Overclock.net › Forums › Case Mods & Cases › Computer Cases › The Cooler Master 690 Club
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

The Cooler Master 690 Club - Page 1841

post #18401 of 19729
Quote:
Originally Posted by KhaoticKomputing View Post

Depends on your goal's and needs. Generally 120mm fan's are used due to fan selection. there are a million 120mm fan's to choose from. 140mm fan's are mostly used in low noise applications. they are a little larger than 120mm so they can move more air per RPM, couple that with an overall lower max RPM and they make for better quiet/low noise applications.

Personally I use 120's as cooler fan's and 140's as case fan's as much as possible, but I like low noise smile.gif
at their price I bet they perform better lol. I however have to keep the budget low on this one, Its only the back up rig. Its only going to be sporting a Sapphire TOXIC 6950(unlocked and ran at stock 6970 clock's/shade count) and a 955BE(only overclocked if needed to feed the toxic). I'm not looking to crank the voltage's or go crazy with an overclock. I'm looking quiet operation in a pretty hot ambient room.

Once this loop is done my sig rig will need a new case, gpu (maybe mobo if ASUS stiff's me...) and another loop. Its going to need to handle my i5 @ over 4.7Ghz(hits 4.7 on air now) along with mobo and RAM (for shiggles only) and what ever single GPU solution I select for running a 120Hz monitor. That loop the monsta rad's might be utilized better.

Don't put a wb on your ram and board's vrm then...that's completely utterly useless and will take a big hit on your loop's flow rate decreasing performance remarkably. Plus, what happened with the whole budget thing?
I forgot to mention the Swiftech rads, mcr-220qp is great and cheap, or possibly go with the new h220 aio loop and add components to it as you see fit. It will be cheaper and has a much better pump than a D5.
Quote:
Originally Posted by alextheguy View Post

I see. These 3 pin case fans can never change speed right? So, hook them to a molex adaptor better?

Quote:
Originally Posted by mwl5apv View Post

either hook the up to a molex with an adapter or hook them up to your motherboard fan headers and adjust speed as needed in BIOS. However once you set a speed on a 3-pin fan, that is what it will run at. You need 4-pin pwm fans if you want the speeds of the fans to adjust as temps rise/drop.

Depends on the mobo...some boards (most nowadays) control fan speeds automatically either based on voltage or pwm. Heck my m68mt-se2 does that and it's a piece of sheet.
post #18402 of 19729
Quote:
Originally Posted by ivanlabrie View Post

Don't put a wb on your ram and board's vrm then...that's completely utterly useless and will take a big hit on your loop's flow rate decreasing performance remarkably. Plus, what happened with the whole budget thing?
I forgot to mention the Swiftech rads, mcr-220qp is great and cheap, or possibly go with the new h220 aio loop and add components to it as you see fit. It will be cheaper and has a much better pump than a D5.

Depends on the mobo...some boards (most nowadays) control fan speeds automatically either based on voltage or pwm. Heck my m68mt-se2 does that and it's a piece of sheet.

You confused yourself. Reread the post. I'm discussing how the first loop is a budget loop. The second loop will be a more expensive high end loop.

Long story short:
i5 2500k= Full Water Loop, CPU, GPU, Mobo and RAM. Only because I can.

955BE= Budget loop, only CPU and GPU... possibly not even a full cover GPU block.

I'm doing the 955BE's loop first, because my intels mobo is off for RMA and I need a my back up rig to be usable for a few weeks while I sort out the rest of my main rig.
Gizmoto
(18 items)
 
They beat me:(
(15 items)
 
Home Server V1.0
(17 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II x6 1040t @2.7Ghz ASRock 880GM-LE FX  AMD Radeon HD 4250 integrated graphics Micro Center(ADATA) 8Gb (2x4) 1333 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Western Digital Caviar Blue 640Gb Samsung SpinPoint F4 2Tb Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 ST3500641AS-RK 500Gb Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 ST3500641AS-RK 500Gb 
Optical DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
ASUS 24X DVD Burner ASUS 24X DVD Burner Stock AMD Cooler Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit 
OSOSPowerCase
Linux Mint (VM) Linux Ubuntu (VM) Inland ILG-500R2 500w PSU DiabloTek Evo Mid-tower Case 
Other
Inland IL internal card reader 
  hide details  
Reply
Gizmoto
(18 items)
 
