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Leviathan [900D] newly updated - 10 x 120mm rad sandwich, sleeving [COMPLETE]

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Updates at the bottom of the thread.  Here is a teaser Pic.

 

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Hi guys and gals,

 

I wanted to share 2 computers: my Leviathan build (900D) and my brother's SGT (C70). Hack.  I have redone my water-cooling setup for the Leviathan hence the 2.0 and added a different GPU.  If you are curious to see how it looked before, link is in my signature.Both computers were built by me and are Hackintoshes.  I dual boot with OSX Mavericks and Windows 8 for gaming.  My brother uses OSX exclusively for graphic work.  Both have been a lot of fun to build.  SGT Hack is still waiting for a video card but otherwise complete.  Leviathan is expecting another EVGA GTX 780 Hydro Copper as I'm into gaming and game in surround at 5760 x 1200.  I know I'll have to upgrade the PSU.

 

SGT Hack:

3770K OC'd to 4.2

Gigabyte Z77X-UD5h Mobo

H110

16GB Vengence ram

Fractal 550w PSU

Samsung SSD (boot) 120GB

bunch of other disks for data files and scratch disks

Corsair C70 military green case (the best colour in my opinion)

5 x 120mm fans

2 x 140mm fans

 

 

Leviathan:

3770k OC'd to 4.6

Gigabyte Z77X-UD5h Mobo

XSPC CPU block

HX750 PSU

EVGA GTX 780 Hydro Copper GPU

EK 400mm reservoir

MCP655 pump

2 x 360 rads (XSPC) top rad it twice as thick as the bottom rad

EK UV green coolant

Corsair 900D

32GB Vengence ram

256GB Samsung Pro (Win 8)

120GB Intel 330 (OSX Mavericks)

4 other 2 & 3 TB drives for media and personal file storage.

9 x 120mm fans

1 x 140mm fan

 

Peripherals for Leviathan:

3 x 24" Apple Cinema Display monitors in Nvidia surround [1920 x 1200] x 3

Logitech G13 Game controller - love this thing!

Logitech G35 7.1 surround headset

Cyborg keyboard

Rat5 mouse

 

I'm still planning to sleeve my cables, upgrade the PSU & add another 780.  My brother is done except for the video card.

 

Thanks for looking and Happy 2014!  :)

 

Pics:

 

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My build:  Leviathan  Case: 900D  CPU: i7 3770K (watercooled)  Mobo: Z77X-UD5H GPU: EVGA GTX 780 Hydro Copper GPU: MSI GTX 780 watercooled PSU: EVGA 1300W G2  RAM: 32 GB Corsair Vengance  HDDs: 1 x 120 GB Intel 330 SSD (OS X); 1 x 256 GB Samsung 840 pro (Windows 8); 2 x 2TB Seagate Barracuda (RAID 0 Data OS X); 1 x 3TB Seagate Barracuda (OS X backups)  Monitors: 1 x 24" Apple LED Cinema (center); 2 x 23" Apple LED Cinema (surround)  Watercooling: 3 rads, CPU, GPU, GPU, MCP655 pump, Lots of fittings, EK reservoir, EK UV Blue coolant.  Updated build: Leviathan 2.0

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*Sees text about specs* 

Hmm. Good build.

*Scrolls lazily*

 

*See first picture*

OOOOOHH. That looks nice!

 

Seriously though, it looks like a baller build, and those lovely Apple monitors. :)


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Hackintosh? I love hackintosh! Gonna build one soon! (Probably just gonna buy an old computer and install OSX on it. xD)


"If violence does not work, try more violence"

 

 

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Saw the first build and I was like "Meh, pretty good", but then I saw the second and I was like "OMFG INSTANT BONER".


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Build 2: 3770k (Titan Fenrir Evo) | Powercool 3GB HD7970 Asus Sabertooth Z77 | Corsair TX750 | 16GB Kingston HyperX Genesis 2133MHz Inwin Fanqua |

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Saw the first build and I was like "Meh, pretty good", but then I saw the second and I was like "OMFG INSTANT BONER".

 

 

Hackintosh? I love hackintosh! Gonna build one soon! (Probably just gonna buy an old computer and install OSX on it. xD)

 

 

*Sees text about specs* 

Hmm. Good build.

*Scrolls lazily*

 

*See first picture*

OOOOOHH. That looks nice!

 

Seriously though, it looks like a baller build, and those lovely Apple monitors. :)

 

 

Thanks for the comments guys!


