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Old August 16, 2011, 12:02 PM
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those are pretty sweet
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Old August 17, 2011, 05:29 AM
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Its official i am #12 Xtreme preset and Performance preset for 3DMK11!!
2nd 1500W PSU installed tonight, all good! :yepp: Koolance stuff arrived couple days ago but cant do anything with it yet.. Though I did play mechano with it at work the other day! The ram block manifold idea I had will work, just not sure if I'll like the look installed when the blocks arrive.
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nice. hows folding? :)
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Old August 17, 2011, 09:05 PM
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Originally Posted by _dangtx_ View Post
nice. hows folding? :)
Got FaH setup for the 1st time last night, geeeee it generates some serious heat running 4GPU's and a toasty CPU.

This sleeving job better come out the best on the planet... 17 roles of 30M cable set me back $500 bucks!
100M of MDPC sleeving, tools, crimps and bits n pieces arrived today too!

More Pics tonight! :)
I thought you might like to see the method in my madness regarding the need for "More Powah Scotty!"
A heavily OC GTX580 can draw 350W each (30Amps) :eek:
I had to do all this research before choosing my new PSU for the quad 580 GTX setup and thought I'd be safe with a 1500W... I was wrong, I could still trip an overload with 1, but not now with 2 x 1500W PSUs!
Each GPU has the best part of 60Amps to feast on now! I have 2 cards running off each PSU with each connector on its own 30Amp rail. I also have 1x 8pin CPU 1x 4 pin PCIE from each PSU supplying power to the Motherboard which has 2 x 8Pin CPU and 2x PCIE molex connectors. These are also each on there own 30Amp rails per connection.
I wont be running out of power now! ;)

TDP Database
Graphics Cards Thermal Design Power (TDP) Database - 3D Tech News, Pixel Hacking, Data Visualization and 3D Programming - Geeks3D.com
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[Tested and Burned] SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6970 2048MB Review - 3D Tech News, Pixel Hacking, Data Visualization and 3D Programming - Geeks3D.com

There's also this monstrous graph here..
Graphics Cards Power Requirements Charts - (2 pictures total)
And the sauce of the sauce ;)
Atomicpc
The Truth About Graphics Power Requirements V2 - Atomic 3.0
"Active Power Management
The latest generation of cads to come out (GTX 500 series and HD 6900 series) are the first from both Nvidia and AMD that actively limit the total card power usage to a predifined level.
Nvidia for example is limiting its GTX 580 through hardware by measuring the draw of current into the card (though I believe is activated by drivers in particular applications like FurMark) to limit the cards draw to 300W. With out this feature the card will easily draw in excess of 300W+.
AMDs route is less accurate but isn't application specific and thus a bit more elegant a solution. They have tested their GPUs and found how much power each part of the chip uses, from this they've created an algorithm to estimate power draw based on usage of each part of the GPU. Once the limit is reached (eg 250W for the HD6970) the drivers down clock the core to reduce power draw. They do how ever provide in the drivers a slider to allow a + or - 20% to the base value. Eg for the 250W limit of the HD6970 this means you can alter the power limit from 200W up to 300W. There's also talk that 3rd party card makers can alter this 20% figure to anything they like. Time will tell."
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Old August 17, 2011, 09:54 PM
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Here's what 500M of PSU and Fan cabling looks like! :eek:
176-9801 1 Wire,equipment,hook up,UL1007,30.5m,24 awg,red
1 Reel of 30 Metre(s) $22.20 $22.20
176-9794 1 Wire,equipment,hook up,UL1007,30.5m,24 awg,black
1 Reel of 30 Metre(s) $22.20 $22.20
332-001 1 Wire,equipment,hook up,UL1007,30.5m,24 awg,yellow
1 Reel of 30 Metre(s) $18.10 $18.10
176-9823 1 Wire,equipment,hook up,UL1007,30.5m,24 awg,blue
1 Reel of 30 Metre(s) $22.20 $22.20
333-436 1 Wire,equipment,hook up,UL1007,30.5m,16 awg,yellow
1 Reel of 30 Metre(s) $28.00 $28.00
331-749 1 Wire,equipment,hook up,UL1007,30.5m,18 awg,black
1 Reel of 30 Metre(s) $26.10 $26.10
331-755 1 Wire,equipment,hook up,UL1007,30.5m,18 awg,red
1 Reel of 30 Metre(s) $27.80 $27.80
331-828 1 Wire,equipment,hook up,UL1007,30.5m,18 awg,violet
1 Reel of 30 Metre(s) $26.10 $26.10
331-777 1 Wire,equipment,hook up,UL1007,30.5m,18 awg,yellow
1 Reel of 30 Metre(s) $26.10 $26.10
333-420 1 Wire,equipment,hook up,UL1007,30.5m,16 awg,green
1 Reel of 30 Metre(s) $32.90 $32.90
333-385 1 Wire,equipment,hook up,UL1007,30.5m,16 awg,white
1 Reel of 30 Metre(s) $32.90 $32.90
333-470 1 Wire,equipment,hook up,UL1007,30.5m,16 awg,grey
1 Reel of 30 Metre(s) $32.90 $32.90
333-414 1 Wire,equipment,hook up,UL1007,30.5m,16 awg,red
1 Reel of 30 Metre(s) $32.90 $32.90
333-408 1 Wire,equipment,hook up,UL1007,30.5m,16 awg,black
1 Reel of 30 Metre(s) $32.90 $32.90
333-464 1 Wire,equipment,hook up,UL1007,30.5m,16 awg,orange
1 Reel of 30 Metre(s) $28.00 $28.00
333-442 1 Wire,equipment,hook up,UL1007,30.5m,16 awg,blue
1 Reel of 30 Metre(s) $35.00 $35.00
333-458 1 Wire,equipment,hook up,UL1007,30.5m,16 awg,brown
1 Reel of 30 Metre(s) $32.90 $32.90
Running Total $479.20
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Old August 17, 2011, 10:12 PM
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nice, thanks for the contribution.

i wonder if the gpus + cpu will yeld better ppd than just the cpu itself..as the new cores take a hit on cpu performance :)

anyhuu, looking good.

oh, and for power consumption look here : PowerColor HD 6870 X2 2 GB Review - Page 25/31 | techPowerUp

or whatever newest gpu review they got so the graphs are up to date
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Old August 17, 2011, 11:43 PM
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I just ordered one of these to remove the drive cage and minimise cables internally. I had a 1.5TB drive die on me this week so was a good motivation to go external.. Luckily I had it mirrored in RAID 1 to another!

Hotway 4-Bay RAID USB3.0/eSATA Enclosure

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I need to do a bit of planning first but I'll probably get started on the weekend. The sleeving only just arrived today.

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Old August 18, 2011, 05:36 AM
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What do you guys think about mounting SSD's with either of these internally.

This one might not fit where I have 2 spare PCI slots because of the MB water block, but i could fit 2 in-between the GPUs if I get replacement single slot mounts for the GPUs.


Or I could devise a way to mount this internally somewhere?
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Old August 18, 2011, 07:06 PM
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Wire arrived short of the heavy gauge yellow. 6-8 Day wait! :(
Cant do much re-cabling unless I can re-use some of the existing cable.
All the GPU cables use the heavy gauge yellow.

Most PSU's only use 18 AWG for power but I've upsized to 16 AWG to help reduce vdroop. I think the Enermax uses a lot of 16 AWG so I might be alright to at least get started this weekend if I can re-use some of it.

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