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post #1 of 7
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Just got my new system in and diving right in to building it, I have some questions for my case mod that maybe some of the long time modders can answer.

Specs

CPU: Intel 2500k 3.3GHz (stock)
GPU: EVGA 560ti 850/1700/4104 (stock)
Mobo: Asus P8P67 Pro
SSD: Crucial 128GB M300
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws X 2x4GB 1600 8-8-8-24 (stock)
PSU: Corsair TX650 v2
CPU Heatsink: Noctua NH-D14


Goals

In terms of components I'm looking to OC the CPU, GPU, and RAM specifically.
My goal for the 2500k is at least 4.7GHz, and if I have a good chip I will push it higher, hopefully past 5.0 once I get enough time to do some tweaking.
The 560, I'm looking for at least a 900 core clock, but if I have a decent chip I'm looking to push it past 1000 for best case scenario
RAM is easy and a given, I will see what I can do with this, but that is last on the agenda since the other two have the most impact on game performance.


Case

For a case I got the Antec 600, with plans to upgrade to a CM HAF X, CM 690II, or a Corsair 600T at a later date. Newegg was liquidating the Antec 600 line to make way for the new versions coming out, so they had it down to a 45 dollar deal, and then a 10 dollar promotion deal as well. A 35 dollar case is hard to ignore.
I was a little worried though because i thought I would have to do significant modding on this case to get it to a decent performance level. I looked at the pictures on Newegg and it showed no holes for wire routing behind the mobo. I assumed that I would have to get out a Dremel and fix these problems, as soon as I opened it up though I noticed that there were huge wires for cable routing which made me extremely happy that I can be lazy.

One of my goals for the case is to paint the entire interior black, looking at some other threads I saw you used spray pain type cans for the primer and the actual paint. Anyone have some advice on what to get and what techniques? Links to good guides are appreciated as well.


Case

Here is the case I actually got, first impressions I am very pleased that I don't have to cut out wire routing holes.



The picture that was displayed on Newegg that lead me to believe this case wasn't that good.



And finally the power behind the rig

2500k
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500k @ 4.6 1.27V Asus p67 Pro SLI 560 TI Ripjaws X 1600 2x4GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Crucial C300 + Spinpoint F3 Noctua N-D14 Win 7 x64 LG 1920x1080 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Das Professional NZXT 750w Hale90 Antec 600 M60 
Audio
ATH AD700 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500k @ 4.6 1.27V Asus p67 Pro SLI 560 TI Ripjaws X 1600 2x4GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Crucial C300 + Spinpoint F3 Noctua N-D14 Win 7 x64 LG 1920x1080 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Das Professional NZXT 750w Hale90 Antec 600 M60 
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ATH AD700 
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post #2 of 7
Nice build, enjoy it, wish I could afford a SSD for my build. But I'm happy with my GPU and case.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500K [Asus] P8P67 Pro [EVGA] 1050 Ti [Crucial] Ballistix Tactical 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
[Crucial] M4 128gb [WD] Cavier Black [Noctua] NH-D14 Windows 7 Home Premium 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
[Asus] VG236 23 inch 120 Hz [HP]w2007 (Offset) [Logitech] G15 [Corsair] HX 750 
CaseMouseAudio
[Silverstone] RV02 [Logitech] G5 [Superlux] HD668B 
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i5 2500K [Asus] P8P67 Pro [EVGA] 1050 Ti [Crucial] Ballistix Tactical 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
[Crucial] M4 128gb [WD] Cavier Black [Noctua] NH-D14 Windows 7 Home Premium 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
[Asus] VG236 23 inch 120 Hz [HP]w2007 (Offset) [Logitech] G15 [Corsair] HX 750 
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[Silverstone] RV02 [Logitech] G5 [Superlux] HD668B 
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post #3 of 7
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Thanks! 6950 is an amazing card, I almost went with that but there was a really good deal on EVGAs that day.

