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Aurora R4 GTX 590 SLI

Just Bought the new Aurora R4 had a question about the SLI compability with GTX 590's

  • Intel Core i7-3930K (Six Core, 12MB Cache) Overclocked up to 4.1Ghz
  • 16GB Quad Channel DDR3 at 1600MHz
  • 3GB GDDR5 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590
  • 1TB SATA 6Gb/s (7,200RPM) 32MB Cache
  • Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit, English, w/Media
  • 875W multi-GPU-capable power supply

Is it possible for it to run SLI? Iam ok with buying an extra power supply, anything for the dual gtx 590's.

I want them really bad, if no, please explain.

Thank You For Your Time:)

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We just discussed this, almost exact same thread title. Odd.

en.community.dell.com/.../19427827.aspx

Should've done more research before getting out the credit card. If dual 590 is really important to you, then you'll probably have to return the R4, and take the restocking fee hit.

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3 Zinc

Yep, we just had the same discussion. If you can't live without dual 590's, check the outlet site for an AREA-51.

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So, how come I can't do that on the Aurora r4?

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I just called alienware support, told me I would need to buy a 1.1 power supply and I will be good on installing the two gtx 590's. And WILL NOT have any heating problems due to Aurora's r4 advanced chasis.

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4 Tellurium

seems like you got money to burn. If you are smart ull return it and buy an Origin PC. best of the best.

Alienware Aurora

i7 920@3.3ghz

ATi 6950 2GB @6970 Full Unlock

6GB Tri-Channel 1333mhz RAM

2x 500GB Barracuda HDD Raid 1

2x 60GB OCZ VERTEX 2 SSD Raid 0


 

 

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Well I don't know what you guys did, but I just got my Aurora r4 and have gtx 590 working SLI, also installed the new 1. 1 power supply. No heating problems and perfectly working

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3 Zinc

Huh? All the estimated delivery dates were for next year? How did you get the R4 already?  

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Well I don't know what you guys did, but I just got my Aurora r4 and have gtx 590 working SLI, also installed the new 1. 1 power supply. No heating problems and perfectly working

 

 

Can you post a pic of that 1.1kw PSU please? The Aurora PSU has pins on the door cover to power the side led lights. The 1.1kw and 1.2kw PSU's are made for the Area 51 and lack the pins. That is why I would like to see what they sent you. I believe if Dell made a 1.1kw PSU with the door pins on it then they would offer it with the systems which they don't.

 

My next question would be the heat. How hot does it get? The GTX 590 has a center fan that will exhaust heat directly into the case. A friend of mine removed a GTX 590 from hes Aurora and replaced it with dual GTX 580s just because of this.

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Area-51 Cosmic Black/Windows 8 64-bit Pro/BIOS A11
Intel Core i7-980x Extreme Edition @ 4.0 ghz/Intel 160gb X-25M SSD Raid-0
6GB Corsair Dominator GT 1866 DDR3/PNY GeForce GTX 680 SLI/ATI TV Wonder

 

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seems like you got money to burn. If you are smart ull return it and buy an Origin PC. best of the best.

 

+1 

if I had the cash, I would definitely go with Origin OC in a heartbeat!

 

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