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One of my 780's showed up. The other one is still in transit. How does this even happen wth.gif

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Right now, the Rampage IV Extreme is a little weird in that the first and third PCI-E Slots are pci 3.0 16x. The other slots are 8x. If I want 16x 16x then I have to use the first and third slot. Normally, dual slot GPUs look just fine in the first and third slot. Single slot GPUs with water blocks might look like its too big of a gap. Dunno how to proceed with this. rolleyes.gif

One way is to go Triple 780 SLI like how James did with his build, but honestly, I don't need the third 780. Two is already overkill for 120hz @ 2560x1440. It would really balance everything out but that's another 650+150 for the card and water block + backplate. mad.gif

I'm just worried that by only populating the 1st and 3rd slots its going to look like it's gaping in the middle, since I'm planning on using an acetal version of the FC bridge but blanking it off.

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Screw it. I hate you James! Your build literally made me spend an extra $800 dollars for Tri SLI 780's with waterblocks mad.gif

This is going to be epic though thumb.gif

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I got the "original csq" design plus backplates. Any of them will fit. Like I said, they'll be branded Titan anyway.

I thought long and hard about the "original CSQ" with a CDQ bridge but even though I've got a huge CSQ theme going, it's all nickel or acetal. No plexi. Unlike your build, I'm going for a very low key CSQ build so I settled on the XXL Titan with backplate. All the titan waterblocks, with the exception of the "original csq", use the new EK Terminal and aren't compatable with the EK Bridge.

Should they release a CSQ version of the bridge in the future, I'll probably swap to that. That's cheap enough I don't mind picking up another one of those things.
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And then there were two.

The last one comes in tomorrow along with all the waterblocks!





Also, the K95 mechanical keyboard finally arrived after 5 months of waiting since the CES 2013 reveal. biggrin.gif
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Awesome build !!
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Nice rig cheers.gif
 
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Update. My package finally arrive and I spent much of the day fitting the blocks onto the cards getting the light bars on my ram. thumb.gif



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post #29 of 34
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On a different note, two of the GTX 780's had perfect TIM application. The third was a ****ing mess. The guy who applied it clearly doesn't understand thermal properties of TIM

This was taken after I already started wiping the TIM off and I was like, oh I should take a picture. rolleyes.gif

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Update. My package finally arrive and I spent much of the day fitting the blocks onto the cards getting the light bars on my ram. thumb.gif



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so this is what sex looks like... all along, the porn I've seen has been wrong... :-D

Congrats man... im about to pull the trigger on my 2nd one.
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