They beat me:(
(15 items)
 
Home Server V1.0
(17 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II x6 1040t @2.7Ghz ASRock 880GM-LE FX  AMD Radeon HD 4250 integrated graphics Micro Center(ADATA) 8Gb (2x4) 1333 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Western Digital Caviar Blue 640Gb Samsung SpinPoint F4 2Tb Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 ST3500641AS-RK 500Gb Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 ST3500641AS-RK 500Gb 
Optical DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
ASUS 24X DVD Burner ASUS 24X DVD Burner Stock AMD Cooler Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit 
OSOSPowerCase
Linux Mint (VM) Linux Ubuntu (VM) Inland ILG-500R2 500w PSU DiabloTek Evo Mid-tower Case 
Other
Inland IL internal card reader 
  hide details  
Reply
post #18403 of 19729
Quote:
Originally Posted by KhaoticKomputing View Post

You confused yourself. Reread the post. I'm discussing how the first loop is a budget loop. The second loop will be a more expensive high end loop.

Long story short:
i5 2500k= Full Water Loop, CPU, GPU, Mobo and RAM. Only because I can.

955BE= Budget loop, only CPU and GPU... possibly not even a full cover GPU block.

I'm doing the 955BE's loop first, because my intels mobo is off for RMA and I need a my back up rig to be usable for a few weeks while I sort out the rest of my main rig.

Ah, ok...missed something along the way. But still, my suggestion stands. MCR rads are cheap and good, and h220 is cool too.
post #18404 of 19729
Quote:
Originally Posted by ivanlabrie View Post

Ah, ok...missed something along the way. But still, my suggestion stands. MCR rads are cheap and good, and h220 is cool too.


Its ok smile.gif I'll look around to find a better price on the rads.. What I found was $99 each + shipping.. the 240 rad's I was looing at are like $50 + shipping, but if they are great low noise rad's they would be perfect for my main rig.
Gizmoto
(18 items)
 
They beat me:(
(15 items)
 
Home Server V1.0
(17 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II x6 1040t @2.7Ghz ASRock 880GM-LE FX  AMD Radeon HD 4250 integrated graphics Micro Center(ADATA) 8Gb (2x4) 1333 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Western Digital Caviar Blue 640Gb Samsung SpinPoint F4 2Tb Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 ST3500641AS-RK 500Gb Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 ST3500641AS-RK 500Gb 
Optical DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
ASUS 24X DVD Burner ASUS 24X DVD Burner Stock AMD Cooler Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit 
OSOSPowerCase
Linux Mint (VM) Linux Ubuntu (VM) Inland ILG-500R2 500w PSU DiabloTek Evo Mid-tower Case 
Other
Inland IL internal card reader 
  hide details  
Reply
Gizmoto
(18 items)
 
They beat me:(
(15 items)
 
Home Server V1.0
(17 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II x6 1040t @2.7Ghz ASRock 880GM-LE FX  AMD Radeon HD 4250 integrated graphics Micro Center(ADATA) 8Gb (2x4) 1333 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Western Digital Caviar Blue 640Gb Samsung SpinPoint F4 2Tb Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 ST3500641AS-RK 500Gb Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 ST3500641AS-RK 500Gb 
Optical DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
ASUS 24X DVD Burner ASUS 24X DVD Burner Stock AMD Cooler Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit 
OSOSPowerCase
Linux Mint (VM) Linux Ubuntu (VM) Inland ILG-500R2 500w PSU DiabloTek Evo Mid-tower Case 
Other
Inland IL internal card reader 
  hide details  
Reply
post #18405 of 19729
They are great, low noise and cool better actually. But, they are a bit pricier. I like the multiport and full copper construction, which would suit a high end rig perfectly.
Swiftech mcr220 and 320 rads are GREAT and cheap, with better construction and performance than the RS series. Don't you like the Swiftech H220 aio? That would work nicely for your budget rig.
post #18406 of 19729
Quote:
Originally Posted by ivanlabrie View Post

Don't put a wb on your ram and board's vrm then...that's completely utterly useless and will take a big hit on your loop's flow rate decreasing performance remarkably. Plus, what happened with the whole budget thing?
I forgot to mention the Swiftech rads, mcr-220qp is great and cheap, or possibly go with the new h220 aio loop and add components to it as you see fit. It will be cheaper and has a much better pump than a D5.

