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Originally Posted by Blaze182;13240441 
You wouldn't believe it, but I saw this post 1 minute after it had been made... its taken me three hours to try and find the parts listed!!

With regard to the second rig, which I'd look at seriously, I can get all the cooling components, and case, and most of the electronic components.

Heres the problematics:

I cannot get the 580GTX MSI Lightning cards, nor can I get the 16 Extreme Silent fans. Is there a viable supplement? Or a place which ships to Australia that I don't know about? biggrin.gif

Was I suppose to opt for the Seasonic PSU in this build, or the Rosewill Lightning-1000?

P.S... I put my Asus Xonar Essence card in the build biggrin.gif

Will all this fit? 2 GTX, 1 Xonar, 1 Revo drive..??

@Rockerdelmal: Yeah! biggrin.gif I got your PM!!! Been looking over the amps, one of them is hideously ugly =P So far I'm liking the Matrix M Stage and the Heed - just need to get this build sorted before I move on to the amp biggrin.gif

Do me a favor good sir. Link me your favorite comp store with prices for australia. I'll try to find an austrilia based water-cooling company, and Mountain Mods ships worldwide i believe.
If you can wait a few hours I'll have something for you in the morning.
Do apologize I forgot you were in Australia, but I will accommodate.

Also it should on the p67.
The benefit of water-cooling is that you make all those gpus single slot so there's suddenly a ton of room in that mammoth motherboard, you should have space for everything.
     
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post #92 of 154
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No no, the cooling system is fine biggrin.gif They ship to Australia, as does Mountain Mods, so all that is fine biggrin.gif

The problem is the Graphics cards and the 16 fans, I can't get either in Australia.

The biggest store for parts in Australia would be....
http://www.megabuy.com.au
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post #93 of 154
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blaze182;13240494 
No no, the cooling system is fine biggrin.gif They ship to Australia, as does Mountain Mods, so all that is fine biggrin.gif

The problem is the Graphics cards and the 16 fans, I can't get either in Australia.

The biggest store for parts in Australia would be....
http://www.megabuy.com.au

The fans I choose for their price to performance. Others include panflows and San aces which FROZEN sells. I'll check if megabuy has them for cheaper though. Sorry it's 5 am and I'm just dead tired. Give me 5 hours or so and I'll get you something.
     
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Thread Starter 
Haha, no worries, go get some shut eye!!!

I appreciate all the help a lot, and will make the effort at the end to do a build log and tests =] I've never gone Water Cooled so its a bit of a new field for me!!

I'll buy off ebay/Amazon if it helps with widening selection =]

EDIT: I don't mind going ATI, simply cause I like ATI more than Nvidia - to me, their cards seem better. I only went nvidia for CUDA... Whichever card will clock the hardest I'll go with. I only do the mega render once every 4-6 months (for major assignments). So, either way I'm happy, lets just build a beast =]

EDIT 2: I have found 1 seller who has 1 GTX 580 Lightning card, I'm asking if he has a 2nd for sale - will keep updated smile.gif Definitely can't find a fan retailer though.
Edited by Blaze182 - 4/23/11 at 7:57pm
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Thread Starter 
System Build:
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD7-B3
CPU: Intel I7 2600K
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB DDR3 1333MHZ
GPU 1: MSI Nvidia GTX 580 Lightning
GPU 2: MSI Nvidia GTX 580 Lightning
Sound Card: Asus Xonar Essence ST
Primary HDD: OCZ SSD PCI-E (x4) RevoDrive X2 240GB
Optical: LG BLURAY WRITER
PSU: Silverstone Strider 1500 Watt Modular

Cooling:
CPU: XSPC RASA High Performance Acetal Liquid Cooling Block
GPU 1: EK GeForce GTX Liquid Cooling Block
GPU 2: EK GeForce GTX Liquid Cooling Block
Radiator 1: Black Ice GTX Xtreme 480
Radiator 2: Black Ice GTX Xtreme 480
Pump: Swiftech MCP355 (120GPH)
Reservoir: FrozenQ PC Mods Reactor Core Extreme V 2nd Gen

Miscellaneous:
Tubing: Primo Chill PRO (x 12)
Pump: XSPC Laing Acrylic Replacement (For Swiftech pump)
Case: Mountain Mods U2-UFO (CYO Option)
Case 2: Mountain Mods Pedestal 24
Fans: 16 of something with low noise & high fan speed.


