Is this build good for the price? Just under $5000
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Case: Thermaltake Level 10GT Full Tower Wide Body Gaming Case w/ Side-Panel Window (White Color [+20])

Neon Light Upgrade: 12in Meter Light - 8 speed [+15] (Blue Color)

Extra Case Fan Upgrade: Default case fans

Noise Reduction Technology: Power Supply Gasket [+5]

Anti-Vibration Fan Mounts [+9]

CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-990X Extreme Edition 3.46 GHz 12M Intel Smart Cache LGA1366 [+800]

Venom Boost Fast And Efficient Factory Overclocking: Extreme OC (Extreme Overclock 20% or more) [+49]

Cooling Fan: CyberPower Xtreme Hydro Liquid Cooling Kit 240MM w/ Dual Fan(CPU & GPU Liquid Cool Capable, Extreme Overclocking Performance + Extreme Slient at 18dBA) [+63]

Coolant for Cyberpower Xtreme Hydro Water Cooling Kits: Standard Coolant

Motherboard: * (3-Way SLI Support) GigaByte G1.Sniper Intel X58 SLI/CrossFireX Triple-Channel DDR3 E-ATX w/ 7.1 Creative X-Fi Xtreme Fidelity/Dolby Digital Live Audio, Bigfoot Killer E2100 GbLAN, eSATA, USB3, 2x SATA3 RAID, 3 Gen2 PCIe, 2 PCIe X1 & 1 PCI [+200]

Memory: 24GB (8GBx3) DDR3/1600MHz Triple Channel Memory [+147] (Corsair Vengeance [+137])

Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590 Dual GPU SLI 3GB 16X PCIe Video Card [+584] (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)

Video Card 2: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590 Dual GPU SLI 3GB 16X PCIe Video Card [+799] (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)

Power Supply Upgrade: 1,500 Watts - Thermaltake TP-1500M ToughPower Modular Power Supply Model:W0171 [+330]

Hard Drive: 500GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD [-70] (Single Hard Drive)

Optical Drive: Sony 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive [+4] (BLACK COLOR)

Sound: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO

Network: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network

Network Switch: None

Keyboard: Logitech G19 Gaming Keyboard w/ LCD Display [+170]

Mouse: Logitech G9X 5700 dpi Gaming Laser Mouse [+96]

Flash Media Reader/Writer: INTERNAL 12in1 Flash Media Reader/Writer (BLACK COLOR)

Headset: * Tt eSports Shock Gaming Headset Bass Enhancement, Foldable Design, In-Line Control Box Noise Cancelling Mic & Gold Plated 3.5mm Plug (White Color) [+48]

Internal USB Port: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports

Operating System: Microsoft® Windows 7 Ultimate [+105] (64-bit Edition)

This was a custom 'build' through CyberPowerPC.
Case: Thermaltake Level 10GT Full Tower Wide Body Gaming Case w/ Side-Panel Window (White Color [+20])



Neon Light Upgrade: 12in Meter Light - 8 speed [+15] (Blue Color)



Extra Case Fan Upgrade: Default case fans



Noise Reduction Technology: Power Supply Gasket [+5]



Anti-Vibration Fan Mounts [+9]



CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-990X Extreme Edition 3.46 GHz 12M Intel Smart Cache LGA1366 [+800]



Venom Boost Fast And Efficient Factory Overclocking: Extreme OC (Extreme Overclock 20% or more) [+49]



Cooling Fan: CyberPower Xtreme Hydro Liquid Cooling Kit 240MM w/ Dual Fan(CPU & GPU Liquid Cool Capable, Extreme Overclocking Performance + Extreme Slient at 18dBA) [+63]



Coolant for Cyberpower Xtreme Hydro Water Cooling Kits: Standard Coolant



Motherboard: * (3-Way SLI Support) GigaByte G1.Sniper Intel X58 SLI/CrossFireX Triple-Channel DDR3 E-ATX w/ 7.1 Creative X-Fi Xtreme Fidelity/Dolby Digital Live Audio, Bigfoot Killer E2100 GbLAN, eSATA, USB3, 2x SATA3 RAID, 3 Gen2 PCIe, 2 PCIe X1 & 1 PCI [+200]



