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post #1891 of 19729
You have full permission. That was a pretty stupid question. My bad. While I'm at it, I'll continue to saw through my memory and cpu, still plugged into the wall. I wonder if that will void the warranty...
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Originally Posted by xguntherc View Post
With the sidefans you wanna put rubber gromets between the fan and the side panel as the vibration makes lots of noise..

Also get a lower speed fan as the fast air will whistle in as going through the grill. Better yet. Remove the Side Panel fan. I did and temps got better.

The CM 690's airflow goes from bottom front to top rear. and even better with some 120mm fans on top. So when you add the sidepanel fan all your doing is getting a side flow that ruins the regular front back airflow. and gets the air swirling instead of going straight out the top back.. I found that removing the side panel fan actually lowered my temps by 1-2c total. I noticed a solid difference with it off. and I've never used it since.

edit* Also I just got the PC P&C 750w Silencer PSU. they are one of the best you can buy. were over $200 in August. and now 144 on newegg.com. monday it went down to $114.00 with a 25 MIR and I had to get it. lol. thats cuz my HX520 is not enough power for my $.0 Ghz Quad and 260.

Does anyone have the PCP&C 750w in there CM 690. and how well did the power wire fit for the MOBO.. I've heard they are plenty long. but I'm just wondering. or any PCP&C PSU for that matter. so if you have one in your 690 let me know.

Thanks! (Also when I remove my side panel my temps get better) obviously cuz it's getting more air. So how can I improve this so opening it doesn't make temps better. Does that mean I'm not getting enough intake. or what?
I've got a Silencer 610 in my 690 the psu is long enough you can't really get the cables to run behind the mobo tray, but the main 24atx connector is long enough.

I have an Enermax Modu+ 525 on the way
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I am still building my system and this forum seems to have people who know what they are doing. I am debating if I should go the 32 or 64 bit route. I am also wondering if I should go xp or vista. My mind keeps changing. The only thing that is holding me back is driver and program compatibility. I am just confused and any advice will be greatly appreciated. This is my first build and I want to do this right. I mainly do web development with Dreamweaver and Fireworks cs3, actually 4 now, planning on backing up my movies and streaming them to my ps3, and I teach an online course at night and 5th grade during the day. That's mainly Microsoft Office applications. Sorry about the newbie questions. Any help would be appreciated. Overclocking will be my next venture. I should probably get the system built first
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post #1894 of 19729

Dont worry, we all have our noob posts. Here is one of mine... it starts off being horrendously idiotic, but I manage to save face in the end.
http://www.overclock.net/case-mods-g...e-airflow.html

I do feel obligated to offer you an apology. I didn't realize you were a new member. Usually that kind of sarcastic humor is reserved for the members who have become familiar with the site.

Instead, what I should have done was provide you with these resources to aid you in your endeavor:
If you need any hardware or tools (pertaining to modifying your case) this thread should cover 99% of your needs. http://www.overclock.net/case-mods-g...-category.html

This thread discuses how to go about planning for a wire management job. http://www.overclock.net/faqs/104839...-under-mb.html

This thread is more in-depth and talks about different methods of going about your wire management. http://www.overclock.net/faqs/81597-...anagement.html

Proper dremeling technique: http://www.overclock.net/faqs/16349-...e-dremmel.html

This thread is filled with thousands of different cable management mods. Its difficult to see how most of them do it, but it will give you ideas. http://www.overclock.net/case-mods-g...bles-here.html

Modders Manual (the under used resource) http://www.overclock.net/case-mods-g...resources.html

This video is of one way to do some case modding. I have put this here because whenever you do any cutting, you follow the same basic steps.

1.safety first
2.prep your case (tape it or do whatever to protect against mistakes)
3.DO IT!

The main reason why this is relevant is just so that you can see somebody actually doing it.


In your case, you would probably use a holesaw because wire management holes are kinda in that zone of too small for dremels, and too big for jigsaws.

edit: that video is what got me started on modding BTW.
Edited by theCanadian - 10/30/08 at 10:08pm
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post #1895 of 19729
double....

definitely build it first. But vista should be ight now... the updates have fixed most everything. i have experience with neither XP 64 or vista... however, vista has the advantage of being able to use DX10, where XP64 doesnt.
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post #1896 of 19729
I have been using Vista 64bit for the last 6 months and I've had ZERO problems so far.. my system runs great. I've oc'd the crap outa it and i love it. Yea some say XP is better. but I have no complains with Vista. it's pretty solid and stable for me.

Also a few questions guys. the TRUE cooler. I know many people have it. I was wondering if anyone here had the CM 690 and a TRUE cooler & could tell me what the best way to mount it is? should I face it so the air will blow to the back out and.. or face it so the fans blow up to the top where I have two 120mm fans on the top?

Also does anyone have the CM 690 case and a PC P&C PSU. I've had the Corsair HX520, but I've since got a Q9650 now over 4.0 Ghz usually. 4.0 Ghz at lowest, and a GTX 260 pushing from 576mhz core to 720 mhz core. so they are both power hungry. I've just purchased the PC P&C 750 Silencer Quad, as it's one of the best PSU's and it was really really cheap with a great sale at newegg.com. So I'm wondering if anyone's used it in our case, and can I mount a PSU upside down? as the cables are on the top and the side away from the mobo tray. so I'll have to bend them over to the cable management hole I'd rather just flip it upside down so it's close to the tray

Any help or pictures would be very much appreciated.

Thanks!
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post #1897 of 19729
Quote:
Originally Posted by sintoinsanity View Post
I purchased the 690 and a 790i ftw mb, what psu can I use and fit to run 3 way SLI?
1000W or higher.
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would 3x 9800 gtx's fit with a 1000 watt psu?
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120*3 = 360 watts
+------- 100 watts (CPU... depends on your cpu, could be as much as 145.)
+------- 15 watts (HDD)
+------- 15 watts (hdd2)
+-------25 watts (optical1)
+-------25 watts (optical2)
+-------150 Watts for function of motherboard

_690 watts minimum????
+100 so the psu doesnt have to strain to meet power demand
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~800W to be safe.
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You really only need to factor in 50w or so for the mobo (depending on chipset) and then don't forget about 5w for each fan, 6-7w if they are high performance/move a lot of air.

Also, it is highly unlikely all 3 gpus will pull that much power. and at idle the second will probably draw half what the main does and the third probably even less.

So there will be quite a difference between idle and load power requirements. So you'll want a psu that is highly efficient over a broad range.

For my sig rig it probably pulls about 175w idle and max load would be about 400w
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