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Old July 24, 2012, 03:16 PM
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Default 3930K Dual GTX680 DCII TOP Build Almost Done

Posted about a possible 3770K IB build last month, but in the end I went ahead and got an X79 since I wanted to go 3-way SLI in the future. Almost finished setting it up now :D still a few things I need to get (once I recoup the big hit my bank account took from this -_-)

Asus Rampage IV Extreme
3930K@ 4.8 (1.36V) for 24/7, Managed to get it up to 5.1 stable but temps were on the high side.
2x Asus GTX680 DCUII TOP (3rd planned for some time in the future, once I can get some EK blocks as well)
32GB G.Skill TridentX 2400
256GB OCZ Vertex4 (1.5 Firmware)
Seasonic Platinum 1000w
CM Storm Trooper
H100 Cooler (temporary til I can get a real loop set up)
Yamakasi Catleap Q270 2560x1440 (@100Hz managed 120 but it wasn't 100%)

Still need to do:
Sleeve the Cables (ugh apparantly the seasonic platinum is one of the hardest to sleeve)
Set up a Water Loop, the plan is for an external triple 120.3 setup with 3 Alphacooling 360mm UT-60s in a dangerden rad box. XSPC Raystorm cpu block with 3 EK DCU 680 Blocks, Dual D5s running the loop.
3rd 680 DCII TOP card
2 More Catleaps for 7680x1440
Build a new desk to fit it all
















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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 video card benchmark result - Intel Core i7-3930K Processor,ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. RAMPAGE IV EXTREME score: P18884 3DMarks


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Old July 25, 2012, 08:51 AM
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Hmmm, thick video cards but nice looking.

How do they compare to the other 680s while overclocking, are they as cold as they advertise it?

"super alloy power 35C operation"

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Old July 25, 2012, 04:01 PM
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I get about 31-35c idle, 47-53 in games, 60-68ish if I'm full load stressing them. Excellent coolers compared to all the others. About the same noise level as my old gigabyte windforce 580 when at lower fan speeds, you will hardly hear it. The Asus pcb on the DCII 680s is much better quality than reference cards, mote power phases, better VRMs and caps so overclocking should be better. The TOP cards are better binned chips, or at least should be so the should theoretically clock better, but even the stock clocks are way up at 1202mhz boost. One of my cards is an amazing clocker, but the other one is just above average. The good card hits 1371 stable on the default 1.175v, with ram at 7ghz. The other card goes to 1280 also with 7ghz ram, which is really good considering the stock clocks.

But I'll be soldering up the VGA hotwire in a few weeks to push the cards to 1.35ish volts once I get my EK waterblocks, so hopefully ill see 1.5+ghz and 7.2+ on the ram

The 18884 pscore was with the ram at 6.8ghz and the cores left not overclocked since I haven't quite found a good balance between the two of them yet. I should probably hit 19.5 if I clock em up to their maximums without upping the voltage, and hopefully hit 20.5k with the VGA hotwire

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Old July 25, 2012, 04:39 PM
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hahaha goodluck with the soldering, I wouldn't temper with my gtx 690, I can really run all the games I want with it already on max hahaha.
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Old July 25, 2012, 07:27 PM
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That is one heck of a build. Isn't Tri-SLI (even SLI) a bit overkill for a single monitor? Here's hoping you're going to put your resources towards a nice surround setup!
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Old July 25, 2012, 07:35 PM
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Yeah my plans are 7680x1440 some time this summer, I can't drive 3 of them(well) quite yet with just two cards so it has to wait until the 3rd card (and the water-cooling)
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Old July 25, 2012, 08:46 PM
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Very nice, with your "planned" Resolution I would have went with the GTX 680 4GB VRAM versions vs 2GB and substituted that 1kW PSU for a Corsair AX 1.2kW (all that planned WC). Dont forget to Post more pics!
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Old July 25, 2012, 09:55 PM
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Since I'll be going with an external rad box, I'll most likely house the pumps in there too, along with a small dedicated 450watter to run the loop. And yeah, I wish Asus made 4gb TOP cards :( I want the VGA hotwire option since the 1.175v limit kind of sucks.

If anything, I may end up selling the cards if they don't work out well with that resolution.

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