Originally Posted by MicroCat
If you can get a 'fun' 4.8-5ghz overclock on your 6700k with that little M9i and keep it under spec'd tCase at full IBT load, then we'll all be scouring eBay for 10 year NZXT cases.
I know where you can get a 2nd fan for the m9i right now, cost you $19.99
(but comes with a spare heatsink)
Or could go with the similar performing TR 92mm here
for half as much.
True. I don't think you can get another otherwise. Well i emailed them will see, but that's an option.
I was looking at the Thermaltakes yeah, love the black/white, but that cryorig fan is much better and would seem the only reason the m9i can hold it's own so well for it's size.
My case is perfectly
As good as any case made today. So that has nothing to do with hitting 5Ghz. The m9i or the mobo or ram will be the factor.
It's really dumb to argue about the case. Long ago I have proved it to friends and my brothers face until they said yeah you are right. Hence my brother has the same case, lol. He was going to buy an Antec 900 like my old roomates and i said nah you don't need it. And so we all stood there in my Apt, my roomate and i basically had the same system except for case and cpu, ( he had a quad core - which i told him he didn't need at the time just to play WOW, but he was an idiot ) so in two different rooms- both had the same AC in our windows-and low and behold. My PC was overclocked and my roomates wasn't because he's a wussy, and our temps were basically exactly the same lol. All them fan in that Antec and our temps were the same. And right then and there my brother ordered the same damn case off newegg, on my account, which i have opened right here looking at my purchase history. And he still has this case. Shrug. I know people like to have some reason that makes them feel justified for spending more money, lol. I like spending less and getting basically the same performance or reliability, and i am usually successful because i will wait until i find the right thing. Even if it takes longer.
More proof is on this very page a 45$ case that's basically exactly like mine (with one extra fan in it ) and a bigger HS seems to be perfectly fine. I can put two or 3 fans in the front of mine if i wanted to, theres room in the drive cages. I've never need it.
That's what i am saying, lol. And look, i haven't burned my house down
So as long as you aren't purely overclocking for posting meaningless results on 3dmark for 15-25 year olds to drool over. And you just use your pc for more things than just playing games, then a decent OC boost 400-600Mhz and any decent case with marginally good flow with two fans is fine. I'm not trying to argue, but when someone says something that is really not quite true trying to sell someone on some case they really don;t need. I will say something. Because there's too much stupidity out there like. Oh well, i know people hate that. Tough.
I've actually looked at every case available today out there and i don't like any of them, lol. The only tower case i really like in the slightest is the Ek Vulture and is not sold.
So I'll try for at least a modest 4.6Ghz on the m9i and try for higher "for fun" 4.8Ghz - meaning if it sticks at all - and no stability issues related to temps - then it's a success. And i'll post if i succeed or fail here.
If i have to add another fan finally
in 2016 due to a new cpus higher tdp. Fine. I have the extra one i bought 10 years ago with this case still in it's box that i never had to use
Still going to be in this 10 year old 89 dollar NZXT case though no matter what it's clocked too.
Be in the next few months though when i have figured out what parts i will be purchasing.Edited by KGPrime - 5/26/16 at 12:06am