Depends on the mobo...some boards (most nowadays) control fan speeds automatically either based on voltage or pwm. Heck my m68mt-se2 does that and it's a piece of sheet.

Thanks, dude. For those case fans, I usually all of them to molex adaptors so the wires won't mess around on the board. The fans I would want to control are actually the fans for my CPU cooler. I'm using push/pull configuration with two pwm fans, but the mobo bios won't read the fan speed. I guess I need to plug in all the available pins, which include three pin (for sensor I think) and four pin headers(pwm functions). Currently just have 4 pin header connected.
My First Build
(11 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 3570k MSI Z77 MPower Sapphire HD 7850 OC 2GB Samsung Green DDR3 1600MHZ 2x4GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Intel SSD 330 series 120GB Western Digital Blue 1TB Sony OEM DVD-RW Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO with Push/Pull Conf... 
OSPowerCase
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Corsair HX850 +80Silver Cooler Master CM690 II Advanced (USB 3.0) 
  hide details  
Reply
My First Build
(11 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 3570k MSI Z77 MPower Sapphire HD 7850 OC 2GB Samsung Green DDR3 1600MHZ 2x4GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Intel SSD 330 series 120GB Western Digital Blue 1TB Sony OEM DVD-RW Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO with Push/Pull Conf... 
OSPowerCase
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Corsair HX850 +80Silver Cooler Master CM690 II Advanced (USB 3.0) 
  hide details  
Reply
post #18407 of 19729
Quote:
Originally Posted by ivanlabrie View Post

They are great, low noise and cool better actually. But, they are a bit pricier. I like the multiport and full copper construction, which would suit a high end rig perfectly.
Swiftech mcr220 and 320 rads are GREAT and cheap, with better construction and performance than the RS series. Don't you like the Swiftech H220 aio? That would work nicely for your budget rig.

ok, I found the radiator's for $49 +shipping each for a 240, that is very affordable!

I'm not feeling the H220 aio, a RASA kit seems like it would be more effective.
Gizmoto
(18 items)
 
They beat me:(
(15 items)
 
Home Server V1.0
(17 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II x6 1040t @2.7Ghz ASRock 880GM-LE FX  AMD Radeon HD 4250 integrated graphics Micro Center(ADATA) 8Gb (2x4) 1333 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Western Digital Caviar Blue 640Gb Samsung SpinPoint F4 2Tb Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 ST3500641AS-RK 500Gb Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 ST3500641AS-RK 500Gb 
Optical DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
ASUS 24X DVD Burner ASUS 24X DVD Burner Stock AMD Cooler Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit 
OSOSPowerCase
Linux Mint (VM) Linux Ubuntu (VM) Inland ILG-500R2 500w PSU DiabloTek Evo Mid-tower Case 
Other
Inland IL internal card reader 
  hide details  
Reply
Gizmoto
(18 items)
 
They beat me:(
(15 items)
 
Home Server V1.0
(17 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II x6 1040t @2.7Ghz ASRock 880GM-LE FX  AMD Radeon HD 4250 integrated graphics Micro Center(ADATA) 8Gb (2x4) 1333 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Western Digital Caviar Blue 640Gb Samsung SpinPoint F4 2Tb Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 ST3500641AS-RK 500Gb Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 ST3500641AS-RK 500Gb 
Optical DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
ASUS 24X DVD Burner ASUS 24X DVD Burner Stock AMD Cooler Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit 
OSOSPowerCase
Linux Mint (VM) Linux Ubuntu (VM) Inland ILG-500R2 500w PSU DiabloTek Evo Mid-tower Case 
Other
Inland IL internal card reader 
  hide details  
Reply
post #18408 of 19729
Actually not...the pump in the h220 kit is superior, and quiet, and has pwm control. Plus it comes with a great waterblock and a good rad, but it's up to you.
It would take some of the custom part of it, and thus the fun. thumb.gif
post #18409 of 19729
Quote:
Originally Posted by ivanlabrie View Post

