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post #3171 of 19729
Just moved my PC into the my new Cooler Master 690. Temps dropped by about 8 degrees! I have a lot of cables and devices in my comp, so wire management isn't as good as alot of yours. Also, I had to deal with an IDE DVD drive and IDE HDD. For anyone who wants to know, unless you buy a really long IDE cable, (mine was 24") you will not be able to connect a HDD and a optical drive on the same cord with the HDD in the HDD cage. You'll have to use the adapter for the 5.25 bays for the HDD.
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post #3172 of 19729
I just couldn't give it a break... following our story about the fan placement (bottom vs top_front) i started doubting my previous conclusions were wrong, so i did a little test.

Placement of the fans was the following (yellow-gold is the fan place i switched... duh! )


I fired up FurMark 1.5, Orthos and Everest and did the following:

1.1. place my 120mm fan at the bottom
2.1. run 6 minutes of Orthos (blend) and FurMark 1.5 (640x480, Stability Test, Fullscreen OFF)
3.1. printscreen

-system cooldown between the tests was 10 minutes-

1.2. place my 120mm fan at the top front
2.2. run 6 minutes of Orthos (blend) and FurMark 1.5 (640x480, Stability Test, Fullscreen OFF)
3.2. printscreen ()

After these setts of tests this is what i got:



So if we say a margin of error is +/-2% we can say the difference is too small to make a difference...



Although it is nice to see that the motherboard is actually 4oC cooler when the fan is at the top front position. Its also worth mentioning that i personally thing the difference would be greater if you were to have less fans in your case than i do... All in all i have 6x 120mm fans, and 2x 140m fans, i guess not a lot of people has that much, and maybe the either of the two fan positions would be better if there are less fans in the case.

I know its not the most acurate of tests, but i did say it was a fast test...
I'll post FurMark and Orthos pics as attachments...


Hope this helps someone decide where to put their fans.

Cheers, Milos

    
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post #3173 of 19729
nice. when i eventually get a CM 690, i don't know whether i'll stick a fan in the bottom, or zip tie it to the hdd bays so it blows over my GPU(s)...

two front fans a certainty though.
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post #3174 of 19729
I'm debating between moving my side fan and making it a front fan, or taking the top exhaust fan nearest to the front, and making it a front intake.
I'll tell you which works better once I have time to do it.

Also I noticed my negative air pressure set up is work nicely. I put a piece of tissue on the front of the case where there are only drive bay covers and dust filters, and the tissue was "sucked" to the case .
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post #3175 of 19729
take off the side fan! side fans inhibit airflow... i think i'm going to stick my rear exhaust and side stock fans (When i get a cm690) in the two top positions, or one in the bottom one in the top or something...
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post #3176 of 19729
miloshs u want to try my set up? initially i've similar set up as u except that i do not have the number 1 and number 2 fans but i did have an extra fans at the HDD area. the temp was not really fantastic. running at 38 for system temp but yesterday i changed my top 2 fans as intake and the temp drop around 5 - 6 degrees. mine set up is consider as positive air flow which silverstone recommend. the bottom fan doesn't make any difference to me and my side panel has a fan as intake. tat's all.

http://www.silverstonetek.com/tech/w...e.php?area=usa
post #3177 of 19729
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Originally Posted by T3h_Ch33z_Muncha View Post
take off the side fan! side fans inhibit airflow... i think i'm going to stick my rear exhaust and side stock fans (When i get a cm690) in the two top positions, or one in the bottom one in the top or something...
Yes, side fans inhibit airflow, and also the side with the fans vibrates like crazy, at least it was in my case... and i've heard other people say the same thing.

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Originally Posted by Nonsensical86
miloshs u want to try my set up? initially i've similar set up as u except that i do not have the number 1 and number 2 fans but i did have an extra fans at the HDD area. the temp was not really fantastic. running at 38 for system temp but yesterday i changed my top 2 fans as intake and the temp drop around 5 - 6 degrees. mine set up is consider as positive air flow which silverstone recommend. the bottom fan doesn't make any difference to me and my side panel has a fan as intake. tat's all.

http://www.silverstonetek.com/tech/w...e.php?area=usa
I'm not really keen on switching my fans because i have them all tied up really nice, and cables behind the tray that i would go crazy if i had to do that again. But i seriously doubt making two top fans intake would make a difference... As we all know hot air rises and cold air drops, so logical thing to do would be to have as much possible low intakes, and upper exausts... but as we saw in my test thats not always the case (possibly because the CM690 case' bottom is pretty close to the ground)...

Im pretty happy with my setup, room temp is around 16-17oC (my pc is 2 feet from the heater wich still works, but the windows and doors are open so theres a draft - just got up ) and my temps are:

HDD: 18oC
CPU: 24oC (mind that E5200 sensors are not that acurate at temperatures under 50oC - stated by Intel)
VGA: 28oC


I think thats pretty decent...

And for the end a new, CoolerMaster just announced a white CM690...
Looks nice:

http://www.pcgameshardware.com/aid,6...scovered/News/
    
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post #3178 of 19729
eh, i don't think it looks as good as Project: Tuxedo. or for that matter, the original black CM 690..
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eh, i don't think it looks as good as Project: Tuxedo. or for that matter, the original black CM 690..
LOL, thats why Project:Tuxedo and the rest of our are called CUSTOM (or PIMPED )...

One tought slips onto my mind... why the hell didn't they bestow this new CM690 with taller feet??? I think it would greatly improve cooling capabilities, altho it would sure turn out a bit more expensive.
    
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post #3180 of 19729
I found these cases from Sigma called the Storm that seems to be strangely similar to our 690's. I kind of like them. What do you guys think? The blue one looks alright once you remove those LED fans.

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