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Hello,

I've been compiling a list of upgrades for my current sig rig:

Cooler Master CM 690 II Advanced (mid tower chassis)
Cooler Master V8 (CPU Cooler)
Corsair HX650W (Power Supply)
ATi Radeon 5870 (Graphics Card)

so i got some questions here they go...

1.) The Corsair will be able to power all this? plus about 5 fans?
2.) I heard the v8 is pretty quiet, is the fan changeable? what size is it?
3.) I cant seem to find out how loud the Corsair PSU fan will be... how can i?
4.) is the corsair fan changeable?
5.) The 5870 should fit in the case? maybe a small mod the a HD cage?
6.) I also heard that the V8's thermal paste is ****.. true? suggestions?

This is the first ever upgrade that i have ever done, i know how to install everything except for cooler, anyone know where i can find a tut?

EDIT: Anyone know a good Air cooling case fan tut? im trying to figure out the best config for my case...
 

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I'll only answer what I can. I have to leave the rest up to others.


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Hello,

I've been compiling a list of upgrades for my current sig rig:

Cooler Master CM 690 II Advanced (mid tower chassis)
Cooler Master V8 (CPU Cooler)
Corsair HX650W (Power Supply)
ATi Radeon 5870 (Graphics Card)

so i got some questions here they go...

1.) The Corsair will be able to power all this? plus about 5 fans?

Yep! It'll actually be way more than enough; even a quality 450W (like the HX450W) would be enough.

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2.) I heard the v8 is pretty quiet, is the fan changeable? what size is it?
3.) I cant seem to find out how loud the Corsair PSU fan will be... how can i?

Since the load will be extremely small on the HX650W, you'll never hear its fan. It'll always be at its lowest speed (which might be about 600-800 RPM).

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4.) is the corsair fan changeable?

I suppose so, but it's not really necessary.

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5.) The 5870 should fit in the case? maybe a small mod the a HD cage?

Oh, there's enough room.


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6.) I also heard that the V8's thermal paste is ****.. true? suggestions?

This is the first ever upgrade that i have ever done, i know how to install everything except for cooler, anyone know where i can find a tut?

EDIT: Anyone know a good Air cooling case fan tut? im trying to figure out the best config for my case...

Since you'll only have a single 5870, the stock cooling of the CM 690 II should be more than enough. But that's provided that your room temperature is like less than like 80-85°F.
But even then it would/should be enough.
 

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thanks man!

anyone got some exa on the rest?
 

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I haven't dealt with the V8's stock thermal, there's a lot of aftermarket thermal compounds you can use that are relatively cheap. Personally I use this, but there's many other options. Other than that twomanycables summed it up more than well
 

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