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February 22, 2010 7:07:08 AM

HAF 922 or CM 690 II Advanced

what are the major advantage differences between the two when creating a 3-way sli config

please help !!!!

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February 22, 2010 7:39:57 AM

well with a 3way SLI system your going to be creating a lot of heat... so I would go for the HAF (high air flow)

personally i think it looks better aswell, but that's just opinion
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February 22, 2010 7:48:26 AM

3 Way SLI of which cards? I would say HAF922 as well. But going for a full tower would be more advisable.
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February 22, 2010 10:14:22 AM

hell_storm2004 said:
3 Way SLI of which cards? I would say HAF922 as well. But going for a full tower would be more advisable.


thanks for your reply :) 

i am thinking of 9600 gts only as each takes max of 150 watts

wont a full tower be too much for three 9600gt's

please also advise if a 190mm power supply like UCP 900W will fit into HAF922 or not?
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February 22, 2010 10:15:38 AM

N.Broekhuijsen said:
well with a 3way SLI system your going to be creating a lot of heat... so I would go for the HAF (high air flow)

personally i think it looks better aswell, but that's just opinion


isn't HAF 922 costlier than CM690 II Advanced
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February 22, 2010 11:17:23 AM

capital_one said:
i am thinking of 9600 gts only as each takes max of 150 watts


Really??? 150 watts?? My GTS 250 takes no more than 144 watts and it is one of the least efficient models

and a GTS 250 is nothing but a relabelled 9800GTX+

there is no way a 9600gts eats 150 watts
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February 23, 2010 3:09:25 AM

capital_one said:
thanks for your reply :) 

i am thinking of 9600 gts only as each takes max of 150 watts

wont a full tower be too much for three 9600gt's

please also advise if a 190mm power supply like UCP 900W will fit into HAF922 or not?


PSU's are more or less the same size. If its the Cooler Master UCP 900W PSU, then your PSU is good enough.
Tom's says that on idle 9600GT takes about 120W.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/nvidia-geforce-9600...

I think HAF922 should be a good choice coz:
3x9600GT = Lot of heat + Choked Airflow.
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February 23, 2010 9:05:22 AM

total power consumption... meaning the entire system as a whole.. not only the video card.

better question: Why are you getting 3 9600gt's if for less money you can get something a single card that performs better
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February 23, 2010 9:17:35 AM

^^That's a good point.

@OP: If you haven't got all the GPU's, then i would say go for HD5850. It would be something around $300, which is the same price range as 3x9600GT.
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February 23, 2010 10:26:20 AM

hell_storm2004 said:
^^That's a good point.

@OP: If you haven't got all the GPU's, then i would say go for HD5850. It would be something around $300, which is the same price range as 3x9600GT.



i am planning to attach six monitors to those three 9600gt's
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February 23, 2010 10:30:08 AM

But as far as i know HD5850 supports Eyefinity, which means you can add multiple monitors to it as well.
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February 23, 2010 10:31:21 AM

hell_storm2004 said:
PSU's are more or less the same size. If its the Cooler Master UCP 900W PSU, then your PSU is good enough.
Tom's says that on idle 9600GT takes about 120W.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/nvidia-geforce-9600...

I think HAF922 should be a good choice coz:
3x9600GT = Lot of heat + Choked Airflow.


thanks for your reply

i am confused between HAF 922 AND CM690 II Advanced

as i am located in india where we have far more air dust than compared to Europe/US

do'nt you feel that larger fans in HAF 922 will suck in and out more air and dust when compared to CM690 II

please note that i will be running my pc at full load for at least 15 hours each day,
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February 23, 2010 11:04:18 AM

hell_storm2004 said:
But as far as i know HD5850 supports Eyefinity, which means you can add multiple monitors to it as well.



that will occupy space of my two pcie slots and give me only three outputs

isn't it
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February 23, 2010 11:06:06 AM

capital_one said:
that will occupy space of my two pcie slots and give me only three outputs

isn't it


If your not going to do any gaming, then go for the low profile 5570. youll need two and they are under 80 dolllars
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February 23, 2010 11:25:05 AM

hell_storm2004 said:
PSU's are more or less the same size. If its the Cooler Master UCP 900W PSU, then your PSU is good enough.
Tom's says that on idle 9600GT takes about 120W.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/nvidia-geforce-9600...

I think HAF922 should be a good choice coz:
3x9600GT = Lot of heat + Choked Airflow.

thanks for your reply

i am confused between HAF 922 AND CM690 II Advanced

as i am located in india where we have far more air dust than compared to Europe/US

do'nt you feel that larger fans in HAF 922 will suck in and out more air and dust when compared to CM690 II

please note that i will be running my pc at full load for at least 15 hours each day,
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February 23, 2010 11:27:10 AM

capital_one said:
thanks for your reply

i am confused between HAF 922 AND CM690 II Advanced

as i am located in india where we have far more air dust than compared to Europe/US

do'nt you feel that larger fans in HAF 922 will suck in and out more air and dust when compared to CM690 II

please note that i will be running my pc at full load for at least 15 hours each day,


Dust should not really be a big problem. Just clean your computer regularly. Im sure that if your computer is running 15 hrs a day you can afford 10 minutes and some compressed air
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February 24, 2010 4:42:04 AM

