juzz86 wrote:I also second the motion of removing a fan from your AIO. Taking the inside fan off my old H70 did wonders for noise, with about 3C increase in temp.
ADD: To carry on from DPete's suggestion, you can mount both 3x3.5inch block side-by-side on the floor, and open up half your front intake. If you can do away with three internal drives (use the money saved on fans for an enclosure, or shift them to 5.25inch bays) you can open up the whole thing!
Chrispy_ wrote:The 600T looks like a bit of a cooling failure with only one intake, and it's heavily obstructed by the drive cages - that's a bad starting point for a positive pressure cooling setup.
As others have said, remove as much of the obstruction from the front intake as possible, and replace those wussy 600rpm Corsair stock fans with something less pathetic. I know you said you're using all six drive cages, but I would remove one of the bays at the bottom, leaving the one further to the back in place, and try to squeeze your remaining drives into the 5.25" bays; Basically, throw out the cage on the right in this picture:
I'd keep the H60 at the rear, but I always thought the H-series AIO fans were loud at load and performed poorly when slowed down. If you're looking for a quiet CPU cooler, consider using one of the cougar 120mm fans instead - the turbulent focused flow ought to do well with the radiator.
The alternative, if you're looking to overclock the 2500K further, is to replace the H60 with something far more potent, like a Swiftech H220 or a CM Seidon 240M. I tend to look to Frostytech for cooler reviews (it's ALL they do) but other sites confirm those are two of the best 240mm AIO coolers you can buy. The corsair H100i does not compare favourably to either of those options.
As for side-panel fans, I didn't think the 600T has any; Do you have the 600T Special Edition with the quad-120mm fan mount mesh side panel? That changes EVERYTHING!
Chrispy_ wrote:Ah, okay then; that explains a lot. If you're not using four fans in the mesh panel it's actually going to reduce CPU cooling by preventing any case pressure whatsoever, and disrupting the through-flow of cool air from the front of the case. The reduced chimney effect and the disuption of intake-to-exhaust airflow actually means that the air is travelling more slowly through your case, which means it's much warmer when it reaches the H60 radiator.
Fill the panel with four fans, or replace it with the window and do what we've suggested for a positive air-pressure, channeled-airflow system. If you don't fill it with fans you'll just get looping airflow where positive case pressure causes most of the fresh air to leak out of the remaining mesh before it's actually been in contact with any heatsinks.
I also still think you need a beefier watercooler for a 4.7GHz overclock - There's a limit to what an H60 can do with its single radiator and I've always tried to keep my CPU temps under 75C at all times. Anyway, see how you get on with side panel fans (or window and moved drive-cages) first - that's the cheapest and easiest option.
Out of interest, What sort of voltage are you pushing at those speeds?
stabgotham wrote:Crazy thought here, could I cover the empty fan slot(s) with black tape or something to satisfy the chimney effect?
stabgotham wrote:The one thing I do not like about these side fans though is the inability to open the case without having to constantly disconnect them. That and the fact that the wires for those fans pretty much have to just hang loose in the case. Wish there was a better solution for that, but oh well.
vargis14 wrote:Too many fans is never overkill "Knock on wood"