I have just gotten a Cooler Master CM 690 II Advanced, and whilst I am pleased with how relatively easy it was to move my innards from my CM 830 Stacker, my GPU a reference Sapphire 7970 is suffering slightly from higher temps?
I have a Scythe 1450 side panel (exhaust) the same type of exhaust fan, a Scythe 4250 RPM front intake (overkill I know) and the reference cooler master fan in the roof of the case, as it was when I bought it.
However, despite this, and the excellent reviews at just how good an "enthusiasts" case it is, I am seeing temps in the region of 67 degrees when just browsing the web?! It only reaches 78 or so after playing Crysis 2 with full DX11 support and both the hi res packs installed at 1920 x 1080.
I am going to my local component retailer tomorrow, specifically for a new DVD Writer and HDD, but if anyone can make any suggestions regarding a good case fan, thats not as noisy as the 4250 RPM Scythe, I would be very grateful!!
I have read other peoples comments on various forums regarding this, and I too like others thought that the 28nm process mean't less power, and therefore lower temps?! My previous card was again a Sapphire 5870, but I never used Afterburner to OC it, therfore can't say what temps I was getting.
This is annoying, as there was nothing wrong specifically with my Stacker, just that it was too big LOL!!
I am beginning to wish I had kept my money.
Any advice or thoughts would be very appreciated!!