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CPM 690 II Advanced vs. HAF922

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March 15, 2011 6:12:42 AM

I am just about wrapped up with my component selection for my new build. Here's what I have so far:

Processor: i5-2500k
Motherboard: Asus P8P67 Pro
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaw 8GB X Series DDR3 12800
CPU Cooler: Coolermaster 212+
Hard-Drive: Samsung F3 1TB 7200
SSD: maybe, haven't decided yet
Power Supply: Corsair HX650W
Graphics Card: either Radeon 6950 or Nvidia GTX 570

That is the main hardware I am working with. I purchased a Coolermaster CPM 690 II Advanced, and haven't opened it yet. However, after reading more about the Haf 922 I'm thinking this case is going to give me a lot more air flow as it comes stock. What I don't want is to have to buy $100 worth of extra cooling fan to make the CPM comparable in cooling. Plus the fans are smaller, therefore have to spin faster to move more air, causing more noise. Is that making sense?

I've narrowed it down to these two cases, and prefer no other suggestions because it will just confuse me more. My previous case in my previous build was an Antec 902, which I liked, but wanting to try the Coolermaster stuff.

Any help/feedback on the two above-mentioned cases would be very much appreciated. Now to hop on the graphics card forum to get some feedback on that. :pt1cable: 

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March 15, 2011 8:58:52 AM

Well i have a 902 and a 690II.
The 902 is better imo quieter and less plastic.
Based on 5 case fans in 902 which run quieter then 3 in the 690II.
The tri-cools on low may have something to do with it, but 4 are 120mm and the 200mm.
The CM has 2x140mm and one 120mm.
I was going to buy a HAF 922 originally but was put off by it's size.
Went with the 902 instead.
You may as well go with the 922.
The only drawback with the 922 is no dust filtration.
Which can be remedied with pantyhose.
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March 15, 2011 7:27:51 PM

I've built a couple of systems with the HAF 922. It is easy to use and is very quiet. Dust is a big problem with all the CM HAF series... My one month old PC was filled with dust when I swapped the motherboard this past weekend. I am looking at getting the demciflex filters but pantyhose would work just as well.
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_p...
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March 17, 2011 6:00:38 AM

pacioli said:
I've built a couple of systems with the HAF 922. It is easy to use and is very quiet. Dust is a big problem with all the CM HAF series... My one month old PC was filled with dust when I swapped the motherboard this past weekend. I am looking at getting the demciflex filters but pantyhose would work just as well.
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_p...


Yikes, those filters are expensive...
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March 17, 2011 8:36:32 PM

TheDude5150 said:
Yikes, those filters are expensive...


The local dollar store sells pantyhose!
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I need to get my wife to go buy me some pantyhose...
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March 23, 2011 12:25:31 AM

The half series are great but like malmental, I went with a CM690 Adv. II. It is smaller yet has plenty of room for all the usual toys. I run a standard ATX board with a large 6950 GPU.....lots of room for a second one as well. I would not be concerned about heat in the 690, I put an extra 140mm fan in it and my thermals are great. The 690, like all the Cooler Master cases, is easy to work with and very well designed. I'd keep it unless you feel you need a huge case.
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March 24, 2011 4:44:54 AM

Eagle Eye_54 said:
The half series are great but like malmental, I went with a CM690 Adv. II. It is smaller yet has plenty of room for all the usual toys. I run a standard ATX board with a large 6950 GPU.....lots of room for a second one as well. I would not be concerned about heat in the 690, I put an extra 140mm fan in it and my thermals are great. The 690, like all the Cooler Master cases, is easy to work with and very well designed. I'd keep it unless you feel you need a huge case.


Decided to keep the CPM 690II Advanced. Im going to start working on the build tomorrow. Thanks for the feedback. How bout some recommendations on 140mm cooling fans? Im thinking blue LED. :D 

Oh and I went with the XFX 2GB 6950. I just couldnt justify $100 more for the gtx570.
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March 24, 2011 11:04:26 AM

TheDude5150 said:
Decided to keep the CPM 690II Advanced. Im going to start working on the build tomorrow. Thanks for the feedback. How bout some recommendations on 140mm cooling fans? Im thinking blue LED. :D 

Oh and I went with the XFX 2GB 6950. I just couldnt justify $100 more for the gtx570.

I use these in my CM690II.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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