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If flashiness and showing off is most important spend the money on 2-3 mid-range GPU's that are water-cooled with impressive cabling and an equally awesome case with awesome lighting etc...Maybe have someone around here create a masterpiece for you guys smile.gif
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Really? Op doesn't want major modes and for the same price, the op can get a tricked out CL case (which is much bigger and easier to work with)... Dont get me wrong, if OP was a pro and wanted a new mod project, then I think the tj11 is a great choice, but he is not and is looking for a fun prject for his class
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If flashiness and showing off is most important spend the money on 2-3 mid-range GPU's that are water-cooled with impressive cabling and an equally awesome case with awesome lighting etc...Maybe have someone around here create a masterpiece for you guys smile.gif

Op kinda needs the 680s for what he will be doing


@OP
Build looks great so far, but I agree on the SSDs... Also, for the loop, I would get dyrlin toobing, NexXxoS XT-45 full copper (just in push is absolutely fine)... I would also use a raystorm of EK copper supreme HF (they are both prity much the same performance, so it's just aesthetics)... Lastly use what ever compression fittings and res you would like... I'll let someone else recommend a pump, but my favorite is MPC35X (thought it is a bit pricy)... You should also note that most 5.25 bay resavours are a pita to fill... I suggest a tube res since you have that much space smile.gif
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post #174 of 193
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Op kinda needs the 680s for what he will be doing

Why is that? I must have missed that somewhere along the line...
 
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3x EVGA GTX 680 FTW+ w/Backplate 4GB = $1,649.97 or 4x SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7970 3GB = $1,559.96
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3x EVGA GTX 680 FTW+ w/Backplate 4GB = $1,649.97 or 4x SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7970 3GB = $1,559.96
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Why is that? I must have missed that somewhere along the line...

The op will be using CUDA and multi threaded optimized programs... One of the main benefits of the 680 over other cards is that they have a higher number of CUDA cores... We have recommended that the OP gets a 2P or 4P system with quadro cards, but he has said that he would not like to use quadros or multi CPUs because of his previous experiences with them... As such, we have arived at using a 3930k and 3x 680s... This was done to try and minimize cost and increase power in the programs and uses that OP will be using... This will be a work machine for his school, not a hardcore gaming rig, which is why we have suggested what we have (if it was gaming I would have said 4x 7970s for sure tongue.gif)
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The op will be using CUDA and multi threaded optimized programs... One of the main benefits of the 680 over other cards is that they have a higher number of CUDA cores... We have recommended that the OP gets a 2P or 4P system with quadro cards, but he has said that he would not like to use quadros or multi CPUs because of his previous experiences with them... As such, we have arived at using a 3930k and 3x 680s... This was done to try and minimize cost and increase power in the programs and uses that OP will be using... This will be a work machine for his school, not a hardcore gaming rig, which is why we have suggested what we have (if it was gaming I would have said 4x 7970s for sure tongue.gif)

But kepler aren't very good compute cards... he'd be better off with 4 580s for that.
 
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But kepler aren't very good compute cards... he'd be better off with 4 580s for that.

U agree that as computing cards go, keplars are terrible... That said, for CUDA optimized programs, I don't see any way for any other non-workstation cards to be better computers then 680s... Please expand on how 580s would be better... If they truly are, that that would be massively helpful because I have recently been asked to do a low budget workstation without a quadro for CUDA based programs smile.gif
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U agree that as computing cards go, keplars are terrible... That said, for CUDA optimized programs, I don't see any way for any other non-workstation cards to be better computers then 680s... Please expand on how 580s would be better... If they truly are, that that would be massively helpful because I have recently been asked to do a low budget workstation without a quadro for CUDA based programs smile.gif

I'll have to look into a bit more later as there was a comparison somewhere and I don't remember the results off hand. But you can't compare the number of cuda cores on the 680 to the cuda cores on the 580 directly. Core for core, the 580 comes out ahead but the vast number of cores on the 680 might outweigh it when it comes to 3-680s vs 4-580s. I'll look into it later tonight and report back (unless someone else does it before me).
 
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I'll have to look into a bit more later as there was a comparison somewhere and I don't remember the results off hand. But you can't compare the number of cuda cores on the 680 to the cuda cores on the 580 directly. Core for core, the 580 comes out ahead but the vast number of cores on the 680 might outweigh it when it comes to 3-680s vs 4-580s. I'll look into it later tonight and report back (unless someone else does it before me).

Ik that 580s are better core for core, but I was under the impression that the shear number of cores on the 680 out weighed the difference... I will look into it tonight as well smile.gif
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