Originally Posted by nadfink
Been following this thread for weeks now - seen some awesome set up & overclocks!! This thread pretty much convinced me to pick up my Gainward 690 - so thanks! I'm now a lot poorer...
Haven't pushed the card that much as yet as i'm not really liking the air cooling that my 800d is providing right now (installed custom fans but still pretty poor). So wondered if anyone could suggest a replacement case which would offer some improved air cooling goodness???? I'm seriously open to any suggestions here...
See it's your first post. Welcome to OCN.
The GTX 690 is a very good card, I agree. What's your cards temp when it sits idle & max temps when full throttle?
A lot of cases to choose from which have good air flow. My current favorites come from NZXT in the Phantom line.NZXT Phantom
(Full tower) or Phantom 410
(Mid-Tower). I have the mid-tower and have seven fans and with middle HDD rack could have eight. The full tower offers more fan options. I prefferred my middle HDD rack out of the way of front fans for more air flow personally. There's a fan you can mount right on the case facing your card sideways and a bottom fan you can add facing upward blowing cool air toward your GPU fan. Newegg shows off the Phantom
& Phantom 410
My idle temps are 31C-32C and full throttle 73C-74C using NZXT Phantom 410.
Another great place on OCN as you do your homework on cases would be - Computer Cases
If you should find the time, we would also like to see your system specs in Your Profile / Edit System
. It helps others helping you with any questions you might have, knowing what your dealing with for best advice to give.