have i lost my mind? - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > New Systems | Building and Buying
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 01-28-2009, 12:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
veedubfreak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 6,979
Unhappy have i lost my mind?

Looking at a "final" upgrade for like oh the next "year"
3 of these VID-NX285 (GeForce GTX 285) [no nozzles] - Water cooling systems, pc liquid cooling kit, cpu, video card, hard drive
3 of these Newegg.com - EVGA 01G-P3-1285-AR GeForce GTX 285 SC Edition 1GB 512-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
and 1 of these
Newegg.com - IN WIN COMMANDER IRP-COM1200 1200W ATX 12V 2.3 / EPS 12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies

this 30" monitor is making my 260s cry.
__________________

__________________
Nothing to see here.
veedubfreak is offline  
Old 01-28-2009, 12:56 AM   #2 (permalink)
Ste
Do not Stare at my Avatar
 
Ste's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Upon Gleaning Infinity
Posts: 9,577
Send a message via MSN to Ste
Default Re: have i lost my mind?

Yes you have and, here is better power supply
Newegg.com - SILVERSTONE ST1200 1200W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies

Or this one if you want cheaper.
Newegg.com - ABS Tagan ITZ Series ITZ1100 1100W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies
__________________

Ste is offline  
Old 01-28-2009, 12:59 AM   #3 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
veedubfreak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 6,979
Default Re: have i lost my mind?

to be fair, i can get the in win psu for 200 bucks with a combo on the 285, thats why i'm looking at it.
__________________
Nothing to see here.
veedubfreak is offline  
Old 01-28-2009, 01:10 AM   #4 (permalink)
Ste
Do not Stare at my Avatar
 
Ste's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Upon Gleaning Infinity
Posts: 9,577
Send a message via MSN to Ste
Default Re: have i lost my mind?

Meh, I wouldn't..
Ste is offline  
Old 01-28-2009, 01:13 AM   #5 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Orange County, California ;)
Posts: 181
Default Re: have i lost my mind?

Why not two GTX295's? How many expansion slots do you have, because you would use up 6..
scrimstar is offline  
Old 01-28-2009, 10:59 AM   #6 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
veedubfreak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 6,979
Default Re: have i lost my mind?

Nah, the waterblocks are single slot coolers. And i've been down the quad sli road before, i wont be doing that again. The 295 has a cut down memory buffer compared to the 285.
__________________
Nothing to see here.
veedubfreak is offline  
Old 01-28-2009, 02:04 PM   #7 (permalink)
The Water Cooling Guru
 
aspire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: United States
Posts: 5,308
Default Re: have i lost my mind?

Ick Koolance...

The EK Blocks are much better looking.
aspire is offline  
Old 01-28-2009, 02:52 PM   #8 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
 
Druid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 3,065
Default Re: have i lost my mind?

Like is this just to get some high numbers in benching or what? Why do you need all that?
Druid is offline  
Old 01-28-2009, 02:52 PM   #9 (permalink)
disgruntled ex-moderator
 
Nagasama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: probably on the lake
Posts: 6,956
Default Re: have i lost my mind?

yes, you are crazy. but crazy in a good way...not like mass murderer crazy.
__________________
"nagasama no longer drinks tecate, or streaks out of the night for anything, and he has a fine wife so he has no use for your girlfriend...she is safe..."
Nagasama is offline  
Old 01-28-2009, 03:15 PM   #10 (permalink)
TF's First Dry Ice User!
 
Peter.Cort's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 5,018
Default Re: have i lost my mind?

you're like, sexy crazy.
__________________

__________________
A notice to EVERYONE who has posted here with a computer problem, I highly encourage you to keep current with the forums, even if it's browsing for 10-15 minutes during lunch, or before you go to bed at night. There are many things that you can learn and apply to future issues. My goal is to help people get to a point where they can use their own knowledge to help themselves, and others.

Also please use the search button. You've got a 50/50 chance that someone's asked your question and we've answered it.
Peter.Cort is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
12000 laptops lost every month in US airports Harper Off Topic Discussion 3 07-11-2008 05:33 PM
A prayer for those who lost everything in LA Jougukny Off Topic Discussion 0 10-25-2007 01:47 AM
Weekend Fun Poizoned Mind Osiris PC Gaming 0 09-28-2007 08:01 AM
Lost Planet DX10 Demo Osiris PC Gaming 0 05-16-2007 12:31 PM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:27 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.