My build:  Leviathan  Case: 900D  CPU: i7 3770K (watercooled)  Mobo: Z77X-UD5H GPU: EVGA GTX 780 Hydro Copper GPU: MSI GTX 780 watercooled PSU: EVGA 1300W G2  RAM: 32 GB Corsair Vengance  HDDs: 1 x 120 GB Intel 330 SSD (OS X); 1 x 256 GB Samsung 840 pro (Windows 8); 2 x 2TB Seagate Barracuda (RAID 0 Data OS X); 1 x 3TB Seagate Barracuda (OS X backups)  Monitors: 1 x 24" Apple LED Cinema (center); 2 x 23" Apple LED Cinema (surround)  Watercooling: 3 rads, CPU, GPU, GPU, MCP655 pump, Lots of fittings, EK reservoir, EK UV Blue coolant.  Updated build: Leviathan 2.0

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Love your Leviathon build, your cooling system is a beaut. Might actually get one now seeing it, whats your GTX 780 max temp during load? must be sexy low.


CPU: Intel i5 3570k @4200 | Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V LK | RAM: 8gb Crucial Ballistix @1600 | GPU: Evga GTX 660 TI x2 SLI | Case: Corsair C70 | Storage: WD Black 1TB, Samsung 830 126GB SSD, Kingston V300 120GB SSD | PSU: Corsair HX850 | Display(s): ASUS 2ms 24inch 1920x1080 | Cooling: Corsair H100i | Keyboard: Razer BlackWidow Ultimate 13 | Mouse: Razer Naga 13 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

very nice builds and the colors from the 900d looks awesome

  

Love your Leviathon build, your cooling system is a beaut. Might actually get one now seeing it, whats your GTX 780 max temp during load? must be sexy low.

  

Went back to the thread again, it looks so good mate keep it up!

Thanks for the comments. Using Afterburner I haven't seen the card go over 50 Celsius. I haven't oc'd the GPU but I try to adjust the game settings to get around 30-45 FPS at least when gaming. So far I love this GPU. Changed from a water cooled 670 and it was quite a noticeable difference. I have been able to max out all settings in BF3 and still get close to 60 FPS.


My build:  Leviathan  Case: 900D  CPU: i7 3770K (watercooled)  Mobo: Z77X-UD5H GPU: EVGA GTX 780 Hydro Copper GPU: MSI GTX 780 watercooled PSU: EVGA 1300W G2  RAM: 32 GB Corsair Vengance  HDDs: 1 x 120 GB Intel 330 SSD (OS X); 1 x 256 GB Samsung 840 pro (Windows 8); 2 x 2TB Seagate Barracuda (RAID 0 Data OS X); 1 x 3TB Seagate Barracuda (OS X backups)  Monitors: 1 x 24" Apple LED Cinema (center); 2 x 23" Apple LED Cinema (surround)  Watercooling: 3 rads, CPU, GPU, GPU, MCP655 pump, Lots of fittings, EK reservoir, EK UV Blue coolant.  Updated build: Leviathan 2.0

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C70 > 900D :D

 

Lovely builds, dude! :) 


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So I'm looking into getting some sleeving done. Any recommendations? I was thinking the corsair blue kit as the mobo has the blue metallic pieces. Not sure. Any thoughts?

My next 780 is almost around the corner. Then I get to enjoy SLI for the first time.


My build:  Leviathan  Case: 900D  CPU: i7 3770K (watercooled)  Mobo: Z77X-UD5H GPU: EVGA GTX 780 Hydro Copper GPU: MSI GTX 780 watercooled PSU: EVGA 1300W G2  RAM: 32 GB Corsair Vengance  HDDs: 1 x 120 GB Intel 330 SSD (OS X); 1 x 256 GB Samsung 840 pro (Windows 8); 2 x 2TB Seagate Barracuda (RAID 0 Data OS X); 1 x 3TB Seagate Barracuda (OS X backups)  Monitors: 1 x 24" Apple LED Cinema (center); 2 x 23" Apple LED Cinema (surround)  Watercooling: 3 rads, CPU, GPU, GPU, MCP655 pump, Lots of fittings, EK reservoir, EK UV Blue coolant.  Updated build: Leviathan 2.0

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So I was due for a coolant and tubing change.  Ended up doing a change for almost everything.  Components mostly stayed the same but I have added another quad rad - now a sandwiched Quad and Triple in the basement and I still have the 60mm triple in the roof.  Completely changed the wiring around and sleeved everything myself (I hate sleeving).  Loop and color scheme has been changed to blue and black.  Still working on completing it.  Spent over 12 hours sleeving the PSU because I couldn't get the proper de-pinning tool.  Lots more pics to come.  I'm most proud of the sleeving and the sandwiched quad + triple rads in the basement.  I now have 10 x 120mm rad space.  Looking forward to the temps and will report back. 

