I’ve completed the build of the Core i7-2600 system and it works just fine.
Here are the details, but briefly the system is:
- Core i7-2600 Processor.
- ASUS P8Z68 VGen3 Motherboard.
- 16GB memory
- 1TB System Drive as a Stripe set of 2 500GB drives.
- Thermaltake Armor 90 case
- ASUS Nvidia GTX 560 Ti Graphics
I particularly like the lines of the Armor series of cases. I’ve already built a system using the Small Form Factor Armor 30 case. A key feature of the system is the Corsair H80 liquid cooling system, which was easy to install and works very well. This case is not appropriate for the larger H100 cooling system since there is no place at the top of the cabinet to attach the radiator, but the H80 fits very nicely on the back fan point. The H80 provides plenty of cooling for this processor. I have not overclocked the processor.
I’ve moved a 1TB single drive to this system from the Cyberpower system from last year, so this system has a data drive as well as the system drive pair. The system is now my primary system in my Gaming Battle chair.