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Ok, My sig rig has been running troubble free long enough at stock for me to want to start tweaking. The 2 Things cooling wise that bother me are my case and my CPU cooler, thing gets a little hot for me.

The CM Hyper 212+ with push pull is ok, and the Antec 900 Has the cable management capability of a.... I'm not even going to get into it.....

Im Going to go SLI with my 460's as soon as the stupid mobo is back in stock at a trustworthy vendor...

Case wise its a tie between the NEW Antec 1200 version what ever... brother in law has one and its tons better than the stupid 900v2
the other case that has my attention is the CM692 II Advance. I dont care about price comparrison or the noise one case has over the other. ONLY care about the cable Management and cooling of the case thus I am leaning to the CM692 II advance. Need suggestions on a better case please!

As for the cooler I am leaning to the CM V8, Brother in law has on in his Antec 1200 with a side fan and cooling seems to be great! Also the Thermalright TRUE black and Copper are calling my name for some odd reason.. any tips on getting better flowing bits and prices would be amazing thanks and sorry for the Wall-o-text
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Case: 650D
Cooler: frio /thread
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If you are deciding between the Antec 1200 or the CM 692 Advance, it's a strange comparison since the Antec is a full size case and the CM692 is a mid size case. I personally would go for the CM692, since its cheaper and gives similar performance, cooling wise, and better cable management. As for the CPU cooler, if money is not an issue, the Silver Arrow or Noctua NH-D14 would be your best bets, but if you want a cheaper alternative go for the Venomous X with some Yate Loons or something like that.
    
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between 1200 and 692, 692 and for cooler I picked frio for you because it is a middle-end air that isn't too expensive the V6GT, venemous-x, megahalems, archon, SA, D-14 and armageddon would be good alternates the V8 isn't a great cooler
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[QUOTE=Mmmmbaato;12820623]If you are deciding between the Antec 1200 or the CM 692 Advance, it's a strange comparison since the Antec is a full size case and the CM692 is a mid size case.QUOTE]

How is this strange? Keep in mind this is my first custom build from the ground up so i may be making a noob mistake here but that is why I made an account here thanks
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they are in different playing fields one is mid-tower other is full-tower which one do you want?
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between 1200 and 692, 692 and for cooler I picked frio for you because it is a middle-end air that isn't too expensive the V6GT, venemous-x, megahalems, archon, SA, D-14 and armageddon would be good alternates the V8 isn't a great cooler
The d-14 Has also cought my eye, I like the idea of the D-14 and the CM case.

I dont have my mind set on the Antec or CM case. just what seems to be decent, I would consider ANY case that is about 150-180 at the most.
the 650d case is amazing but slightly higher than i am willing to go after shipping, ill watch it for a sale coming up befor I buy a case..but it's kinda fugly IMO...would have to powdercoat or somting
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What's wrong with your current cooler? A Hyper 212 with a push/pull is a solid cooler setup. My Xiggy (which is the same cooler) keeps my i5 under 70*C load at 4.9GHz. It kept my Athlon II x4 under 43*C at 3.7GHz, 1.55v.
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The d-14 Has also cought my eye, I like the idea of the D-14 and the CM case.
Might I also recommend the Thermalright Silver Arrow. It's a fair competitor to the D-14 and has worked quite well for me.
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they are in different playing fields one is mid-tower other is full-tower which one do you want?
I don't need extra room for GPU or anything like that, both size case's will hold all the my internals just fine space wise, cooling wise im clueless
So, unless a mid tower case cant cool what I'm about to stick in it (witch it should from what i have read) then the size is no factor in this build
Edited by KhaoticKomputing - 3/21/11 at 10:01pm
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