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I only count 3 PCIE slots for the 480s? Also, FOUR 480s is a TON of heat, dear mother of god. My room heats up like crazy after a few minutes of gaming, and I only have 2-way SLI. Can't imagine how bad it would be with 4-way.
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I only count 3 PCIE slots for the 480s? Also, FOUR 480s is a TON of heat, dear mother of god. My room heats up like crazy after a few minutes of gaming, and I only have 2-way SLI. Can't imagine how bad it would be with 4-way.

The padding covers up the last slot. On water, they are surprisingly tamed. Running 3dmarks11 @ 750 they hit the high 50s. I have plenty of rad cooling power so I'm not worried tbh. Its the power consumption that I'm worried about tbh but will see how far this psu can take my new setup. I haven't tested a stock cooled 480 but I will test the 4th card as soon as my cpu screws come in. But then again I will have the DD block painted and ready so I might just toss everything together. Here's a pic of the mb:

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I love that its not e-atx. My EVGA p67 ftw was a pita to work with as I lost a lot of space next to the mb when the front sr1 360 with push/pull went in. Luckily, EVGA has the 24pin connector at an angle. I have my ram fitted. Oh, I forgot to mentioned I picked up another set of Viper 2133.
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I'm not worried about your cooling, I'm worried about the room you are putting this monster in. You're going to have probably over 1200W of heat added to your room when you are benching/gaming/folding. That's.... a lot. Since you live in Cali you're going to have some issues this summer, lol. With two 480s my room heats up man, it's only March and I'm already rocking the AC. Power bill will be a lot higher thanks to more AC, and more power from the PC, but the AC issue will probably be more expensive.

I never realized how hot rooms can get when you have a high end PC in there, I've always had cooler cards (GTX 260 and GTX 570). Now I have OC'd GTX 480s :|, in Texas, approaching the summer.
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I'm not worried about your cooling, I'm worried about the room you are putting this monster in. You're going to have probably over 1200W of heat added to your room when you are benching/gaming/folding. That's.... a lot. Since you live in Cali you're going to have some issues this summer, lol. With two 480s my room heats up man, it's only March and I'm already rocking the AC. Power bill will be a lot higher thanks to more AC, and more power from the PC, but the AC issue will probably be more expensive.
I never realized how hot rooms can get when you have a high end PC in there, I've always had cooler cards (GTX 260 and GTX 570). Now I have OC'd GTX 480s :|, in Texas, approaching the summer.

Never had any issues running on water. Thats why I always water thumb.gif
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I'm not worried about your cooling, I'm worried about the room you are putting this monster in. You're going to have probably over 1200W of heat added to your room when you are benching/gaming/folding. That's.... a lot. Since you live in Cali you're going to have some issues this summer, lol. With two 480s my room heats up man, it's only March and I'm already rocking the AC. Power bill will be a lot higher thanks to more AC, and more power from the PC, but the AC issue will probably be more expensive.
I never realized how hot rooms can get when you have a high end PC in there, I've always had cooler cards (GTX 260 and GTX 570). Now I have OC'd GTX 480s :|, in Texas, approaching the summer.

One thing I hate about living in Texas. HEAT.
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In the summer I might see an increase but it shouldn't be dramatic. I forgot to mention that I have my R4s at their lowest voltage; I believe its ~2v since I have the dial all the way down. I'll crank them up a bit more when the hot weather arrives in SoCal.


I got two cards fitted. I had to bend one of the tongues of the slot plate as the DD case didn't have a hole/slot to slide it through for the bottom card. I also added a couple of pieces of spare tube I had since the bottom card is only being grabbed by one screw on the slots to support it.

I bought a sheet of matte black vinyl to cover up the sli bridge. Other then that, still waiting on the lg2011 screws.

On a side note. If the CM psu doesn't cut the mustard I'm eying two options: swap it out for a 1.5kw unit or add a booster (FSP Booster, ~450w).
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In the summer I might see an increase but it shouldn't be dramatic. I forgot to mention that I have my R4s at their lowest voltage; I believe its ~2v since I have the dial all the way down. I'll crank them up a bit more when the hot weather arrives in SoCal.
I got two cards fitted. I had to bend one of the tongues of the slot plate as the DD case didn't have a hole/slot to slide it through for the bottom card. I also added a couple of pieces of spare tube I had since the bottom card is only being grabbed by one screw on the slots to support it.
I bought a sheet of matte black vinyl to cover up the sli bridge. Other then that, still waiting on the lg2011 screws.
On a side note. If the CM psu doesn't cut the mustard I'm eying two options: swap it out for a 1.5kw unit or add a booster (FSP Booster, ~450w).

http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-gtx-480-3way-sli-review/25

480s pull insane amounts.
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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.
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http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-gtx-480-3way-sli-review/25
480s pull insane amounts.

I've read most of the quad sli reviews out. The guru is an interesting one since they used an 1366 platform which much more power hungry. Also, keep in mind, those #s are total system output from the wall. Need to factor in efficiency in dc output. I have a Kill-A-Watt so I'll be keenly monitoring power consumption. The numbers I'm looking for are 1350-1400w at the wall. . If I'm pulling more than that I'll start looking for a psu replacement option.
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