 

I had initially played with the idea of mounting the triple on the hdd cage but found that there was a lot of problems with air pockets and getting fans attached to the quad which was right beside it.  With the sandwiched rad config in the basement the spacing is really tight.  One of the pictures shows that the fitting on the triple that is in the back of the sandwich had only a few millimeters of clearance against the PSU.  

 

Let me know your thoughts.

 

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My build:  Leviathan  Case: 900D  CPU: i7 3770K (watercooled)  Mobo: Z77X-UD5H GPU: EVGA GTX 780 Hydro Copper GPU: MSI GTX 780 watercooled PSU: EVGA 1300W G2  RAM: 32 GB Corsair Vengance  HDDs: 1 x 120 GB Intel 330 SSD (OS X); 1 x 256 GB Samsung 840 pro (Windows 8); 2 x 2TB Seagate Barracuda (RAID 0 Data OS X); 1 x 3TB Seagate Barracuda (OS X backups)  Monitors: 1 x 24" Apple LED Cinema (center); 2 x 23" Apple LED Cinema (surround)  Watercooling: 3 rads, CPU, GPU, GPU, MCP655 pump, Lots of fittings, EK reservoir, EK UV Blue coolant.  Updated build: Leviathan 2.0

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Here are more pics of the sandwich rad setup.

 

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My build:  Leviathan  Case: 900D  CPU: i7 3770K (watercooled)  Mobo: Z77X-UD5H GPU: EVGA GTX 780 Hydro Copper GPU: MSI GTX 780 watercooled PSU: EVGA 1300W G2  RAM: 32 GB Corsair Vengance  HDDs: 1 x 120 GB Intel 330 SSD (OS X); 1 x 256 GB Samsung 840 pro (Windows 8); 2 x 2TB Seagate Barracuda (RAID 0 Data OS X); 1 x 3TB Seagate Barracuda (OS X backups)  Monitors: 1 x 24" Apple LED Cinema (center); 2 x 23" Apple LED Cinema (surround)  Watercooling: 3 rads, CPU, GPU, GPU, MCP655 pump, Lots of fittings, EK reservoir, EK UV Blue coolant.  Updated build: Leviathan 2.0

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I ran into a big problem with a fitting breaking inside my video card waterblock - was so PISS*D!!  I took my time and bought a screw out kit from the hardware store and managed to sort it out.  I also bought a tap and re-tapped the threads.  

 

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The space was really tight in the basement because of the sandwiched rads (480 & 360).  You can see I only had a few millimeters clearance from the back rad to the PSU.  

 

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Here is a shot of me fitting it all in and trying to get the wiring under control.

 

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And here are my final pics.  Overall I'm really happy with the way it turned out.  A lot of time went into this build and I'm proud to call it my own.  Temps are ridiculously low - which I'm really happy with.  GPU is overclocked to 1137 with memory at 3176.  Temps never exceed 36 Celcius under full load.  I game in 3 x 24" montiors @ 5760x1200.  In BF4 I'm getting roughly 45 FPS.  I'm hoping to add another GTX 780 down the road when the finances are available.  The CPU temps under full load are maxxed at 60 Celcius.  

 

I am still having some trouble with the Swiftech PWM splitter and getting my fan speed reduced.  More research to do.  Looks like I might have everything going off the CPU header.  Oddly enough there is no speed reported in the BIOS when I look at CPU fan speed.  Gigabyte boards don't have the best fan control to begin with.  

 

Without any further ramblings, I humbly present my final photos.  I look forward to your comments and questions.

