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With a budget of 200-250, I would get a CM690IIAD and use the rest of the money to snag 6-7(depending on CPU cooler and case fan set up) these fans along with Rheosmart
And maby a 3 pin Y cable(if you use push pull on what ever cooler it is you use). just a hairpin over budget but would f***in rock!

With that set up...my god man...would be perfect! use the smart system to keep all your fans running off the CPU fan's PWM...You would never hear you computer on idle, and even with allthose AP's ramped up keeping it ice cold it would be almost silent! amazing flow in that case, I love the wire management, and I have never seen a case that allows you to come up with such a wide range of fan placemnt!
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HAF 922 Mid Tower, Side window, The fans are big (200mm) and thus they have no need to spin fast to move air.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119224
The only fan I hear in my case is my Radeon 6870 when I'm gaming or folding.
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With a budget of 200-250, I would get a CM690IIAD and use the rest of the money to snag 6-7(depending on CPU cooler and case fan set up) these fans along with Rheosmart
And maby a 3 pin Y cable(if you use push pull on what ever cooler it is you use). just a hairpin over budget but would f***in rock!

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That case looks really good, the black interior...could be really nice with my blue and white color scheme.
thought i'm not sure on thouse fans.

how this CM 690IIAD is compared to Silverstone Raven RV02? cause at the moment they both look nice and cool looking thought don't have side windows.
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That case looks really good, the black interior...could be really nice with my blue and white color scheme.
thought i'm not sure on thouse fans.

how this CM 690IIAD is compared to Silverstone Raven RV02? cause at the moment they both look nice and cool looking thought don't have side windows.
The Raven has side a side window, Cooler Master Also sells a window pannel for like 20 bucks for the CM690II. To me, what the raven has to offer fail's to what the CM690II has to offer "me". Its a great case, great cooling, look's nice but...I realy like my top HDD tray, I dont think I could live without it lol. I also dislike case's that dont use 120mm fans. Realy the only pro the Raven brings to the table for me is the 90 degree mobo mount thing lol. Also the CM 690II looks to be more mod friendly. But this is my opinion both are great case's!
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That case looks really good, the black interior...could be really nice with my blue and white color scheme.
thought i'm not sure on thouse fans.

how this CM 690IIAD is compared to Silverstone Raven RV02? cause at the moment they both look nice and cool looking thought don't have side windows.
RV02 is easily one of the best cases for air-cooled setups. In my experience it's almost impossible to find a non-window version of RV02 so that shouldn't be a problem either, just make sure you buy RV02-E and not the regular one though.
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you should reduce ur budget to 120-130 so that you could also geta SSD with it : ).

you'll notice a tremendous difference in load times.
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The Raven has side a side window, Cooler Master Also sells a window pannel for like 20 bucks for the CM690II. To me, what the raven has to offer fail's to what the CM690II has to offer "me". Its a great case, great cooling, look's nice but...I realy like my top HDD tray, I dont think I could live without it lol. I also dislike case's that dont use 120mm fans. Realy the only pro the Raven brings to the table for me is the 90 degree mobo mount thing lol. Also the CM 690II looks to be more mod friendly. But this is my opinion both are great case's!
If I understand correctly, CM690IIAD has a model with side window, if I'd find one that would be great.
I'll talk to my friends, ask them what they think about both of cases.

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you should reduce ur budget to 120-130 so that you could also geta SSD with it : ).

you'll notice a tremendous difference in load times.
Yes! a SSD would be great, but I'm getting suspicious that my 9800GX2 is slowly going to grave if so GPU is next in the list.
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I wanted to know can I put more than one fan in front?
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on the 690II there are two spots for intake fans, one is infront, the other is on the bottom of the case, a few inches infront of the PSU, the flow in the CM690II is just wicked if you get some decent fans. and with all the fan locations you can get a slick airflow set up going...for instance right now I am running no exhaust fans at all and am getting brilliant temps. the Raven is a great case performance wise, but somthing aobut the layout dosnt do it for me..no clue why.
Nvidia Edition with black and green.
White Advanced

or you can . Best of luck
Edited by KhaoticKomputing - 5/4/11 at 9:42am
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Ok! I made up my mind and ordered CM690 II AD
and decided to make the window myself
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