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Amazing build, watching....


You can see by those benchmarks... 2x huge increase, 3x a more, 4x just a little more. Oh well if you can do it, why not right?
You can see in the Heaven benchmark, quad crossfire has almost 400% scaling versus 1 card. That's incredible.

I think with the 12.3 mega pixels I will push, quad 6970 should work out pretty sweet.
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Heaven isn't a "real world" benchmark imo... I play games not just run benchmarks

But I agree 4 cars would still be totally worth it is I had that kind of change to spend.
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Keeping my eye on this build. Im considering getting this board for gaming/folding. It be nice to have four cards with a lot of room for watercooling. Good luck!
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why would you build with a 2600k for quadfire? don't you need the extra lanes offered by the i7 in order to get the most out of this build? seems like it will just hold you back. Better cpu of course (except for 980x), but it will seriously hurt your gpus by using it.
 
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why would you build with a 2600k for quadfire? don't you need the extra lanes offered by the i7 in order to get the most out of this build? seems like it will just hold you back. Better cpu of course (except for 980x), but it will seriously hurt your gpus by using it.
PCI Lanes are overrated anyways, difference between x4 and x16 is only a couple % of your FPS.
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why would you build with a 2600k for quadfire? don't you need the extra lanes offered by the i7 in order to get the most out of this build? seems like it will just hold you back. Better cpu of course (except for 980x), but it will seriously hurt your gpus by using it.
Through research I've found the P67's total PCI-E 16x lanes to the CPU might hurt performance a little, but not drastically. I will benchmark this build with two cards against my current X58 build to see if theres any difference.

I was thinking about going 990x on a X58, but decent quad-fire boards haven't been released yet let alone the CPU. The UD9 was discontinued pending the new boards.
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Anyone know if Acrylic has decent thermal insulation properties?
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Anyone know if Acrylic has decent thermal insulation properties?
It's okay, what are you comparing it to? Why do you ask?
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It's okay, what are you comparing it to? Why do you ask?
I was thinking about making the evaporator water housing out of acrylic. This would make a nice permanent setup in the front of the air conditioner housing. I am just curious as to how low the water temp in the tank could get with 3/8" acrylic before condensation forms at about 50% humidity at 70 degrees F.
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PCI Lanes are overrated anyways, difference between x4 and x16 is only a couple % of your FPS.
Although, if you're going to be run quadfire for that extra small % increase in real-world performance, you'd think that the performance hit by the pci-lane restriction would be considered.

All that aside, I don't understand why so many people are hating on this. If he wants to, and is willing to purchase a quadfire setup, then let him do it. He's not asking whether this would be the most efficient way to spend his money, he just stated that he wants to do (to each his own).

As for the fraud comments, once again, I don't understand why some people are getting worked up about this. Let him try to take it in. If they accept the return without noticing that it was modded rather than a factory defect, bad on them. I wouldn't lose sleep over it either.
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