hi all,been following this thread with interest.fantastic build,more patience than me!!
my setup is going on my wall as a picture as soon as i get round to it.but thats another story.
i have just bought the same setup as you but using my old gtx680's.
when i 1st installed i could not load them in the comp atall.the fan would run at full speed.i tested them in another comp and they were fine.so what i noticed was that cpu0 is looking for the onboard graphics.when i installed a 680 in the 5th pci from the cpu's it would start normal.once that was in i could add the other one to get sli!!never have quite understood it but its working.
i was also amazed at 2+ million score in aida....but the newer version favours the core i7 chips and made the test harder for the dual xeons.
i was a little dissapointed with futuremark advantage and 3dmark11....but were ok.
more important for me was the 3d rendering in 3d studio max.....it flies!! and thats where i think this build is made for imo.
just spent all day trying to get farcry3 to work on this and it is not happening!!
my partner loaded it up on her laptop fine np.....definately some issue with hardware....i suspect no support for this brand new chipset i guess??or it just wont run on xeons!
anyway...great build mate.....here are some of my setup;
the case is a lian-li but modded to have the mobo flat.could never find one like this 2yrs ago and now i see you have one!!!
my old rig was supermicro server board,4x8378 opteron(all liquid cooled),128gb ram,10tb hdisks,dual 680gtx ........just love to see what can fit in a box!!!