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CM690 II advanced + h70/D14

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November 27, 2010 6:33:14 AM

Hi i'm gonna be building a new rig soon and before i go to the store i need some help working out my case airflow/cooling :D 

my Specs are

i7 950 - planning on Ocing to 4Ghz
Corsair 6GB dominator
Crucual C300 128GB SSD
HX850W PSU
Asus GTX580
Cooler Master CM690 II advanced case
dvd drive

From what i've researched online, the stock fans that come with the case aren't that great so i want to buy aftermarket fans when i buy the case. Any ideas on which brand/model fans to get.

I'm either going to get the H70 cooler or the D14 depending on whats in stock. Which would be ideal for my case considering that the case is a mid tower and my ram has heat sinks built on (is it safe to remove the heatsink off of one of the RAM sticks, this is what i read people are doing with the d14).

any help would be much appreciated, thanks alot!

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November 27, 2010 12:06:25 PM

This might solve your heatsink issue - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Or the newer version - http://www.noctua.at/main.php?show=productview&products...

Do you want coloured fans, it says it has 2x140mm and 1x120mm, you putting any more in?

How much do you want to spend on fans they can vary quite a bit.

If budgets not an issue then match them to your cooler and go with Noctuas. :D 

Otherwise Yate Loon, Thermalright and Scythe Slipstream do some good ones amongst many others, just calculate your airflow needs against your noise limits and what you can afford.

Hope ths helps.

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November 27, 2010 1:41:28 PM

beanoslim said:
This might solve your heatsink issue - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Or the newer version - http://www.noctua.at/main.php?show=productview&products...

Do you want coloured fans, it says it has 2x140mm and 1x120mm, you putting any more in?

How much do you want to spend on fans they can vary quite a bit.

If budgets not an issue then match them to your cooler and go with Noctuas. :D 

Otherwise Yate Loon, Thermalright and Scythe Slipstream do some good ones amongst many others, just calculate your airflow needs against your noise limits and what you can afford.

Hope ths helps.



hey thanks alot for the reply, i havent heard of the C14 before. Cant seem to find any benchmarks cuz its new :( , any idea about its performance compared to the D14?

I don't mind spending a bit on fans as long as it improved my temps and i also don't mind putting more fans in if its going to help airflow.
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November 27, 2010 2:50:12 PM

I was looking for a heatsink that cooled the surrounding components and came across the D14. Its def one of the best coolers around but its just massive and I think a bit ugly. Anyway someone on the forum recommended the C12P which I really liked, bit cheaper, smaller but very quiet with lots of airflow and is within 5-6C of the D14 from what I've seen.

So i was getting ready to order when saw a thread about the D14 which again look pretty awesome so I'm still deciding which one to go for. This should help you -

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=26...

Noctua do really quiet HAF fans but they are a bit more expensive.

Where abouts in the world are you??

Jusst had a thought, instead of spending all that money on fans spend it on this awesome case -

http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=6653



Well, thats if ya like it. :lol: 
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November 27, 2010 3:06:13 PM

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November 27, 2010 5:26:05 PM

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