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  1. I have two 6990 cards sitting here waiting to go in my 990X rig. I'm looking to replace my HAF 932 the system currently calls home for something larger that can house enough H2O gear to make me and my components happy. I've ordered two EK FC blocks for the cards and the rest of the system will be built around two separate loops.


    Loop 1: (CPU / Mobo)


    - RX360 Radiator

    - 35x Pump

    - EK Supreme HF

    - EK Mobo Block

    - 1/2" ID Tubing / Compression Fittings


    Loop 2: (GPU Only)


    - RX360 Radiator

    - 35x Pump

    - EK FC 6990 Blocks

    - 1/2" ID Tubing / Compression Fittings


    I'm pretty sure with the proper fan setup the RX360 will keep up with the 6990s. The biggest thing is maintaining proper airflow inside the case with all of the radiator surface area.


    Your going to want something like this: http://www.dangerden.com/store/dd-double-wide-tower-21-black-series-edition.html



    "For so long, AMD enthusiasts have to resort to unofficial patches to make SLI work on their boards but not anymore. NVIDIA has finally agreed to make their SLI technology available for AMD 9-series chipsets boards supporting the Zambezi processors based on Bulldozer architecture. Only 990FX and 990X will be supported though so no luck for 7 and 8 series boards owners. AMD 990FX is able to support 2 PCIe x16 slots or 4 PCIe x8 slots so it can run 2-way (2 x16) or 3-way (3 x8) while AMD 990X is able to support only 2-way SLI (2 x8). There is no indication whether AMD 970 can support SLI at this point of time. The AMD 9-series launch is expected to be sometime in May so look out for it."


    Source: http://vr-zone.com/articles/nvidia-to-unlock-sli-for-amd-990-series-chipsets/11778.html

  3. I hate to tell you but you are screwed.


    just kidding, try to install the drivers manually

    I just copied this from google


    Go to the device manager, right click your video card. Click update driver. Do not use Automatically Detect, instead use the manual install. When presented with the list of possible drivers, click Have Disk and browse for c:\ATI\Support\[Catalyst Version]. When you see an .INF file, click OK. Pick your video card from the list and click Finish. Reboot and you should have working ATI drivers.


    other problems could be antivirus preventing startup

    have u restarted ur computer a few times after installing the drivers?


    Ive probably restarted it a hundred times lol. And im pretty sure it's not my antivirus, never had it give me issues involving drivers.

  4. Go to device manager, does it detect your video card? And is the 6950 flashed?


    Everything is detected fine, the only sign that there's something not right is the 1 inch thick black border around the image. And yes it is flashed.

  5. When i try to open catalyst, i get a message saying " Catalyst Control Center cannot be started. There are currently no settings that can be configured using Catalyst Control Center."


    Now what doesnt make sense, is that there were no issues up until today. I got home from school and turned on my rig. The first time i turned it on, it went through post and all that, but I had no video. So i hit the reset button, and this time i had video. I got into windows, and tried to open catalyst, since my scaling settings had gotten reset, and i got the message. Ive tried uninstalling all ATI software and reinstalling. Ive tried uninstalling and doing a safe-mode driver sweep. Nothing so far has fixed my problem.


    So i really need your help guys

  6. Not really...


    the 6970 > 480/570... Unlocked 6950's fall into this area, but because they have very limited overclocking abilities a unlocked 6950 will never beat a 480 or 570 when they too are overclocked.


    6950 > 470/560...


    With the 5870/2x 5770 being approx equal to a single 470...


    Comparatively speaking its a upgrade thats for sure! I upgraded from a 5770 to a GTX570 and its been a noticeably massive upgrade. I went from playing games on high/ultra settings with 0xAA & 0xAF @ 60-100FPS+, To playing games on high/ultra settings with 8xAA & 16xAF @ 100-150FPS+. With both cards being overclocked of course, and all at 1920x1080, with an i7 at 4.0Ghz, and 6GB DDR3-1914mhz RAM.


    Games im getting these numbers from... Crysis, Crysis Warhead, Starcraft 2, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Call of Duty: Black Ops.


    Starcraft has the most noticeable performance hit with high AA. Crysis warhead was very enjoyable at 16xAA & 16XAF with Enthusiast settings with 60+ FPS at any given time. Just dont forget my FPS numbers are coming from a 4.0Ghz i7, so your FPS will likely be alot less. But still more that acceptable!


    +1 Nice post, very informative. But I wouldnt think my fps would be much lower. If there's no bottleneck and all the load is on the card, idk how there'd be much of a difference.

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