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Who Owns A CM 690 II Advanced Case? I Have A Few Question?

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January 31, 2011 5:37:45 AM

I'm thinking of buying the case, my questions are

1. What is the maximum length of the VCard it supports? Will it fit a Gigabyte GTX560 Ti SOC?

2. Are there any clearance issues regarding installing fans in all the available slots, especially the side panel ones?
I'm planning on installing Yate Loons or Scythe GT 3000 rpms fans & some Silverstone AP140s on all the available
slots w/ ProSound Dampening from FrozenCPU in the case so it will be super cool(as in the temps I mean) & super quiet(I hope).

"My Plan 1155(1900x1200) Build"

OS = Windows 7 Professional Full Retail
CPU = Intel Core i5 2500k Sandy Bridge 225 new
MOTHERBOARD = Asus P8P67 Pro/Deluxe 190/240 (undecided yet)
MEMORY = Kingston HyperX 16GB(4x4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1600 280 Model KHX1600C9D3K4/16GX
COOLER = Noctua NH-D14
VIDEO CARD = Asus GTX 560 Ti DirectCUII TOP/Gigabyte GTX 560 Ti SOC 250 (undecided yet)
MONITOR = (undecided yet)
SOUND CARD = Asus Xonar Xense 7.1 Channel 270
HARD DRIVE = 2xWesTern Digital VelociRaptor 600GB Sata 6 270x2
EXT. HARD DRIVE = Multiple Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex EXT. HardDrive 3TB USB 3.0 Black180
OPTICAL DRIVE = LG WH10LS30 10X Blu-ray Burner - LightScribe Support 100
POWER SUPPLY = Antec HCP 850/1200 219/300frocpu/CorsairPRO AXSeries 850 199frocpu(undecided yet)
CASE = CoolerMaster 690 II Advanced 200frocpu with ProSndDampening

Am I forgetting something in my build? Guys I hope you can help me! Thanks in advancce.
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January 31, 2011 5:51:33 AM

It seems you are building a quite decent rig here. But then I must ask why you go with the 2500K when you can get the 2600K that will fit the same motherboard? It's the i7 instead of the i5, so you get Hyper Threading, which is a very good thing on quad-core processors. Also, 16GB RAM is completely overkill, 8GB will suit you much better (two sets of 2 x 2GB Kingston HyperX T1 2133MHz). Furthermore, the GFX card should fit. The 690 II Advanced is a big case, everything is supposed to fit!
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January 31, 2011 7:20:40 AM

@Toxxyc

I decided to use 16GB memory since I will disable page file from the hard disk, use some of the memory as a ramdisk(as in I think to act like the cache). For better access times(I think i just read that).

What's your rig? Can you post the specs of your build/rig.
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January 31, 2011 8:03:54 AM

Sure, I understand. But why disable page file...? It's much better to get an SSD for the OS and a standard HDD for storage, and then page file isn't an issue...

Still, my rig (as ordered & paid, still waiting for delivery), is:

ASUS P8P67 Pro
Intel i5 2500K @ 3.3MHz
Kingston HyperX T1 2 x 2GB @ 2133MHz
Gigabyte ODIN 720W PSU
MSI GeForce GTX460 Cyclone 1GB GDR5 @ 825MHz
Samsung BX2335 23" LED
Logitech Gaming Mouse G500
CM Storm: Weapon of Choice M4 Mousepad
Seagat Barracuda 250GB HDD (I know, LOL)

The rest I'm still budgeting for:

Antec 900 Two Full Tower Chassis
Logitech G110 Gaming Keyboard
Zalman CNPS10X Flex Cooler
Zalman ZM F3BL 120mm Fans (populating case & CPU cooler)
Kingston HyperX T1 2 x 2GB @ 2133MHz (another 4GB set to get 8GB total RAM)
MSI GeForce GTX460 Cyclone 1GB GDR5 (another one to run them in SLI)
OCZ Technology Vertex 2 60GB SSD (for OS)
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB HDD (storage)
LG BH10LS30 Blue-Ray/DVD/CD Writer

Aaaand thats about it yeah. Thinking about a sound card and a decent headset as well, but that's a concern for another time. My next purchase is the case and the HDD setup, as I really cannot work with the case/HDD setup I have now. Then the keyboard, then the RAM, then the cooling system, then the GFX card, then the optical drive and then the new TV I want to run everything on. Considering 37" LED from LG or Samsung, so I have something for the future as well. :D 
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January 31, 2011 9:16:35 AM

Regarding the SSD, i chose not to buy them yet, specially the high capacity ones, cause they cost so much, probably if the price/capacity matches the HD existing now then perhaps I'll reconsider. I'm lazy 'cause I just want everything in storage in only 1 or 2 Hardrives in Raid 0, OS, games, Apps, everything.

Your plan build is great. I also have the same mouse. It's perfect for my big hands. I also have the antec 900, in my 775 rig now, it's a dust magnet, use dust filters if it's "dusty" in your home. The stock fans are loud in the high rpm mode. I'm torn between BenQ XL2410T 120Hz, HP ZR24w, Dell U2411 as my monitor.

I forgot to include a mouse/mousepad & keyboard to my build(LOL).
Oh, I almost forgot, also a Logitech Z-5500 5.1 speakers.

Did you have any experience using any Razer mousepad? I'll be glad for your feedback!

THANKS!
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January 31, 2011 12:03:58 PM

No I don't know any Razer mousepads that's I've tried, but I can tell you the one I mentioned is DEFENITELY worthwhile. It's an amazing mousepad for a decent price, and it's BEEEEEEG... :D  It works wonders with the G500 and it's slippery feet, and I found the best weight for me its 3 of the 4.5g ones and 3 of the 1.7g ones. Feels natural on the mousepad and in my hand.

I'm glad you're telling me about the case being a dust magnet, as I was actually torn between the one mentioned and another one in the same class with dust filters, and that's making me choose the one with the filters instead.

Thanks to you too!
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January 31, 2011 1:57:38 PM

I have a CM690II Basic case which minus a couple of features is identical.
You will have no problem using the lower side panel fan mount and installing a 160mm tall cpu cooler.
Also it should fit your gpu no problem if their is a problem the bottom cage is removable.
Scythe 3000's are loud fyi.
Good case choice btw the 690II's are excellent ! very roomy inside and excellent cooling and cable management.
I don't think you'll have any issues.
I also have a 902 and the 690II is roomier inside and has some nice features the 902 doesn't like a cpu cut-out and psu cut-out.
They flubbed on the psu cut-out filter though cuz you have to remove the psu to clean the filter duh!
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