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September 17, 2011 8:46:30 AM

So I'm going to be buying a computer within the next week and I'm having trouble deciding which case I want. My rig will include a 2500k with Hyper 212+ and a 6950. I will be overclocking to about 4-4.3ghz.

I'm considering the 690ii advanced with the window which is $121.50 AUD. I've heard that the 690ii has issues with stock cooling? I don't want to have to deck out the 690ii with fans if I could get a case which has good stock cooling already.

Another thing to mention is that the computer will be in my room without aircon in summer where the room temperature easily gets to about 33 degrees celsius.

So my question is how many fans would I need to add to the 690ii for it to be decent during summer and overclocks. If this number exceeds 2, then what would be a decent alternative?

My requirements are:
1. I would buy from http://www.umart.com.au/pro/products...&bid=5&id2=139
2. No Haf, antec 900, 902, or storm scout cases as i find them hideous.
3. My budget is $160 AUD so I think the most expensive one I'd go for is the raven 03
4. My motherboard doesn't have usb 3 headers, so if the case has usb3 I/O then it needs to have usb 3 passthrough cables
5. I dont care for watercooling

Thanks in advance!
September 17, 2011 9:11:14 AM

The link you posted goes nowhere.

As far as the 690II advanced, I love mine. I run my i5-2500k OC'd to 4.1ghz with a hyper 212+, and get around 28c idle. That's in New Orleans with an average room temp of around 86F.....whatever that is in C. I went stock with my first 6950. But when I added a 2nd 6950 for X-fire, I grabbed 2 more fans. I went with the same ones that came with the case. Two 140mm coolermasters. Got them for $8 each in the US. One filled the 2nd spot at the top of the case, and the other went on the side to blow onto both cards. You won't be bale to use the top side slot, since the hyper 212+ will block it.

I just checked the site you linked, and they have the fan listed as...

CoolerMaster 14CM Sleeve Silent Fan

So, grab the 690II advance and 2 of those fans, and you'll be set for cooling. I think it's one of the best cases in that price range.
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September 17, 2011 8:56:18 PM

thrakazog said:
The link you posted goes nowhere.

As far as the 690II advanced, I love mine. I run my i5-2500k OC'd to 4.1ghz with a hyper 212+, and get around 28c idle. That's in New Orleans with an average room temp of around 86F.....whatever that is in C. I went stock with my first 6950. But when I added a 2nd 6950 for X-fire, I grabbed 2 more fans. I went with the same ones that came with the case. Two 140mm coolermasters. Got them for $8 each in the US. One filled the 2nd spot at the top of the case, and the other went on the side to blow onto both cards. You won't be bale to use the top side slot, since the hyper 212+ will block it.

I just checked the site you linked, and they have the fan listed as...

CoolerMaster 14CM Sleeve Silent Fan

So, grab the 690II advance and 2 of those fans, and you'll be set for cooling. I think it's one of the best cases in that price range.


Did you ever put on another fan on the Hyper 212+?
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September 17, 2011 10:59:20 PM

i have the same cpu and cooler with a gtx 560 ti in a coolermaster storm enforcer,it has a 200mm fan like a cm HAF case,works well for me
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