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July 16, 2008 12:20:21 AM

I am about to order a new case, new fans and a psu, i need to know what you guys think about it

Coolermaster CM 690 Mid Tower Black ATX Case
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=26048

Fans
rear-exhaust : Thermaltake A2329 Silent CAT 120MM http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=24028

front and side-intake : Thermaltake A2492 TurboFan 120MM ( x2) http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=30490

bottom (intake) top (exhaust) : Antec TriCool 120MM DBB Case (x2) http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=17025


Antec Earthwatts 650W Power Supply ATX12V V2.2 EPS12V Active PFC 80PLUS 120MM Fan
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=30037


I am planning to get after that an intel e8400 that i will overclock, 4gb ballistix 800mhz ram, and maybe go sli...


What do you think about all this?

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July 16, 2008 12:34:35 AM

The psu is enough for typical setups. Although for sli/cf high end cards, it may not be enough.

As for the fans, those 50-60cfm fans perform no better than the case's stock fans. There is really no point changing them out. For fans of the same diameter, cooling power and noise comes hand in hand. A good quality can may be very slightly quieter while moving the same amount of air, but it's noting noticable.

If you change out the stock ones, might as well get the highest power fans, then use controllers to lower their speed. That way, you have quietness for day to day operation, and if the rig ever gets hot, you can cool it down by turning a knob. Try this, 133.6 cfm.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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July 16, 2008 2:02:35 AM

^ Like the case, except it seems very shallow, only wide enough for the MB. If I spent that much on a Lian Li, I would want to at least be able to hide my watercooling setup inside.

back to OP, people like those Coolermasters for midrange cases, should do what you want.
July 16, 2008 2:13:55 AM

I see, thanks, dagger.

But the case doesnt come with the bottom and top fan, so i suppose i can just buy of them.

The scythe looks great, but it is sleeve bearing. For DBB, i would still consider to get two Antec TriCool 120MM DBB... bad choice?
July 16, 2008 2:31:05 AM

Emptywords said:
I see, thanks, dagger.

But the case doesnt come with the bottom and top fan, so i suppose i can just buy of them.

The scythe looks great, but it is sleeve bearing. For DBB, i would still consider to get two Antec TriCool 120MM DBB... bad choice?

It's not bad. 79cfm is decent. Although the 3 speed doesn't matter if you hook it up to a variable speed controller. Besides, having more complex mechanism on the fan may not always be a good idea. It's better to just have a simple, solid, high power fan. Fewer things to go wrong.

For a cool running case like that, I'm sure 79cfm would be enough though. The high 133.6cfm would be overkill.
July 16, 2008 2:48:18 AM

I see, but i heard that sleeve bearing may not work as bottom and top fans... that wasnt true? If it wasn't i may follow your advice and go with the scythe fans...well just two or three of them
July 16, 2008 3:03:45 AM

Emptywords said:
I see, but i heard that sleeve bearing may not work as bottom and top fans... that wasnt true? If it wasn't i may follow your advice and go with the scythe fans...well just two or three of them

For a good quality, tight fitting fan, it'll work fine. Be sure to hook it up to a controller or they'll sound like a jet engine.
July 16, 2008 3:07:28 AM

allright, i think i've learned what i needed to, thanks a lot
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