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I have a Cooler Master CM-690 case. I am currently running with the stock cooler and I am planning on upgrading it. I am looking at some good models such as Mugen II Rev.b, Frio, and the nh-d14. Basically I would like to go all out and get the nh-d14 but it will force me to remove my side fan. The same problem exists with the Mugen II Rev.b. I could get the Frio which is as far as I can see a full 4 cm shorter than the other 2. So I guess my question is, am I better off just taking of that fan and going with a much stronger cpu cooler, or should I go with the frio, and keep the case fan on the side? If I do remove the case fan, I will put it somewhere else as I still have 4 unused spots however I was going to fill them anyways when I bought this fan so I will have 6 in stead of 7.

Also when I add these new fans I will no longer have enough ports on the mb for all of them so I guess I will have to hook them all up to the mb. I really like the way the mb controls the fan speed when the computer is running cool or idle. Is there any other way of doing this aside from manual controls?
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320gb SATA WD 7200 rpm Windows 7 64 bit 19" LG Seasonic X-750 
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I have a Cooler Master CM-690 case. I am currently running with the stock cooler and I am planning on upgrading it. I am looking at some good models such as Mugen II Rev.b, Frio, and the nh-d14. Basically I would like to go all out and get the nh-d14 but it will force me to remove my side fan. The same problem exists with the Mugen II Rev.b. I could get the Frio which is as far as I can see a full 4 cm shorter than the other 2. So I guess my question is, am I better off just taking of that fan and going with a much stronger cpu cooler, or should I go with the frio, and keep the case fan on the side? If I do remove the case fan, I will put it somewhere else as I still have 4 unused spots however I was going to fill them anyways when I bought this fan so I will have 6 in stead of 7.

Also when I add these new fans I will no longer have enough ports on the mb for all of them so I guess I will have to hook them all up to the mb. I really like the way the mb controls the fan speed when the computer is running cool or idle. Is there any other way of doing this aside from manual controls?
I honestly think that you would be better off to get a better CPU cooler, and move the fan somewhere else. The case fan won't help all that much if you have a crappy CPU cooler. I think you would be better to get the taller cooler.
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What about a Prolimatech SuperMega or a Megahalem Rev. B? I use the SuperMega and I have the same case as you. I am able to keep all my fans installed correctly and my CPU is pretty darn chilly!
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