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#11
Saw some GTX 1080 Ti FE cards on the NVIDIA site just now:
https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/pro...x-1080-ti/
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#12
No, as long as they are all FEs/radial coolers you can mix and match them as you like.

Btw. I'm not that strict about FEs, so from my opinion it's not such a drama to buy Non-FE-GPUs, as long as they have radial coolers. And have a front with an intake, so that's not completely closed.

Here's what I would do/buy: swap the Mobo for an ASRock X299 OC Formula. Buy three GTX1080Ti with radial cooler (Zotac for the 5 years warranty or EVGA for their quality). Place the three GPUs with one slot/space between them. This will guarantee all-time cool running GPUs without a hassle.
Oh, and I'd ditch the 10-core for an i7-7820X, since it has the better price/perf-ratio.
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#13
(12-09-2017, 02:04 AM)Flomac Wrote: No, as long as they are all FEs/radial coolers you can mix and match them as you like.

Btw. I'm not that strict about FEs, so from my opinion it's not such a drama to buy Non-FE-GPUs, as long as they have radial coolers. And have a front with an intake, so that's not completely closed.

Here's what I would do/buy: swap the Mobo for an ASRock X299 OC Formula. Buy three GTX1080Ti with radial cooler (Zotac for the 5 years warranty or EVGA for their quality). Place the three GPUs with one slot/space between them. This will guarantee all-time cool running GPUs without a hassle.
Oh, and I'd ditch the 10-core for an i7-7820X, since it has the better price/perf-ratio.

Ok so I'm taking your advice and getting the ASRock board and the i7-7820X. The thing with that mobo is it only has 2 fan connectors while the case I'm getting will have 3. How would you handle that; controller, splitter, directly to PSU? I'm not sure I want it running full speed all of the time so I'm not to keen on plugging it directly into the PSU. I was thinking about picking up a NZXT - SENTRY 3 Fan Controller.

Still trying to decide what I want to do about the GPU's, ugh. I would really prefer to get FE's. 

I appreciate the advice, thank you.
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#14
(12-10-2017, 03:32 AM)resiak Wrote: Ok so I'm taking your advice and getting the ASRock board and the i7-7820X. The thing with that mobo is it only has 2 fan connectors while the case I'm getting will have 3. How would you handle that; controller, splitter, directly to PSU? I'm not sure I want it running full speed all of the time so I'm not to keen on plugging it directly into the PSU. I was thinking about picking up a NZXT - SENTRY 3 Fan Controller.

From the ASRock specs:
- 1 x CPU Fan Connector (4-pin)
- 1 x CPU Optional/Water Pump Fan Connector (4-pin) (Smart Fan Speed Control)
- 2 x Chassis Fan Connectors (4-pin) (Smart Fan Speed Control)
- 1 x Chassis Optional/Water Pump Fan Connector (4-pin) (Smart Fan Speed Control)

Counting four extra  4-pin connectors. Should fit your needs Wink

(12-10-2017, 03:32 AM)resiak Wrote: Still trying to decide what I want to do about the GPU's, ugh. I would really prefer to get FE's. 

Understandable.
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#15
(12-10-2017, 03:39 AM)Flomac Wrote:
(12-10-2017, 03:32 AM)resiak Wrote: Ok so I'm taking your advice and getting the ASRock board and the i7-7820X. The thing with that mobo is it only has 2 fan connectors while the case I'm getting will have 3. How would you handle that; controller, splitter, directly to PSU? I'm not sure I want it running full speed all of the time so I'm not to keen on plugging it directly into the PSU. I was thinking about picking up a NZXT - SENTRY 3 Fan Controller.

From the ASRock specs:
- 1 x CPU Fan Connector (4-pin)
- 1 x CPU Optional/Water Pump Fan Connector (4-pin) (Smart Fan Speed Control)
- 2 x Chassis Fan Connectors (4-pin) (Smart Fan Speed Control)
- 1 x Chassis Optional/Water Pump Fan Connector (4-pin) (Smart Fan Speed Control)

Counting four extra  4-pin connectors. Should fit your needs Wink

(12-10-2017, 03:32 AM)resiak Wrote: Still trying to decide what I want to do about the GPU's, ugh. I would really prefer to get FE's. 

Understandable.


Aaah lmao! Told you I'm a newb Wink. I stupidly didn't realize you could use the others ones for case fans. Duh! Big Grin
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#16
Hey is it true that connecting an HDMI cable to one of my cards will cause it to lag with hashcat?
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#17
Using the graphics output of your GPU while running hashcat will likely cause a laggy picture but that is independent of the cable used and will hardly slow down hashcat.
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#18
(12-11-2017, 11:31 AM)undeath Wrote: Using the graphics output of your GPU while running hashcat will likely cause a laggy picture but that is independent of the cable used and will hardly slow down hashcat.
 
Cool, thanks for the info.
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#19
So I purchased all of the parts last night, that is all but the damn power supply, which is sold out everywhere..SOB
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#20
How about alternatives from Super Power, SilverStone or Corsair? They all have Titanium PSUs with 1500-1600W and should be from equal quality to EVGA.
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