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Guys..what is the best fan configuration for CM 690 II Advanced..?? which fan must set for intake and exhaust..help please..
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Guys..what is the best fan configuration for CM 690 II Advanced..?? which fan must set for intake and exhaust..help please..

This is hard to answer. For my CM 690II I went for Pure Positive Pressure, meaning I do not have any fans acting as exhaust. Starting with the top(roof) and working down:
1. Block off the rear most fan slot on the roof.
2. Place a fan as Intake in the forward roof slot
3. Remove Rear most fan(back panel) and trim out the fan grill if at all possible.
4. Front fan placed as intake, Place fan on back of HDD cage blowing to the back of the case(at the GPU's)
5. On the side panel, leave the top fan slot empty(blocking it off is better) and use the lower fan slot for an intake fan.
6. Remove or replace the Case PCI slot cover's with Vented one's(you can take a rotary to the stock ones)
7. Use 1 fan on the floor of the case, in the rear most slot. The forward floor fan spot should be empty or have HDD rack pending on your set up.
8. Make sure your PSU is in the "flipped" position, So that the PSU's fan is pulling air from the floor PSU vent.
9. Last Step. If using a Tower CPU cooler, make sure that it is in the "Normal" orientation. Meaning that the CPU cooler pulls air from the front of the case and blow's air to the back of the case.

This is a copy paste of my case flow set up. There are a few things that will make this set up null. First off, your GPU's cooler's.This kind of set up works best with GPU's that vent heat out the back of the case, rather the one's that exhaust inside the case. Using a non tower cooler will also require some minor adjustments. Most important each rig is different, while it is common that a Pure Positive Pressure/Positive Pressure case will cool better and have less dust getting cought in heat sinks and settling on parts it might not be optimum for your specific rig. Feel free to try out different things:)
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hello,
i have one of the most expensive case around,but its beaten by a cheap case because of the side fan.my other case has a 250mm side fan and it makes a big difference in temps.
if your air cooling a case with a side fan is best in my opinion.
    
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cosmos has great airflow, you just have to optimize it, but i understand what you're talking about. my cheap cm elite350 beats with 1 case fan beats my phantom with like 11 >_>
   
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This is hard to answer. For my CM 690II I went for Pure Positive Pressure, meaning I do not have any fans acting as exhaust. Starting with the top(roof) and working down:
1. Block off the rear most fan slot on the roof.
2. Place a fan as Intake in the forward roof slot
3. Remove Rear most fan(back panel) and trim out the fan grill if at all possible.
4. Front fan placed as intake, Place fan on back of HDD cage blowing to the back of the case(at the GPU's)
5. On the side panel, leave the top fan slot empty(blocking it off is better) and use the lower fan slot for an intake fan.
6. Remove or replace the Case PCI slot cover's with Vented one's(you can take a rotary to the stock ones)
7. Use 1 fan on the floor of the case, in the rear most slot. The forward floor fan spot should be empty or have HDD rack pending on your set up.
8. Make sure your PSU is in the "flipped" position, So that the PSU's fan is pulling air from the floor PSU vent.
9. Last Step. If using a Tower CPU cooler, make sure that it is in the "Normal" orientation. Meaning that the CPU cooler pulls air from the front of the case and blow's air to the back of the case.
This is a copy paste of my case flow set up. There are a few things that will make this set up null. First off, your GPU's cooler's.This kind of set up works best with GPU's that vent heat out the back of the case, rather the one's that exhaust inside the case. Using a non tower cooler will also require some minor adjustments. Most important each rig is different, while it is common that a Pure Positive Pressure/Positive Pressure case will cool better and have less dust getting cought in heat sinks and settling on parts it might not be optimum for your specific rig. Feel free to try out different things:)

so far right now i got near silent pc with
2 artic f12 on the hyper 212+,
1 f12 on the side intake
1 phobya 12cm fan on the front 5.25inch drive bays intake..
temps around 78-80'c with 40db sound level operation..
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your temps are horrendous. 70-80C normal use?
try reseating your heat sink at this point
   
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so far right now i got near silent pc with
2 artic f12 on the hyper 212+,
1 f12 on the side intake
1 phobya 12cm fan on the front 5.25inch drive bays intake..
temps around 78-80'c with 40db sound level operation..

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your temps are horrendous. 70-80C normal use?
try reseating your heat sink at this point

I gatta agree with ChineseThunda on this one. running 78-80c with 40db noise level screams something is wrong. What is your ambient/room temp?

My rig is pretty silent except the fact that I have two San Ace 1011's hanging off my silver arrow. I keep them turned down so my noise level is around 25-28db and temps on my i5 hardly go past 60's(c). When I turn up my San Ace's to full power they crank out 100CFM @39 DBA and temps never reach past 55c. This is at 4.7Ghz and IIRC Vcore is somewhere around 1.390 or so, My living room is a brisk 80f/26c.
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your temps are horrendous. 70-80C normal use?
try reseating your heat sink at this point

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I gatta agree with ChineseThunda on this one. running 78-80c with 40db noise level screams something is wrong. What is your ambient/room temp?
My rig is pretty silent except the fact that I have two San Ace 1011's hanging off my silver arrow. I keep them turned down so my noise level is around 25-28db and temps on my i5 hardly go past 60's(c). When I turn up my San Ace's to full power they crank out 100CFM @39 DBA and temps never reach past 55c. This is at 4.7Ghz and IIRC Vcore is somewhere around 1.390 or so, My living room is a brisk 80f/26c.
this temp while i stress my system with folding@home program..
the cpu hover around 80'c while 2 of my gtx 460 at 71'c and 63'c respectively running on the same program..
so all three component are running at 100%..
my ambient around 30'c..
last time when i had 2500K i also get this kind of temp..
wow! 25-28, nice sound level..
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this temp while i stress my system with folding@home program..
the cpu hover around 80'c while 2 of my gtx 460 at 71'c and 63'c respectively running on the same program..
so all three component are running at 100%..
my ambient around 30'c..
last time when i had 2500K i also get this kind of temp..
wow! 25-28, nice sound level..

Man, that's way too high for folding!
Tweak your voltages or try to tweak some more with your cooling setup.
Try to keep the cpu temps below 70c if possible, that's a not too safe temp zone.
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