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slaWter Jul 9, 2012 11:41 AM

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Originally Posted by mullet (Post 1336972375)
Nice work Rummy, that thing is a BEAST!!!:)

+1 :D

ViN86 Jul 9, 2012 12:00 PM

The people who know me have seen it, but here it is for everyone else to see lol.


Rummy Jul 9, 2012 12:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Meteor|WAR (Post 1336972998)
How are the temps on those EVGA GTX 670's in SLI? (idle/load)

They idle at 24-26 and get to 66-68 while playing Crysis 2 maxed out. They run cool and quiet.

Rummy Jul 9, 2012 12:06 PM

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Originally Posted by slaWter (Post 1336973176)
+1 :D

Thanks Slawter and.Mullet

Meteor_of_War Jul 9, 2012 12:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Rummy (Post 1336973252)
They idle at 24-26 and get to 66-68 while playing Crysis 2 maxed out. They run cool and quiet.

Thanks. Then judging by the fact I get same temps with my single EVGA GTX 670 it would seem temps are not affected by SLI, despite what a lot of people would expect from this reference design.

Roadhog Jul 9, 2012 12:36 PM

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Originally Posted by ViN86 (Post 1336973229)
The people who know me have seen it, but here it is for everyone else to see lol.


"insert speed hole comments here"

Rummy Jul 9, 2012 12:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Meteor|WAR (Post 1336973297)
Thanks. Then judging by the fact I get same temps with my single EVGA GTX 670 it would seem temps are not affected by SLI, despite what a lot of people would expect from this reference design.

Yeah I guess the temps are good due to space in between, it would be different if they were sandwiched together.

slaWter Jul 9, 2012 01:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Meteor|WAR (Post 1336973297)
Thanks. Then judging by the fact I get same temps with my single EVGA GTX 670 it would seem temps are not affected by SLI, despite what a lot of people would expect from this reference design.

Reference coolers are usually much better suited for SLI than those crappy dual/tri fan custom coolers.

My previous Palit 580 3GB cards were unusable in Tri-SLI. I had to return the third card. Even a sound card can heavily disturb the cooling performance of those custom coolers.

Reference design all the way for Multi-GPU solutions!

Meteor_of_War Jul 9, 2012 01:43 PM

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Originally Posted by slaWter (Post 1336973427)
Reference coolers are usually much better suited for SLI than those crappy dual/tri fan custom coolers.

My previous Palit 580 3GB cards were unusable in Tri-SLI. I had to return the third card. Even a sound card can heavily disturb the cooling performance of those custom coolers.

Reference design all the way for Multi-GPU solutions!

Hmm, never realized that.

I suspect others will weigh in with different opinions though.;)

BababooeyHTJ Jul 9, 2012 01:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Meteor|WAR (Post 1336973464)
Hmm, never realized that.

I suspect others will weigh in with different opinions though.;)

He is right, those blower style coolers are the way to go for sli or crossfire. With those aftermarket designs you really have to find a way to force air inbetween the cards and thats with a space in between them.

I had a couple of galaxy GTX 560s and if I had one in the top slot it would top out at 70c with the default fan profile. If I popped in a second card the top card would 100% fan speed and temps would be in the 90s. I had to hang a fan over the cards to force air in there to keep temps in check.

Thats part of the reason that I switched to the case that I use now. If it weren't for my side fans I would be willing to bet that my direct cu2 cards would see similar results. I would never be able to do tri-sli with these coolers.

Meteor_of_War Jul 9, 2012 02:07 PM

Well it does make sense, since the reference design blows the hot air out of the case unlike the non-reference.

But there is no hole for air intake, meaning the fan is the only way to get air in there. So tri/quad SLI with no space between cards may not work so well.

BababooeyHTJ Jul 9, 2012 02:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Meteor|WAR (Post 1336973498)
Well it does make sense, since the reference design blows the hot air out of the case unlike the non-reference.

But there is no hole for air intake, meaning the fan is the only way to get air in there. So tri/quad SLI with no space between cards may not work so well.

Its not really the the heat around the cards that is the issue but the design of the fans itself. For some reason those blower style fans aren't as effected by a smaller space. The fins that actually pull in air are on the inside of the card. If you look at the aftermarket style when you add in a second card you are actually blocking off where the fins pull in air. I could be completely wrong with that theory, though.

It could just be that due to the design of the cooler that the blower style needs less air for the same surface area of the heatsink.

mullet Jul 9, 2012 06:04 PM

Super nice VIN as always bud!!!!

