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Even i7s would have a hard time pushing that many GPUs but it would be way better than any PIIs. Even overclocked to 4GHz+, it wouldn't stand a chance. What an unbalanced system.
 
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Its actually a lian li k57w. It is a nice case, very large area for installing graphics cards. Should do fine with the 2 65cfm 140mm fans that are gonna be installed. I hope he dont run it without an AC on! My warranty don't cover that.
In my defence, he asked for parts by name, he didn't seem like a gamer.
Edited by donkru - 6/12/11 at 9:30am
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post #13 of 28
I also think he will have issues with so much gpu power and that cpu (even at the 3ghz freq you mentioned)...do you know what the build will be used for? is it mainly for gaming? I would so toss 1 card out and get a better cpu...
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haha not only is he 'idiot' for spending over 1200 buxs on video cards and use like a $120 cpu... he also cheap out on the case too LOL... i wonder can I cook an egg in that case...

Is that an Antec 300? If it is... I had 2 CF 6870 in an Antec 300 and i could cook an egg... i wonder what does 4 x 6970 can do ... make breakfast for the whole family!
No need to be jealous now
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As already said. Yes. Just one of those cards is probably bottlenecked by the CPU let alone 4 of them. He could have spent the money for one of those cards and take the rest to build a new system and it would run faster than that system with quadfired GPU's.
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post #16 of 28
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No need to be jealous now
Why should he be jealous when his 2500K system can probably push out better FPS in games than that PII X4 system with 4 GPUs.
 
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I can think of one thing: Bitcoins

But those builds are usually even more unbalanced, a sempron running four HD 6990s isn't uncommon for such rigs...
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I think I'm just gonna run kombuster a few times and all it a wrap. I really wanted to play with this system for a day or two. But it sucks, I feel like I was screwed over. All this geek pron I was opening up, and then now bang. Next time I open 4 x 6970 it better have an i7 in it! Or I will cry.

Wow, seriously, sempron with 4x6990. Hope I never build that. Seems out of whack. And btw, my i5 rig smokes this pos. Maybe an x6 1090 could redeem it. I'm gonna try and convince um, if he plans on gaming.
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post #19 of 28
I think you need an overclocked Sandy Bridge or a Xeon or something of that sort to avoid bottlenecking that setup for gaming.
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post #20 of 28
omg so unbalanced. would be a good rig for folding though.


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I can think of one thing: Bitcoins

But those builds are usually even more unbalanced, a sempron running four HD 6990s isn't uncommon for such rigs...
actually that is uncommon considering you can't run 4x 6990's, you can only run two of them in quad fire.
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