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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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I dont know what the hell your talking about, because i have an aurora r4 and it works perfectly with SLI 590 with an upgraded power supply, but the heat is horrible and the water cooling and the active fans cant cool it...... So i was waiting for this system for about a month with 5 delays and i dont believe this system is worth it, im shipping it back to alienware and buying an awesome origin pc computer that supports all of that and doesnt have any heating problems with the same price without any delays watsoever. I dont know about tou guys, but i wouldn't expect alot from alienware. P.S srry for bad spelling, typing on my phone cuz i dont have the aurora anymore 😐
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LOL bionil.. werent you the guy saying your 590s worked fine (no heat issues) and for us to stop recommending Origin to you! teehee.

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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Yeah i did, and for a while it did work, until a started to have heat issues...... But everything changes. Origin pc was really worth it.
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i have installed a water chiller into my system the temp right now is 18c and 26c at load, i am still testing this out ill put a video soon, has far as the 875watt power supply is standard in the 3 and 4 models of the aurora i did the upgrade i am running 1250 power supply with no issues everything is working.

there is no special cable from dell, everything fits, however not all power supplies are created iqual, after trial and error taking trips to local computer store the only power supply that fits is OCZ 1250 fits like a glove.

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Alienware Aurora R3 with;

Powersupply : 1250 watt OCZ Upgrade from 875 watt

Video Card : 2x Nvidia Gtx590 Sli

Water block: 2x EK-FC590 GTX and backplates.

Zalman reserator 1 v2

Chiller : Current 1/10 Model 2635

temp: @Iddle 18,17,18,19.  Gaming full load max 24,26,23,20

I am 5192x2560 Resolution gamming at 4800x2560 on some games 🙂

Note: Dont bother to call dell they dont know anything about anything, its just a headache with them, One time  I got lucky and  I spoke to someone from Alienware that was a huge difference than talking to a dell rep.

(I had the 6990s in before but the cards are huge and the drivers suck, and i n my case i had to use active display port adapters for each screen since they need it for the screen to work

now i am not using the extra Usb X3 for 3 30 inch monitors.)

Video Link.

http://youtu.be/sHUqK_0nD3I

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We are talking about the r4, but i dont think there is a big difference though.
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How does replacing the power-supply effect our Dell warranty, if at all? I know if we use Dell parts it doesn't effect the warranty, but putting one we purchase elsewhere into the system, does that change things?

I would really like to put both of my 590s into the new system, if it ever gets here, but I don't want to void my warranty either.

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Hmm, nice video Blamster55! It made me notice something I have been overlooking. The R3 and R4 only have two PCI-Express x16. This is quite depressing to me. In my current Area-51, I have 3 PCI-Express x16.

This proves clearly that you should not attempt to run two 590s in your R3/4 unless you are using liquid cooling on the card themselves like Blamster55. Anyone attempting to run two 590s in side-by-side PCI slot is going to run into major heat issues. GeForce specifically states that they need an empty PCI slot between them unless you use liquid cooling. My Area-51 came with two 590s side-by-side and it sounded like a leafblower with the system trying and failing to keep them cool. Fortunately, the Area 51 board has the extra slot allowing the spacing of the cards.

This is yet another major let down for me on the R4. It is coming with only the option of the 875 watt powersupply currently. So I need to get a separate powersupply, waterblocks for both cards, and a chiller to use two 590s. They really didn't engineer this system to meet the current high-end gaming configurations.

Also, I still wonder what putting a store bought powersupply into my R4 will do to my warranty.

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I have one year left on the warranty if a part fails ill call dell and ask them to replace it the part is whats under warranty if you damage the part then its on you. if it fails then they are responsabble for that part.

after warranty anything that does fail ill find it online cheaper than buying  it from dell.

my 2 cents.

if you change the power supply thats fine I dont think it would void the warranty. I could be mistaken, but its just a power supply.

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Thank you blamster55. But I would like to know about the power supply from bionil.

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