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Re: Aurora R4: GTX 590 ... is SLI possible?

Dell Outlet links are dynamic so your link went bad. But I think I found it:

Alienware Area-51 ALX

  •    Processor: Intel Core i7-980 Six Core Processor (3.33GHz,12MB Cache)
  •    Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium
  •    Alienware Area-51 ALX Desktop
  •    300 GB SATA Hard Drive (10K RPM)
  •    300 GB SATA (10K RPM) Hard Drive
  •    12 GB Triple Channel DDR3 1333MHz (3 DIMMs)
  •    24X CD/DVD burner (DVD+/-RW) w/double layer write capability
  •    6X Blu-ray Disc Combo (DVD+/-RW + BD-ROM)
  •    Dual Nvidia GTX 590

I guess it is a good refurb price at $3199 for dual 590, though I'm thinking along the lines of "get one 590 now, and in a couple years buy the other card at 1/5th to 1/10th the cost of when it was new". Thanks, I will keep watching the outlet. πŸ™‚

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Dell Outlet machines often have odd spec choices. I don't understand people who build out super-high-end rigs, and then only get 300 gig drives. Um, what?

My Steam games collection alone eats a good 150 gig. Add in EQ2 and WoW and and... where'd my disk space go???

(I retrofitted my now 6.5 year old Dell XPS M170 laptop to have a 300 gig drive, the biggest PATA there ever was. My new desktop should be better equipped than that I think. Heh.)

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Re: Aurora R4: GTX 590 ... is SLI possible?

Bummer, the one I was trying to link was only about $1800. I think it had 2TB hard drives. If the link is bad, might have sold.

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Re: Aurora R4: GTX 590 ... is SLI possible?

Actually <removed by admin>, because 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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Re: Aurora R4: GTX 590 ... is SLI possible?

<Removed by admin>. They will tell you anything. The PSU will work but the heat will kill you. Good luck with that.

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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Re: Aurora R4: GTX 590 ... is SLI possible?

BTW many people had heating issues OUT OF THE BOX with dual card auroras. These cards arent even as hot or as big as 590s. The design for the Aurora just doesnt suit two cards well. You think they are going to admit that?

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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Re: Aurora R4: GTX 590 ... is SLI possible?

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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Re: Aurora R4: GTX 590 ... is SLI possible?

What kind of psu did you get or what kind of psu do you need to work for R4?

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Re: Aurora R4: GTX 590 ... is SLI possible?

bionil can you show some pics of your set up?

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Re: Aurora R4: GTX 590 ... is SLI possible?

I have my doubts that he has an R4.

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Re: Aurora R4: GTX 590 ... is SLI possible?

same here. And no heat issues? He might have an A/C next to the PC

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