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Post Date: 2016-07-01

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    Posted: 01 Jul 2016 at 5:35pm
Whelp, I went ahead and did it...I bought my Hailstorm tonight. Thanks to Digital Storm getting the EVGA cards in. NOT the "exact" card I was wanting from EVGA but my next upgrade will be for my GPU - most likely happening some time early next year

Well, here is my Set-up (already ordered and paid for, lol :D )


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System Configuration:

Chassis Model: Special Deal Hot Seller - Hailstorm II Edition
Exterior Finish: - Standard Factory Finish
Trim Accents: - Not Available
Processor: Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition 6950X 3.0GHz (10-Core) (Extreme Performance)
Motherboard: ASUS X99 RAMPAGE V EDITION 10 (Intel X99 Chipset) (Up to 4x PCI-E Devices) (RGB Lighting)
System Memory: 32GB DDR4 2800MHz Corsair Dominator Platinum DHX (Extreme-Performance)
Power Supply: 1200W Corsair AX1200i (Digitally Controlled Power)
Expansion Bay: Option Not Available
Optical Drive: Blu-Ray Player/DVD Writer (Play Blu-Ray and Burn DVDs) (Internal)
Storage Set 1: 1x SSD M.2 (512GB Samsung 950 PRO) (NVM Express) (Extreme Performance)
Storage Set 2: 1x SSD (1TB Samsung 850 PRO)
Storage Set 3: 1x Storage (2TB Western Digital - Black Edition)
RAID Config: - No Thanks
RAID Card: - No Thanks
Internet Access: High Speed Network Port (Supports High-Speed Cable / DSL / Network Connections)
Graphics Card(s): 2x SLI Dual (GeForce GTX 1080 8GB (EVGA ACX 3.0) (VR Ready)
Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster Zx (Includes Audio Control Module)
HPC Processor: - No Thanks
Extreme Cooling: H20: HydroLux PRO: Exotic Custom Cooling System (2x Graphics Cards + CPU)
HydroLux Tubing Style: Flexible Tubing (Requires HydroLux Liquid Cooling System)
HydroLux Fluid Color: Blue Fluid (Requires HydroLux Liquid Cooling System)
Cable Management: Premium Cable Management (Strategically Routed & Organized for Airflow)
Chassis Fans: Corsair LED Airflow Performance Edition (White) (Up to 6 Fans)
Internal Lighting: Digital Storm RGB LED Lighting System (Requires Thermal Management Control Board & Software)
Airflow Control: Digital Storm Thermal Management Control Board & Software
Chassis Mods: - No Thanks
Noise Reduction: - No Thanks
LaserMark: - No Thanks
CPU Boost: Stage 2: Overclock CPU - Up to 4.8GHz (Depends on Cooling and Motherboard)
Graphics Boost: - No Thanks, Please do not overclock my video card(s)
OS Boost: - No Thanks, Please do not tweak the services on the operating system
Windows OS: Microsoft Windows 10 Professional (64-Bit Edition)
Recovery Tools: Windows Recovery Toolkit (Bundled with Windows CD)
Virus Protection: FREE: McAfee AntiVirus Plus (1 Year Service Activation Card) (Not Pre-installed) ($35 Value)
Office: - No Thanks
Game: - No Thanks
Display: - No Thanks
Surge Shield: - No Thanks
Speakers: - No Thanks
Keyboard: - No Thanks
Mouse: - No Thanks
Branded Gear: - No Thanks
Priority Build: - No Thanks, Ship Within 15-20 Business Days After Order Is Successfully Processed
Warranty: Life-time Expert Care with 5 Year Limited Warranty (5 Year Labor & 3 Year Part Replacement)
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  Quote DST4ME Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 01 Jul 2016 at 5:43pm
That is a beast

Congrats Let the torture begin
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  Quote Vulcan4 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 01 Jul 2016 at 5:50pm
Thank yu\pu, man. Lol....
Now to get the monitor, keyboard and mouse.

Ive been researching monitors like crazy. I would like a 27in with ISP and G-Sync, with 144MHz at least and with 1440p
***4K is ok too, nut sure it will come with the specs I want.

24in or 27in. Again, no worries for the costs, etc. RAZOR Deathadder is awesome, but I'd like a wireless one as well as the keyboard. :)
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  Quote DST4ME Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 01 Jul 2016 at 5:55pm
for 4k ips and 144Hz you have to wait for one to come out but for 1440p asus seems to be the place to go

have a look here db188 has better experience in that department

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ExcitedThat is one piece of power.StrongCongratulations.

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  Quote Vulcan4 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 02 Jul 2016 at 4:52am
Thanks, everyone.
Now hopefully freight will take care of this sensitive piece of material and not damage it, lol..
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  Quote Xenecus Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 02 Jul 2016 at 12:09pm
Originally posted by Vulcan4

Thank yu\pu, man. Lol....
Now to get the monitor, keyboard and mouse.

Ive been researching monitors like crazy. I would like a 27in with ISP and G-Sync, with 144MHz at least and with 1440p
***4K is ok too, nut sure it will come with the specs I want.

24in or 27in. Again, no worries for the costs, etc. RAZOR Deathadder is awesome, but I'd like a wireless one as well as the keyboard. :)


Get the Predator X34 or Asus PG279Q .. Best two gaming monitors in the world. I have them both and find myself using the X34 all the time for gaming... 21:9 is amazing.

Also note that with the video cards you selected (I was going that route too) you won't get water cool or EK blocks....

Edited by Xenecus - 02 Jul 2016 at 12:11pm
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  Quote DST4ME Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 02 Jul 2016 at 1:04pm
@Xenecus you can get wb for those you will probably have to special order them from ek.
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  Quote Xenecus Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 02 Jul 2016 at 8:11pm
Gotcha, I was just going by what Alex said.... I'll quote:

"The EVGA ACX 3.0 cards might not be possible for us to liquid cool, as we only have waterblocks for the Founder Edition cards. Since you are liquid cooling them, it really does not matter, you won’t even take advantage EVGA ACX 3.0 cooler"

In any event, Alex makes a good point... The ACX 3.0 is all about the cooling.... the actual PCB is not any better than the one in Founders for WC purposes.

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  Quote DST4ME Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 02 Jul 2016 at 8:51pm
Better pcb = more reliable pcb IMHO, the pcb is why I get the evga cards, I lc them also.
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  Quote Xenecus Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 02 Jul 2016 at 10:18pm
Originally posted by DST4ME

Better pcb = more reliable pcb IMHO, the pcb is why I get the evga cards, I lc them also.


Right but the Founders Edition is the new reference, right? Therefore it would theoretically be easier to upgrade to the new "reference card" Ti by just swapping the Water Block... am I wrong?
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Unfortunately, the layout of the 1080 and 1080 Ti will more than likely be different and require different water blocks. The 10-series is the first time both the x70's and x80's can share the water block with the same layout. The Titan and x80 Ti have traditionally had the same layout and will share water blocks, but the Titan needed additional thermal paste on the backplate for the memory modules on the back that the x80 Ti didn't have.
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  Quote DST4ME Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 02 Jul 2016 at 10:32pm
You can't swap wb between different gpus for most parts,specially upgrading.
Once you get a wb for the gpu plan on being stock with that combo.

So for example if you had the 980 and wanted to get the 1080 now your wb would not fit, nor will will the current 1080 wb fit the future "1180" card if you will.

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