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My Sandy Bridge build 2600K

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Just finished stress testing about an hour ago. I must say SB is pretty sweet. On just air I've have a successful 24/7 overclock at 5Ghz! Ran Prime 95 for the last 24 hours, no blue screen no errors.

Vcore=1.467
CPU max temp at full load 85C
CPU at idle 35C

85C peak during a 24hr run in is acceptable to me, since this would not be a folding rig none of my real world applications would ever load all four cores to 100% for an extended period of time.

This has got to be the easiest overclock I have gotten away with. All I did was turn off the Asus auto overclocking features, set my turbo multiplier to 50, set RAM timings and voltage manually, leave Vcore and other voltages as auto and that was it! I didn't even have to loosen up RAM timing or play with voltages to get a stable run. Worked first time 8-)

System Specs

Asus P8Z68 V Pro
i7 2600k OC to 5.0Ghz
8GB G.Skill Ripjaws X RAM (1600Mhz) CL8
Asus GTX560Ti TOP
Creative Labs X-Fi Titanium HD
Corsair 600T Case (White edition)
Thermal Take 850W Though Power Grand modular power supply
Noctua NH-D14 CPU Cooler
Crucial 128 GB M4 SSD
Samsung Blu Ray Combo Drive
Dell U2311H 23" IPS Display
Windows 7 Professional 64bit

Scythe Kaze Master Ace Fan controller. This controller is rated at 1A per channel however the power transistors used are rated at 3A max. The stock design does not incorporate any cooling for these transistors so I installed a pretty large heat sink on them to allow for a little more head room. All my case fans are rated for .3A except for the 200mm front intake fan which is rated at .7A.

This case does come with its own integrated fan controller, four channels at 12W (1A) each. However you cannot adjust the speed of individual fans which is the reason for me using a third party controller. Also temp monitoring is nice to have

SSD is frickin fast!!! Windows loads almost instantaneously and the drives as so tiny, I can mount two SSDs one on top the other in a 3.5 inch drive bay.

I am very impressed with the Corsair 600T. I was looking for something with an elegant look, good cable management, tool less, good construction quality, fan filters and decent cooling. I decided against the HAF cases because quite frankly..I think they are ugly. The 600T meet all my requirements however the stock fans were a bit on the week side.

I replaced the front 200mm fan (stock airflow 90cfm) with a NZXT 200mm fan that has a 166cfm airflow rating. The 200mm exhaust fan from on top the case was replaced with two areocool shark 120mm fans rated at 83cfm. I ran these as intake fans instead of exhaust changing the case from a stock configuration of negative pressure to positive pressure which works better with this particular case. I also use an areocool shark 120mm fan as the exhaust fan at the rear of the case. The NH-D14 fans are configured as push pull so they also contribute to moving air out of the case.

The cable management in this case is sweet. This is the first case I've used that has a cable management feature, having a modular power supply also helped (No more butchering unused cables :lol: )

After a couple months putting together this system having finished it and quite excited to install software I realized all my keyboards were PS2 and had to rush out to a local department store to get one. LOL it just goes to show the smallest thing could stop a project.

All in all I am very very pleased with how this build turned out, especially the fact that I was able to overclock to 5Ghz with no hassle.

Cable management


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i7 2600k Asus P8Z68-V Pro Asus GTX560 Ti TOP 8GB G.Skill Ripjaws X 
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Crucial m4 128GB Samsung Spinpoint F4EG Samsung BlueRay Noctua NH-D14 
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nice cable management :O

wer u put all these PSU cables?

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I managed to get all the PSU cables to fit behind the motherboard tray. This case has a decent amount of room between the tray and the side panel
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Looks great! I love the cable management for this case. My only gripe was the white LED fans. The lighting looks pretty good inside the case, I just don't like how much it leaks outside of it where the fans are, so I approve of your replacing of the stock fans. I think I'm going to cut the LED cables on my front 200mm and just get an LED strip.
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