 

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My build:  Leviathan  Case: 900D  CPU: i7 3770K (watercooled)  Mobo: Z77X-UD5H GPU: EVGA GTX 780 Hydro Copper GPU: MSI GTX 780 watercooled PSU: EVGA 1300W G2  RAM: 32 GB Corsair Vengance  HDDs: 1 x 120 GB Intel 330 SSD (OS X); 1 x 256 GB Samsung 840 pro (Windows 8); 2 x 2TB Seagate Barracuda (RAID 0 Data OS X); 1 x 3TB Seagate Barracuda (OS X backups)  Monitors: 1 x 24" Apple LED Cinema (center); 2 x 23" Apple LED Cinema (surround)  Watercooling: 3 rads, CPU, GPU, GPU, MCP655 pump, Lots of fittings, EK reservoir, EK UV Blue coolant.  Updated build: Leviathan 2.0

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I need to ask for some help. I am using 2 of the Swiftech PWM Splitters. One is connected to the CPU header and the other I have tried on all of the other 4 headers. According to the mobo manual the CPU header and SYS Fan 2 have identical pinouts. But when I enable PWM control on the board I get no variation in the fans. The fans connected to the CPU header show 0 rpm in the bios. The other set of fans connected on SYS Fan 2 header show 1650 rpm. Even if I try voltage regulation there is no difference in rpm.

Can someone please help me that has some experience with this? Please and thanks!

I'm using 2 of these.

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My build:  Leviathan  Case: 900D  CPU: i7 3770K (watercooled)  Mobo: Z77X-UD5H GPU: EVGA GTX 780 Hydro Copper GPU: MSI GTX 780 watercooled PSU: EVGA 1300W G2  RAM: 32 GB Corsair Vengance  HDDs: 1 x 120 GB Intel 330 SSD (OS X); 1 x 256 GB Samsung 840 pro (Windows 8); 2 x 2TB Seagate Barracuda (RAID 0 Data OS X); 1 x 3TB Seagate Barracuda (OS X backups)  Monitors: 1 x 24" Apple LED Cinema (center); 2 x 23" Apple LED Cinema (surround)  Watercooling: 3 rads, CPU, GPU, GPU, MCP655 pump, Lots of fittings, EK reservoir, EK UV Blue coolant.  Updated build: Leviathan 2.0

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I was also thinking of getting another GTX 780. I was using the extreme PSU calculator to look at my power needs. It is recommending 737w PSU. I have a HX 750 now. That is really too close for comfort. When I looked at some new PSU's I noticed that the gold and platinum PSU's are most efficient at around 50% of their wattage. I'm looking to get the EVGA 1300w G2. I found this great article of a detail series of tests on that PSU. Here is the link. http://www.techpowerup.com/mobile/reviews/EVGA/SuperNOVA_G2_1300/6.html

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I know I should just go and buy a corsair ax1200i but it's twice the price of the EVGA.

Any feedback on this?

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My build:  Leviathan  Case: 900D  CPU: i7 3770K (watercooled)  Mobo: Z77X-UD5H GPU: EVGA GTX 780 Hydro Copper GPU: MSI GTX 780 watercooled PSU: EVGA 1300W G2  RAM: 32 GB Corsair Vengance  HDDs: 1 x 120 GB Intel 330 SSD (OS X); 1 x 256 GB Samsung 840 pro (Windows 8); 2 x 2TB Seagate Barracuda (RAID 0 Data OS X); 1 x 3TB Seagate Barracuda (OS X backups)  Monitors: 1 x 24" Apple LED Cinema (center); 2 x 23" Apple LED Cinema (surround)  Watercooling: 3 rads, CPU, GPU, GPU, MCP655 pump, Lots of fittings, EK reservoir, EK UV Blue coolant.  Updated build: Leviathan 2.0

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Nice! I love the 900D, but the one thing i just can't stand is the open top basement :D Covering it up was one of the first things i planned :D


Aragorn (WS): 250D | 6800k | 840 Pro 512GB | Intel 530 480GB  | Asus X99-M WS | 64GB DDR4 | Corsair HX720i | GTX 1070 | Corsair H115i | Philips BDM4350UC 43" 3840x2160 IPS

Gimli (server):  Node 304 | G4560 | ADATA XPG SX8000 128GB | 2x 5TB WD Red | ASROCK H270M-ITX/AC  | 8GB DDR4 | Seasonic 400FL

 Omega (server):                 Fractal Arc Mini R2 | i3 4130 | 500GB Maxtor | 2TB WD Red : Raid 1 | 3TB Seagate Barracuda | 16GB RAM | Seasonic G-450w
Alpha (WS): 900D | 4770k | GTX 780  | 840 Pro 512GB  | GA-Z87X-OC | Corsair RM 850 | 24GB 2400mhz | Samsung S27B970D 2560x1440

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Nice! I love the 900D, but the one thing i just can't stand is the open top basement :D Covering it up was one of the first things i planned :D

Agreed. I'm planning to get a cover done once I sort out this issue and finalize the second video card and the new PSU.


