Originally Posted by explodingorca
Thanks for your interest! And I believe I will have full PCI-e 2.0 16x bandwidth which is perfectly fine for a 690. The white one does not have enough airflow and thats why im going with the black one.
You sure that 2.0 16x is enough? As I said earlier, even the 680 is slightly bottlenecked by 2.0 16x (or 3.0 8x), and the 690 has 2 chips on the same slot.
Also the case: I think you should go for the one you think looks better, and wait for someone to test and comment on the restrictiveness of the solid panel. Even though it looks pretty restricting from the front, it doesnt look that bad when you take a closer look.
I ain't here to tell you what to do though, just enjoying the show