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Originally Posted by theseekeroffun View Post

There are actually two 4-pin connectors. The second one is outlined here.....
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I have read through the manual, but it is not clear if you need to power both. My guess is that if you go 2-waySLI, you will need one, probably both if you go 4-way SLI.

The manual says that the 4-pin connectors are for fans...

- 2 x CPU Fan connectors (1 x 4-pin, 1 x 3-pin)
- 3 x Chassis Fan connectors (1 x 4-pin, 2 x 3-pin)

The manual also says this: "Currently Intel® Socket 2011 Sandy Bridge-E Processor doesn’t support
PCIE 3.0, but this motherboard is already PCIE 3.0 hardware ready. It depends on Intel’s CPU to enable PCIE 3.0. Please check Intel’s website for information on future CPU updates and releases."
Edited by sortableturnip - 7/14/12 at 5:12pm
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The manual says that the 4-pin connectors are for fans...

I believe you're mistaken between 4-pin fan headers and 4-pin molex connections tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by bruflot View Post

I believe you're mistaken between 4-pin fan headers and 4-pin molex connections tongue.gif

Yeah, I didn't see this: - 2 x SLI/XFire power connector biggrin.gif

Anyone who wants to look at the manual here's a link
Edited by sortableturnip - 7/14/12 at 5:18pm
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Every day I go I really hope the BBBB will happen and won't be a half finished project. Honestly this build is just so over the top there are no words I can think of to describe what it will be like when it's finished. Keep up the great work! thumb.gif
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Every day I go I really hope the BBBB will happen and won't be a half finished project. Honestly this build is just so over the top there are no words I can think of to describe what it will be like when it's finished. Keep up the great work! thumb.gif

i honestly dont think this would ever be a half build log. at least not after painting 42 (or maybe more) individual fans.unless chris sells them tongue.gif
 
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The PCI-E slots are supposed to provide 75W of power for each card so it would make sense to have the each additional 1 x 4 pin molex type connector providing up to 150W for each pair of cards.
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post #647 of 3982
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Originally Posted by RedScorch View Post

Every day I go I really hope the BBBB will happen and won't be a half finished project. Honestly this build is just so over the top there are no words I can think of to describe what it will be like when it's finished. Keep up the great work! thumb.gif

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Originally Posted by barkinos98 View Post

i honestly dont think this would ever be a half build log. at least not after painting 42 (or maybe more) individual fans.unless chris sells them tongue.gif


Not a chance in the world of not finishing. applaud.gif

Last night I finally threw in the towel with AquaComputer and re-ordered almost all of the stuff from Aquatuning. If you haven't read about my AquaComputer experience....see this thread. So I'm fairly confident I'll have all of my Aqua stuff this week. I also made the executive decision to do the AMS rads white on the sides instead of crimson, which allows me to move forward with my final Caselabs transaction. Jim had run out of the custom Prismatic powder on my first order, and had to order more before he finished the top panels and some plates in my custom color. I asked him to hold off doing the final batch so I could send him some additional faceplates (some from Aqua...and the rads). Not getting the Aqua order kept that whole thing delayed. Now that I'm not going to do the AMS rad sides in crimson, I can move forward with Caselabs also. I sent Jim an email last night telling him that the remaining faceplates were on the way.

While I'm finalizing the Caselabs stuff, I also inquired about ordering two of the new XXL doors for my TH10, and one of the USB 3.0 retrofit kits....both of course done in the crimson color.

Additionally, since I fully expect my Asrock Extreme11 motherboard to be available for purchase sometime in the next week or two....things are going to start moving.

Build progress will remain slow for the next couple of weeks, while I wait for the AquaTuning stuff, Caselabs order, and the motherboard. Plus I'll be out-of-town on a Florida vacation and cruise the last week of July and 1st week of August....so no progress updates during that time. But I will try and show some progress before vacation on some custom wiring I'll be working on, ...selecting a color pattern for my 24 pin and 8 pin sleeving, and doing my custom dye batch for the MDPC-X sleeving....all before I get out of town on vacation. Once I return....build should move ahead full steam.
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Originally Posted by Big Elf View Post

The PCI-E slots are supposed to provide 75W of power for each card so it would make sense to have the each additional 1 x 4 pin molex type connector providing up to 150W for each pair of cards.

So is the 75 watts part of the rated wattage for the cards?....or is that in addition to what Nvidia says the cards draw?

Wondering how much juice this box is going to be sucking from the wall at full load. lmaosmiley.gif
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I believe it's part of the rated wattage for the cards. My system with just an overclocked i7 970 and a pair of overclocked 580 GTX draws 960W with the Heaven Benchmarks and about 640W with the 580's at stock settings so yours will probably need it's own Power Station.
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post #650 of 3982
dam that really sucks about aquacomputer mad.gif i waited 2 weeks for my case to come (on speicaltech's web site it said it was in stock but they ment "yeah its in stock just not our stock") turns out it was in stock at the manufactures lol (in germany also)


i Thought i was hard done by... but man 63 days my god you could of got a row boat and rowed there and back in that time lol, are they walking them to you though Russia and then down through Canada lol if not they lost your stuff tongue.gif
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