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First post, by wirerogue

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this one took a while but, i finally fished.

no real purpose to this build other than just doing it.

specs:
evga 780i-sli
core 2 quad - q9650
zalman cnpz9700 nt
4gb ocz sli ready ddr2 1066
3-gtx 280
silverstone tj10
evga supernova 850 g2
green corsair fans.

the board and gpu's were stripped down. all new thermal pads and tim.

new coolers for the gpu's.

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Reply 3 of 10, by wirerogue

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I did run a few benchmarks, but I did not record them as I was just testing system stability. Maybe I'll record a few benchmarks tomorrow. I will say this, it can definitely run crysis.

The system is relatively quiet. The gtx 280s are notorious for their heat so when their fans ramp up you can definitely hear them. That's also why I went with the TJ 10. It has the fan right in front of the gpu's and also slots for the full-length extension brackets which are mounted on the end of each gpu.

Under full load it averages between 625 and 675 watts. The highest spikes were 720 watts.

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Reply 4 of 10, by wirerogue

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some benchmarks. stock settings.

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Reply 5 of 10, by Intel486dx33

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Cool.

I was planning on building an Nvidia build someday.
But I need a nice Nvidia computer case.

Parts I have so far:
ASUS P5N-E SLI NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI Socket 775 ATX Motherboard.
Intel Core-2-Quad CPU
8gb of Nvidia SLI Ram
Dual Nvidia Geforce 9600gt video cards with SLI bridge.
Zalman CPU Cooler.

What I need is a case like this one. Or maybe I can find a Nice case and get some Nvidia design stickers printed out and stick them to the cases.
There are websites on the internet that print out stickers.

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Reply 6 of 10, by wirerogue

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i originally ordered the nvidia version of the tj10 (which looks awesome0 from ebay but, the seller just drop shipped, so after waiting 3 weeks they finally admitted that they have no idea whether or not the item was in stock. had to cancel the order.
i thought of going with the cooler master case you attached but, it felt to new to me. the tj10 is at least the correct era for my build and i added the green fans.

and here is my favorite pic that i didn't include in the original post.

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Reply 7 of 10, by Intel486dx33

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Oh, there are websites online where you can order decals and stickers to make you case match or be similar to the Nvidia Silverstone case.

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Reply 8 of 10, by wirerogue

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not sure how i'd feel about putting stickers on a $300 case.
the tj10 nvidia edition was actually made by silverstone and the graphics were painted on.
https://www.silverstonetek.com/products/TJ10-WNV.php

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Reply 9 of 10, by chinny22

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Looks really nice, I've got plans for something similar, Not sure of the exact hardware though, Green PCB's and Nvidia, that's all I know.
Also like the 3 cards in SLI, Dont care what anyone says SLI is cool.