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psu - ocz, corsair, and pc power & cooling is the best. 500 - 750w would be the general range

graphics cards - since you're using a xfire board, would suggest the HD3850 or HD3870. which one u should get i dont know. i dont use ATI lol

ram - ddr 800. pretty cheap. could get like 2x1gb for like 30 bux if u look around for some deals. ur boards supports up to ddr2 1066 so if u want to use ur board to max potential, u can look for some of those. would be more expensive. OCZ, G.Skill, TeamGroup, and Corsair are good companies.

cooling - depends on budget. if u have a budget, probably the arctic cooling freezer would be a good choice. if not, tuniq tower or true would do wonders.

fans... what i plan to do is silverstone fm121 on heatsink and yate loon high speed on the case (controlled by fan controller of course). intake on the front and exhaust on side, top and rear.
 
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Visiontek is said to be the best brand for ATI.
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thanks mate, helped a lot, my board supports nvidia too? someone told me... not sure though, might get this psu, http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=684734, are there any out there for xfire/crossfire? im gonna go for high end ram 1066 aswell, pretty cheap i seen it for, could u tell me how i would get the top off of my case?
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post #774 of 19729
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nice pick for psu. corsairs are great! lots of people on ocn use corsair.

the only "Crossfire edition" power supply i know is pc power & coolings 750w silencer crossfire edition which is basically just colored red. lol.

as long as it has a pci-e, it can use nvidia but u wont be able to use SLi on that board. only board i know of that can use both SLi and CrossFire is the skulltrail.

what you need to do is take off both side panels and front panel (dont really need to but o well.. do it anyway) there are... about 6-8 tabs that stick down into the case.. two on rear should be parallel to the rear panel. should be 2-3 tabs runnin along the side. pop two at a time and you should be able to take it off. be careful of the sata/firewire/usb cable. if u have it hooked up, its gonna be pullin on the port.
 
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Hello all. I have this case coming in the mail to replace my seven year old Antec Performance Series! In my old case the fan arrangement was simple (and not so effective), two 80mm in the front, and two 80mm in rear, air flow front to back.

I've been planning the airflow in the CM690 - I will have 7 Antec TriCool fans an one 80mm (behind the motherboard). I'll have the front and rear fans blowing front to back, and I will have the central side fan blowing in and the two top fans blowing out. So what about the side fan that's directly opposite the CPU? Should that one be blowing in or out? And what about the 80mm fan behind the mobo tray? Blowing in?

I'm also curious in general about everyone else's fan setup in their 690.
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Hey, thanks for the help. I'm also wondering which fans I should go for? And how would I go about changing the LEDs?
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post #777 of 19729
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Hey, thanks for the help. I'm also wondering which fans I should go for? And how would I go about changing the LEDs?
Changing the LEDs? You mean the LEDs in the fan are burned out, or you want to change the LED fan to a non-LED?

As for which fans, I settled for the Antec TriCools, which at about $9 each were the least expensive variable fans that I would settle for. The Silverstone FM121s were my first choice, but they're $13 each. Gets expensive when you buy seven. So it depends on your budget. If your tower is in a room that is well air conditioned in the summer, you might be able to skimp and get some cheap non variable fans (Masscools or something), but if your in a space like mine, which gets really damned hot in the summer, then you may want some variable RPM fans.
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So what about the side fan that's directly opposite the CPU? Should that one be blowing in or out? And what about the 80mm fan behind the mobo tray? Blowing in?

I'm also curious in general about everyone else's fan setup in their 690.
Ive place my fans by seeing how others have theirs.
my own:
Intake= front, bottom, left side panel(no fan because my fan vibrates panel)
Exhaust= rear, top (heat rises)
right side panel: i do not know which direction it should be.

Even though my home has central air I install a room ac unit in the window to keep pc room comfortable but not frigid.
    
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I live in UK and it's hardly hot here lol. I just want to change my blue ones, to red. Which of these Graphics Cards should I go for?

http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=713729

http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=691920

or should I get a 9600?

http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=773922
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Hello all. I have this case coming in the mail to replace my seven year old Antec Performance Series! In my old case the fan arrangement was simple (and not so effective), two 80mm in the front, and two 80mm in rear, air flow front to back.

I've been planning the airflow in the CM690 - I will have 7 Antec TriCool fans an one 80mm (behind the motherboard). I'll have the front and rear fans blowing front to back, and I will have the central side fan blowing in and the two top fans blowing out. So what about the side fan that's directly opposite the CPU? Should that one be blowing in or out? And what about the 80mm fan behind the mobo tray? Blowing in?

I'm also curious in general about everyone else's fan setup in their 690.
Congrats!! and welcome to the club!!

For mine I have 2 yate loons (88cfm) in the top exhausting up, a silverstone FM121 (110cfm) as the rear case exhaust, put the blue coolermaster fan that was in front of the HD bay in the bottom of the case blowing up intake, put another yate loon in front of the HD bay intake, modded another yate loon in the optical drive intake, and in the side panel I have two antec 79cfm as intakes, one brings in cool air to the GPU, the other to the CPU cooler. It's a great set-up and my cpu stays nice and cool, overclocked to 3.0ghz, 1.31 vcore, idles at 28, load ~34-36 in COD4.
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http://s191.photobucket.com/albums/z36/murphIV/CM690/

oh and btw the 80mm fan for the right side behind the cpu needs to be 80mm X 15mm!! and it should be for exhaust.
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