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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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  1. 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
  2. 3 Way SLI of which cards? I would say HAF922 as well. But going for a full tower would be more advisable.
  3. 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?
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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-gt,1780-18.html

    I think HAF922 should be a good choice coz:
    3x9600GT = Lot of heat + Choked Airflow.
  7. 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
  8. ^^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.
  9. N.Broekhuijsen said:
    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



    please take a look at the following links

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

    http://support.asus.com/PowerSupplyCalculator/PSCalculator.aspx?SLanguage=en-us

    asus rates 9600 gt at 150 watts each, try clicking the VGA card menu
  10. 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
  11. But as far as i know HD5850 supports Eyefinity, which means you can add multiple monitors to it as well.
  12. 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-gt,1780-18.html

    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,
  13. capital_one said:

    Yes, and it only supports 2-way SLI!
    Im assuming your going to use 3-way SLI with 3 cards
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. N.Broekhuijsen said:


    thanks for your reply

    the fact is that i have already purchased these 9600gt's , all three of them :)

    now i cannot even return them :(
  17. 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-gt,1780-18.html

    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,
  18. 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
  19. 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 :(



  20. doesn't hurt it, as long as your not too aggressive to it. Do use compressed air though, vacuuming seems a bit more dangerous.
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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:
  24. 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 :)

  25. very correct!
  26. 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

  27. 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.
  28. 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 :(
  29. 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_details&flypage=flypage_images.tpl&product_id=25&category_id=31&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=1
  30. Best answer
    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.html

    the card shows as either 9 inches or 7.8

    It fits!
  31. 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.html

    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-fsr_9600gt-512_v1.pdf

    bingo !!!

    it will fit :D correct
  32. well, good luck with your build then!
  33. Best answer selected by capital_one.
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