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So I started this build and completed it in less than one day 2 months ago but recently got some more funds to upgrade it and am going to make some changes
First I have to ask about ram I have 32gb of dominator platnium or
32gb of vengance red I am going for the rog colors so I'm thinking red ram but let me know
Also should I go with 1 or 2 660ti 3gb gpus because when I run both the top one gets really really hot so I don't know if heat affects the preformance so let me know also my rad I can do push pull in the front or push or pull in the top and then have intake fans in the front let me know
Then finally my fans I have bitfenix spectre pro red led fans and I like them because they light up my case and I dont have to use leds but my fans don't necessarily work well should I switch them out amd what should I use

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So I forgot overall specs
Cpu: i7 3770k
Mobo: asus maximus v gene
Ram: 32gb 1600mhz
Gpu: 1/2 msi gtx 660ti 3gb
Psu: corsair ax860i
Ssd: samsung 840 500gb
Case: corsair obsidian 350d
Cpu cooler: corsair h100i
 

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So I forgot overall specs
Cpu: i7 3770k
Mobo: asus maximus v gene
Ram: 32gb 1600mhz
Gpu: 1/2 msi gtx 660ti 3gb
Psu: corsair ax860i
Ssd: samsung 840 500gb
Case: corsair obsidian 350d
Cpu cooler: corsair h100i
Well atm thats a pretty awesome rig! Your psu is more than capable of sli configs of even high power cards so thats fine. Are you running more than single monitor for GAMING? Then the added ram of the 3gb sli would help. I love my 660ti but if i were you i would go and get a 770 or 780 and use the 660ti as a dedicated phyx card. Especially if the cards already running hot. It wont affect performance if its under 85-90C though. Keep in mind dual 66tis are about the performance of a titan and you will have 6 gigs of ram just like the titan. If you go 780 or even 770 youl be fine for now and in some time you can grab one more and be blowing a titan out of the water, whereas youl need another 660ti to get close in performance and then youl probably need a new psu, and then youl be having more power consumption and added conflicts in certain games that have sli scaling issues especially above 2 way. your ram is fine but if you want to upgrade i do really suggest just going with 16 gigs of corsair vengeance (dominator platinum is overkill and overpriced IMO unless you do alot of video redering and you really really really want that quicker couple seconds. Games never use over 8 gigs of ram and 16 is more than enough for rendering, 32 is overkill but then again this is overclock.net ;p. As far as fans go this is what i learned. I have 4 blue led fans in my rig. Some bgears as exhuast and 2 antecs as intake. There good, but if i had more money i wouldve gone with the corsair fans that perform better, and just get a cheap led strip for lighting simply for this reason. LED fans are good fans but the leds suck. The corsair fans move more air, and the led strips provide MUCH more light then the fans do. Almost no difference in lighting when the fans are off or on for me and i have four.
 

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Okay I already own both sets of ram and I am thinking 4 sp120 quiet edition would be good as front intakes and on my rad and I can keep the spectre pros as exhaust in the back and 2 on top as vented intakes thanks for the feedback
 

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The Top card will always run very hot with only that small space to breathe.
 

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The Top card will always run very hot with only that small space to breathe.
That's how its been I only keep it on for 2 hours at a time unless I'm downloading some game updates or full games or if its rendering something but should temps affect preformance that much that it would be more effective to take the 2nd card out
 

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Nice rig. Spectre Pros seem to be pretty crummy, which is sad because I really liked the original spectres and still keep about a dozen of them around.

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The Top card will always run very hot with only that small space to breathe.
It won't be a problem.
 

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Nice rig. Spectre Pros seem to be pretty crummy, which is sad because I really liked the original spectres and still keep about a dozen of them around.
It won't be a problem.
Thanks I really like them too
 

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Thanks I really like them too
Are your GPU temps actually bad in that setup? I'm running 7950 TFIII cards in crossfire in my 350D but my motherboard allows me to put the second GPU in slots 4 and 5 and put a sound card in the middle. I thought the temps would be bad on the bottom card as its right up on the PSU but they never even break 60*C even overclocked to 1100mhz.
 

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Are your GPU temps actually bad in that setup? I'm running 7950 TFIII cards in crossfire in my 350D but my motherboard allows me to put the second GPU in slots 4 and 5 and put a sound card in the middle. I thought the temps would be bad on the bottom card as its right up on the PSU but they never even break 60*C even overclocked to 1100mhz.
I don't monitor temps outside of touch and I have burnt my finger on the pcb right above the gpu befor so the top one does get prettt hot and my mobo doesn't allow me to move the card down I have to run them right on each other
 

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I'd monitor the temps with GPU-Z or something similar but like someone else said, it probably won't be too bad.
 

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I'd monitor the temps with GPU-Z or something similar but like someone else said, it probably won't be too bad.
Okay but would temps affect performance so much that I should take one out and if I do decide to sell both in the future and get a 7990 do you think that that would be a smart move for performance and heat?
 

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Another question post Should I get corsair sleeved cables or leave my cables and if I do get sleeved ones what colors also what good silent static pressure fans should I get and finally what red led strips should I get
 

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Another question post Should I get corsair sleeved cables or leave my cables and if I do get sleeved ones what colors also what good silent static pressure fans should I get and finally what red led strips should I get
the cable sleeving is ur decision. Is your psu modular? These fans are fantastic and i see them in tons of high end builds, plus there quiet - http://www.corsair.com/us/cpu-cooling-kits/air-series-fans/air-series-sp120-pwm-quiet-edition-high-static-pressure-fan.html / you can get them with red rings and it adds a nice color highlight to your rig,
These led strips stick great for me and provide TONS of light - http://www.frys.com/product/5351688?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG
Only thing is they plug into the usb on your case but im sure you can get an adapter and plug it straight into your psu. Also they have a switch so yo ucan turn them off if you like.
 

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the cable sleeving is ur decision. Is your psu modular? These fans are fantastic and i see them in tons of high end builds, plus there quiet - http://www.corsair.com/us/cpu-cooling-kits/air-series-fans/air-series-sp120-pwm-quiet-edition-high-static-pressure-fan.html / you can get them with red rings and it adds a nice color highlight to your rig,
These led strips stick great for me and provide TONS of light - http://www.frys.com/product/5351688?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG
Only thing is they plug into the usb on your case but im sure you can get an adapter and plug it straight into your psu. Also they have a switch so yo ucan turn them off if you like.
I am looking for some led strips that will shut off when I turn my pc off and I am ordering some sp120s right now off amazon I am on vacation til monday though so I will be posting more updates then
 

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I am looking for some led strips that will shut off when I turn my pc off and I am ordering some sp120s right now off amazon I am on vacation til monday though so I will be posting more updates then
yes these shut off when you turn ur pc off but you can also turn them off while the pc is on with a switch on the cable. They work awesome i have a couple in blue
 

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So I decided to order nzxt sleeved red led 2meter strip for my computer as lighting and some corsair air series fans for everything updates when I get my stuff in
 
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