Memory: 24GB (8GBx3) DDR3/1600MHz Triple Channel Memory [+147] (Corsair Vengeance [+137])



Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590 Dual GPU SLI 3GB 16X PCIe Video Card [+584] (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)



Video Card 2: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590 Dual GPU SLI 3GB 16X PCIe Video Card [+799] (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)



Power Supply Upgrade: 1,500 Watts - Thermaltake TP-1500M ToughPower Modular Power Supply Model:W0171 [+330]



Hard Drive: 500GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD [-70] (Single Hard Drive)



Optical Drive: Sony 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive [+4] (BLACK COLOR)



Sound: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO



Network: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network



Network Switch: None



Keyboard: Logitech G19 Gaming Keyboard w/ LCD Display [+170]



Mouse: Logitech G9X 5700 dpi Gaming Laser Mouse [+96]



Flash Media Reader/Writer: INTERNAL 12in1 Flash Media Reader/Writer (BLACK COLOR)



Headset: * Tt eSports Shock Gaming Headset Bass Enhancement, Foldable Design, In-Line Control Box Noise Cancelling Mic & Gold Plated 3.5mm Plug (White Color) [+48]



Internal USB Port: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports



Operating System: Microsoft® Windows 7 Ultimate [+105] (64-bit Edition)



This was a custom 'build' through CyberPowerPC.

#1
Posted 12/11/2011 08:12 PM   
No. The components are expensive and poorly chosen. I dunno if you're contemplating buying this from someone else, but making it on a site, but the price is ridonculous and the components aren't very good. it's just an expensive machine for the sake of being expensive.

The chipset and processor are out of date, and have no upgrade path. Quad SLI is asking for trouble and expensive for FPS you will never use. Even the keyboard and headset they are giving you aren't good ones...
No. The components are expensive and poorly chosen. I dunno if you're contemplating buying this from someone else, but making it on a site, but the price is ridonculous and the components aren't very good. it's just an expensive machine for the sake of being expensive.



The chipset and processor are out of date, and have no upgrade path. Quad SLI is asking for trouble and expensive for FPS you will never use. Even the keyboard and headset they are giving you aren't good ones...
[quote name='Heedless_onE' date='11 December 2011 - 08:53 PM' timestamp='1323636825' post='1340874']
No. The components are expensive and poorly chosen. I dunno if you're contemplating buying this from someone else, but making it on a site, but the price is ridonculous and the components aren't very good. it's just an expensive machine for the sake of being expensive.

The chipset and processor are out of date, and have no upgrade path. Quad SLI is asking for trouble and expensive for FPS you will never use. Even the keyboard and headset they are giving you aren't good ones...
[/quote]
Alright Heedless_onE, thanks for the reply. I actually made this myself, (chose the components etc;) thought it was something decent. Is there any chance you can help me with a build? I've never made one, but I do have some components which are lying around. Maybe you have some sort of instant messaging program installed, such as MSN, Skype etc; in which we can communicate? I don't have anybody to help me through the process, and using the web is pretty difficult as I cant find these 'silly' questions which I ask anywhere. I know basics of a build, just the wiring confuses me. Is there any chance we can keep in contact?
Thanks!
[quote name='Heedless_onE' date='11 December 2011 - 08:53 PM' timestamp='1323636825' post='1340874']

No. The components are expensive and poorly chosen. I dunno if you're contemplating buying this from someone else, but making it on a site, but the price is ridonculous and the components aren't very good. it's just an expensive machine for the sake of being expensive.



The chipset and processor are out of date, and have no upgrade path. Quad SLI is asking for trouble and expensive for FPS you will never use. Even the keyboard and headset they are giving you aren't good ones...



