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May 16, 2010 10:03:28 PM

Good day to you I say! Let's get to it shall we?

I have my build planned out. The problem is the Case. There are so many, plus then one has to consider the size of the parts. Such as the graphics card, Heat Sink Cooler Fan thing that goes on the CPU. Then the price of course.

So as far as the HSF and Graphics card is concerned. I plan to get the Cooler Master Hyper 212+ and a 5870. One more small point, seems my place likes dust. So dust filter is greatly appreciated. Possibly 5870 Crossfire.

The two cases I am considering right now.

  • COOLER MASTER CM690 II Advanced
  • COOLER MASTER Storm Sniper

    Okay, here is some things that I am trying to get my head around. The 690II Advance will fit a 5870, saw it in a video on YouTube. Here is the Link:

    Cooler Master 690 II Advanced Video Review Hardware Canucks

    It also has some fan filters. Not only that, with so many optional fans, it seems to be an awesome case. Problem is, what if I ever want something better then the 5870? Seems it would not fit, for example the 5970. Next is that I would like to get at least two 120mm Fans for the side and an 80mm Fan to go on the VGA bracket, which is a nice plus, if I knew how to overclock. This would save me some money from the other case.

    Then comes the Storm Sniper. It is a huge Mid-Tower case and can fit around 14" inch Graphics card. Not only that, there is a huge Vent on it's side where I could put two 120mm Fans on it's side. It would have a huge amount of air Flow. It is also cheaper than some Full-Towers.

    I have Considered the HAF 922 / HAF 932. Problem is no dust filters, which put me off. This would be my first build, so being able to the cable management properly or at least somewhat is nice. Anyone have any ideas? Any suggestions is extremely and happily welcome.

  • Quick question, if I get a certain 5870, it requires 2 x 6 Pin. What exactly are these and would I need to get any adapters of the sort?
  • Would a 750TX be able to handle 5870 along with all the other computer parts.
  • What is the difference between the 750/850 TX and the HX models.
    a b U Graphics card
    May 16, 2010 10:18:34 PM

    1) The PCI-e connectors come with your PSU, they provide additional power to the GPU, you'll need four for crossfire
    2) Yes it will
    3) The HX perform slighty better and are modular (you only connect the cables you need).
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    May 16, 2010 10:26:50 PM

    3) Another boring and hardly relevant point, but is correct and answers your question nevertheless, is that they have different OEMs. Also price. The HX is quite expensive considering that you can get other very good performing 750W PSUs (as good, if not better than the 750HX) which are much closer in price to the 750TX, the Antec Truepower New TP-750 is the primary example.
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    May 16, 2010 10:29:11 PM

    750TX is an amazing PSU. I own two, one in an OC'd 930 with 2 x 5870, several HDDs, etc. It'll be plenty, and the modular PSUs are generally a waste of money IMHO.
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    May 16, 2010 10:41:13 PM

    Thanks everyone! Seems the 750TX Will handle what I need it for. Crossfire, etc. Plus, it is plain cheaper then the HX version. Although, I read a review on Newegg that the HX has a very nice Velvet bag.

    If I am right the 750TX has 4 x 6+2-Pin PCI-Express Connectors.

    Now that I have that out of the way. One of my major concerns is the Whole case issue. There are so many!
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    a b U Graphics card
    May 16, 2010 11:42:00 PM

    Quote:
    Now that I have that out of the way. One of my major concerns is the Whole case issue. There are so many!

    That really comes down to personal prefference really. For example, I don't really like the CM Scout but like the HAF 922/933, others hate the HAF 932/922 and like the Antec 900 and CM Scout. As long as the case has good airflow, solid construction, and space, pick which ever one you like.
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    May 17, 2010 1:04:09 AM

    I looked up the Scout and the 900/902, seems the 5870 will be a tight fit. The 902 itself fits around 10.5 Inch graphic cards. If the 922 actually had dust filters it would be at the top of my list. Are there other towers that can fit the 5870 with room to spare so it will not be a tight fit.
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    May 17, 2010 1:20:30 AM

    IllustriousValor said:
    I looked up the Scout and the 900/902, seems the 5870 will be a tight fit. The 902 itself fits around 10.5 Inch graphic cards. If the 922 actually had dust filters it would be at the top of my list. Are there other towers that can fit the 5870 with room to spare so it will not be a tight fit.


    The Antec 1200.
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    May 17, 2010 1:34:29 AM

    Will look up reviews about the 1200. Although, that is a pretty high price tag. Although, A PSU combo might work. I found out about this one:

    NZXT TEMPEST EVO
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    a b U Graphics card
    May 17, 2010 1:59:26 AM

    IllustriousValor said:
    I looked up the Scout and the 900/902, seems the 5870 will be a tight fit. The 902 itself fits around 10.5 Inch graphic cards. If the 922 actually had dust filters it would be at the top of my list. Are there other towers that can fit the 5870 with room to spare so it will not be a tight fit.

    You can easily make your own dustfilters or buy some pre made ones.
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    May 17, 2010 2:10:02 AM

    Speaking of making your own dust filters, I believe I read some where panty holes can be used. XD Looked up on Newegg, seems they make 120mm Fan Filters, some cases has honey comb ventilation .
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    May 17, 2010 2:38:28 AM

    I like my HAF 922 w/o dust filters. I just clean it regularly, and the one dust filter on the thing is a PITA.
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    May 17, 2010 6:46:35 PM

    HAF 922 has plenty of air, just with no dust filters, it puts me off. Anyone own a NZXT TEMPEST EVO? It seems pretty big and cheaper then the Cooler Master Storm Sniper. Just wondering about NZXT has a brand in whole. Plus, would it provide enough air flow if I do learn to Overclock?
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    May 17, 2010 7:11:34 PM

    There is a dust filter on the front of the HAF 922, and there's a company that makes a full set of dust filters for the HAF 922. However, it really diminishes airflow, which defeats the purpose of the HAF. As for NZXT, I've never owned any of their cases.
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    May 17, 2010 7:29:00 PM

    Thanks Chuckles_ I appreciate it very much. Do you have any experience with any other Cases?
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    May 17, 2010 7:41:09 PM

    It's the only case I own currently. My brother has the K62, which is also nice, and I've a couple of Antecs.
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    May 17, 2010 7:53:13 PM

    K62 is also called the Lancool or something right? What graphics card does your brother use? Any suggestions, any specification, any of the sort is EXTREMELY helpful
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    May 17, 2010 8:04:58 PM

    Yeah, full name is Lancool K-62 Dragonlord or something close to that. Size is not a problem in that case. He has a 5870 and uses the Noctua NH-D14.
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