VW_Factor Jul 9, 2012 07:22 PM

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Originally Posted by slaWter (Post 1336973427)
Reference coolers are usually much better suited for SLI than those crappy dual/tri fan custom coolers.

My previous Palit 580 3GB cards were unusable in Tri-SLI. I had to return the third card. Even a sound card can heavily disturb the cooling performance of those custom coolers.

Reference design all the way for Multi-GPU solutions!

It certainly helps as well, when the reference designs are full on external exhaust. I know they still radiate heat, but not having the waste heated air in the case helps loads.

Dave Jul 10, 2012 03:25 AM

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Originally Posted by Tork64 (Post 1336972251)
thx guys, I really should have gone with a modular psu, but oh well, I could clean it up a lot more, maybe later.

:lol:

same exact thoughts here with my TX850.

TRD Supra Jul 11, 2012 02:10 PM

^^ Yeah but then you couldnt do what i did with my SSD and side mount it with the help of you cables. yeah yeah cabling but its not in the way for airflow.


My video card is TITS cause it has 3 of them :manches:

ViN86 Jul 11, 2012 02:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Roadhog_ (Post 1336973355)
"insert speed hole comments here"

Makes it aerodynamic breh. :bleh:

TRD Supra Jul 13, 2012 01:32 PM




DarthBeavis Jul 14, 2012 04:39 PM

In process hope to get it done in August
Case Labs STH10 case
ASUS Rampage IV Extreme Mobo
entry level Intel 2011 CPU
64 Gigs Corsair Dominator
4 - 256 gig SSDS in raid 0
Four NVIDIA Geforce 680s in SLI
Two Black Ice SR 1 480 rads
Paint by Steve Nunez
watercooling will all be copper hard lines nickle plated






BababooeyHTJ Jul 14, 2012 05:00 PM

Well, when I saw your username I figured that it would be good and that sure didn't disappoint.

Mangler Jul 14, 2012 05:04 PM

Heatkiller=:drool:

DarthBeavis Jul 14, 2012 05:05 PM

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Originally Posted by BababooeyHTJ (Post 1336980110)
Well, when I saw your username I figured that it would be good and that sure didn't disappoint.

thanks fafatoothy :eek:

Yes, I love Howard Stern as well. Would LOVE to do a custom build for him

DarthBeavis Jul 14, 2012 05:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Mangler (Post 1336980116)
Heatkiller=:drool:

waiting on the 4-way sli bridge from heatkiller to do the copper hard lines. also have a prototype pump res combo coming that will be a tube type unit with dual D5 pumps built in

DarthBeavis Jul 14, 2012 05:11 PM

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Originally Posted by TRD Supra (Post 1336978635)

I LOVE that case, I have done maybe four builds with them in the last six months or so (latest one is a maroon one that I use as my clinic server)







Sazar Jul 14, 2012 05:15 PM

Hi Darth, welcome :)

Great builds as always.

DarthBeavis Jul 14, 2012 05:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Sazar (Post 1336980131)
Hi Darth, welcome :)

Great builds as always.

thx . .

TRD Supra Jul 14, 2012 05:31 PM

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Originally Posted by DarthBeavis (Post 1336980125)
I LOVE that case, I have done maybe four builds with them in the last six months or so (latest one is a maroon one that I use as my clinic server)

Yeah i like it a lot. best case i have had. Whats you PSU you have with the orange wires?

DarthBeavis Jul 14, 2012 06:12 PM

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Originally Posted by TRD Supra (Post 1336980141)
Yeah i like it a lot. best case i have had. Whats you PSU you have with the orange wires?

think I used a Silverstone with sleeved extensions.

shadow001 Jul 14, 2012 07:14 PM

Finally someone to compete with :lol: ....Hats off to the awsome paint job on the case itself though...:up:

In the red corner with 4 water cooled HD7970's:




Twin Xeon 6 core chips at 4 Ghz if you're wondering(4.3 Ghz with turbo enabled), an EVGA SR-2 motherboard and a pair of SSD's in raid 0 and 48GB of ram....

DarthBeavis Jul 14, 2012 07:19 PM

very nice, can I get some better pics of the loop? I also would like to see the side panel (does it have a window). Are you receptive to feedback (contructive of course)?

The case paint job I have done by the best motorcycle airbrusher in teh USA . www.stevenunez.com check it work out


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