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Old September 27, 2011, 02:29 PM
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Default Question for Ultimate Gaming Rig - Cooling Options and 4-way vs 3-way SLI

This is a question from Skaventor:

A while ago now you did a video ( I think it was on the NCIX channel ) about an ultimate gaming rig. I want to build an awesome gaming PC to, but I hae encountered a few problems.

the first of which is that I don't know if I can fit a Corsair Hydro Series H100 (with two 120mm fans) in the top of a Cooler Master HAF X. the fan sizes in the case are 200mm, but can I still get smaller ones up there???

secondly is it better to have two Nvidia GTX 590's in SLI or a combo of four oder GPU's (Nvidia always) in SLI???

thanks for all your help, and I know that you cannot reply to anything any more, but if you do then thanks sooooo much. I just thought I'd tell you because you said to tell you if somebody was actually going to try one of the gaming rigs. Thanks a ton!!! bye!
1. I believe the HAF X supports a dual 120mm radiator at the top (or even a triple). Can someone correct me if I'm wrong?

2. You definitely don't want any older GPUs. Stick with 500 series if you want to do a beast gaming machine. There is some debate about whether it's better to go with three 580s versus dual 590s, however. Personally I don't see much value to SLI/CrossfireX past TWO cards... The performance gains are quite small at that point.
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