Alright Heedless_onE, thanks for the reply. I actually made this myself, (chose the components etc;) thought it was something decent. Is there any chance you can help me with a build? I've never made one, but I do have some components which are lying around. Maybe you have some sort of instant messaging program installed, such as MSN, Skype etc; in which we can communicate? I don't have anybody to help me through the process, and using the web is pretty difficult as I cant find these 'silly' questions which I ask anywhere. I know basics of a build, just the wiring confuses me. Is there any chance we can keep in contact?

Thanks!

#3
Posted 12/11/2011 09:01 PM   
[quote name='CrazyLemon' date='11 December 2011 - 04:01 PM' timestamp='1323637272' post='1340877']
Alright Heedless_onE, thanks for the reply. I actually made this myself, (chose the components etc;) thought it was something decent. Is there any chance you can help me with a build? I've never made one, but I do have some components which are lying around. Maybe you have some sort of instant messaging program installed, such as MSN, Skype etc; in which we can communicate? I don't have anybody to help me through the process, and using the web is pretty difficult as I cant find these 'silly' questions which I ask anywhere. I know basics of a build, just the wiring confuses me. Is there any chance we can keep in contact?
Thanks!
[/quote]

Wasn't trying to sound rude, just trying to save you money if you were contemplating buying that one. You can add me on MSN live messenger or talk to me through email@ caolan_cullum@hotmail.com if you want advice on things.
[quote name='CrazyLemon' date='11 December 2011 - 04:01 PM' timestamp='1323637272' post='1340877']

Alright Heedless_onE, thanks for the reply. I actually made this myself, (chose the components etc;) thought it was something decent. Is there any chance you can help me with a build? I've never made one, but I do have some components which are lying around. Maybe you have some sort of instant messaging program installed, such as MSN, Skype etc; in which we can communicate? I don't have anybody to help me through the process, and using the web is pretty difficult as I cant find these 'silly' questions which I ask anywhere. I know basics of a build, just the wiring confuses me. Is there any chance we can keep in contact?

Thanks!





Wasn't trying to sound rude, just trying to save you money if you were contemplating buying that one. You can add me on MSN live messenger or talk to me through email@ caolan_cullum@hotmail.com if you want advice on things.
[quote name='Heedless_onE' date='11 December 2011 - 02:53 PM' timestamp='1323636825' post='1340874']
Quad SLI is asking for trouble and expensive for FPS you will never use.
[/quote]

There are already a few games that push both my 590s to the limit.

BTW all of my headaches with QuadSLI have been related to aftermarket cooling.
[quote name='Heedless_onE' date='11 December 2011 - 02:53 PM' timestamp='1323636825' post='1340874']

Quad SLI is asking for trouble and expensive for FPS you will never use.





There are already a few games that push both my 590s to the limit.



BTW all of my headaches with QuadSLI have been related to aftermarket cooling.

Done.

#5
Posted 12/12/2011 02:08 AM   
This post is the wrong section.

As for my thoughts: Get rid of the Thermaltake-a-**** case. Its a turd. In fact, I would find it hard to recommend anything they make.
This post is the wrong section.



As for my thoughts: Get rid of the Thermaltake-a-**** case. Its a turd. In fact, I would find it hard to recommend anything they make.

Making stupid look good.



Rig:

Thermaltake Armor

Q9650 @ 4.05, 1800FSB

Striker II Extreme

4GB Patriot 2000 @ 8-8-8-26

x2 150GB WD VRaptor Drives in RAID 0

x2 Segate 320GB RAID 0 Secondary Data Backup

-1TB and 750GB Western Digital Mybooks for backup

x3 EVGA 9800 GTX+ SLI @ 1.45V ~900 core, 2300 shader, 1250 mem



Watercooling:

FuZion 2.0

Enzotech NB Block

x3 Swiftech Obsidians

MCP 655 With EK Top Rev 2

120 and 240 Black Ice Pro GT Stealth Rads

120 DangerDen XFlow rad



http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=145895: Watercooling Guide for Beginners



http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=138732: Watercooling Pics Posted Here

#6
Posted 12/12/2011 02:15 AM   
[quote name='D1llw33d' date='11 December 2011 - 09:08 PM' timestamp='1323655716' post='1340970']
There are already a few games that push both my 590s to the limit.

