I caved... Quad GTX 580 UD with new AC waterblocks.. New 990X and new 1500W PSU

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  1. Phatboy69

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    I'd been mulling over for a while trying to decide if i should wait for next gen GPU's and CPU's..

    Well I cracked... I have 4 new Gigabyte GTX 580 UDs in my possession and have ordered Aquacomputer blocks and SLI bridge and new 990X CPU to go with it.
    Oh and some MDPC sleeving to finally finish the system.

    EDIT:19-8-11 Updated list and pics
    Ordered AC Kryos HF Silver CPU block and 3x AC Ramplex Ram blocks too with 24GB of (3 x 4GB) PC3-16000 2000MHz DDR3 RAM - 9-10-9-27 kits.
    2 x Enermax 1500W PSU
    2 x Sliding 180-Degree U Connector (CNT-MEAU) = $19.48
    6 x Nozzle Body, 4-Way Brass [no nozzles] (ADT-XUTX4) = $44.94
    6 x Nozzle Coupling Adapter, G 1/4 Male-Female (ADT-XMF) = $14.94
    6 x Nozzle Coupling Adapter, Male-Male (ADT-XMM) = $14.94
    6 x Nozzle Coupling Adapter, Female-Female (ADT-XFF) = $16.44
    10 x Nozzle Socket Plug (SCR-CP003PG) = $19.90
    2 x Fitting Pair, Swiveling Elbow (Low Profile) (NZL-LXG2P) = $39.98
    4 x Nozzle Coupling Adapter, Male-Female, 20mm (ADT-XMF-L) = $13.96
    6 x Swiveling Coupling Adapter, Male-Female (ADT-SMF) = $20.94
    6 x Swiveling Coupling Adapter, Male-Male (ADT-SMM) = $20.94
    4 x Nozzle Body, 5-Way Brass [no nozzles] (SPL-XUFY5B) = $33.96
    2 x Fitting Pair, Swiveling Elbow (NZL-LXG1P) = $39.98
    2 x Dual VID Connector, Adjustable 2-3 Slot Spacing (CNT-VDA34) = $29.98
    4 x RAM-35 Sliding Connector (Type 3) (CNT-ME3) = $27.96
    6 x QDC (High Flow) No-Spill Shutoff Male, Threaded G 1/4 (VL3N-MG) = $65.94
    4 x QDC (High Flow) No-Spill Shutoff, Female Angle [For ID: 10mm (3/8in), OD: 13mm (1/2in)] (VL3N-F10L) = $60.96
    4 x QDC (High Flow) No-Spill Shutoff, Female [For ID: 10mm (3/8in), OD: 13mm (1/2in)] (VL3N-F10S) = $51.96
    6 x QDC (High Flow) No-Spill Shutoff, Male [For ID: 10mm (3/8in), OD: 13mm (1/2in)] (VL3N-M10S) = $68.94
    4 x Tecnofront AirBox 360 Plexi (AIRBOX360) $99.80
    1 x Sunbeamtech Power Supply Modding Tool Kit (SB-TOOLKIT) $14.99
    5 x *** HOT *** Arctic Cooling MX-4 Ultra Premium Thermal Compound with High Thermal Conductivity (ACTC-MX4) $49.75
    7 x Indigo Xtreme for Intel Core i7 Processors (LGA1366 socket) (INDIGO-EX-1366) $139.65
    8 x 3M™ 8815 Thermally Conductive AdhesiveTape (3M-8815) $23.60
    176-9801 1 Wire,equipment,hook up,UL1007,30.5m,24 awg,red
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    3 MDPC Sleeve-Kit SL-K1-BK 35,29 € 105,87 €
    1 MDPC Crimping-Tool CR-TOOL-X 31,63 € 31,63 €
    5 SATA Crimp-Connector CR-SATA 2,09 € 10,45 €
    5 SATA Power-Connector THROUGH HO-SATA-T 2,93 € 14,65 €
    3 Crimp contacts FEMALE for ATX, PCIE, EPS CR-ATX-F 2,93 € 8,79 €
    3 Crimp contacts MALE for ATX, PCIE, EPS CR-ATX-M 2,93 € 8,79 €
    3 Crimp contacts for fans CR-FAN 2,51 € 7,53 €
    3 24-Pin MOLEX BLACK - Housing HO-24P-BK 2,10 € 6,30 €
    6 4-Pin MOLEX BLACK - Housing HO-4PF-BK 1,76 € 10,56 €
    6 3-Pin MOLEX BLACK - Housing HO-3PF-BK 1,76 € 10,56 €
    3 Cable-Management-Clip SMALL - BLACK PC-S-BK 1,89 € 5,67 €
    3 Cable-Management-Clip BIG - BLACK PC-B-BK 2,48 € 7,44 €
    3 Cable-Management-Clip JUMBO - BLACK PC-J-BK 2,51 € 7,53 €
    SubTotal : 235,77 €

