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post #21 of 353
Definitely keeping an eye on this looks incredible.
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post #22 of 353
I do have to ask about some of the choices made in planning; everything else looks great, though:
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2 – Aquacomputer Airplex 480 Radiators – 33026
2 – Aquacomputer Airplex 360 Radiators – 33016

Why those? They're basic Magicool-made rads like XSPC/Swiftech/EK/Alphacool/Feser/Phobya/Coolgate/NexXxoS rads. Considering the fans you'll be using, I do highly suggest a HWLabs Black Ice radiator, any of them, or the Koolance CU1020V series.
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3 – EVGA GTX 580 Classified Ultra Hydro Copper 2
EVGA 3 Way Water Block Bridge

GTX580s, good. Hydro Copper blocks, not so much. Swiftech has never made a very impressive full-cover GPU block as far as performance goes, so why not just get a normal GTX580 and put a Koolance, Heatkiller, or Aquacomputer block on?
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Drives:
4 – OCZ Vertex 3 90GB – RAID for OS

You might get a lot of people shouting at you for using Sandforce drives in a high-end build... I highly suggest either the Crucial M4, Corsair Performance Pro, or Samsung SSD830.
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post #23 of 353
If you are waiting for the MB to be released might as well wait for Kepler or go tri/quad 7970

Can't wait for pics
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GTX580s, good. Hydro Copper blocks, not so much. Swiftech has never made a very impressive full-cover GPU block as far as performance goes, so why not just get a normal GTX580 and put a Koolance, Heatkiller, or Aquacomputer block on?
I believe that the classifieds were binned with a higher overclocking limit and better gpu's.
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You might get a lot of people shouting at you for using Sandforce drives in a high-end build... I highly suggest either the Crucial M4, Corsair Performance Pro, or Samsung SSD830.
I believe that as of the last firmware update these problems are now no longer valid. They've been fixed.
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post #25 of 353
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Sorry for the delay, I have been out of town.

I am not commited to any of the parts.

I currently have the Black Ic SR1 radiators in my current machine. I just liked the look of the AquaComputer ones.

I need the extra slot for a RAID card - Thats why no 4 GPUs.

I am sure once I get closer to purchasing the board and GPUs, something new and better will be out.

I figured it would be easier to buy the GPUs with the water blocks attached. (unless there is a great difference in quality)
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I believe that as of the last firmware update these problems are now no longer valid. They've been fixed.

There are still some users with sporadic BSODs and system freeze problems, so it's still best to keep away from Sandforce drives until they put out more fixes.
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There are still some users with sporadic BSODs and system freeze problems, so it's still best to keep away from Sandforce drives until they put out more fixes.

I agree wholeheartedly.
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post #28 of 353
Bro ... if you need room,,,, PCI-E Bridge Cable!!!!
    
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I always forget about the pci cables
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post #30 of 353
Quote:
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Sorry for the delay, I have been out of town.
I need the extra slot for a RAID card - Thats why no 4 GPUs.
I am sure once I get closer to purchasing the board and GPUs, something new and better will be out.

How many drives do you have? The SR-3 will come with 6 Sata ports + 2 SAS ports. If im not wrong you can use up to 4 drives on each SAS so in total that is 14 Slots on the board.
I would consider having all the drives on the board and use something like a OCZ Revodrive 3 X2, the thing as a sick transfere speed.
You could also use PCI-ex extenders and mount a raid card somewhere else, but not sure how many lanes the SR-3 has.
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