BTW all of my headaches with QuadSLI have been related to aftermarket cooling.
[/quote]

I see. That maybe true, but i'd never recommend someone buy a $2000 graphics solution unless they worked for NASA.

[quote name='StAndrew' date='11 December 2011 - 09:15 PM' timestamp='1323656109' post='1340972']
This post is the wrong section.

As for my thoughts: Get rid of the Thermaltake-a-**** case. Its a turd. In fact, I would find it hard to recommend anything they make.
[/quote]

LOOOOOOOL. They are pretty crappy, yes. I used to love them when i was noob until i realized they are tacky plastic asian garbage.
[quote name='D1llw33d' date='11 December 2011 - 09:08 PM' timestamp='1323655716' post='1340970']

There are already a few games that push both my 590s to the limit.



BTW all of my headaches with QuadSLI have been related to aftermarket cooling.





I see. That maybe true, but i'd never recommend someone buy a $2000 graphics solution unless they worked for NASA.



[quote name='StAndrew' date='11 December 2011 - 09:15 PM' timestamp='1323656109' post='1340972']

This post is the wrong section.



As for my thoughts: Get rid of the Thermaltake-a-**** case. Its a turd. In fact, I would find it hard to recommend anything they make.





LOOOOOOOL. They are pretty crappy, yes. I used to love them when i was noob until i realized they are tacky plastic asian garbage.
heedless check msn. oh...and ima be workin for nasa...and even i dont need that expensive of one lol.
heedless check msn. oh...and ima be workin for nasa...and even i dont need that expensive of one lol.

CPU: Intel i7 3930K @ 4.18Ghz

MOBO: Asus P9X79 Pro

RAM: 4x8GB Corsair Dominator Platinum @ 1600

GFX: 2x EVGA GTX780

Driver: 331.40

HD1: 2x 128GB Samsung 840 Pro in r0
HD2: 2x 2TB WD Caviar Red NAS edition in r0

PSU: Corsair HX1050

MON: 2x LG 22" LED

CPU COOLER: Noctua Slim 140mm

OS: Windows 8 Enterprise N

CASE: Silverstone TMJ10 ESA edition w/ green lighting

3Dmark11: X8219 (http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/6722997)
P18649 (http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/6723019)

Heaven 2.5 Extreme:
(coming soon)


SLI-Certified PSU list

SLI Guide on the forums

Nvidia Multi GPU SLI/PhysX Setup Guide

BMW 1-series M coupe drifting on US Bank roof Cali

#8
Posted 12/12/2011 05:42 AM   
[quote name='Heedless_onE' date='11 December 2011 - 10:13 PM' timestamp='1323663227' post='1341007']
I see. That maybe true, but i'd never recommend someone buy a $2000 graphics solution unless they worked for NASA.
[/quote]

Even in $CAD they aren't $2k. Stateside a pair of eVGA 590s are $1429USD and I paid $1200 on sale which is about the same price as 3wayed 570s. I personally wouldn't recommend watercooling to anyone who doesn't already have $3000USD in hardware since a really high quality loop like yours would cost almost half as much as what you're cooling. People spend their money different ways, and it's about finding out what PC would be best for each individual.

[quote name='whitekenyan' date='11 December 2011 - 11:42 PM' timestamp='1323668548' post='1341032']
oh...and ima be workin for nasa...and even i dont need that expensive of one lol.
[/quote]

I have a pair of these in my office machine, and I don't work for NASA [url="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814133347"]http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814133347[/url]

At NASA they have these at their desks if you're doing actual research [url="http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/power/"]http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/power/[/url] and they use these [url="http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/z/hardware/z10ec/index.html"]http://www-03.ibm.co...10ec/index.html[/url] for most other things. The only people who use MS anything are low on the totem pole out there.
[quote name='Heedless_onE' date='11 December 2011 - 10:13 PM' timestamp='1323663227' post='1341007']

I see. That maybe true, but i'd never recommend someone buy a $2000 graphics solution unless they worked for NASA.





