Description

This is the updated version of "Tuition Is Overrated". What happened was I somehow got enough money to pay said tuition, and moved in to school. The ATX case was kinda bulky. So, I decided it was time to downsize. But just getting a smaller case and motherboard is no fun. So, I got a second 980, a new PSU to go along with it, a new DAC, and off to the races I went. Cable management was a bit of a pain with 2 980s, and EVGA making me use 2 separate cable for each card, but I managed. Also had to mount my HDD up in the second optical bay, because this baby is destined to be watercooled, so I need that space up front for a res and pump. Don't have many pics or good quality ones, but they'll come in.

Comments

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

ha, I miss my old college pc. My very first build almost 15 years ago...I had NO clue what I was doing and I think the case made me bleed more times than I can count. You kids and your fancy cases without razor sharp edges..pffft. Sounded like a jet plane taking off thanks to the 60-80mm fans installed running at full blast the whole time.

How did you fare with stability using two different 980 variants?

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

2 diff 980's doesn't matter really. sofware is the same ;)

only thing maybe a bit diff is clockspeed, temps,...

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

My old case from the late 90s which I carried through several builds till 2009 sounded like a jet engine too. That one from 2009 was so loud I started to game with headphones and at that point I no longer cared how loud they were. My current build is just as loud under load, but idle temps being what they are now they are whisper silent when nothing is going on.

My how far we've come.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Works fine. No issues at all. Actually overclocked the MSI a bit, and even when out of phase with clock speeds it has no issues. As for the lack of cuts, don't worry. I probably will cutting tubing for the loop later :)

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

ps4 with a 360 controller on top of it

DELET THIS REEEEEE

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Something about a Xbox remote sitting on top of a PlayStation.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool, I haven't seen too many builds with an SLI with different cards.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, side effect of poor students using black friday deals :)

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Mother of gpu sag.

+1

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol it looks worse than it is. And it'll be fixed when I water cool them. Not worth propping it up though

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Love how enthused everyone is about the Xbox controller on the PS4. Didn't even realize it when I posted, but I guess it gives me the most equal opportunity build here!

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you have any problems with your ram. Because this is the kit that I want to buy but my system is skylake. Like yours. Did you have any problems with it?

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  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Mostly because it was 80 bucks off, a bit because 5 GHz overclocks on CPU, 3-4 GHz on RAM, undetermined overclocks on the 980s, and a D5 pump requiring lots of power.

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  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Pretty much. If it didn't cost more, why not?!

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  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!