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Hi,

I'm a noob to the threads and the website. So greetings all. Looking for some advice. I'm building a new pc, specs will be:

i7 920
X58A UD3R
corsair HX 750
HD 5850 (to be crossfired in the future)
and I'm seriously thinking about using an H50 to cool.

I'll be overclocking but nothing extreme. Probaby somewhere about 3.6 Mhz, which is where I've read there's a sweet spot between power consumption and processing power.

Right now I'm trying to decide on a case. And that's where I'd like advice.

Due to my budget and the lack of availability of certain brands where I'm based I'm choosing between the HAF 922, the Storm Scout or the CM 690 II advanced. or the thermaltake Element G.

I'd been seriously thinking about the HAF because above all I'd like a quiet system and I'd mount the radiator and fan on the back fan placement. I'd also been intending to get the one with the closed side panel (to reduce dust and noise) - but that panel won't allow side fan mounting. Which means I'd be limited to only the two 20 mm intake and outake fans, plus the back fan for the H50, plus an optional 120 mm intake on the base of the case. Is that goign to be enough?

Would you reccomend one of the other cases over the HAF. The CM 690 II seems erally nice, very good price and alot of fan options...allegedly it's quite quiet too.
dave id take the HAF 922, i personally have the next model up the 932, and i can say space wise, youll love it
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I think the biggest issue issue I had with the 240mm rad was the fact I had no reservoir. Could not get all the air out and a pocket of it must have gotten stuck in the pump. The pump is decently powerful and I do think it could handle a low resistance single pass 240mm rad. Just need to incorporate a a reservoir into the loop and also keeping the tubing to a minimum
Hmmm.. interesting. Willing to try it again?
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Hey guys, needa pop a question.
Can I run the H50 pump off a direct 12V supply all day?
Corsair recommends for it to be run at full speed right?
?? The fan header on your motherboard only puts out 12V. The original Asetek unit connects to a 12V accessory line. In fact, when my asetek arrives I'm going to wire it to the motherboard header.
    
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Hmmm.. interesting. Willing to try it again?
you know I probably would if my case was bigger. to fit a 240mm rad I would need to get out the dremel and go to work on the case and I don't feel like doing that.

OTH I am on the look out for a thick 120mm rad that I can get for cheap. Keeping my eyes open at different forums for a good deal on a used one.
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you know I probably would if my case was bigger. to fit a 240mm rad I would need to get out the dremel and go to work on the case and I don't feel like doing that.

OTH I am on the look out for a thick 120mm rad that I can get for cheap. Keeping my eyes open at different forums for a good deal on a used one
Ahh.. mount it on the outside of the case?
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Ahh.. mount it on the outside of the case?
nah... a single 120mm can fit inside inside my case where the current stock rad sits.
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Right, but the 240mm.. have that outside of the case.
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Right, but the 240mm.. have that outside of the case.
ahh yes I guess I missunderstood.

I want everything inside the case... gives that sleeper look. Also trying stuff a lot of stuff in a small case gives me a hard-on lol
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True. That makes sense.. Ya I look back now, and wish I wouldve spent a extra $ and bought the antec 1200
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dave id take the HAF 922, i personally have the next model up the 932, and i can say space wise, youll love it
I would have to disagree. the 922 and CM 690II have roughly the same amount of space available to it. Based on that alone, coupled with the price point, i think the better value of the two is the 690II.

Black coating, matched with equal, if not better airflow, more fan options and insane water cooling potential makes the 690II a definite winner in my humble opinion.

However, I'm having some samples sent to me from a company in Sweden who are going to be releasing new cases to the North American market. They'll be around the 110.00CAD pricepoint and are considered dead silent. Think Antec P190series with much better airflow and even better sound dampening with a complete minimalist look.
Edited by mattlef - 2/4/10 at 8:37am
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