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Hello, when I bought my rig I have cheapened out on my case and fans.
My case has poor cable management so air flow is restricted , my fans are also really loud and annoying.

I plan to buy a Coolermaster CM 690 II Lite case.
I will keep my 3 gentle typoons 1850RPM, then buy a couple more of them.
I also want to buy the Prolimetek Megalems heatsink, and putting 2x gentle typhoon 5400RPM on it ( would this be bit of an overkill?)

My biggest problems with my current case are:
No room to hide cables
Meh airflow, could be better.
Noisy, the Sickeflow fans are pretty noisy and it doesnt feel like they move much air.


I am also getting a gtx 480, and I want to overclock it, so I want a case with good airflow. I will get the accelero xtreme plus graphics cooler for the 480.

I also want to OC higher with my CPU.

Is this a good plan? Or is there a better case, heatsink or fans I could get?
Edited by Romanrp - 5/21/11 at 10:29am
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post #2 of 9
The cm 690 II is a decent case, but the cable management is still lacking in it. The airflow is OK though. What's your budget so we can expand your choices?

The megahalem is a good heatsink but your choice is fans is very overkill. If you have a fan controller it'll be alright so you can turn them up or down whenever. Maybe consider getting a few more gentle typhoon 1850 rpm fans for the heatsink?
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I dont really have a budget as I dont plan to buy it all at once. As long as the price is reasonable.

But to give you a rough idea , £60ish for a case,
no more than £20 per fan.
Around £50 -60 for the heatsink.

Those however arent set in stone.


I will be buying from
http://novatech.co.uk ,
http://aria.co.uk ,
http://www.amazon.co.uk
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/

Also, I am concidering WC, if that will be cheaper or same price.
Edited by Romanrp - 5/21/11 at 10:42am
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You already have AP-15's. They work pretty well on a Megahalems. See item 1 in my sig.

What kind of G.Skill memory are you using?
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Originally Posted by Romanrp View Post
Hello, when I bought my rig I have cheapened out on my case and fans.
My case has poor cable management so air flow is restricted , my fans are also really loud and annoying.

I plan to buy a Coolermaster CM 690 II Lite case.
I will keep my 3 gentle typoons 1850RPM, then buy a couple more of them.
I also want to buy the Prolimetek Megalems heatsink, and putting 2x gentle typhoon 5400RPM on it ( would this be bit of an overkill?)

My biggest problems with my current case are:
No room to hide cables
Meh airflow, could be better.
Noisy, the Sickeflow fans are pretty noisy and it doesnt feel like they move much air.


I am also getting a gtx 480, and I want to overclock it, so I want a case with good airflow. I will get the accelero xtreme plus graphics cooler for the 480.

I also want to OC higher with my CPU.

Is this a good plan? Or is there a better case, heatsink or fans I could get?
you think the fans you got now are loud lol wait til you hear those 5400 RPMers... They sound like a jet engine...

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best thing you can do for cable management problems is buy a modular PSU.
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@ehume G.Skill Ripjaws-X 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800 1600MHz (F3-12800CL7D-4GBXM)

@{uZa}DOA Yeah, the do seem to be pretty loud, but they will be connected to the motherboard so I can alter the speed if I feel like benching or something.

@Bobicon, will do that, in a year or 2 because my current PSU is pretty new.

I saw the gentle typhoon 2150RPM buy thread on these forums, would they be a good buy?
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@ehume G.Skill Ripjaws-X 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800 1600MHz (F3-12800CL7D-4GBXM)
. . .
I saw the gentle typhoon 2150RPM buy thread on these forums, would they be a good buy?
The Ripjaws and the 8.4 inches case width make Silver Arrow impossible. The Megahalems would be a reasonable choice.

You have 1850's at 26 dB. The 2150's make noise at 30 dB. Definitely louder.
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post #9 of 9
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The GTs arent the problem, I have 3 GTs and 4 R4s(aka sickeflows),
I want to replace the R4s with better fans. ( quieter while moving air)

I will be replacing my case as well later on.
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