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Cm690 vs Antec 900 for overclocking?

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Which is best if you plan to overclock on air?
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CM690 - if you cut the fan grills
Antec 900 - stock, but more expensive and noisier
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post #3 of 10
I have the CM690 And my buddy has the A900. My OC is in my sig and he has a Q6600 @ 3.2. Neither of us have any heat issues what so ever.
The A900 takes a little more modding than the CM690 to hide wiring and such but thats not really that much of a drawback.
I would say get which ever you really want.
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I can post pics of both rigs if you like.
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post #5 of 10
I have the CM690 and I am absolutely lovin' it so far. I snapped it up when it was like $25 after rebate. I haven't seen any deals on it lately though...

Oh and the CM690 has 7 spots for fans. Plenty of room for fans...
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post #6 of 10
both great cases for air cooling, choose which you like the look fo m8 as you have to live with it.
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The Antec 900 is definitely not noisy. It can be noisy if you turn the stock Antec fans on high. But it's very silent with the fans on low. If you buy some quiet fans to put in the 900, it can be a very quiet case.

Either way I'd still recommend the 900 over the CM690 for airflow.
 
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post #8 of 10
I have a CM690, it arrived yesterday
The airflow is good, but if you have a sound card and if the sound card heats up, ur gpu and Psu will heat up too. I removed it and now my temps are great..
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post #9 of 10
Yea dude, either way you can not go wrong. These are 2 of the best cases out there for airflow, and both look great. It pretty much comes down to open window vs closed side. But depending on you modding level, that isnt even an issue. Whatever case you think looks better along with its price (you can get these cases on rebate all the time... my antec was like $50 after rebate from Micro Center) is the one you should pick.
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post #10 of 10
i think the 690 looks better and it sits up off the ground

the 900 has the whole industrial wind tunnel factory look to it
    
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