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Originally Posted by FlibblebotI'm just shocked at the thought of a 1kW PSU......truly in the realms of electric fires!
2x BFG Tech GeForce 7950 GTX OC 512MB - operating at their default clock speeds of 670/1640MHz in SLI.
Originally Posted by Fr4nkon the third collumn at the bottom it says it reccomends one GPU @ 1024*768 but how the hell is 8xAA possible with one GPU ?:eyebrow
Originally Posted by VonpoI think Tim is right, Quad SLi is a little bit before its time. But still I believe that Quad-SLi could work great as a workstation, no? or maybe not?
Originally Posted by Simonsnetwhat I really don't understand with this article, is why you only plumped for 1gb memory? Crazyness to be honest. 2gb is the norm these days, with a system as specced as that, I'd have probably stuck 4gb in there. But to go with 1gb is just plain madness. Total bottleneck and doesn't allow for an accurate article in my book.
Intel Core 2 Extreme X6800 (operating at 3.46GHz - 13x266MHz); Asus P5N32-SLI SE motherboard (NVIDIA nForce4 SLI X16 Intel Edition); 2 x 1GB Corsair XMS2-6400C3 (operating in dual channel at DDR2-800 with 3-3-3-9-12-1T timings); Western Digital WD2500 7,200RPM SATA hard drive; PC Power & Cooling Turbo-Cool 1KW Power Supply; Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2; DirectX 9.0c; NVIDIA nForce4 SLI X16 Intel Edition standalone drivers version 6.86 WHQL; NVIDIA Forceware version 91.37 beta (Quad SLI), Forceware version 91.31 WHQL (7900 GTX SLI).
* 2x XFX GeForce 7950 GX2 Extreme 1GB - operating at their default clock speeds of 520/1300MHz in Quad SLI;
* 2x BFG Tech GeForce 7900 GTX OC 512MB - operating at their default clock speeds of 670/1640MHz in SLI.
Originally Posted by Tim SThere was 2GB installed - it says multiple times in the article........
Originally Posted by PookeyheadMadness. How many of you have your rig on for 6 hours a day or more? I bet it's quite a lot of you... now, how many of you would leave a 1Kw electric fire on for 6 hours? The results to your electricity bill will be the same. I've noticed quite a huge leap in my electricity bill since I built this rig, so I dread to think what that monster would do. I draw the line at that... it's just too expensive to run, and to stupid. Plus, I bet there's no easy watercooling solution either.
I'll wait for DX10. I'm already considering a rebuild using Core Duo 2 because it's cheaper to run as well as being faster, but I've no intention fo buying another power hungry GPU until we see what's coming next.
Originally Posted by AwokenIts funny you should mention the electricity bills, ours went up quite a bit when I built my SLI rig and I've only got a 480W Tagan PSU! :?
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