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I'm buying a new 600T:

http://www.corsair.com/us/pc-cases/graphite-series-pc-case/special-edition-white-graphite-series-600t-mid-tower-case.html

I found Corsair's pictures of this case a bit misleading as it would seem the H100 does fit w/o the fans which really is the most important part.

So my questions are is it worth getting an H100 vs and Air cooler. And will it even fit?

If not what would the best air cooler?
post #2 of 10
any of the big 3. phantek, silver arrow, or NH-D14
post #3 of 10
What CPU are you using and how far do you plan to overclock it, if at all?
You'll have to mod it to get the H100 to fit in there.
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The H100 fits in the 600T, you would have to put the fans outside of the actual case though, inside the removable mesh grill on top. Corsair knew that it was necessary because theres actual fan wire holes. lol. I would look into the 650D.
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post #5 of 10
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Originally Posted by frankth3frizz View Post

The H100 fits in the 600T, you would have to put the fans outside of the actual case though, inside the removable mesh grill on top. Corsair knew that it was necessary because theres actual fan wire holes. lol. I would look into the 650D.

I'm planning to use the new i5 Ivy Bridge @ around 4.6-.8 ghz.

Also isn't the H100 not nearly as good w/o 4 120 MM fans? Seems like they BARELY fit but idk.
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Originally Posted by frankth3frizz View Post

The H100 fits in the 600T, you would have to put the fans outside of the actual case though, inside the removable mesh grill on top. Corsair knew that it was necessary because theres actual fan wire holes. lol. I would look into the 650D.

The distance between where the mobo and the H100 radiator seems almost the same as the 600T even though this is a larger case.
post #7 of 10
push pull (4-fans) is worth 3°-5° lower on temperatures loaded from my 2550 4.8 overclock
using the OE corsair fans.
you'll want to start on the H100 if you looking for those clock speeds. but you wont like
the loud fan noise.
using other fans showed even higher temps @ 12-volts. due to the loudness, most forgave
the temperatures for the noise. i'm on a 24/7 overclock of 4.7 1.35vcore @ 60° with two
Swiftech Helix 120 PWM fans at the moment for testing. extremely quiet operation and not
relying on the corsair controller, using the mobo to control fan speeds and temperatures.
so far satisfied and cost is deffo reasonable. running the H100 until all the bits come in for
the custom loop.

airdeano
post #8 of 10

When the H100 has been compared to the big three heatsinks, it does cool slightly better, but much more loudly. There ain't no free in cooling. Water coolers just transfer the heat to a place that's more convenient to exhaust it, but a 120mm aperture is a 120mm aperture. And the final fluid to which the heat is transferred is the air. You can squeeze it through a rad or blow it gently past a heatsink. Guess which is quieter?

 

A 2x120mm rad will be quieter. And a 3x120mm rad quieter still: twice and triple the apertures of a 120mm rad. No magic involved: the cpu generates heat and it has to go somewhere, get transferred to something.

 

Any case that has a position for a 120mm exhaust fan has room for a full tower cooler like the big three: Phanteks, Silver Arrow, NH-D14. You need a case that can handle a 140mm exhaust fan to handle an Archon reliably, though some cases have the room despite having only a 120mm exhaust.

 

Best: buy a nibbler, cut out your rear grill, let your heatsink blow the heated air out the back. Quietly.

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I'm planning to use the new i5 Ivy Bridge @ around 4.6-.8 ghz.
Also isn't the H100 not nearly as good w/o 4 120 MM fans? Seems like they BARELY fit but idk.

The reason I did push pull is im using low RPM fans(spectre pro's) I guess it depends on which fans you use.
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Originally Posted by HaunteR View Post

The distance between where the mobo and the H100 radiator seems almost the same as the 600T even though this is a larger case.

I guess it also depends on the motherboard, I've noticed what usually gets in the way is the 8 pin power being too high. My h100 doing push pull in my 650D fits perfectly and has plenty of room but then I have a UD3P.
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If only those modular Cooler Master semi-sealed liquid cooling units were available... It would allow you to place the rad or rads wherever you need, such as dividing it up into a 240+120 or however.

Admittedly, I don't know much about the 600T but I always thought it was designed specifically for air cooling?
   
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