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So, i decided to scrap my old PC case (Thermaltake Shark) for Umbra (Sig rig) and stuff everything in a nice Coolermaster CM690 II Advanced:



It took me some time to make a decision to choose a case (some might remember me asking for help on here) As i had particular needs, primarily, I wanted room for TWO 240mm radiators inside the case.

the CM690 allows me to do just that, it's a bloody tight squeeze with a Thermochill 120.2 radiator though, which doesn't even fit 100% but it's still screwed down enough to not be a safety issue. Also, as it doesn't fit correctly, i had no choice but to put the Thermochill's fans under the rad, rather then on top.



Overall I'm happy with it. Temps have improved somewhat too, perhaps not as much as i hoped (Eh..it's old hardware after all, and the QX6700 is hardly known to run cool) but nonetheless i'm still happy with what i've done. It's an improvement over my last case/loop without a doubt.

What do you guys think ?
Edited by Thingamajig - 1/9/11 at 5:50pm
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Nice! I own a qx6700 and that thing was HOT! At 3.44 (1.4v) I loaded at 73C! What is your clock and temps? Good work!
Edited by fastsite - 1/9/11 at 5:55pm
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Looks great!

What is that metal/mesh on the graphic card ares?
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nice! I own a qx6700 what is your clock and temps? good work!
Currently, i'm getting 3.4GHz @ 35/45 degree's C idle, 45/65 load.

In my last case, the radiator (Thermochill 120.2) was mounted externally on the rear of a Thermaltake Shark, which nearly got me to Tjunction (85 degree's) on this clock.

I could probably squeeze out another 100Mhz out of it but eh, i think the poor thing deserves a break now, tortured it for years and it's really needed more adequate cooling.

What revision is your QX6700? AFAIK i've got the worse of the lot, a B3.

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Looks great!

What is that metal/mesh on the graphic card ares?
It came with the case, it's designed to support mutiple GPU's to stop them from stressing the PCI-E ports on the mobo during transport. I found out that it was perfect to act as a spacer between my PCI-E soundcard and the GPU (Soundcard is below it) The lower rad piping was pushing the soundcard into the GPU fan, so i needed something to hold them apart.
Edited by Thingamajig - 1/9/11 at 5:58pm
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Looks really good Great job.
 
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Originally Posted by Thingamajig View Post
Currently, i'm getting 3.4GHz @ 35/45 degree's C idle, 45/65 load.

In my last case, the radiator (Thermochill 120.2) was mounted externally on the rear of a Thermaltake Shark, which nearly got me to Tjunction (85 degree's) on this clock.

I could probably squeeze out another 100Mhz out of it but eh, i think the poor thing deserves a break now, tortured it for years and it's really needed more adequate cooling.

What revision is your QX6700? AFAIK i've got the worse of the lot, a B3.
I have a B3 as well and the max I could get to is 3.5Ghz. One of my friends who has the same cpu was only able to get to 3.5Ghz too.
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I have a B3 as well and the max I could get to is 3.5Ghz. One of my friends who has the same cpu was only able to get to 3.5Ghz too.

Yup, same here. Back when i was pushing it really hard the maximum i'd reach was 3.5GHz and that was never stable either (also at 1.5v) temps were rediculous too but eh, was great at keeping my room warm in the winter.

Even on a new mobo (Maximus 2 Formula, current)i couldn't get it any higher than 3.5. the high temps have already started to warp the back of this poor mobo as it did to the previous one (Asus Commando)

I also should probably mention i run with this processor lapped, too.

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Looks really good Great job.
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I also should probably mention i run with this processor lapped, too.
Oh that's why your temps are awesome hehe.
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Oh that's why your temps are awesome hehe.
Lol yeah it definately helped (although sanding down my fingertips didn't)

I was desperate, really wanted to hit 3.7GHz on this thing but i don't think it's possible (your sig says otherwise although pretty sure my stepping isn't a 7 like the one there)

I've given up trying now. This setup is spending the rest of its days here till, perhaps one day, i'm reading to make the jump to a core I7/DDR3. I may even skip this gen altogether if i can.
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It came with the case, it's designed to support mutiple GPU's to stop them from stressing the PCI-E ports on the mobo during transport. I found out that it was perfect to act as a spacer between my PCI-E soundcard and the GPU (Soundcard is below it) The lower rad piping was pushing the soundcard into the GPU fan, so i needed something to hold them apart.
Very cool man!

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