Even in $CAD they aren't $2k. Stateside a pair of eVGA 590s are $1429USD and I paid $1200 on sale which is about the same price as 3wayed 570s. I personally wouldn't recommend watercooling to anyone who doesn't already have $3000USD in hardware since a really high quality loop like yours would cost almost half as much as what you're cooling. People spend their money different ways, and it's about finding out what PC would be best for each individual.



[quote name='whitekenyan' date='11 December 2011 - 11:42 PM' timestamp='1323668548' post='1341032']

oh...and ima be workin for nasa...and even i dont need that expensive of one lol.





I have a pair of these in my office machine, and I don't work for NASA http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814133347



At NASA they have these at their desks if you're doing actual research http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/power/ and they use these http://www-03.ibm.co...10ec/index.html for most other things. The only people who use MS anything are low on the totem pole out there.

Done.

#9
Posted 12/12/2011 07:53 AM   
[quote name='whitekenyan' date='12 December 2011 - 12:42 AM' timestamp='1323668548' post='1341032']
heedless check msn. oh...and ima be workin for nasa...and even i dont need that expensive of one lol.
[/quote]


[quote name='D1llw33d' date='12 December 2011 - 02:53 AM' timestamp='1323676420' post='1341065']
Even in $CAD they aren't $2k. Stateside a pair of eVGA 590s are $1429USD and I paid $1200 on sale which is about the same price as 3wayed 570s. I personally wouldn't recommend watercooling to anyone who doesn't already have $3000USD in hardware since a really high quality loop like yours would cost almost half as much as what you're cooling. People spend their money different ways, and it's about finding out what PC would be best for each individual.



I have a pair of these in my office machine, and I don't work for NASA [url="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814133347"]http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814133347[/url]

At NASA they have these at their desks if you're doing actual research [url="http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/power/"]http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/power/[/url] and they use these [url="http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/z/hardware/z10ec/index.html"]http://www-03.ibm.co...10ec/index.html[/url] for most other things. The only people who use MS anything are low on the totem pole out there.
[/quote]

I think we've all worked for NASA at one point. Not that special, let's be honest.
[quote name='whitekenyan' date='12 December 2011 - 12:42 AM' timestamp='1323668548' post='1341032']

heedless check msn. oh...and ima be workin for nasa...and even i dont need that expensive of one lol.







[quote name='D1llw33d' date='12 December 2011 - 02:53 AM' timestamp='1323676420' post='1341065']

Even in $CAD they aren't $2k. Stateside a pair of eVGA 590s are $1429USD and I paid $1200 on sale which is about the same price as 3wayed 570s. I personally wouldn't recommend watercooling to anyone who doesn't already have $3000USD in hardware since a really high quality loop like yours would cost almost half as much as what you're cooling. People spend their money different ways, and it's about finding out what PC would be best for each individual.







I have a pair of these in my office machine, and I don't work for NASA http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814133347



At NASA they have these at their desks if you're doing actual research http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/power/ and they use these http://www-03.ibm.co...10ec/index.html for most other things. The only people who use MS anything are low on the totem pole out there.





I think we've all worked for NASA at one point. Not that special, let's be honest.
I suggest you heed the words of the heedless one.

Except for his opinion on SLI :)

SLI rules!! (he is right about Quad SLI though)
I suggest you heed the words of the heedless one.



Except for his opinion on SLI :)



SLI rules!! (he is right about Quad SLI though)

CPU: Core i7 930 @ 4.20ghz 1.3v cooled by Antec Kuhler 920

MOBO: Asus P6X58D Premium

GFX: 2x Asus GTX 560Ti Direct CUII @ 900mhz Core 2200mhz Memory

RAM: Corsair CMG6GX3M3A1600C7 6gb 1600mhz 7-7-7-20 2t

PSU: Thermaltake Toughpower 850 watt

CASE: Antec 1200

APU: X-fi Titanium Fatality SPEAKERS: Logitech X-530 5.1

HDD: 1x OCZ Agility 3 60gb SSD GAMES 2x Western Digital Caviar Black 500gb in RAID 0