I was ******* around with some photoshop for a bit, but I'm going to start assembling and testing right now, keep your fingers crossed!
2500k
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500k @ 4.6 1.27V Asus p67 Pro SLI 560 TI Ripjaws X 1600 2x4GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Crucial C300 + Spinpoint F3 Noctua N-D14 Win 7 x64 LG 1920x1080 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Das Professional NZXT 750w Hale90 Antec 600 M60 
Audio
ATH AD700 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500k @ 4.6 1.27V Asus p67 Pro SLI 560 TI Ripjaws X 1600 2x4GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Crucial C300 + Spinpoint F3 Noctua N-D14 Win 7 x64 LG 1920x1080 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Das Professional NZXT 750w Hale90 Antec 600 M60 
Audio
ATH AD700 
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post #4 of 7
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Built everything and is running great, flashed SSD firmware, win 7 installed in less then 10 minutes, installing drivers, and moving stuff over from my old computer right now.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500k @ 4.6 1.27V Asus p67 Pro SLI 560 TI Ripjaws X 1600 2x4GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Crucial C300 + Spinpoint F3 Noctua N-D14 Win 7 x64 LG 1920x1080 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Das Professional NZXT 750w Hale90 Antec 600 M60 
Audio
ATH AD700 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500k @ 4.6 1.27V Asus p67 Pro SLI 560 TI Ripjaws X 1600 2x4GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Crucial C300 + Spinpoint F3 Noctua N-D14 Win 7 x64 LG 1920x1080 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Das Professional NZXT 750w Hale90 Antec 600 M60 
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Got the CPU and GPU OC'd.

Just did a quick and dirty one on the cpu, just raised the voltage a little and ran up the multiplier, its stable at a high clock and right now that's all I care about.

I will focus more on the cpu later, hopefully get it past 5.0 at least, but I spent more of my time tweaking my gpu since that has more effect on game play. It's stock @ 850/1700/2000 and I OC'd it to 1000/2000/2200, some pretty good ****. What's really nice about it is I didn't raise the voltage all that much, its @ 1.05V stock is like .975. I'll do more tweaking later and see if I can lower the voltage a little more.

I think I have to either reapply thermal paste and reseat the cooler, or I haven't waited long enough for the cure to set in. I'm getting some decently high temps at load, and I want to see a little lower. Gonna wait a week and see how it goes.

EDIT: Trimmed my voltage to 1.015v on the gpu, I'm happy with that I don't think I'm stable at 1v but I will continue trying to trim that down as much as possible. I have hit a wall at 1GHz on the core clock though, it just won't go up higher then that, I will tweak it up a little bit though.
Edited by Grief - 5/5/11 at 4:31pm
2500k
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500k @ 4.6 1.27V Asus p67 Pro SLI 560 TI Ripjaws X 1600 2x4GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Crucial C300 + Spinpoint F3 Noctua N-D14 Win 7 x64 LG 1920x1080 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Das Professional NZXT 750w Hale90 Antec 600 M60 
Audio
ATH AD700 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500k @ 4.6 1.27V Asus p67 Pro SLI 560 TI Ripjaws X 1600 2x4GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Crucial C300 + Spinpoint F3 Noctua N-D14 Win 7 x64 LG 1920x1080 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Das Professional NZXT 750w Hale90 Antec 600 M60 
Audio
ATH AD700 
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post #6 of 7
Looks sick man, cant wait to see the build done hopefuly i will have my 560.
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Looks sick man, cant wait to see the build done hopefuly i will have my 560.
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Thanks! Rig has been all together for a few days now, gonna post some pictures when I get around to it.

I need to buy a 8 pin extender because my cable is not quite long enough to reach around the back of the motherboard tray.

Running Prime 95 at 5 GHz right now, I think I'm gonna run 24/7 @ 4.8 GHz though. Keep temps and voltage down slightly, I also definitely need to reapply TIM because my temps are kind of high, probably also a factor of the AS5 cure time, but I need more coverage as well.
2500k
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500k @ 4.6 1.27V Asus p67 Pro SLI 560 TI Ripjaws X 1600 2x4GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Crucial C300 + Spinpoint F3 Noctua N-D14 Win 7 x64 LG 1920x1080 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Das Professional NZXT 750w Hale90 Antec 600 M60 
Audio
ATH AD700 
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2500k
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500k @ 4.6 1.27V Asus p67 Pro SLI 560 TI Ripjaws X 1600 2x4GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Crucial C300 + Spinpoint F3 Noctua N-D14 Win 7 x64 LG 1920x1080 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Das Professional NZXT 750w Hale90 Antec 600 M60 
Audio
ATH AD700 
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