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Thu Apr 16, 2015 1:13 am

  • ...and here is my new gaming machine.....
    Asus G751JT-T7096H

    My PC became old and i really mean old (more than 4 years) so i decided it woudnt be useful to upgrade such a former good and now crappy rig....
    Due to the fact that im often not at home it had to be a gaming laptop
    looks good works excellent and the cooling is fantastic.....thers only 2 things that r really annoying.....the soft touch surface and the speakers
    all in all im very satisfied
    METAL RULEZ :twisted:
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Thu May 07, 2015 11:28 am

Thu May 07, 2015 7:40 pm

  • Nice desk. Is it oak or maybe maple?
    Since you appear to be barefoot in the picture, I assume you're also naked. :wink:

    Did you give your i7 4930K/Rampage IV Gene, to Trooper?
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Thu May 07, 2015 9:43 pm

  • Oak kitchen table actually. My "desk" is actually two old tables from a middle school science lab. One 7 feet long and the other 6 feet.

    I still have the 4930K build. I'm s up and running if Trooper ever comes to visit me in Dayton. I mean I gifted him his current i5 750/GTX 760 build. But he's in Air Force basic training right now and I told him to start saving so he can build his own. :wink:
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Thu May 07, 2015 11:05 pm

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    That's a toilet. :mrgreen:
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Fri May 08, 2015 12:06 am

Fri May 08, 2015 12:53 am

  • It's pictured with a 4770K. My z97 build is on hold until the 980Ti or R9 390x are released from captivity. Which is suppose to be June/July and coincide with Win10. While I haven't been a fan of Radeons since HD5800 series, I am curious to see what performance gains HBM1 has over GDDR5.
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Thu Aug 27, 2015 4:17 pm

Fri Aug 28, 2015 6:15 pm

  • You need a four-way SLi bridge and edit a modded INF file for quad 780 SLi.
    http://www.overclock.net/t/1497816/simp ... ce-gtx-780
    But, SLi and crossfire doesn't scale well with more than 2 cards. Also current nvidia Kepler and Maxwell 2-way SLi doesn't scale very well, at least not like the GTX 6xx series and not as well as the r9 290/x or r9 Fury.

    Wouldn't it be better to put the ACX cards on the bottom and the stock (blower style) on top.

    I don't know if you are using Win10 or not, but up until the most recent nvidia driver there was a massive memory leak using SLi.

    Also, is that a stock Intel heatsink on a ROG board? :shock:

    I went with a single GTX 980Ti. Still need to bend some tube for my gpu. As my build is currently half liquid and half air.
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Fri Aug 28, 2015 6:22 pm

  • The mobo came with a 4-way SLI bridge. I just forgot to attach it to the cards before taking the pic. I'm running Win10 now. I haven't really tried getting all 4 cards working together yet. Current drivers are only allowing two cards to link in SLI. Do you think I should go ahead and flash the same BIOS on all four cards?
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Fri Aug 28, 2015 6:27 pm

  • You're posting while I'm editing. :x

    But, yeah I would flash all cards to the same BIOS and same speed.
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Fri Aug 28, 2015 6:38 pm

  • My bad.

    I thought so. I'm going to flash the two original 780s to the EVGA FTW cards settings I think to make it easy.

    On position of the cards, I wasn't too sure. I thought the ACX coolers would be better off in the middle right in front of the front intake fans. If I can get them all linked in SLI together, then I'll worry about their position. Unless I run into heating issues first.

    Yes, sadly I'm waiting on a Corsair AIO 280mm cooler for the CPU. Sucks but I couldn't wait any longer haha. I'm really enjoying the single thread performance of the 4790k. It has easily given me 20+ more FPS in PR and I've seen a healthy bump in Squad too.

    I'm jelly. The 980Ti is a hell of a card. But I've got my eye on Pascal and 16nm when I'm done with these 780s. Let me know how your experience with bending tube goes. That's the next step for me. Custom water cooling.
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Sat Aug 29, 2015 4:07 am

  • I had originally planned a z87 (MSI Z87A-GD65 Gaming) build with a 4770k and two GTX 780Ti in SLi with acrylic tubing, two 240 radiators and a bay reservoir. Right as I was going to purchase my cards, the GTX 970 was released, so I changed my mind and decided to get two GTX 970 in SLi .
    But, then sh*t hit the fan, when it was revealed that the 970 had 3.5GB of usable vram and 0.5GB of still usable but much slower vram. I also noticed, that the way my z87 board's pcie slots were arranged, that two gpus and the back radiator wouldn't fit. So I put a Pentium G3258 in the z87 board with one of my HD5870s and through it in my server to replace my aging Phenom II X6 1090T/MSI 790FX GD70/HD5870 combo.

    I decided to change just about everything in my original plan.
    New plan:
    Asus Maximus VII Gene MATX (z97)
    Single gpu (I didn't want a 980, due to it's marginal increase in performance over the 970 but with a much higher price. And, I knew that eventually Nvidia would release a full-fat Maxwell as either a Titan or a Ti. So Titan, Ti or Fury-X) to start with and another card later.
    Tube reservoir and copper tubing.
    My delidded 4770k, GSkill Tridents, SSDs and 3TB HDDs are the only items that made the transfer to the new plan.
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