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The 690II Advanced is an excellent case. You'll definitely be happy with it, if you choose to go with that. You could also look into the HAF series of cases. It's basically automatic cable management with the HAF 932/X.

The Noctua is beast. It'll have all the cooling capabilities you need with room to spare. I believe you can find them online right now for 69.99 + shipping. Excellent deal on one of the best coolers on the market.
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Might I also recommend the Thermalright Silver Arrow. It's a fair competitor to the D-14 and has worked quite well for me.
Can I ask what temps you get at Idle and load? If you run any modern games temps after a long session would rock aswell
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A HAF 932 will cool her down, just install some fans on the side panel. LOL
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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.
Great question! The sole reason for this computer is to be my gaming rig, while playing wow at ultra 1080p AAx8 (60fps), also was watching a episode of a TV show on Hulu(second moniter.. 17inch low def) and my CPU was getting to 127f(52c). Ambeint temps where 76F(24c) up untell now my ambeint temps have been 67-68f(20c) and while watching hulu or a dvd on second moniter and playing wow it would NEVER budge past 95-100f (35-37c). basicly my ambeint temp rose less than 10f(4c) and the CPU temp has jumped up by gone insane, I dont feel safe overclocking this beast with those temps and its not even summer yet in KC where i live...ulg my room will probly be 75-78f(23-25c) for the duration of summer There you have it. I want better cooling befor I sli and oc
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so yo load is what exactly? (w/some stress testing like prime95)
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Can I ask what temps you get at Idle and load? If you run any modern games temps after a long session would rock aswell
Idle is usually around 33 degrees Celsius (overclock from 3.2ghz to 3.8ghz), and after a few minutes at 100% usage it reached around 45 degrees Celsius. I'd assume that gaming wouldn't get it any hotter than at full load I'm using Arctic Cooling MX-2 thermal compound by the way.
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for TIM I suggest gelid gc-extreme it comes in a big tube and is cheap as well as a good performer (as good as the mxs)
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so yo load is what exactly? (w/some stress testing like prime95)
I refuse to do any stress testing at this time, as wow and a video running in the back ground has it hotter than prime 95 used to go. when i first put it togeather prime95 got to 104f(40c) peak and for most of the test it was pegged at 98f(36c) only spikeing to 104f (40c) every few moments. I have checked all the voltage and bios settings, nothing is wrong. and I dought its the TIM quality (IC dimond), or the seat of the CPU cooler...unless that can just randomly mess up I know these temps are within AMD's operating temps...but its a random temp spike, and i was plaing on adding a second Nvidia heater.. I mean gtx 460 SSC soon besids...these temps with a ok cooler and a STOCK clock? ouchies!!
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I refuse to do any stress testing at this time, as wow and a video running in the back ground has it hotter than prime 95 used to go. when i first put it togeather prime95 got to 104f(40c) peak and for most of the test it was pegged at 98f(36c) only spikeing to 104f (40c) every few moments. I have checked all the voltage and bios settings, nothing is wrong. and I dought its the TIM quality (IC dimond), or the seat of the CPU cooler...unless that can just randomly mess up I know these temps are within AMD's operating temps...but its a random temp spike, and i was plaing on adding a second Nvidia heater.. I mean gtx 460 SSC soon besids...these temps with a ok cooler and a STOCK clock? ouchies!!

Checked for dust?

Also, another vote for a HAF 932, Damned fine case, though you will probably want to get some dust filters for the fans.
    
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Checked for dust?.
Dust is not the problem. All intake fans have a dust filter on them (and would use them in the new case if it dosn't come with them). I clean out my dust filters at least once a week and about once a month I blow out the dust from inside the case I live in a house with a few cats... if I dont clean my pc like an OCD freak ill blow up GPU's and PSU's like crazy...been there done that lol

Looks like the CM case is the better choice right now. Im still on the fence about the cooler... Could it be I'm using two low end fans? I swaped out the stock CM fan for 2x CM Blue LED fans.
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