iBuyPower Adds Radeon HD 6900 Cards to Gaming Systems

"Custom PC maker iBuyPower has announced that it is adding the newly released AMD Radeon HD 6970 and HD 6950 graphics cards to its gaming rigs."

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Custom PC maker iBuyPower has announced that it is adding the newly released AMD Radeon HD 6970 and HD 6950 graphics cards to its gaming rigs. The two new systems to be released with the new cards are the Gamer Mage D335 and Gamer Mage D345.

Housed in the NZXT Lexa-S gaming case, iBuyPower is offering the fully customizable systems with the option of an Athlon II or Phenom II processor. The default chip for the Gamer Mage D335 is the Phenox II X4 955 Black Edition Quad-Core, while for the D345 it is the Phenom II X4 945 Black Edition Quad-Core. The D345 has been equipped with 8GB of RAM, exactly double of the 4GB available to the D335; users can of course ramp it up with up to 16GB each.

For storage, the D335 has a 500GB hard drive while the D345 has a 1TB one plus a 30GB SSD. Both systems can accommodate up to four hard drives or SSDs. Graphics processing power for the D335 is in the form of a 1GB HD 6950; the D345 on the other hand carries the more powerful HD 6970. To cool such massive configurations, iBuyPower has equipped both the Mage 335 and Mage 345 with a liquid cooling system.

With so much juice under the hood, the systems are also going to need lot of power to keep running. iBuyPower has made arrangements for this through a power supply unit that can throw out a monstrous 1500W of power. The default power supply though is 700W for the D335 and 800W for the D345. Both systems will come with Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.

The default configurations of the gaming desktops carry price tags of $1,039 and $1,459 for the Gamer Mage D335 and Gamer Mage D345 respectively.

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13-12-2010, 12:52:57

Heebs
I've thought a lot about WCing over the years and never pulled the trigger.

The last time I ran SLi I had HORRIBLE temps for the second card to the point where it would crap out after a while from the heat.

What would i need to run a dedicated loop for two 570s? Primarily Im interested in how much radiator do I need?

13-12-2010, 13:37:39

tinytomlogan
Minimum of a decent quality 360 tbh dude as they are still some wattage pushing puppies, and youll need a good pump too DDC pro would also be a minimum imho.

13-12-2010, 13:46:02

Heebs
Dont happen to have a nice list of recommended parts do you?

13-12-2010, 19:00:05

Jackster
It's not about a list of parts TBH.

It is a list of minimum you would need and recommended specification.

As you will be going though 2 blocks you will want 500+ lt/hour pump.
Now you are more than likely going to be over clocking?

So maybe a dual rad is required? You will have to wait for Tom to say what you will need as he is the Guru.

More likely going to have a single if you are dedicating it to your GPUs and not overclocking... IDK

You will wan't some descent blocks, I don't or have not WCed a GPU yet so I can't say much but as ever the better one is most of the time the expensive one. Get a branded one, XSPC have a big range but probably not a 570s as they are model specific.

A German company Aquacomputers, have made a block that "fully fits" the 570. Might be worth checking them out.

As I said, I am new to water cooling graphic cards so don't take my advise to seriously.

Well I hope I helped.

Jack,

14-12-2010, 08:55:58

Heebs
Thanks for the reply. I figured Tom would have figured out which are good brands by now since we all know that just because its a 3x120 rad there are superior designs out there.

I figured that I would go with EK blocks if I was going to do a full water block as they seem to have a good reputation.

Would I need to run the loop as such:

water block --> radiator --> water block --> radiator

or is block --> block --> radiator okay? I wasnt sure how much the fluid temp would change from the first block.

14-12-2010, 09:30:55

tinytomlogan


Thanks for the reply. I figured Tom would have figured out which are good brands by now since we all know that just because its a 3x120 rad there are superior designs out there.

I figured that I would go with EK blocks if I was going to do a full water block as they seem to have a good reputation.

Would I need to run the loop as such:

water block --> radiator --> water block --> radiator

or is block --> block --> radiator okay? I wasnt sure how much the fluid temp would change from the first block.





Watch the watercooling guide mate. And I do know what brands but sadly I just dont have time to link all the time.

14-12-2010, 09:31:02

Jackster

Would I need to run the loop as such:




Well having less tubing as posible is better.

So "water block --> radiator --> water block --> radiator" would be allot of work for the pump.

Most of the time it is just Pump --> Block --> Block -->Rad

If you are having 2 rads you will probably be going for a;

Pump --> Rad --> Block --> Block --> Rad

If you look at this:



you can see that the pipe goes directly from one card to another.

If you go though Tom's YT chanel you will see a great SLI water cooling loop in a competition one "i think it is"....

Jack,

14-12-2010, 09:57:14

Heebs
Thanks for the input guys, watched the WC vid Tom, good stuff, no worries I know youre busy, get those 6900 cards reviewed for us :P

I'll poke around and see what other people are doing and go from there.

Thanks.
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