Originally Posted by Ulquiorra
Goooood afternoon guys
hope your all well ^_^. im currently speccing up a GPU computational box for work (well cheking over the specs of one), and the motherboard is a
The graphics cards are 2X 7970X2 (tripple slot) (omnom xD)
From what i can tell the cards will fit it taking up all but one PCI Slot (yay can get inifiband), and was just wondering if someone could say yes looks good or no your being a idiot and missing something,
The entire spec is >
Graphics:Radeon HD 7970 x3£700
Motherboard:Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD7 £160
CPU:AMD FX-8150 £115
RAM:Corsair CMZ16GX3M2A1866C9 Vengeance £100
Case:Aerocool Bx-500 Black Edition Midi Tower Case£65
Hard Disk:Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200RPM x3 £160
And its kind of a proof of concept box that ive finnaly been approved of getting and dont want to get it wrong!
Thanks in advance for any and all help you can give on if the cards fit!
IMO i would suggest the upgrade to Vishera 8320 or 8350 (both basically same chip just binned differently). You would yield much better results overall and wont leave yourself asking "what could have been"
Also a 7970 is the same as a 280x which is coming in around the same price here as 7970 so atleast may be worth looking into in your area before going with 7970 (since the 280x is newer and slightly better)
Also IF you can afford it upgrading the Corsair Vengeance to Gskill Trident-x Would be another suggestion (this is much more optional then the above suggestions more-so just cause if you can you should
Lastly suggest getting a SSD to run as your cache for raid or as your main drive. Much nicer using SSD as boot drive/windows drive (This suggestion also more optional and obviously could be added later aswell).
Otherwise amazing build, not familiar with the case but it looks cool (super beefy and im always a fan of RED
). Great PSU + Mobo choice
Let us know how it works out and what you decide
Also have you thought about CPU cooling? Always nice to push atleast a light overclock for daily use with a silent decent cooler of some sort
. You wont be happy with the stock fan im sure louder then the rest in the case xD.
If you do need cpu cooler Id highly suggest a double tower if you want a decent overclock. But if your just looking for a light overclock STAY AWAY FROM THE HYPER 212 and get something like this:
comes in multiple colors, outperforms the 212 and isnt a piece of crap. Only reason i even mention it is that 9/10 people usually ask that question next lol. If you have the room and can afford it the phanteks ph-tc14pe or noctua nh-d14 or be quiet dark rock pro 2 or something similar would be better.
off subject about noctuas new nh-d14 coming out soon im STUPER EXCITED:
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Noctua's new CPU coolers displayed at Computex ranged from compatibility updates to the existing NH-L9 low profile models over a more powerful 65mm tall version and a new 92mm D-type prototype to an updated 140mm dual tower cooler that will further improve the NH-D14's renowned quiet cooling performance. The NH-L9 compatibility updates are already being implemented with current production and the new 140mm dual tower is scheduled for release in Q4 2013. The 92mm model is planned for Q1 2014.
They also had some very nice video about there new technology which is amazing:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AikMzJc9gcY&feature=youtu.beEdited by dmfree88 - 11/20/13 at 3:58am