Ok guys... revive this thread a little.
I'm hoping to upgrade my entire system here pretty soon.
I received a replacement GTX970 which can easily do 1500MHz @ stock volts. My daily is 1500/8000MHz (core/memory) and my max so far is 1525MHz on the core... Haven't tried to go farther yet but I'm happy with that!
I'm looking to replace my dated 2500k with a shiny new i7-6700k OR possibly the new Kaby Lake CPU that should be coming out here soon. I'm currently in the process of selling off some old equipment that I used as a kid for Snowmaking at home...yes Snowmaking... So that cash should easily be enough to cover my upgrades, plus the future sale of the 2500k, ASRock Z77E-ITX board, and Samsung DDR3 memory. I'm hoping to get the 6700k upto around 4.2-4.3GHz with CLU delided, memory timing will hopefully be 3200MHz+ and I'll also be getting rid of all my SSD's to accommodate a new Sandisk X400 512GB m.2 drive in the back of the motherboard.
Stay tuned. I'd imagine it'll be a month or two before I get the main things sold and I can purchase my first round of upgrades (i7-6700k, motherboard, DDR4 memory)
I'm planning on doing some Dremel work to the case. Opening up the space for more ventilation for the PSU, making sure my 70mm fans are clear of any obstruction(which sometimes they hit and cause a clicking noise against the case, super annoying!!!), and I'll likely be adding 3M Satin Aluminum Vinyl to make it look more like a Mac in color...Edited by Cakewalk_S - 7/29/16 at 12:53pm