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The build is still in progress and will be for some time. I am still waiting on some of the parts to come in such as reservoir, fittings, pump, and tubing. The cable sleeving has not begun yet. I did, however, install all main components as a mock build. Pictures will update with progress :)

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  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

what a beast!

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! I can't wait to get it all done :)

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

This is incredible, any reason you went dual 780s over triple 770s? They pretty much the same price and offer greater performance? I guess it leaves room to put in another 780 in the future

  • 81 months ago
  • 2 points

That could be true about initial price and performance, but I was thinking about the cost of waterblocks on top of that. Would have cost an extra $100 for an additional block. Also, the chip is the GK110 in the 780 vs the GK104 in the 770. Lastly, the two 780s have more cuda cores than 3 770s I think.

EDIT: NVM. 2 780s = 3 770s as far as number of cuda cores is concerned.

  • 81 months ago
  • 3 points

Multi card doesn't help CUDA, so the 2x780 will be better than 3x770.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Completely forgot about the extra water block.

  • 81 months ago
  • 2 points

3 way SLI is a huge headache when it comes to game compatibility.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Why not a 3820 and an x79 board? When going dual card, especially 780's and higher resolutions or eyefinity, you get more performance from 16x 16x than the 8x 8x you get with Z77.

Source: PCIE 2.0 16x 16x (same amount of bandwidth as pcie 3.0 8x 8x) vs PCIE 3.0 16x 16x http://i.imgur.com/4sYbB.jpg

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Honestly, this is my first build and I never looked into it. Very good point on the PCIE lanes. Wish I had researched that a bit more before going this route. I'll be happy with the performance either way. I know I picked the Z77 so I could have the unlocked 3770K. With a watercooling build, I wanted to be able to overclock. I'll be sure to research more on those sorts of bottle necks. Thanks for the comment.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

It isn't that bad of a bottleneck, and the 3820 can overclock too BTW. It doesn't have a K at the end because the max multiplier is 43 but the 3820 is weird because it is one of the only Intel CPUs you can overclock with the base clock. But I know what you mean by having to research this kind of stuff, the PCIE lanes with the 3820 isn't well known.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah I gotcha. Well I'll know for next time. I'm thinking I should be alright for awhile with this setup. I'll post some performance info once I get the water loop thrown in with some overclocking.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

You can't overclock a 3820 right?

  • 81 months ago
  • 2 points

No you definitely can, they overclock very well actually.

  • 81 months ago
  • -1 points

But it doesn't have the k or x

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

No it doesn't, but it still overclocks very well. Most people get an overclock around 4.6ghz.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

hi, i see the surround 1080p suffers greatly but what about 1440p. There is virtually no difference in 1080p. Do you think 1440p will have similar results with pcie 3.0 8x 8x vs 16x 16x.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

hi, i see the surround 1080p suffers greatly but what about 1440p. There is virtually no difference in 1080p. Do you think 1440p will have similar results with pcie 3.0 8x 8x vs 16x 16x.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes 1440p will be a similar story to surround.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

i heard surround is more than twice as demanding. I am thinking it will be a slight frame loss may 5-10 frames average than with an x79 platform. I have the rog maximus v formula.

  • 81 months ago
  • 0 points

I thought z77 could do 16x by 16x in two way S.L.i, and three way S.l.i that drops it to 8x.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Nope, Z77 does pcie 3.0 8x 8x or 8x 8x 4x. X79 does pcie 3.0 16x 16x or 16x 16x 8x or 16x 8x 8x 8x.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Interesting, I was under the impression that z77 had 32 pcie lanes so thus ran 16x by 16x in to way S.l.i, looking around now, I can see I was misinformed [a.k.a wrong(>_>] however I did notice that ivy bridge as 16 gb's bandwidth over it's pcie lane compared to Sandy bridge-e's 8.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Sweet mother of swamp monkeys.... Can I have some of that money? :D

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

It's all spoken for! xD

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

This is fixing to be quite the build :) I have done a client build similar to this but in socket 2011.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

So slick and clean. The white looks awesome. I love it! Might I suggest picking up an SSD?

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! I currently have a 100gig SSD in there now for the time being. I want to put in a Samsung 840 Pro once the build is basically complete. Any suggestions on a different one? I'll be using it to boot OS, games, and maybe copy some files.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Nah, all I hear about is how awesome the 840 Pro's are.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Good deal. You think run 2 in a raid? Or just one? Not sure how much of a performance increase it would yield.

  • 81 months ago
  • 2 points

There would be a performance increase, but I don't know if it's really necessary. 840 pro's are amazingly fast. Just don't mess up and get the regular 840.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Roger that. Good call

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Are you aware that the 780 classified hydro copper is out soon? That's what I have my eyes set on.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea, I just wanted to get a stock 780 for that sweet air cooler. Even though I'm water cooling xD

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

please upload more pictures! P.S. Great build!

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