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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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Just tell me, HOW do you know the aurora r4 chasis wont support? 🙂

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Iam not trying to insult you in any way, but please be more direct on were you take your info from.

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Origin PC is nice if you have the cash but for a company that wants to compete they have to come up with some form of Financing.  I'm sure a lot of us are in the same boat and are going with Dell because they offer some of the best financing options compared to a lot of other places.  If they would set that up I might eventually give them a try but I looked at them and some of their prices were somewhat ridiculous in my opinion considering what someone would pay if they bought parts themselves and put the unit together.  Don't get me wrong Alienware is more expensive than that option as well just not quite as more expensive.  That being said I would listen to these guys about the Cards bionil they are only trying to help you.  

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Small outfits like Origin might not be around long enough to honour their warranties. Say whatever you will about Alienware and Dell, at least they wil be around for a long, long time.

Caveat emptor.

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May I ask if you really have the need for 2 GTX 590s?

In my own experience, with a single GTX 590 (not even oced), I can play all games on the market in max settings with 60+ fps quite consistantly (except when fps is locked like NFSTR). Also, with dual GTX590, the noise level emminating from your case would be quite noticable.

Alienware Aurora

Intel i7 980X Extreme (oced to 4.32ghz)

12GB Kingston HyperX tri-channel RAM @ 1800mhz

Asus GTX 590

5xSeagate 3TB HD

2xSamsung PX2370 LED monitor

Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-2250

Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate version

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I just bought a R3 with a single 590gtx.  Will I be having any heat problems? I read some guides that say to adjust the fans to certain speeds. Once I do that should I be allright.

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1. Iam a little obsessed with getting 2 gtx 590 cards. 2. They don't overheat and work perfectly fine. 3. Watercooling and active fans let all the heat heat come out and everything is pretty cool. 4. PLEASE DON'T ASK ME ABOUT R3 MODEL BECAUSE IAM TALKING ABOUT R4 THE ONE THAT CAME OUT 5 DAYS AGO. 5. Please don't say anything about origin pc...... I already bought the r4 AND IAM NOT GOING TO BUY ORIGIN.

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Gorddum just download Afterburner msi after you get your PC. You can either auto the fan which will run it more than it does at factory settings or pick your own speed.  My GTX 295 has been a heat hog since I got my system.  Even though the i7 920 does run a bit hotter than some later models the GTX 295 (which is technically two 260's in sli on one card) runs very warm.  While I like it being a two GPU single card I could do without the extra heat.  I use that program to turn up the fan speed a bit especially when playing a game.  I also turn the system fans up a bit when playing games.....I would download speed fan or real temp to monitor your temps Gorddum...

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Its done 2 gtx590s inside alienware aurora r3 And Psu upgrade 1250watt water cooled

gamming max temp 45c and iddle at 35c soon to add a venting fan  and a radiator and the temp should be 33c in full gamming, ill post video.

http://youtu.be/WUJ1QzFDitk

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The title of this thread is Aurora R4 GTX 590 SLI.

We are trying to talk about R4s. Sadly, R4s come with a tiny 875 watt power-supply. The only currently available power-supply for the R4 is the 875 watt. The system is rated for dual SLI, but that does not mean it can support any two cards in SLI. This system will NOT run two NVIDIA GTX 590s in SLI. There is talk of them coming out with an upgraded 1,000 watt power-supply in the future, but let's me honest with ourselves here. Dell engineers must have gotten over-ruled by penny-pinchers who decided 875 watts was enough.

It is pretty sad that older models have the bigger power-supplies(at least as upgrades) that can support two 590s in SLI.

An important note as well: NVIDIA specifically stated on their website that if you are not running the self-water-cooled version of the card then you need to leave an empty PCI slot between them to prevent over-heating. My Area 51 system I got as a system exchange came from the factory with two GTX 590s in side by side PCI slots. The system ran like a leaf-blower trying to keep things cool. I checked out NVIDIA's site and saw their comment about leaving the empty PCI slot between them. I moved one of the card down a PCI slot and they work perfectly. The system runs nice and quiet and the performance of the dual 590's is awesome.

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