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post #11 of 20
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No rush. I was j/k. lol Like ehume said, take your time and do it right so it can benefit others.
Yeah, I will. lol.
Have you guys even checked out my website, though? I have some articles up about the CR-48, if that interests anyone.
post #12 of 20
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Thank you. I splurged on it. That was for me.

Yeah, but just barely. lol. It looks like ~1/2" of clearance between it and the side panel. A pick of the back? So you know the width of the case? I'll do that soon, but I can tell you the width is ~8 1/2" wide. My exhaust fans is the stock 120mm fan.

I'm feelin' the pressure!
The width of the case is less important than how that width is apportioned. The distance from the mb to the main sidewall is the crucial element in accommodating a heatsink. You seem to have 12mm to spare. That's nice.
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So how does this compare with the 120 Ultra? I'm just starting to put mine to use overclocking my Q6600. Keeps well under 60 degrees playing games.
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So how does this compare with the 120 Ultra? I'm just starting to put mine to use overclocking my Q6600. Keeps well under 60 degrees playing games.
I think it is better. I'm not sure my how much, but I have my 760 @ 4ghz, and I'm playing Crysis right now, and it's only in the low 40's (41C-44C across all cores)
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I think it is better. I'm not sure my how much, but I have my 760 @ 4ghz, and I'm playing Crysis right now, and it's only in the low 40's (41C-44C across all cores)
We need someone with an i7 8xx with HT enabled to really test the mettle of the Archon's metal. At 4GHz, my 860 gets HOT under full load.
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We need someone with an i7 8xx with HT enabled to really test the mettle of the Archon's metal. At 4GHz, my 860 gets HOT under full load.
That's because HT just produces heat for most programs.
post #17 of 20
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That's because HT just produces heat for most programs.
Exactly right! And that's the extra heat we can use to r-e-a-l-l-y test a heatsink.
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post #18 of 20
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Exactly right! And that's the extra heat we can use to r-e-a-l-l-y test a heatsink.
I think you misunderstood. HT only causes heat, with no performance gain. Unless the app is specifically designed to produce higher numbers with HT. *cough* Vantage *cough*
post #19 of 20
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I think you misunderstood. HT only causes heat, with no performance gain. Unless the app is specifically designed to produce higher numbers with HT. *cough* Vantage *cough*
Also there are some current games (mostly by Capcom) that benefit from HT but it's not like you really need it. Are you currently using the stock fan or a 3rd party fan with the Archon?
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Also there are some current games (mostly by Capcom) that benefit from HT but it's not like you really need it. Are you currently using the stock fan or a 3rd party fan with the Archon?
Stock fan. It's quiet itself, but I can hear the air it's moving.
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