Description

I added Fans to keep my PC cool for summer preparations.

Also SLI it.

I think i'm set for 5 years, right?

Comments

  • 84 months ago
  • 2 points

decent rig. Most of the parts you chose are great quality or provide great customer service. I don't think I'd have gone with a sabertooth since the only benefit it provides over other boards of its tier is aesthetics. I'm sure if you stretched it you could be using this thing 5 years from now. decent PSU though I would have got one with a little more headroom especially since you are indicating 5 years use because of power degridation. Just a small critique:

I personally wouldn't have gone with reference 680s since non reference usually perform significantly better and cooler and are similar priced. Its been known that non reference 670s for as cheap as $370 each can perform as good or better than reference 680s (I've tested this myself).

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

warranty was good factor having 3 to 5 year warranty on some parts keep that security in this build.

question would 670 sli perform as even or better than 690 whether OC or not?

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes non reference 670s in SLI can perform nearly as good as a 690: http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/geforce_gtx_670_2_and_3way_sli_review,15.html

this is old but still viable because the new drivers have increased all cards performance but the same range is expected to be seen.

  • 84 months ago
  • -3 points

Considering a 690 is two 680 GPUs stuck onto one PCB, no. Maybe if you got really good cards, and then got really lucky with highly overclockable cards, but even then, you almost certainly won`t reach it.

  • 84 months ago
  • 2 points

actually not completely accurate, http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/geforce_gtx_670_2_and_3way_sli_review,15.html

non reference 670s are built on 680 PCBs and can out perform reference 680 models. There are many tests with non reference SLI 670s performing as good as a GTX 690 ;) That article can reference this.

This test is old and all cards perform better since then but the ranges are nearly the same within Nvidia.

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

There was a video on YouTube of benchmarks for 3 way SLI 670s vs a 690. I'm not sure if they were stock, but they were almost equal, except for certain games where the 670s crashed in frames and the 690 held solid. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynqNCcVBd0E

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

those are definitely 2 xreference GTX 670s which are basically built on the 660 Ti PCB and one non reference 670 at the bottom... When in SLI the top card does the majority of the work. I know its difficult to test each card to see which card is the strongest so you can place it in the top slot but it definitely does change performance if you do so.

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

I always thought that if the cards were stuck together for sli, reference did better for temps.

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

Does better for temps if you have bad airflow in your case.

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah, okay.

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

I would've gone with some nice corsair fans, quiet and well rated, but Noctua is also good. Why not just get 670 FTW? Almost same speed but 100$ cheaper, nice build overall though.

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

I bought the gtx 680 like a few months ago (last year lol) and i started with one gpu and then i decided why not sli it. Thanks though!

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

Why not SLI? Because it's like $500! I'm just joking, good build!

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

haha well i see it as an investment for future proofing. i doubt i will be buying another gpu for the next couple years. i need to maximize the value of the products, emphasis on the word "NEED" lol cross my fingers it doesn't break after warranty.

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

BEAST!

Lol, nice build. :)

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank You!

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

beast...but you should add more ram

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

i tried to multi task having video render had PS opened while i had a game in the background and was streaming a video. the memory was sufficient enough to handle all that. i could add more too speed up the rendering process i believe but it actually doesn't take that long even with 8gigs of ram.

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

Somebody likes noctua fans XD

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

lol... i got the cpu cooler and i thought why not have the same colored fan. i do find it kind of an awkward color though never the less it's quiet and it works great. :D

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

Nothing wrong with wanting to stick with their wonky color scheme XD. I have heard they are very quiet and very high quality fans.

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

very quiet indeed, in fact on load i can only hear the gpu fan make noise everything else is just a silent "whoooo" sound.

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

What the hell do you do with this?

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

farmvill bro farmvill lol. jk, well programs i use most is photoshop, premiere pro, some gaming, browsing... adult content (<<) (>>) (<_<) data transferring, basically anything i can edit from video to music to pictures... etc

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

My fav GPU of the current range - http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/part/asus-video-card-gtx670dc2t2gd5

Runs faster that the 680 and it quieter too (Both at idle and max) - absolutely fantastic card - only catch is its size, you can fit two in SLI, not sure if there is space for a third (If that's what your after) - oh, and two of them in SLI out-perform the 690 :)

  • 83 months ago
  • 2 points

bought the 680 last year thought it was really a powerhouse gpu but eventually you'll find out that there are others better. although it's probably just 3-8 fps more i suppose you can't really tell... i'm happy with my unit :)thanks for the insights though

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Do those noctua NF p12 fans fit onto to the top of the case?? i would really like to know

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

fits perfectly

  • 84 months ago
  • 0 points

Thats CPU cooler looks like a buzz saw machine thing of death D:. Overall i think the gpu's can definitely last 5 years but some other thinks maybe need updating in 2 to 3 years. Also don't you think a 750w psu is a little small for an SLI rig of that potential? They wear down over time :/

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks amazing though, i bet it runs amazing right? i'm jealous bro :D

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah i'm new to PC builds and water cooling was not an option for newbs such as myself, so i tried to get as much air potential as i can. As for the PSU, well it's working so far. i don't plan to OC the gpu since it can pretty much handle anything right now. Maybe like a year later or 2 i'll upgrade the PSU to 850 or more when i decide the gpu needs to be OC. Thanks though! :)

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah i'm quite new at pc building, built my first pc last months and i dont think i'd trust water cooling either lol. My build isn't as costly as yours but i'm still only 17 in school without a job lol so ive just saved up. Anyway i hope you enjoyed building your rig as much as i did, I hope to build more in the future when i'm earning so then i can blow most of my money on PC components XD it's not like i will have anyone to spend my money on anyway in the future XD :')

  • 84 months ago
  • -1 points

I don't know what to say about this... It's pretty sexy, but buying overkill parts is usually never a good idea, the Cpu I don't think will last you another 5 years with the rate of technology moving this fast. (haswell)

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

how about 3 years? lol

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't think I am the one to ask for that, but I know the processor will get outdated kinda fast

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

are you talking about power or longevity of the cpu?

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

When your CPU starts to show its age (slowing down, not running games well), you will want to overclock it

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

it's overclocked already :D

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