air over water cooling, though the Phenom will probablly get a nice loop running through it eventually. All this stuff gets expensive.:laugh: The next rig that replaces my Intel setup (Nahalem) will be all water cooled.
 
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Cool, i thought this was going to be a server? with quadfire??! AWESOME!!!
 
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All the testing/benching will be done on a workbench. Once done, the two 3870's are going back in my Intel rig, and the two 3850's are staying in the rocketfish case. I prefer air over water cooling, though the Phenom will probablly get a nice loop running through it eventually. All this stuff gets expensive.:laugh: The next rig that replaces my Intel setup (Nahalem) will be all water cooled.
Ahh! ok! was just thinking that if you had that setup in your case you'd have cooling issues but no need to worry :)

it is an expensive hobby ;) :pimp:

cant wait to see some results :)

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i want more pics :)
 

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I think the way you have it tied E is the right way/ Try them both and get back with us.


Or was that tri sli, damn I need some more sleep.
 

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Thats a nice ass sys Erocker, mad respect!
 

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i might have one of these soon very similar but all 3850s