I am going to build a computer this summer, which will be used for Photoshop CS3 editing and Gaming at the same time. Therefore I am searching for a reasonable Airflow that can cool well my CPU and my VGA card. I've been looking through the case and the Coolermaster CM690 picked my interest. I was wondering if I should get this instead of the Antec 900 case.
I plan on getting this in the next 2-3 weeks:
Case:Antec Nine Hundred Mid Tower Gamer Case
PSU: OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W(May get 650W instead)
MB:ASUS P5Q Pro Motherboard
CPU:Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Processor 2.83 Ghz(OCd to ~3.2-3.6 ghz)
GPU:XFX HD-489A-ZDFC Radeon HD 4890 1GB Video Card
Memory:G.SKILL F2-6400CL4D-4GBPI-B PC2-6400 4GB 2X2GB DDR2-800
HDD:Western Digital Caviar Blue 640GB SATA
Extra Fan: 2x Noctua NF-P12-1300 120MM Ultra Quiet Cooling Fan
CPU Heatsink: Xigmatek HDT-S1283 Direct Touch 3 Heatpipe Heatsink
Mounting Kit: Thermalright LGA775 BOLT-THRU Kit
Resolution: 1650 x 1050
OS: Vista Home Premium x64
Do you have any suggestions on which case I should get? Do you know any other ones that works better than the ones I thought of?(Price range of 100~150$)
I really like the Antec 900. (I have 3 of them). Excellent cooling.
Unfortunately, everything else is kind of sucky. It's definitely not a tool free case. (OTOH, how often will you change hard drives?) And, without a little work, cable management is pretty much non-existent.
But unlike most people, I am prepared to overlook all the - many - faults because I have been
---------- Overclocking since 1978 - Z80 (TRS-80) from 1.77 MHz to 2.01 MHz