Originally Posted by mannyfc
No offense but are those 3dmark11 runs with 4 way on or 3 way? J/W
Really love the 4 480's, heat up the room a lot?
The cpu is was at 4.3 which is still a bit of a bottle neck tbh. I'm very much new to lg2011 so I'll have to find what is my cpu's max stable clock. So far I have found my 24/7 of 4655. If you check out Vantage, It matches the same gpu score as three gtx 580 3gbs @ 950 core each (max I could get them) with all four at stock clocks. I've been spending the day exploring my cpu's capabilities and trying to sort out the ram speed too. So far so good so I'm sure with a nice oc to 800 and my cpu @ 4.7 I can match or possibly beat my old 3d11 score of 17.2k (i7 2600k @ 4.9 and the three 580s aforementioned). At stock clocks, the 480 is equivalent to the 570 (Nvidia's intended successor).
Originally Posted by Captivate
I got two 480s and my room heats up like crazy. Can't imagine how it is with 4 480s and that cooling set up, lol. I've *****ed about it before
They're still not a problem tbh. As long as you have the proper cooling, you can tame the 480s. Last run of 750 core each, they hovered in the high 50s with my fans running at their lowest possible setting. I'm sure I can keep them in the low 50s by cranking all fans to max.
Small update: I picked up a Lamptron FC2 on ebay from Gary (from sidewindercomputers.com) for $25. Its brand new and sealed, though its silver. But looking at the FC2 pics, I can probably squirt some nice satin black on it. The Scythe is overheating more than I'm comfortable with. I checked the heatsinks with my laser thermometer and it was registering 60°c on the heatsinks. Without the pci-slot cooler blowing on them, the acrylic gets hot! Not warm, hot! I guess I've been just stressing it too much as I've used all the channels for a while. Its a bit a weak per channel at 12w but I generally have a couple of fans at most hooked to each one. Since the FC2 doesn't have a ton of knobs, I'm going to chain a few fans together. I shouldn't have any issues since each channel provides a healthy 45w. I am worried about premature failure though as it was common complaint about them.
Other then that, I had a bid on a Silverstone 1.5kw unit on fleabay but the bidding sky rocketed last minute and I couldn't justify spending close to $300 on a used, unknown usage, no warranty, and no return psu. I'm sure Silverstone will start phasing this out out sometime soon to make way to a gold unit and I'm hoping they'll be discounted deep then. For now, the Booster is nice a touch. I like the "X" on the front since you can push it and it changes the led color to it (though the blue is kinda weak). I've ordered a couple of cheap pcie extensions from jab-tech.com to help route the cables to the back as I'm not liking the Booster's cables reaching out through the front.