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Okay. I've been saving up for awhile. It's been a little over two years since my last build. I fell out of the loop on hardware. The build I want is a 2600k build for obvious reasons. It's newer tech, runs cooler, overclocks higher and just plain better then the x58.

Now here is some of my questions. As you can see, I have a nice budget, and that doesn't even include the monitors. I would love to run Tri Sli GTX 580's. After doing a little research and looking at the mobo's for the current P67 builds, it looks like they don't do Tri Sli very well correct?

So I was initially going to get this:

Mobo: P8P67 Asus Deluxe.
or Asus Sabertooth (color theme)

Now my problem. I know those two work with with Dual Sli. Are there any current p67 mobos that will scale OK with tri sli?

I saw these.

mobo: Asus Maximus IV extreme
or Asus WS revolution.

Would those scale okay, or still be trash for tri?

Case: Obsidian 800d
CPU- 2600k
GPU- GTX 580 lightning (2 or 3)
PSU- Corsair AX 1200
Cooling: Water Cooling (still looking around for parts)
Mobo: (tba)

3x Asus VG236H(3D surround) or 1 U30 Dell ultrasharp
Edited by Anglis - 6/16/11 at 8:44pm
   
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post #2 of 40
The return on investment with tri is not the greatest. I would never recommend it. It's a cool thing to have but not worth it. I would just go with SLI. Some people don't like doing it but I would save the rest of the money and upgrade later for Kepler. Those will be nice cards.

But it you want full TRI support go with x58.
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post #3 of 40
Another thing would be why buy 580 lightnings when your gonna water cool them right? Wouldn't make much sense to spend the extra for the beast air cooler on it to just slap some water blocks on them.

I also agree with AMC your most likely going to have problems with drivers for Tri-SLI. I'd just go with SLI.
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where are you located?
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I also agree with AMC your most likely going to have problems with drivers for Tri-SLI. I'd just go with SLI.
i always prefer one powerful card, like a 580 3GB. however in this case tri sli might not be a bad idea. 3D already has a huge performance hit on a single display... i cant image three monitors.
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You're right about the cards. I was originally going with an air cool system so I had those in mind already. I had a last minute change to water cool. So i'll probably just go with two EVGA GTX 580 3GB editions.

I would appreciate recommendations for a build. Like I said, it's been awhile!
Edited by Anglis - 6/16/11 at 9:13pm
   
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post #7 of 40
Water cooling...
Thats all i have to say about a budget like that...
    
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SR-2 and two xeons would be faster
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post #9 of 40
Get the EVGA Classified Super Record 2. Quad-Fire/SLI support, 2 Xeon CPUs, up to 48GB of RAM. Be great for your budget. It's on the 5520 chipset, so I don't know what Xeon CPUs are compatible.

EDIT: Looked at the page, Xeon 55xx and 56xx are compatible.
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SR-2 and two xeons would be faster
is it possible with those price???


doubt it ....
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