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My Watercooled Quadfire 7970 lightning + 3770k build for my 5x1 eyefinity array

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I am building an extreme watercooled rig to match my 5x1 5400x1920p 120hz eyefinity array. I have been using a Corsair 800D, but decided it was time for something new and wanted to go all out so I decided on a MountainMods Ascension case biggrin.gif

This is an evolving build so colors, cable management, etc will all be constantly changing until I am sassified. Heres a quick rundown of the main components.


-MountainMods Ascension extended case with Horizon plate
-Watercool MO-RA3 9 x 120mm PRO Extreme Radiator
-(4) EKWB EK-FC7970 Lightning blocks + bridge
-Raystorm CPU & memory blocks
-Koolance & Bitspower fittings
-(9) Scythe Gentle Typhoon 120mm x 25mm Fan
-(9) YATE LOON 120mm Case Fans
-(5) COUGAR CF-V12H Vortex Hydro-Dynamic-Bearing fans
-Tygon tubing
-(4) MSI 7970 lightnings
- 3770K
- 16gb Corsair Rammer

-(4) Samsung S27A750D + (1) Samsung S27A950D debezzeled displays
-(1) WSGF Edition 5x1 Stand

08/15/12
I got my replacement card in and reinstalled everything. FINALLY everything is working perfectly. BF3 is AMAZING on 5x1 with quadfire lightnings. I am running 1250/1700 clocks @ 1325/1700mvs and temps are in the low 40s across the board. Everything is working perfect, these EK blocks are fantastic!!! :shocked:
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And here is some hardware porn smile.gif
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08/11/12
And this kids is why we SHOULD ALWAYS test our equipment before installing waterblocks frown.gif
My fourth MSI lighting which I just bought for this build is DOA. I knew I should have tested it prior but I took the lazy road out and now I am gonna pay for it. As you can see the other three GPUS are working and their blue leds are on. Card 1 is dead. I have tried pulling its reactor off and changing power cables, but that didn't help....its dead, dead, dead.

I was able to do some minor oc testing with the remaining three cards in Trifire @1150/1600 and temps were 35c under full load for all three!

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08/07/2012
A shot of the monster cooling
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08/06/12

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08/05/12

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I had to build a custom radiator stand out of ceramic tile thumb.gif
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And of course here is my Callsign Vega inspired 5x1 thin bezel monitor array
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Edited by l88bastar - 8/15/12 at 3:35pm
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Awesome setup! What monitors are those? I assume you removed the bezels?
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Thanks! The monitors are:

-(4) Samsung S27A750D + (1) Samsung S27A950D debezzeled displays
-(1) WSGF Edition 5x1 Stand

Rep if you like tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by l88bastar View Post

Thanks! The monitors are:
-(4) Samsung S27A750D + (1) Samsung S27A950D debezzeled displays
-(1) WSGF Edition 5x1 Stand
Rep if you like tongue.gif

Dose the 3D work with Eyefinity? Also why push with GT's and pull with Yates? I doubt the Yates can keep up with the GT's.

BTW, I just ordered my 7970 Lighting block and a quad bridge, but for now I only plan on having 2 cards with 2 blank plates. Room for expanding though biggrin.gif
    
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3D eyefinity? dude, that would kick ass. i would love to have such setup! also, i think you should do such setup with the yamakasi's/other branded cheap 27" displays. just for pixels of course, otherwise not worthy imo.
     
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Don't those bezels bother you? They'd drive me crazy.
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what a beautiful view. what degree did you angle each monitor to avoid the angle blur?

@susik89 - i didn't like my eyefinity at first but after a 2-3 hours of playing, you learn to phase it out.
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Originally Posted by l88bastar View Post

Thanks! The monitors are:
-(4) Samsung S27A750D + (1) Samsung S27A950D debezzeled displays
-(1) WSGF Edition 5x1 Stand
Rep if you like tongue.gif

That monitor setup looks amazing. Tutorial on debezel technique? smile.gif
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Dose the 3D work with Eyefinity? Also why push with GT's and pull with Yates? I doubt the Yates can keep up with the GT's.
BTW, I just ordered my 7970 Lighting block and a quad bridge, but for now I only plan on having 2 cards with 2 blank plates. Room for expanding though biggrin.gif
3d could work, but tridef really isn't geared for portrait setups. Also, you would need to reverse the polarization of the 3d glasses, which is a matter of buying a few pieces of the right film to put over them.

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3D eyefinity? dude, that would kick ass. i would love to have such setup! also, i think you should do such setup with the yamakasi's/other branded cheap 27" displays. just for pixels of course, otherwise not worthy imo.
Ten mega pixels can bring four 7970s to their knees, so a 20 mega pixel setup would be pointless with current gpu tech.

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Don't those bezels bother you? They'd drive me crazy.
What bezels?

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what a beautiful view. what degree did you angle each monitor to avoid the angle blur?
@susik89 - i didn't like my eyefinity at first but after a 2-3 hours of playing, you learn to phase it out.
Thanks, I just followed the natural curve of the mount. The angles are not too extreme.

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That monitor setup looks amazing. Tutorial on debezel technique? smile.gif
Vegas the man, I copied his display setup....see post #120 for the tutorial
http://www.overclock.net/t/1143724/3x-120hz-eyefinity-portrait-setup/110
Edited by l88bastar - 8/5/12 at 10:07pm
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Don't those bezels bother you? They'd drive me crazy.

Guess you haven't seen bezels lol, his bezels look 1/2 the size of my monitor (U2711).
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