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It's been about 2 1/2 years since i have built myself a gaming rig. Recently i upgraded mine with new video cards, and its GREAT....but i want more. It's going to take me about a week to build it as i wait on products to show up. I purchased a lot locally, i ordered some stuff, and some of my recent upgrades are so new, they will be brought over to the new tower.

Basically, i already have 2 Asus GTX 780 Direct Cu2 cards in SLI. I bought them a month or 2 ago and within about a months time, they were already passed up by the new 780ti. Long story short, my $650 (each) cards came down in price to about $530. It SUCKS my card isn't the newest anymore but at least my 3rd is now more affordable. I always wanted to run 3 cards in SLI, even 4. At this time, 3 is the best i can do but it will be awesome!

I am watercooling all 3 GPU's and the CPU. I got water blocks on the way for the cards and TONS of shit to make this happen. Believe me this is seriouis, i have 2 pumps, 2 huge radiators, and a huge reservoir to support cooling 3 gpu's. It is overkill but future proof.

This new PC will consist of:

Corsair 900D Case (Supertower)
Corsair AX1200 Power Supply
Asus Rampage IV Extreme x79 (socket 2011)
Intel Core I7 4820k Processor (watercooled) <<<< (UPDATE: SWAPPED THIS FOR A I7 4930k (pg. 10))
32GB Patriot Viper DDR3 2400 Ram
Samsung 840 EVO 1TB SSD
Seagate 3TB HD (storage)
Seagate 2TB HD (storage)
ASUS DVD Drive
3 ASUS GTX 780 Direct Cu2 Video Cards (Watercooled)
2 SMD OM-1 (Left, Right LED output indicator)
1 SMD VM-1 (12v Rail Monitor)
1 SMD TM-1 (Temp Sensor/Fan Controller)
3 EK Waterblocks (GPU)
1 EK CPU Waterblock
2 Koolance High Flow pumps
2 EK CoolStream RAD XTX 480 Radiators (8 120mm fans)
1 Bitspower water tank
EK Triple Parallel adapter block (for 3 GPU)
Misc Bitspower fittings, brackets and adapters.
Windows 8.1 Pro (OEM) <<< Stardock added to get windows start menu back - 8 doesn't suck now! :)

and now with the pics. I will post more next week when i REALLY start building!



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and you are a dumb fuck if you think im taking out a Nvidia card for an AMD. You are also a dumb fuck for not knowing that he is telling you basically it isn't the first time AMD has made a claim that

Added some more red lights...it gained 10fps

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YES I KNOW THE EDGES ON THE ACRYLIC ARE ROUGH, I PLAN ON FLAME POLISHING THAT BEFORE THIS IS DONE. THANKS!



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That 1TB 840 EVO should be amazing!

Got the 120GB version and wish I could have gone for the bigger faster ones.

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I would have replied earlier, but I was measuring the output of my amp with a yardstick . . .

What you hear is not the air pressure variation in itself

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in the two streams of superimposed air pressure variations at your eardrums

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Everyone learns to render the 3-dimensional localization of sound based on the individual shape of their ears,

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The rough edge on the acrylic cover will be cleaned up and flame polished. It WONT look rough when i am done.



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Looks sweet Steve!

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i WAS going to do 64gb of ram but i didn't want to spend $900 on DDR3 2400.....so i got 32gb (8 4gb sticks). 32 should be MORE then plenty.



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