My build:  Leviathan  Case: 900D  CPU: i7 3770K (watercooled)  Mobo: Z77X-UD5H GPU: EVGA GTX 780 Hydro Copper GPU: MSI GTX 780 watercooled PSU: EVGA 1300W G2  RAM: 32 GB Corsair Vengance  HDDs: 1 x 120 GB Intel 330 SSD (OS X); 1 x 256 GB Samsung 840 pro (Windows 8); 2 x 2TB Seagate Barracuda (RAID 0 Data OS X); 1 x 3TB Seagate Barracuda (OS X backups)  Monitors: 1 x 24" Apple LED Cinema (center); 2 x 23" Apple LED Cinema (surround)  Watercooling: 3 rads, CPU, GPU, GPU, MCP655 pump, Lots of fittings, EK reservoir, EK UV Blue coolant.  Updated build: Leviathan 2.0

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Agreed. I'm planning to get a cover done once I sort out this issue and finalize the second video card and the new PSU.

If you want to save a bit of time, i found a store that cuts them (quite a long time after i did mine). It's called ColdZero if you're interested. They do other custom 900D stuff too :)

Aragorn (WS): 250D | 6800k | 840 Pro 512GB | Intel 530 480GB  | Asus X99-M WS | 64GB DDR4 | Corsair HX720i | GTX 1070 | Corsair H115i | Philips BDM4350UC 43" 3840x2160 IPS

Gimli (server):  Node 304 | G4560 | ADATA XPG SX8000 128GB | 2x 5TB WD Red | ASROCK H270M-ITX/AC  | 8GB DDR4 | Seasonic 400FL

 Omega (server):                 Fractal Arc Mini R2 | i3 4130 | 500GB Maxtor | 2TB WD Red : Raid 1 | 3TB Seagate Barracuda | 16GB RAM | Seasonic G-450w
Alpha (WS): 900D | 4770k | GTX 780  | 840 Pro 512GB  | GA-Z87X-OC | Corsair RM 850 | 24GB 2400mhz | Samsung S27B970D 2560x1440

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If you want to save a bit of time, i found a store that cuts them (quite a long time after i did mine). It's called ColdZero if you're interested. They do other custom 900D stuff too :)

Yeah,  I found them through a couple of other build logs.  Made in Portugal.  Looks like really good stuff but its expensive to ship from there.  A short mid-plate was like 30 Euros and then another 20 Euros to ship.  Pretty expensive for a piece of metal.


My build:  Leviathan  Case: 900D  CPU: i7 3770K (watercooled)  Mobo: Z77X-UD5H GPU: EVGA GTX 780 Hydro Copper GPU: MSI GTX 780 watercooled PSU: EVGA 1300W G2  RAM: 32 GB Corsair Vengance  HDDs: 1 x 120 GB Intel 330 SSD (OS X); 1 x 256 GB Samsung 840 pro (Windows 8); 2 x 2TB Seagate Barracuda (RAID 0 Data OS X); 1 x 3TB Seagate Barracuda (OS X backups)  Monitors: 1 x 24" Apple LED Cinema (center); 2 x 23" Apple LED Cinema (surround)  Watercooling: 3 rads, CPU, GPU, GPU, MCP655 pump, Lots of fittings, EK reservoir, EK UV Blue coolant.  Updated build: Leviathan 2.0

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Yeah,  I found them through a couple of other build logs.  Made in Portugal.  Looks like really good stuff but its expensive to ship from there.  A short mid-plate was like 30 Euros and then another 20 Euros to ship.  Pretty expensive for a piece of metal.

:D I found the shipping to be quite a good price to the UK (about 6 euros or something) but i plan on getting a backplate for my 780 and a few other covers from there to pool the shipping cost.

It's not actually metal though, I'm sure that it's acrylic.


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:D I found the shipping to be quite a good price to the UK (about 6 euros or something) but i plan on getting a backplate for my 780 and a few other covers from there to pool the shipping cost.It's not actually metal though, I'm sure that it's acrylic.

I live in Canada so the shipping is quite high.


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I live in Canada so the shipping is quite high.

True :)

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So I just picked up another GTX 780. This little beauty was on sale at NCIX. I have ordered another Swiftech Titan full-cover block for it. Man what a difference SLI makes. I'm playing Battlefield 4 on Ultra settings in 5760 x 1200 on triple 24" monitors and I'm averaging about 100 FPS - I used to get 40 FPS on the single 780. So buttery smooth!! I will update once the block arrives and I do the second set of sleeved cables for the second GPU. Still running on the HX 750 PSU. Seems to be holding up just fine.

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