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Next step: Mod the Zalman z11 case to a "Darth Vader" look so it will be something like this: https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/521666_512551068765790_75769346_n.jpg

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  • 83 months ago
  • 7 points

I got so excited when I saw the first pic! Then I was disappointed. But I await the update!

  • 83 months ago
  • 6 points

Yo Dawg I Heard You Like Vader

  • 83 months ago
  • 2 points

Solid build. Internal pics, please. I tend to vote based on crafstmanship as opposed to component choice (though in your case I'm tempted to just upvote since I'm a stickler for NVIDIA / EVGA as well -- peep my build for proof, lol)

Will look forward to the Vader mod.

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Why two 680s instead of 7970s? Why 16 GB of RAM?

  • 83 months ago
  • 3 points

Windows is really good at optimizing RAM usage for different systems. If you have 8GB, it will use 6-8 and if you have 16GB it will use 8-10+. If you can get more ram, windows will use it.

  • 83 months ago
  • -3 points

Because I like two 680s and they do great job for me :D only Nvidia and only EVGA. It's my rule and I follow it no matter what :D go away with Radeons and all that..

16Gb of ram because... because I like to have more than I need :)

  • 83 months ago
  • 2 points

better question would be why SLI 680s instead of 670s? Just to have the "best of the best"? Good performing 670s can nearly match the performance even max stable overclocked SLI 670s come within 2-5FPS of your cards - yet so much cheaper. I'm just curious, I usually only really say something when I see someone do 680s with a cheap crap budget power supply and or equally cheap budget motherboards. On the other hand The build is great, not unbalanced, I'd love to see some inside shots maybe show off your cable management and those beast 680s?

  • 83 months ago
  • 2 points

I will probably buy the single 690 in a week or two. I change my specs so often... like every week I buy new stuff xd I get all the pics done once everything is ready, this is just a promo :D thanks

  • 83 months ago
  • 2 points

I hope you know that a 690 is basically two 680s. Not worth wasting money for similar performance.

  • 83 months ago
  • 2 points

SLi 680s beat a single 690. I don't know why. It doesn't make sense to me as no one has ever explained it to me. That tends to be the general outcome though

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

well more power to you though You'll find your SLI 680s, and just FYI SLI 690s can actually perform as good as the 690. I'm not talking within performance similarity, I mean equally or even better.

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

I think you mean "FYI SLI 670s"

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't blame you for not going for the 7970s CrossFireX because people always complain about drivers issues and looking at benchmarks for drivers EVGA does better with them and increases performance continuously over time.

  • 83 months ago
  • 4 points

Actually in all the builds that I've done in the last year, which have AMD Cards, I've not heard very many driver complaints. More so the Nvidia builders have had more complaints about drivers than the AMD ones. EVGA handles drivers better because they use Nvidias reference design. Nvidia has had worse driver problems in the last months, way more so than AMD. And if you look at the last 6 months AMD has overall out performed Nvidia continually. Though it really comes down to which games you plan on playing the most and if you really, REALLY like the Nvidia technology such as Physx and Adaptive Vsync.

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Don't forget the CUDA cores which are helpful when it comes to editing. That's the main reason that in my upcoming gaming and editing build I'm gonna SLI 670s rather than CrossFireX 7970s.

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Well yeah, if you're running Premiere Pro having the CUDA support is a solid factor. If you're using Vegas though, AMD's huge OpenCL power is the way to go.

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Wait, I need some clarification on this. Nvidia doesn't allow anybody to make a card that you can overvolt, right? Well, by this I mean they don't provide a warranty. Did AMD do the same thing? Or are there still AMD cards that can be overvolted and keep their warranty? Or am I wrong about everything?

Also, my friend has a 680, and he said adaptive vsync is pretty stupid. it just stutters a lot.

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Which is probably why AMD didn't announce it but started voltage locking their cards. They didn't have a lot of them locked and it allowed people with 7950s to overclock them really high which caused so many people to believe all can do this while now most can't. Depending on the system I've seen Adaptive Vsync work really well and others not so much.

Funny thing about the overvolting, it got MSI into trouble because they didn't lock their cards for a while.

  • 83 months ago
  • -1 points

8GB is more than you need if you're gaming..

  • 83 months ago
  • 2 points

I know that very well ;) 16gb doesn't harm me in anyway... plus I use photoshop a lot

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh alright, by the way can you post the pic of your mod when you're done? That would be awesome ! (:

  • 83 months ago
  • 2 points

I will, it will take some time to get the mask as it is very very rare and costs a lot but I will make a new build here with reference to this one :)

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Plus Window's SuperFetch will fill it up with applications and things. Not like it's going to waste.

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  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, good luck with that! :D

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

We have the same cards! Aren't they incredible :D

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Is 750W enough with 2x 680s? I'm debating whether going with 750W or 1050W for my PSU...

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

ya it's fine as far as you get the high end ones and not cheap Chinese brands :)

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice case, i'm getting the same thing. Was it hard to build in?

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Where the **** can I buy this? SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY

  • 83 months ago
  • 0 points

How does the Seidon perform?

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Doesn't exceed 65c on load

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

At stock? Or overclocked?

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Stock.

  • 83 months ago
  • -1 points

I don't think it can run BF3 good enough maybe just like about A lot of FPS!

You had to make your wallet a little lighter i guess! would love to see some pictures inside of it.

Good Solid Choices. Great PC. There are no words...

  • 83 months ago
  • 2 points

Currently playing the GPU killer game "Dayz" ;) all maxed out average 58fps on anti aliasing x8 and 2x 1080p syncmaster's (24') :)

Thanks, photos will arrive when the mask is ready and when I will find a proper way of attching it to the case

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a question what is that USB THingy sticking out at the top. i think it is a wireless Network Adapter. or Flash Drive.... i just want to know what it is.

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

10$ that stick is for his keyboard.

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

bluetooth

  • 83 months ago
  • 0 points

Owned.

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

nice troll btw

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

???????????

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

680 sli "I don't think it can run BF3 good enough" or you meant something else!

  • 83 months ago
  • 0 points

"I don't think it can run BF3 good enough maybe just like about A lot of FPS!"

It is saying it is gonna run BF3 like a peice of cake.

  • 83 months ago
  • -1 points

any bottle necking?

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