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Where is the heat going to go when you are at full load with 4 of those cards? In your room. I'm seeing temperature increases of over 5C when I turn this thing on and game for a few hours. It's pretty intense man.
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I didn't even know this was the same guy from the ASRock X79 forum until I saw that beautiful X79 Pro. wubsmiley.gif
 
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Have you ever thought of remotely locating your power supply? I cringe when I see all those components that contain water close to your power supplys air intake,hate to see it become a water intake.Remote location also has the benefit of not allowing the hot exhaust from the power supply to be drawn into the cool air feed for the radiators.
I kind of missed how you rationalized your room not getting hot simply because you are cooling components with water.That heated air off the rads has to be going somewhere and that somewhere is the room the radiator is located in.

Nah. Water cooling is safe as long as you do everything properly and check for leaks before you add your major components. I have a little 300w psu I jump to power on the pump only and that's how I check for leaks. You don't have to power on the whole rig to leak test. If you get any liquid on your components just clean them up and let them air dry for a few days or a week.
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Where is the heat going to go when you are at full load with 4 of those cards? In your room. I'm seeing temperature increases of over 5C when I turn this thing on and game for a few hours. It's pretty intense man.

I'll keep a tab on temps. This is my ninth, or tenth (I've lost count) loop so I have some experience. I'm sure everything will be fine. I have my rig next to a window so I can vent through that window and not recirculate hot air in the room.
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I didn't even know this was the same guy from the ASRock X79 forum until I saw that beautiful X79 Pro. wubsmiley.gif

wave2.gif Reason why I got the Asrock, quad sli power!
post #104 of 245
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Here's the FSP Booster. I don't have a bay available but there's a bit of space on top to custom mount it if I need more power. I'm kind of doubting this will power on two 480s but if needed, it can provide more than enough juice to a single 480 while the CM psu will handle the rig and three cards (what I've ran so far).

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edit: I just read the CM specs and my psu can churn up to 1440w dc with a continues 1200w. So from the wall I should expect 1600-1700w. Gives me a little more confidence but lets see what happens. I don't plan to run max all the time and electricity is too expensive to fold so this will just be for gaming and some fun. Eventually, I will run Surround some time in the future.
Edited by wermad - 3/27/12 at 4:02pm
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Where'd you get that at and how much werm? I doubt I'ma have room for one in the near future but if it's cheaper than buying a replacement PSU when mine is in perfect working order it's nice to know they are around and where to get em. smile.gif

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Where'd you get that at and how much werm? I doubt I'ma have room for one in the near future but if it's cheaper than buying a replacement PSU when mine is in perfect working order it's nice to know they are around and where to get em. smile.gif
~Ceadder smil3dbd4e4c2e742.gif

Price are around $75-100. Provantage has the best price but its special order. I'm still kinda iffy on this one if I could find a used 1.5kw psu for the same amount of money I would have invested with this and my psu. I could easily remove my odd but I'll need to go external since I have a few games that still require the od to run (ie Crysis, Warhead, etc.).
Edited by wermad - 3/27/12 at 5:54pm
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You're probably going to need that extra psu. At 5.0 @ 1.5v and 900 core on my 480s with light volt modding I'm seeing just over 1470 watts of pull. Without ocs you should be perfectly fine, not that you'll actually need to for a very long time. I hope the psu works out. Worst comes to worst you can just pawn it off on a fellow member. For most it's overkill. You will most likely be perfectly fine with adding the bay psu unless you decide to fold on everything all at once.
 
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You're probably going to need that extra psu. At 5.0 @ 1.5v and 900 core on my 480s with light volt modding I'm seeing just over 1470 watts of pull. Without ocs you should be perfectly fine, not that you'll actually need to for a very long time. I hope the psu works out. Worst comes to worst you can just pawn it off on a fellow member. For most it's overkill. You will most likely be perfectly fine with adding the bay psu unless you decide to fold on everything all at once.

Is this from the wall? If it is, still within specs of my psu. Just pushing it tbh. I'm not going to push the cards past 800 core. I already had fun with three 580s and hitting 950 so I'm not really hellbent on high overclocks with the 480s.
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Is this from the wall? If it is, still within specs of my psu. Just pushing it tbh. I'm not going to push the cards past 800 core. I already had fun with three 580s and hitting 950 so I'm not really hellbent on high overclocks with the 480s.

That's converted for 80% from the wall. Pumps, fans, and hdds also pull tons of power, which I think is why it's so high.
 
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That's converted for 80% from the wall. Pumps, fans, and hdds also pull tons of power, which I think is why it's so high.

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Well, I might be able to jerry-rig my cpu block to fire her up. We'll see what the kill-a-watt shows with some testing at stock clocks for all.
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