    Of course the poor old coolermaster 1250 PSU isnt up to the task with these (it keeps doing overload shutdowns) so Ive had to order a new Enermax 1500W PSU.
    As a temporary work around I've installed another 1200W supply into the MM case and it now runs 3 cards and the second UD9 MB pcie 12v connector and its mostly stable with the other supply doing accessories MB and CPU and 1 GPU. It gets through 3Dmark11 Performance settings but not Extreme and cant finish vantage without tripping overload either even with 2 1200W PSUs!
    The individual rails on my 1200s are only good for 20A which explains it. They are operating right on the edge with max CPU overclock and 4 580s in benching.

    Ive gone with TWO Enermax 1500's as they have 125A over 6 rails (30A each) for a total power of 1500W for GPU/CPU 12v rails as apposed to the Silverstone strider that can only do 110A (25A each) over 8 rails and max 1300W for 12v rails. The Enermax has also got some pretty tight regulation according to the couple reviews i found.

    I cant believe how much power these cards draw and how much heat they generate in an SLI config. 100c on the first card without secondary active cooling, 70c on the 4th.
    Ive hooked up a workable temporary solution with a 120 fan mounted above them sucking air up and another 120 blowing cooler in from the back of the cards. Dropped temps to ~70c under load for all cards at stock 795/2000.
    I wasn't going to WC these so i could sell them off in a few months but they just get too hot and noisy and the performance is just amazing!

    Crysis 2 DX11 ultra pack rocks with these cards.. hows minimum 100FPS with maxed out settings sound?

    Ill post some pics soon...
    Here's what they'll look like!
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    Did an inventory of the Koolance bits today... Tadah!

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    The ramplex manifolds I made I may use, and other manifold bit n pieces... or I may just use the extendable 180o at the back right and do a more simple serial setup for the ram blocks.
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    Quick disconnects, Ill probably be moving most of these away from the MB and GPU's to the Rads and Res now instead, to keep the Mboard looking cleaner. See if I like it or not.
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    Various Adapters, swivel joiners, extendable joiners, and plugs...
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  2. .Radiant

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    Whish I could "cave" and buy 4x 580's with WB's, a new PSU and a 990x

    Should look sexy though :D
     
  3. Spyfox

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    monstrous!!
    keen to see it all together :pirate:
     
  4. Jimba86

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    looks forward to this!

    cant wait to see pics?

    and i assume the gigabyte GTX 580 UD are reference PCB? im trying to wonder how they do in SLI air cooled?
     
  5. timsarg

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    lolol what were you expecting, 50 degrees across the board ?

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  6. Phatboy69

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    No i was expecting about 85c-90c as they have a custom cooling solution, but it looks like it only really gets better temps when not in an SLI config because of the way it draws in and exhausts air.
     
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    Some pics tonight will come as it stands now.
    Its a custom PCB with higher grade components with the same layout as reference which means you can still use most reference water blocks.

    Heres a pic.
    mshagg edit: no hotlinking thanks... if you need an image host, check out www.overclockers.com.au/pix
     
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  8. walker_2003

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    UD usually do bad in SLI because their coolers although better then stock in single mode, suck @ wedge SLI due to design. Unless you run them far apart.
     
  9. Jimba86

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    that sucks...because ive got a UD7 (X58) and it doesn't have the best PCI-E layout:thumbdn: so i have to go reference so i dont fry the card...

    guess ill just wait to next gen then...:(

    back on topic: looks forward to seeing pics!

    im looking at doing water cooling in the future with full AC gear (CPU&GPU blocks,Pump,res) so this will be of interest to me..

    only reason i havent do it yet is due to warranty (i want to wait for it to run out)
     
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  10. ElBeasto

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    Phat!

    Well done on the purchase, you won't regret it!
     
  11. Phatboy69

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    #1 spot for Adrenaline Crysis 2 DX11 Ultra Timedemo on every Map! :D

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    you sir, get a gold star :thumbup:
     
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    Here's the make-shift setup till everything arrives to cool these beasties down!

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    P18043 - 4 x GTX580 @ 900/2200/1.088v - I7 950 @ 4600Mhz - Gskill @ 2000Mhz 9-9-9-27 - Gigabyte X58a-UD9 - Phatboy69 - GPU-AIR CPU-H2O
    http://3dmark.com/3dm11/1617049

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    A little bit of heaven..

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    nice score!

    and nice system too!

    those AC blocks look sexy :p
     
  17. Del3ct1

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    Slightly OT but that cabling job in the MM is just :wired:
     
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    HAHA! Yes I know, but its temporary until the new gear and MDPC sleeving arrives.
     
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    Hows the panel and motherboard tray flex on the case going?
     
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    Just fine no problem at all!
     

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