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post #951 of 1963
No need to wait for Haswell.
The only real improvements are the on-chip VRM and the slightly more powerful on-chip graphics.
In other words, nothing that helps us system builders.
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post #952 of 1963
Just got a 820 for my Haswell build and 1st WC setup. Just wanted to make sure on Rad sizes for it. It's 360 on top and 280 max on bottom without modding right? What about thickness? Was looking at this:

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_457_667_1075&products_id=34504

But I remember reading somewhere 60mm thickness was max.

Thanks for the help!!
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post #953 of 1963
I absolutely hate how people call Ivy is "dead". Drives me nuts. Just because there is a new generation of tech doesn't mean that the previous is dead and extinct from the land. It's like, "Woah! Haswell is out! Lets all get together and burn our old Sandy's and Ivy's since they are now completely useless." I will be completely happy with my 3770k for another two years. Don't get me wrong I'm not bashing anyone here because I refuse to be rude to anyone and I understand that it is probably common terminology to call the previous generation "dead", but I just needed to vent a little. Thanks biggrin.gif
post #954 of 1963
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Originally Posted by Vinnces View Post

Just got a 820 for my Haswell build and 1st WC setup. Just wanted to make sure on Rad sizes for it. It's 360 on top and 280 max on bottom without modding right? What about thickness? Was looking at this:

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_457_667_1075&products_id=34504

But I remember reading somewhere 60mm thickness was max.

Thanks for the help!!


Go back about 10 pages, to where there was a considerable discussion regarding what fits in the top of an 820.

There's about 70 to 75mm of usable rad space above the mobo, depending on which one you have.

That would limit you to a nominally 60mm thick rad at most, and with only top fans.

The far better alternative would be a 45mm thick rad with push pull fans.

If you're an experienced modder with the skills and tools to do the Diva mod that's in my "Twins" build log to relocate the rad mounting a bit above stock, you could squeeze a 55mm thick rad (SR1 or GT-X) in with push pull fans, but it is a major mod.

Alternatively, you could mod in a 45mm thick 420 with 5 fans, but the fan selection for 140's is not as good as for 120's.


The XT45 360 with good fans in P-P on a controller is about the most practical setup, performance when you need it . . . quiet when you don't.


Darlene
Edited by IT Diva - 5/17/13 at 5:18am
post #955 of 1963
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Originally Posted by IT Diva View Post

Go back about 10 pages, to where there was a considerable discussion regarding what fits in the top of an 820.

There's about 70 to 75mm of usable rad space above the mobo, depending on which one you have.

That would limit you to a nominally 60mm thick rad at most, and with only top fans.

The far better alternative would be a 45mm thick rad with push pull fans.

If you're an experienced modder with the skills and tools to do the Diva mod that's in my "Twins" build log to relocate the rad mounting a bit above stock, you could squeeze a 55mm thick rad (SR1 or GT-X) in with push pull fans, but it is a major mod.

Alternatively, you could mod in a 45mm thick 420 with 5 fans, but the fan selection for 140's is not as good as for 120's.


The XT45 360 with good fans in P-P on a controller is about the most practical setup, performance when you need it . . . quiet when you don't.


Darlene

Thanks for the great info!! Will definitely get the XT45 360 then since I have 0 DIY skills and this will be my 1st watercooling build. Your Stretched Limo build is looking great and definitely went "Whoa" on seeing it. smile.gif
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post #956 of 1963
Hey do you guys know if there is a way to take the extra USB cables out of the USB cluster on the top of the PC?
post #957 of 1963
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Hey do you guys know if there is a way to take the extra USB cables out of the USB cluster on the top of the PC?

Your only options are to: Remove the entire USB cable with the port, or cut the wire. Though I'm not sure why you'd want to do such a thing. Perhaps your build will elaborate smile.gif
post #958 of 1963
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Your only options are to: Remove the entire USB cable with the port, or cut the wire. Though I'm not sure why you'd want to do such a thing. Perhaps your build will elaborate smile.gif

I'm not gonna do that I just wanted to see if they pulled out somehow. Thanks!
post #959 of 1963
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If you pull the USB panel off (couple of screws) each port is removable from underneath.
post #960 of 1963
Hey all just bought my 820, upgraded from plain old phantom. Want to do something in the style of my current one and will set up a mod-log soon!
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