Actually not...the pump in the h220 kit is superior, and quiet, and has pwm control. Plus it comes with a great waterblock and a good rad, but it's up to you.
It would take some of the custom part of it, and thus the fun. thumb.gif

Sorry, should have clarified, Not effective as in the block is a pump/block combo from the looks of it. So If I wanted/needed to swap one of them I'm stuck upgrading both, Same for the radiator, Looks like its a radiator/res combo. because of this its hard for me to justify the cost in the long run. It seems like it would cool just fine. Reading more review's about it.


Here is what I'm looking at so far for a loop:
RayStrom CPU block
MCP-220-QP radiator x2
MCP-35X pump
Bitspower Z-Multi 40 or 80 (leaning to the smaller of the two)
Raystrom Universal GPU block+ paste on ram sink's **Not positive, cannot confirm it will fit the GPU**
Swiftech Helix 120mm fan's (turned down)
Strong possibillity of a RX-120 being mounted externally

Details about configureation:
One spiffy thing about this set up will be the ability to flip the fans on the radiator from intake to exhaust with out disturbing/breaking down the loop. Allowing for fine tuning of the loop. I plan to use 1 Helix fan per 120mm space(as in not push/pull), however I could easily place 2 more fan's on the bottom radiator for P/P, same with the 120mm on the back, but I don't see this happening off the bat.

I also wanted to add that a few places noted that the MCP-220's are nice budget radiator's but can be restrictive, so I'm wanting to make sure I have powerful and adjustable pump so I can tune it to the loop size/restriction's and fan speeds. At this time I planned to recycle my Rheosmart 5.25 bay fan controller.

Also wanted to add that I am exploring using 140mm fan's (turned down of course) as case fan's.

Please pick it apart ladies and gentlemen! I have ordered nothing so anything can be changed. things to key in mind; I'm a cheap bastered(with this loop anyway), silence is golden, adjust-ability is nice! Thanks for reading!
Gizmoto
(18 items)
 
They beat me:(
(15 items)
 
Home Server V1.0
(17 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II x6 1040t @2.7Ghz ASRock 880GM-LE FX  AMD Radeon HD 4250 integrated graphics Micro Center(ADATA) 8Gb (2x4) 1333 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Western Digital Caviar Blue 640Gb Samsung SpinPoint F4 2Tb Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 ST3500641AS-RK 500Gb Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 ST3500641AS-RK 500Gb 
Optical DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
ASUS 24X DVD Burner ASUS 24X DVD Burner Stock AMD Cooler Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit 
OSOSPowerCase
Linux Mint (VM) Linux Ubuntu (VM) Inland ILG-500R2 500w PSU DiabloTek Evo Mid-tower Case 
Other
Inland IL internal card reader 
  hide details  
Reply
Gizmoto
(18 items)
 
They beat me:(
(15 items)
 
Home Server V1.0
(17 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II x6 1040t @2.7Ghz ASRock 880GM-LE FX  AMD Radeon HD 4250 integrated graphics Micro Center(ADATA) 8Gb (2x4) 1333 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Western Digital Caviar Blue 640Gb Samsung SpinPoint F4 2Tb Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 ST3500641AS-RK 500Gb Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 ST3500641AS-RK 500Gb 
Optical DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
ASUS 24X DVD Burner ASUS 24X DVD Burner Stock AMD Cooler Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit 
OSOSPowerCase
Linux Mint (VM) Linux Ubuntu (VM) Inland ILG-500R2 500w PSU DiabloTek Evo Mid-tower Case 
Other
Inland IL internal card reader 
  hide details  
Reply
post #18410 of 19729
Dual 240s might be fine for your needs...you can mod the top of your 690 to accomodate a 360 too, the mcr320-qp is relatively cheap too. (I prefer the xp variants, which are more dense, but would require higher fan rpm and moar pressure)
The rest looks perfect, if you can afford fittings go with them, otherwise barbs are cheaper tongue.gif
And be sure to post pics here!
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Computer Cases
Overclock.net › Forums › Case Mods & Cases › Computer Cases › The Cooler Master 690 Club