Thats the build...

Build is on hold at the moment, as its blown the budget by $1,323.... Good old Australia + Shipping.

Probably will go ahead, just want to be sure of myself before I pull the trigger.

On another note, will water work in the cooling, or will I have to buy a proper coolant?
If you spot anything wrong with this build thus far, PLEASE let me know ASAP =]

Just want to make sure, I have everything?

COOLING.png

The case specs are right?

CASING.png
Edited by Blaze182 - 4/24/11 at 9:02am
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post #96 of 154
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blaze182;13252432 
System Build:
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD7-B3
CPU: Intel I7 2600K
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB DDR3 1333MHZ
GPU 1: MSI Nvidia GTX 580 Lightning
GPU 2: MSI Nvidia GTX 580 Lightning
Sound Card: Asus Xonar Essence ST
Primary HDD: OCZ SSD PCI-E (x4) RevoDrive X2 240GB
Optical: LG BLURAY WRITER
PSU: Silverstone Strider 1500 Watt Modular

Cooling:
CPU: XSPC RASA High Performance Acetal Liquid Cooling Block
GPU 1: EK GeForce GTX Liquid Cooling Block
GPU 2: EK GeForce GTX Liquid Cooling Block
Radiator 1: Black Ice GTX Xtreme 480
Radiator 2: Black Ice GTX Xtreme 480
Pump: Swiftech MCP355 (120GPH)
Reservoir: FrozenQ PC Mods Reactor Core Extreme V 2nd Gen

Miscellaneous:
Tubing: Primo Chill PRO (x 12)
Pump: XSPC Laing Acrylic Replacement (For Swiftech pump)
Case: Mountain Mods U2-UFO (CYO Option)
Case 2: Mountain Mods Pedestal 24
Fans: 16 of something with low noise & high fan speed.


Thats the build...

Build is on hold at the moment, as its blown the budget by $1,323.... Good old Australia + Shipping.

Probably will go ahead, just want to be sure of myself before I pull the trigger.

On another note, will water work in the cooling, or will I have to buy a proper coolant?
If you spot anything wrong with this build thus far, PLEASE let me know ASAP =]

Just want to make sure, I have everything?

COOLING.png

The case specs are right?

CASING.png

Mega buy has more stuff than I thought. Check your PMs
     
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post #97 of 154
Also you won't need the Mountain Mods case or the Silver Stone Strider, the Antec HCP is a much better PSU at a better price.

total was exactly $5000
     
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upon reviewing this

http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-gtx-580-3-way-sli-review/11
http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-gtx-590-sli-review/12

it may make more monetary sense to actually purchase the 590 quad sli, my bad. I'll change the build to reflect the different gpus, price should go down.

but highly clocked 3gb tri, may actually be better.
Edited by Spykerv - 4/24/11 at 8:33pm
     
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Thread Starter 
We have one problem with that build o_O

We forgot the Revo drive and the Asus Xonar sound card, which combined, they add another $1,000... Which blows the budget by another $1,000.

LOL!

I want those 3 cards though... You addicted me to them!!

Give me some time to figure this out!! >]
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Quote:
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I use to play games a lot, but am lucky if I play a game once every couple of months.

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I want those 3 cards though... You addicted me to them!!

Not sure the purpose of TRI SLI or Quad SLI, if your looking for raw GPU power then the 2x 590's would be better as its 4 physical cores. However scaling actually may be better with 3 depending on monitor resolution. You should be at 2560 x 1920 or higher for that kind of power.

For CUDA or CAD & 3D you should really look into a workstation card..

For a non gamer your awfully headstrong on a gaming multi gpu setup...

Just want to be sure you understand that..
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