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What motherboard will fit this case? CM 690 II Advanced NVIDIA edition

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July 6, 2012 10:02:51 PM

Hello,
I am interested in making my own PC and am interested in getting the following case: CM 690 II Advanced NVIDIA edition
but I do not know which motherboards will fit.

http://www.coolermaster.co.uk/product.php?product_id=66...

Can someone give me a list from the best to the worst?
Thanks.

P.S Will all components such as any hardrive, etc fit and is there a way to find a barebones kit with this specific case? Thanks.
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July 6, 2012 10:12:22 PM

That case will support any ATX or mATX motherboard. It has room for up to 7 HDs and 4 optical drives. As far as which is best that opinion drastically differs around here. I prefer Gigabyte and Asus but most people also like Asrock as well.

As far as barebones kits go - I'd advise against those due to the fact that most include junk power supplies and cut corners on most of the components. If I knew a budget I could suggest a system.
July 6, 2012 10:27:06 PM

g-unit1111 said:
That case will support any ATX or mATX motherboard. It has room for up to 7 HDs and 4 optical drives. As far as which is best that opinion drastically differs around here. I prefer Gigabyte and Asus but most people also like Asrock as well.

As far as barebones kits go - I'd advise against those due to the fact that most include junk power supplies and cut corners on most of the components. If I knew a budget I could suggest a system.

Thanks, I am kind of new to all of these computer stuff. My main aim for my computer will be to play Flight Simulators. I mean I see videos on YouTube where people are for example landing and the graphics are amazing. Obviously they will have a top end system but I do not have the money.

Example: http://www.youtube.com/user/ebksb123 Check out some of his videos, his Specs are in his Profile but I reckon they will be to expesive.

My budget will be around a maximum of £550 baring in mind that is excluding the Monitor. I really want to make sure the computer is fast but will also play FSX (Flight Simulator) without a problem. I have tried Customizing my own PC on Cyberpower etc (Cyberpower is my preferance) but it all adds up to be expensive, unless you could find a good specifacation for a cheap price etc.

I would like atleast 6GB ram but it depends on your opinion too as you will know more than me?
Thanks.

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July 6, 2012 10:39:00 PM

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I would like atleast 6GB ram but it depends on your opinion too as you will know more than me?


8GB is pretty much the minimum anymore. For that budget I'd suggest this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor (£89.99 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: Asus P8H77-V ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£83.99 @ Dabs)
Memory: Kingston HyperX 8GB (4 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£58.60 @ CCL Computers)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£51.61 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 6870 1GB Video Card (£117.98 @ Dabs)
Case: Cooler Master CM 690 II (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£79.55 @ CCL Computers)
Power Supply: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£69.45 @ Ebuyer)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer (£13.98 @ Novatech)
Total: £565.15
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
July 6, 2012 10:46:54 PM

g-unit1111 said:
Quote:
I would like atleast 6GB ram but it depends on your opinion too as you will know more than me?


8GB is pretty much the minimum anymore. For that budget I'd suggest this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor (£89.99 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: Asus P8H77-V ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£83.99 @ Dabs)
Memory: Kingston HyperX 8GB (4 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£58.60 @ CCL Computers)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£51.61 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 6870 1GB Video Card (£117.98 @ Dabs)
Case: Cooler Master CM 690 II (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£79.55 @ CCL Computers)
Power Supply: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£69.45 @ Ebuyer)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer (£13.98 @ Novatech)
Total: £565.15
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)


Thanks but how about this processor? http://www.amazon.co.uk/AMD-Bulldozer-FX-4100-Socket-Pr...

is it better? and will that PC Picker tell you if each component, case is compatible with the stuff you choose?
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July 6, 2012 10:53:16 PM

MacaulayRose7 said:
Thanks but how about this processor? http://www.amazon.co.uk/AMD-Bulldozer-FX-4100-Socket-Pr...

is it better? and will that PC Picker tell you if each component, case is compatible with the stuff you choose?


1. The i3-2120 outperforms the FX-4100 in just about every category.

2. It should for the most part - it will tell you if RAM and things like that aren't compatible.
July 6, 2012 10:59:31 PM

Okay, thanks. Also I discovered on the FX-4100 Link if you scroll down you can get the:
This item: AMD Bulldozer FX-4100 Socket AM3+ 4 Core Processor - 3.60GHz, 3.80GHz Turbo by AMD £72.68 and...
Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 Motherboard (Socket AM3+, Up to 16GB DDR3, USB 3.0, uATX) by Asus £49.99
Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 8GB 1600MHz CL9 DDR3 Vengeance Memory Two Module Kit
all for £164.
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