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I would try and keep as stock looking as possible. I might do this to quiet my pc down more......and if I can find a cheap Dell case somewhere.
I'm going to try it without the 230mm fan mod first and see how temps go.

I got a big Ninja 2 fan laying around from a pervious build that can actually fit in this thing so that'll help a lot especially with two 120mm fans mounted on each side.

I also have a slot cooler that is not in use...that should help out a lot with the 6990.
    
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thats true , the card will be bottlenecked at stock setting on that motherboard but probably not if u have a x6 at 4Ghz , on another notice u dont need a 1000w PSU as one card takes up roughly 450w which makes the PSU too big for single card and too small for a future CF in mind (with bulldozer setup) either get an AX1200w-Silverstone 1500w or a regular 650w Seasonic/Antec/Corsair/XFX
Never plan on going CF. One 6990 is enough for me. The 1200 watt psu I already had so no sense in going out and buying another one.

I don't think I really want to OC too much on this motherboard. This is not exactly a high end oc'er board obviously. I'm looking for 3.6...maybe 3.8 on the x4 840 if I'm lucky. But that's it.
    
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What an inconspicuous case. No one would steal it. XD
I always wanted to do a case like this. Subd
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Lol, that is awesome, I like what you did. I think the 6990 is longer than the 4870x2 in my case...but this case actually has about 13.4 inches of clearance from the pci-slot, and the 6990 is only about a foot long. If you mount the intake fan on the inside of the case in the front then you lose clearance. So I just position the fan on the outside of the case with the cover on. Had to drill three holes however. I then mounted the fan:




You should cut out the metal area behind the front fan. Will be quieter and get much better airflow.
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i think your putting it together quite well. i thought i was close on the case,lol.well if you need any dell cages or something just yell.i got an old dell 8400 just sitting here in the corner striped down. it was sporting a 3.2, 2 gigs 400mhz ram,160 gig hdd,and a evga 7600gt superclock.
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Thanks for the offer toyz, I think I'm pretty much set:

Making a change... going with an asus p67 micro atx motherboard and a 2600k instead. Also decided against the 6990, and was going to opt for the 6870 for about $215. Then I found a gtx 460 768mb card for $120 each, so I got two of those to sli them instead. So I guess you could say I went big on the processor and a little bit weak on the gpu selection. I figure the 768 cards does wonders at 1080p and at my current 1360x768 it will be able to smoke most games I play with ease. I am going to go 1080p pretty soon though. And besides, it'll be easier to get rid of the gtx 460 768 than the 6990 down the road. And spending $700 on a video card(though worth it) just doesn't make much sense...

Also wanted to try Nvidia this time around to see if their drivers are that much better.
Edited by BigCactus - 3/30/11 at 11:04pm
    
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I would be careful running a PhII in that board.

EDIT: I see you changed your mind already. I want to do this with my dell now o_O
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I would be careful running a PhII in that board.

EDIT: I see you changed your mind already. I want to do this with my dell now o_O
Why? Plenty of case options out there for pretty cheap.
    
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what case is it? 4550?
Dell dimension 2XXX series, 3XXX and 4XXX series
I personally have
2x 2350
1x 2400
2x 3000
1x 4600

I also have a dimension 8400, but the case is slightly bigger.
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To anyone that wants one of these cases, i should have a few hahah
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