N.Broekhuijsen said:
Dust should not really be a big problem. Just clean your computer regularly. Im sure that if your computer is running 15 hrs a day you can afford 10 minutes and some compressed air



ya i do agree,

however if ever you visit India and stay for a couple of months

the dust here sort of eats into things and clings on to objects,

dust is a huge nuisance here.

and i can blow things with a vacuum cleaner, however i really am worried about throwing speeding air into all that stuff on a regular basis :( 



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February 24, 2010 7:53:35 AM

doesn't hurt it, as long as your not too aggressive to it. Do use compressed air though, vacuuming seems a bit more dangerous.
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February 24, 2010 12:48:39 PM

N.Broekhuijsen said:
doesn't hurt it, as long as your not too aggressive to it. Do use compressed air though, vacuuming seems a bit more dangerous.



i am really sorry i do not know what is compressed air :( 

is it the vacuum cleaner air in reverse or is it something else,

please advise
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February 24, 2010 1:43:10 PM

HAHHAHA .. sry its just funny

basically it is a thing that blows air out, instead of suck it in (plz dont take that in the wrong way)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gas_duster

help at all?

basically its air pressurized... kind of like a can of deo spray.
so yes, it is kind of a vacuum cleaner in reverse

you can also use a vacuum just be more careful, and dont let the metal nozzle touch any of the components... try putting electrical tape on the nozzle... and dont suck in any cables
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February 24, 2010 1:47:42 PM

capital_one said:
ya i do agree,

however if ever you visit India and stay for a couple of months

the dust here sort of eats into things and clings on to objects,

dust is a huge nuisance here.

and i can blow things with a vacuum cleaner, however i really am worried about throwing speeding air into all that stuff on a regular basis :( 

http://images.techtree.com/ttimages/story/105281_dust.jpg

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/64/221088095_147dc699ba.jpg


DAM thats pretty dusty! :ouch: 
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February 25, 2010 10:02:37 AM

N.Broekhuijsen said:
HAHHAHA .. sry its just funny

basically it is a thing that blows air out, instead of suck it in (plz dont take that in the wrong way)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gas_duster

help at all?

basically its air pressurized... kind of like a can of deo spray.
so yes, it is kind of a vacuum cleaner in reverse

you can also use a vacuum just be more careful, and dont let the metal nozzle touch any of the components... try putting electrical tape on the nozzle... and dont suck in any cables



oh that,

no we don't get that in India,

it more looks like our typical deodorant spray minus the nozzle :) 

the only thing which can protect us from dust is to sit inside air-conditioned cabins

but then we have extreme temperatures 44 C in summers and 5 C in winters


so your final suggestion is HAF 922 , is that correct :) 

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February 25, 2010 10:37:44 AM

very correct!
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February 25, 2010 10:47:25 AM

N.Broekhuijsen said:
very correct!



great :) 

but before i select your answer as the best answer tell me one final thing

will HAF 922 accomodate three 9600gt's easily ? i mean length wise



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February 26, 2010 7:29:46 AM

uhm, if that is the card size you have i would assume so. its about as long as a motherboard is wide.

plus it's a gaming case, so i would assume that it would only fit the biggest of cards.
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February 26, 2010 9:40:11 AM

N.Broekhuijsen said:
uhm, if that is the card size you have i would assume so. its about as long as a motherboard is wide.

plus it's a gaming case, so i would assume that it would only fit the biggest of cards.



as per the cooler master global website HAF 922 has a approx card length space of about 300 mm



and the zotac website gives the dimensions of 9600gt as 13.26“ X 10.23“ X 2.67“


and 300mm is approx 11.7 " (inches)

that wouldn't fit :ouch: 

now what do i do :( 
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February 26, 2010 9:40:42 AM

N.Broekhuijsen said:
uhm, if that is the card size you have i would assume so. its about as long as a motherboard is wide.

plus it's a gaming case, so i would assume that it would only fit the biggest of cards.



i don't see that card fitting at all and its an entry level card :??: 

do you agree

am i reading the card dimensions right :??: 


http://pden.zotac.com/index.php?page=shop.product_detai...
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February 26, 2010 9:58:00 AM

cant be right. the card cannot possibly be 13 inches long, 10 inches wide, and 2.5 inches thick.

i think those are the dimentions of the box it comes in. makes a lot more sense..

looking at those pics of the case im pretty sure the card would fit easily!


http://www.nvidia.com/object/product_geforce_9600gt_us....

the card shows as either 9 inches or 7.8

It fits!
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February 26, 2010 10:03:50 AM

N.Broekhuijsen said:
cant be right. the card cannot possibly be 13 inches long, 10 inches wide, and 2.5 inches thick.

i think those are the dimentions of the box it comes in. makes a lot more sense..

looking at those pics of the case im pretty sure the card would fit easily!


http://www.nvidia.com/object/product_geforce_9600gt_us....

the card shows as either 9 inches or 7.8

It fits!



ya you are right

i just saw the pdf of that card on Zotac website and i was so surprised to read

Dimensions
• Height: 4.376in - 111.15mm
• Width: 10.5in - 266.7mm

http://www.zotac.com/httpdocs/brochures/vga/zt-96tes3p-...

bingo !!!

it will fit :D  correct
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February 26, 2010 11:01:01 AM

well, good luck with your build then!
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February 26, 2010 11:07:38 AM

Best answer selected by capital_one.
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