This was one of the easiest high-end builds in memory, with CPU cooler installation being the only slightly-complicated part.
A few previous builds gave us the experience to complete that task in less-than two minutes, as shown in our June $2000 build.
Multiple screw holes and slotted bracket holes allow a power supply support to fit snuggly against nearly any-sized power unit. The power supply and motherboard are both held in place with screws.
The Graphite 600T’s hard drive brackets are designed to clip onto 3.5” drives or screw onto 2.5” drives. We had to remove one 3.5” drive locator pin from each bracket prior to attaching our 2.5” SSD drives.
A plastic base for the removable drive cage is hollow and open on two sides, allowing left-over cables to be concealed there. A giant 200 mm top-mounted exhaust fan is positioned to pull cool air from the front of the case past the front of the CPU fan, without significantly disturbing the front-to-back flow through the CPU’s heat sink.
Soft blue lighting accents both the front and the top fan, appearing bright only in contrast to the case’s black finish.
- The Perfect PC?
- Graphics And Memory
- Case And Power
- Motherboard, CPU, And CPU Cooler
- System, Storage, And Optical Drives
- Hardware Installation
- Test Settings
- Benchmark Results: 3DMark And PCMark
- Benchmark Results: SiSoftware Sandra
- Benchmark Results: Crysis
- Benchmark Results: F1 2010
- Benchmark Results: Just Cause 2
- Benchmark Results: S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call Of Pripyat
- Benchmark Results: Audio And Video Encoding
- Benchmark Results: Productivity
- Power, Heat, And Efficiency
- Value Conclusion