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Let him be a man and order from Alienware.

Edit: Yeah the 590 will take up less room and less money. (For the wcblocks.)
Edit: On a another note, why not just build a Sr2 system?
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Let him be a man and order from Alienware.
Guys, he is a man. He is not a bad dude. He's just loaded and and foolish at times.
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Small thing, but ditch the Spinpoint F4's and grab two enterprise edition WD 2TB drives. The F4s are 5400RPM drives, and the WD are 7200RPM drives. Make sure you don't get the standard Caviar Black drives though, they don't support raid. Gotta be enterprise!
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So, you guys are telling me to nix the four 580's and talk him into either two 580's or two 590's then?

2x 590's quad sli = Lane bandwidth x16
2x 580's dual sli = lane bandwidth x16
4x 580's quad sli = lane bandwidth x8
3x 580's tri sli = lane bandwidth x8

So a dual 580 sli will scale better as well as two 590's in quad mode will scale better than what he has in the list,

Also SSD straight through if you have the money to burn with one standard Hdd for storage Purposes
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2x 590's quad sli = Lane bandwidth x16
2x 580's dual sli = lane bandwidth x16
4x 580's quad sli = lane bandwidth x8
3x 580's tri sli = lane bandwidth x8

So a dual 580 sli will scale better as well as two 590's in quad mode will scale better than what he has in the list,

Also SSD straight through if you have the money to burn with one standard Hdd for storage Purposes
On my board, tri-SLI scales to x16, x8, x8, but I have LGA1366. Did they change that for Sandy Bridge boards?
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Originally Posted by macca_dj View Post
2x 590's quad sli = Lane bandwidth x16
2x 580's dual sli = lane bandwidth x16
4x 580's quad sli = lane bandwidth x8
3x 580's tri sli = lane bandwidth x8

So a dual 580 sli will scale better as well as two 590's in quad mode will scale better than what he has in the list,

Also SSD straight through if you have the money to burn with one standard Hdd for storage Purposes
So I got him to switch to two of these http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130630 Saves him about $500 too
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He is going to switch the SSD from the C300 256GB to this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227663
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And the HDDs are being pulled in favor of this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148736

I know a lot of you think the guy sounds like an @$$, but I do want to see him end up with a great rig. So any help is appreciated.
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post #49 of 85
hah i have a friend like that he has alot of money and he as well wants to out do my build, and of course who does he want to help him, hahah me!! but it's all good!
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hah i have a friend like that he has alot of money and he as well wants to out do my build, and of course who does he want to help him, hahah me!! but it's all good!
Exactly the same for me... He wants me to help him put it all together. It is all good. My ego isn't a problem. I could care less that he wants to outdo my build. I couldn't be any happier with what I have and I don't have the ability to just going throwing cash around like he does. He did the same thing a few years ago when I bought an Audi A6. He went right out and bought an Audi A8. Fine by me, as I borrow it all the time
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