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                                  [Reupload due to price error and newer pictures]

Just finished the 4th iteration of Bloodworks, this time I went back to 4 way SLI to power my new monitor setup (3 ROG PG279Qs). I had to ditch the 960 Evo raid 0 setup, as I don't have enough lanes to run 2 M.2 ssds after having four GPUs in 16x 8x 8x 8x. However, using the system I can hardly tell a difference anyway, especially with ROG Ramcache.

4 Way SLI in 2018 works better than you would expect, yes in newer titles the scaling is worse than in previous years, however the performance gain is there and all four cards are utilized. The EVGA Pro V2 4 way SLI bridge has been wrapped in carbon fiber and I inserted 9 layers of red film to make the LED shine red. I also bent the pins on the metal connectors of the bridge to grip the cards better and now it shoes up as "High Bandwidth' so I don't get the annoying message to upgrade my bridge. If you couldm't tell this PC is Asus ROG themed, I'm not sponsored by them I just love their products and design. The reason I'm not using the ROG 4 way enthusiast bridge is that the EVGA has metal connectors and runs at 650mhz while the Asus bridge is an "LED Bridge" meaning it only runs at 450mhz. That is still 50% higher than the standard SLI bridge speed of 300mhz, however when your running four cards you need all the bandwidth you can get.

I went with ROG Poseidon cards instead of Strix cards for three reasons. One, I prefer the back plate aesthetic as I think it looks cleaner. Secondly, Two, the Poseidon cards are binned better and overclock higher when on water, and even higher when on custom waterblocks. And lastly, I already had two Poseidons from my previous iteration Bloodworks and I didn't want to go through the process of selling them and buying Strixs. If you didn't know, the ROG Poseidon 1080 TI and ROG Strix 1080 Ti PCB is identical so waterblocks made for the Strix fit the Poseidon as well.

Overclocking has been great, all four cards hit over 2030mhz at 115% power target and no additional voltage, and all cards can do over 12ghz on the memory. The 7980XE has also been easy to overclock, I have it running 4.6ghz on all cores at 1.225v, this is slightly lower than last time but I am trying to keep temps down and I'm not trying to burn out this CPU like I killed my 6950X last year.

Temperatures are pretty good considering how much hardware I have in one loop. The CPU idles at 40c and goes to 75c at load, while the VRM also sits at 40c idle and goes to about 80c at load. The Poseidons are all in parallel, and sit at around 35-43c idle depending on the card and at load sit around 45-62c again depending on the card.

As far as cooling goes, I am using 3 radiators all EK. One 360 PE, one 480 PE, and one 360 XE in the basement. I am using an EK R6E monoblock to cool the CPU and VRM, and 4 Bitspower 1080 TI Strix waterblocks to cool the Poseidons. I am also using the Bitspower 4 way Terminal to cleanly run all four cards in parallel. For pumps, I have a Bitspower dual D5 pump combo. All my fans are Thermaltake Riing 120 red fans. The ones on the top and bottom of the case I have also applied ROG fan stickers to just to spice them up a bit as I have removed all the ugly Thermaltake stickers using a heatgun.

I also wrapped the midplate of the case, and all the radiators in carbon fiber, I think it makes the PC look cleaner and I like the aesthetic of it.

I appreciate any feedback, thanks!

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  • 25 months ago
  • 8 points

All this to run fortnite.. shmmm

  • 25 months ago
  • 8 points

when the processor costs as much as my dream build...

  • 25 months ago
  • 5 points

The mobo costs almost as much as the build that I want :/

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

My budget is the psu.

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

Keep Dreaming Boy :)

  • 25 months ago
  • 5 points

Have you taken a sanity test recently lul.

  • 25 months ago
  • 5 points

I call this the wallet killer

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

more like brutally dismantling every piece of your wallet's family in front of it, then slowly, slowly, killing it with a thumbtack.

  • 25 months ago
  • 3 points

When is your next PC upgrade? 200 years? Lol. This PC is never going to be outdated. Great job though, man!

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

To think my current pc can't run source games at full resolution.

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

What kinda frames you pushing of course staying the limit of 165 FPS I have a similar build you can check out in my saved parts list I am getting it soon

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

All that money without a rear fan.. just kidding! Holy cow, what a build. It’s a beautiful beast. I must ask, are those actually 1080ti cards? Because you have four cards, and pascal gpus can’t be configured in a four card setup. It would make sense if they were gtx Titan x cards. Great build though.

  • 25 months ago
  • 0 points

Pascal GPUs can be run in 4 way sli, although support is very limited. I thought you needed to get an enthusiast key though, did you have to get that?

AMAZING build, love the ROG branding. Can we see some pictures of the carbon fiber wrapped stuff?

+1

  • 25 months ago
  • 0 points

Sure will post some later. There is no key SLI just works as it should all you gotta do is enable it for games which can be done with inspector.

  • 25 months ago
  • -1 points

Did you read my description?

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

I never thought I'd see someone max out SLI with 1080TIs before maxing out the DIMM slots :) Very nice overkill build you have here.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Looking amazing, just one question, how bad are your frame times with 4 1080ti’s?

Considering 2x can have poor frame times

  • 25 months ago
  • 0 points

I dont notice any stuuter as long as I stay within the Gsync range of 30-165

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Name one reason you'd need to spend 2100 on gaming monitors, AND JESUS CHRIST 4 1080 TIs! I know a guy who works at NVIDIA and his co-worker just got a Titan V and 21080TIs. Are you trying to play Ark Survival Evolved, PUBG, and Crysis at 4K 240FPS, max settings, while doing VR?

All around me are familiar faces, worn out traces, worn out places. They say money can't buy happiness, but yet your eyes begin to have an orgy when you turn this beast on.

  • 25 months ago
  • 0 points

Fortnite

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Eyy Thats muuhhh boiii

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  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

17k to run Fortnite.....

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

First Of All good job! This pc will last like 100+ years, I'm just wondering where do you buy your water cool stuff?

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

How did you get your 1080 ti's in a fourway sli? I simply get too many problems so I use just two of them.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

I bet it cant even run Minecraft 720p low settings

(im joking)

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

When the 1180ti camoes out, time to max out the ram and get some new cards

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Love the build, get a headset stand and a better table, cringes me that all of that is standing on some thin table feet.

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

just the ram costs 300 dollars more than the build i'm getting

  • 25 months ago
  • 0 points

That is an insane build great job!

  • 19 months ago
  • 0 points

Love how the box for the i9 is displayed. Are you gonna get a frame for it? lol

  • 25 months ago
  • -1 points

This is really beautiful and extremely waaaaaay over the top but what the hell do you need 4 1080 ti's?!?! I love my one and only!!

+1 from me!!

  • 25 months ago
  • 6 points

He needs it to run Minecraft in 4K

  • 25 months ago
  • -2 points

BUT CAN IT RUN COOLMATHGAMES

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

lololololololololololol

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