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#1 OFFLINE   Tushman

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Posted 06 November 2010 - 05:08 PM

EVGA has developed the world's first 4-way SLI motherboard.linkI took a quick glance at the specs it is one helluva impressive motherboard.  It is loaded with features and there's no doubt it is a power hungry motherboard.  There's 7 PCI-e slots and noticeably larger than standard ATX motherboards.   They're calling it XL-ATX.The manufacturer recommends a 1500 watt PSU for 4-way SLI configurations.I love hardware but this is quite excessive in my opinion.

#2 OFFLINE   V.T. Eric Layton

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Posted 06 November 2010 - 06:12 PM

The gamers will love it. However, I don't think there are even many games out here that could perform up to the level of that hardware.

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 01:18 PM

View PostV.T. Eric Layton, on Nov 6 2010, 03:12 PM, said:

The gamers will love it. However, I don't think there are even many games out here that could perform up to the level of that hardware.
With a need for 1500 W power supply it will probably be a great space heater. :hysterical:
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Posted 08 November 2010 - 07:14 PM

View PostFrank Golden, on Nov 8 2010, 12:18 PM, said:

With a need for 1500 W power supply it will probably be a great space heater. :hysterical:
Amen to that - winter is coming!
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Posted 08 November 2010 - 10:35 PM

methinks the traces on the motherboard would bubble and melt...
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Posted 08 November 2010 - 11:39 PM

I wish I could afford the daggone thing!

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 12:05 AM

You could always just give up food for a few months...  :hysterical:
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Posted 09 November 2010 - 08:47 AM

Ouch!!! Over a thousand dollars for the MB, case and PSU before adding drives, RAM, CPU, HSF, and GPU/s. And, as Eric said, there are no current games capable of using the power of a fully built-out PC like this one.Just for kicks, I made a wishlist at NewEgg to build a PC based on the EVGA MB: My Wish List Details dream onQty. Image Product Description Unit Price Savings  Total Price 1   SILVERSTONE ST1500 1500W ATX 12V 2.3 & EPS 12V SLI Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Active PFC Power Supply Model #:ST1500 Item #:N82E16817256054 Return Policy:Standard Return Policy In Stock Mail in Rebate17-256-054  $399.99  -$20.00 Instant $379.99 1   EVGA 170-BL-E762-A1 LGA 1366 Intel X58 4-WAY SLI Classified XL ATX Intel Motherboard Model #:170-BL-E762-A1 Item #:N82E16813188059 Return Policy:Limited Replacement Only Return Policy In Stock Mail in Rebate Card13-188-059  $499.99  -$100.00 Instant $399.99 1   LIAN LI PC-P80 Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case Model #:PC-P80 Item #:N82E16811112159 Return Policy:Standard Return Policy Out Of StockETA: 11/30/2010 5:43:00 PM    Auto-Notify 11-112-159   $299.99    $299.99 1   Intel Core i7-980X Extreme Edition Gulftown 3.33GHz LGA 1366 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor BX80613I7980X Model #:BX80613I7980X Item #:N82E16819115223 Return Policy:CPU Replacement Only Return Policy In Stock   $1,049.99  -$50.00 Instant $999.99 1   Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler Model #:NH-D14 Item #:N82E16835608018 Return Policy:Standard Return Policy In Stock   $89.99  -$15.00 Instant $74.99 4   EVGA SuperClocked 015-P3-1582-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support ... Model #:015-P3-1582-AR Item #:N82E16814130590 Return Policy:VGA Replacement Only Return Policy In Stock   $579.99    $2,319.96 6   G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9S-4GBRL Model #:F3-12800CL9S-4GBRL Item #:N82E16820231313 Return Policy:Memory Standard Return Policy In Stock   $78.99    $473.94 2   OCZ RevoDrive OCZSSDPX-1RVD0360 PCI-Express x4 360GB PCI Express MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) Model #:OCZSSDPX-1RVD0360 Item #:N82E16820227599 Return Policy:Limited Replacement Only Return Policy In Stock   $1,049.00  -$30.00 Instant $2,038.00 4   Western Digital Caviar Black WD1501FASS 1.5TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive Model #:WD1501FASS Item #:N82E16822136592 Return Policy:Standard Return Policy In Stock   $119.99    $479.96 1   LITE-ON Blu-ray Burner with 3D Playback SATA iHBS212 LightScribe Model #:iHBS212 Item #:N82E16827106348 Return Policy:Standard Return Policy In Stock   $129.99    $129.99 1   PLEXTOR 24X DVD/CD Writer Black SATA Model PX-880SA LightScribe Support - OEM Model #:PX-880SA Item #:N82E16827249054 Return Policy:Standard Return Policy Out Of Stock   Auto-Notify 27-249-054   $29.99    $29.99 Subtotal: $7,626.79 What a deal! Less than 8 grand with shipping!  :hysterical:
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Posted 09 November 2010 - 03:12 PM

if one had this, it would be to drive a custom-built game, where several large monitors were simultaneously usedsuch asflight simulatorracing simulatorsimulated simulatorfake simulatorspace heater simulatorautomatic post response simulator
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Posted 09 November 2010 - 03:44 PM

View PostTemmu, on Nov 9 2010, 09:12 PM, said:

such as(—————)simulated simulatorfake simulatorspace heater simulatorautomatic post response simulator
Also sprach Temmu der Assimulator. :thumbsdown: (OK, so it was lamer than lame, but gimme a break... three inches of watery sleet on the ground... and... incoming.) :thumbsup:

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Posted 10 November 2010 - 10:36 AM

Something tells me it wouldn't need to simulate being a space heater!  :rolleyes:
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Posted 10 November 2010 - 11:42 AM

urmas, yikes, nasty weather.  no fun there. :rolleyes:
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Posted 10 November 2010 - 04:05 PM

To be expected... the Finnish month names are rather descriptive... after "Mud Month" (October) comes "Dead Month" (November)... followed by – yikes! – "Yule Month".

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Posted 10 November 2010 - 04:41 PM

View PostUrmas, on Nov 10 2010, 01:05 PM, said:

To be expected... the Finnish month names are rather descriptive... after "Mud Month" (October) comes "Dead Month" (November)... followed by – yikes! – "Yule Month".
Snowed here in NE Nevada last night.The Ruby mountains to the south of us have had snow on the peaks for a couple of months now.Pretty to look at.
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