DISPLAY: Acer H243HX 24" @ 1920x1080 Resolution

KEYBOARD: Logitech G19 MOUSE: Logitech G5 WHEEL Logitech G25 JOYSTICK Logitech G940

OPERATING SYSTEM: Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM

#11
Posted 12/13/2011 12:33 AM   
[quote name='Heedless_onE' date='12 December 2011 - 03:36 PM' timestamp='1323725772' post='1341382']
I think we've all worked for NASA at one point. Not that special, let's be honest.
[/quote]

I have an uncle who really does work at the IRL Baylor University and really did work out at the IRL NASA (as opposed to the fictitious internet NASA) --and I'd have to agree with you there. He's a smart guy, but there are smarter ones in the family.

On the other hand, I've got a buddy out at Virgin Galactic who really is that smart. Conversations with him make my brain hurt, and I'm an engineer working for a law firm and doing graduate social science research.
[quote name='Heedless_onE' date='12 December 2011 - 03:36 PM' timestamp='1323725772' post='1341382']

I think we've all worked for NASA at one point. Not that special, let's be honest.





I have an uncle who really does work at the IRL Baylor University and really did work out at the IRL NASA (as opposed to the fictitious internet NASA) --and I'd have to agree with you there. He's a smart guy, but there are smarter ones in the family.



On the other hand, I've got a buddy out at Virgin Galactic who really is that smart. Conversations with him make my brain hurt, and I'm an engineer working for a law firm and doing graduate social science research.

Done.

#12
Posted 12/13/2011 02:38 AM   
[quote name='Saijan Prince.' date='12 December 2011 - 06:33 PM' timestamp='1323736406' post='1341483']
I suggest you heed the words of the heedless one.
[/quote]

I usually agree with him. He's a straight shooter.

[quote name='Saijan Prince.' date='12 December 2011 - 06:33 PM' timestamp='1323736406' post='1341483']
Except for his opinion on SLI :)

SLI rules!! (he is right about Quad SLI though)
[/quote]


QuadSLI kicks ass too. It's probably not worth it if you're just playing games, but it's cheaper than TriSLIed 580s and gets better performance.
[quote name='Saijan Prince.' date='12 December 2011 - 06:33 PM' timestamp='1323736406' post='1341483']

I suggest you heed the words of the heedless one.





I usually agree with him. He's a straight shooter.



[quote name='Saijan Prince.' date='12 December 2011 - 06:33 PM' timestamp='1323736406' post='1341483']

Except for his opinion on SLI :)



SLI rules!! (he is right about Quad SLI though)







QuadSLI kicks ass too. It's probably not worth it if you're just playing games, but it's cheaper than TriSLIed 580s and gets better performance.

Done.

#13
Posted 12/13/2011 02:41 AM   
[quote name='D1llw33d' date='13 December 2011 - 02:41 AM' timestamp='1323744093' post='1341550']
I usually agree with him. He's a straight shooter.




QuadSLI kicks ass too. It's probably not worth it if you're just playing games, but it's cheaper than TriSLIed 580s and gets better performance.
[/quote]


He is the Kakarot to my Vegeta lol

Quad SLI is good for what it's good at.

Making other gamers jealous of your uber rig.

And making benchmarkers jealous of your score.....apart from that I see no huge benefits over 3-way SLI 580's, and some serious drawbacks as well, not least of which is the cost of entry.

A pity you were never around for the post wars with Urban Chaos 2.0 though buddie.......he was the self proclaimed smartest of us all!

I think a conversation with you would have been entertaining to say the least!
[quote name='D1llw33d' date='13 December 2011 - 02:41 AM' timestamp='1323744093' post='1341550']

I usually agree with him. He's a straight shooter.









QuadSLI kicks ass too. It's probably not worth it if you're just playing games, but it's cheaper than TriSLIed 580s and gets better performance.







He is the Kakarot to my Vegeta lol



Quad SLI is good for what it's good at.



Making other gamers jealous of your uber rig.



And making benchmarkers jealous of your score.....apart from that I see no huge benefits over 3-way SLI 580's, and some serious drawbacks as well, not least of which is the cost of entry.



A pity you were never around for the post wars with Urban Chaos 2.0 though buddie.......he was the self proclaimed smartest of us all!



I think a conversation with you would have been entertaining to say the least!

CPU: Core i7 930 @ 4.20ghz 1.3v cooled by Antec Kuhler 920

MOBO: Asus P6X58D Premium

GFX: 2x Asus GTX 560Ti Direct CUII @ 900mhz Core 2200mhz Memory

RAM: Corsair CMG6GX3M3A1600C7 6gb 1600mhz 7-7-7-20 2t

PSU: Thermaltake Toughpower 850 watt

CASE: Antec 1200

APU: X-fi Titanium Fatality SPEAKERS: Logitech X-530 5.1

HDD: 1x OCZ Agility 3 60gb SSD GAMES 2x Western Digital Caviar Black 500gb in RAID 0

DISPLAY: Acer H243HX 24" @ 1920x1080 Resolution

KEYBOARD: Logitech G19 MOUSE: Logitech G5 WHEEL Logitech G25 JOYSTICK Logitech G940

OPERATING SYSTEM: Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM

#14
Posted 12/13/2011 04:08 AM   
[quote name='Saijan Prince.' date='12 December 2011 - 10:08 PM' timestamp='1323749287' post='1341572']
Quad SLI is good for what it's good at.

Making other gamers jealous of your uber rig.

And making benchmarkers jealous of your score
[/quote]

And GPGPU...and general purpose gaming. My 590s are pretty damn solid, plus they only take up 4 slots in a box while costing less than 3x 580s.

[quote name='Saijan Prince.' date='12 December 2011 - 10:08 PM' timestamp='1323749287' post='1341572']
apart from that I see no huge benefits over 3-way SLI 580's, and some serious drawbacks as well, not least of which is the cost of entry.
[/quote]

If all was doing was gaming I'd grab a triplet of 3GB 580s, but then you're into $1.8kUSD as opposed to $1.4kUSD. Not to mention there isn't a decent motherboard with room for 3way SLI a sound card and an NIC.

[quote name='Saijan Prince.' date='12 December 2011 - 10:08 PM' timestamp='1323749287' post='1341572']
A pity you were never around for the post wars with Urban Chaos 2.0 though buddie.......he was the self proclaimed smartest of us all!
[/quote]

I'm going to assume that was some other member, but when I assume things I'm often wrong.

[quote name='Saijan Prince.' date='12 December 2011 - 10:08 PM' timestamp='1323749287' post='1341572']
I think a conversation with you would have been entertaining to say the least!
[/quote]

I'll just hope you mean that in a good way :P
[quote name='Saijan Prince.' date='12 December 2011 - 10:08 PM' timestamp='1323749287' post='1341572']

Quad SLI is good for what it's good at.



Making other gamers jealous of your uber rig.



And making benchmarkers jealous of your score





And GPGPU...and general purpose gaming. My 590s are pretty damn solid, plus they only take up 4 slots in a box while costing less than 3x 580s.



[quote name='Saijan Prince.' date='12 December 2011 - 10:08 PM' timestamp='1323749287' post='1341572']

apart from that I see no huge benefits over 3-way SLI 580's, and some serious drawbacks as well, not least of which is the cost of entry.





If all was doing was gaming I'd grab a triplet of 3GB 580s, but then you're into $1.8kUSD as opposed to $1.4kUSD. Not to mention there isn't a decent motherboard with room for 3way SLI a sound card and an NIC.



[quote name='Saijan Prince.' date='12 December 2011 - 10:08 PM' timestamp='1323749287' post='1341572']

A pity you were never around for the post wars with Urban Chaos 2.0 though buddie.......he was the self proclaimed smartest of us all!





I'm going to assume that was some other member, but when I assume things I'm often wrong.



[quote name='Saijan Prince.' date='12 December 2011 - 10:08 PM' timestamp='1323749287' post='1341572']

I think a conversation with you would have been entertaining to say the least!





I'll just hope you mean that in a good way :P

Done.

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