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Old May 28, 2008, 03:53 PM
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I've got the P182 right now and its really good, but there are a few problems with it. First of all, it doesn't have too good airflow, and I need that since Im using air cooling right now.. . Second of all, the front USB port died.. I doubt its the motherboard since I tested it with another case's front USB port and it worked. Last of all, did I say it had bad airflow? So should I get the 300 for 62$ at NCIX?

And how much do you think I can overclock my E6750 with the Zalman 9700 air cooler? Its right now at stock clocks since I switched to stock cooling... Damn watercooling had to die on me...
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Old May 28, 2008, 04:04 PM
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590 or 690 > 300 ..

300 has major issues with cable management.
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Old May 28, 2008, 06:53 PM
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I second the CM590. Great case with awesome airflow, and huge modding potential. Its in a similar price range and a much better case.

This link may be for the 690, but the only difference (that I know of) is the HDD bay can't be moved in the 690, and it can in the 590.
The CM 690 Case thread - XtremeSystems Forums
Lots of awesome mods and regular builds there. Check it out.
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I have juste changed to a 690 and franckly it is great! I will be posting pictures verry soon. All I will say right now is that this case has Huge aire flow potential! I have added 3 120mm fans plus the 2 original ones. Cable management is also pretty easy with this case.

Keep watching, as I will post pictures of the build in a few days.
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Old May 28, 2008, 09:10 PM
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Well, I have decided to get the CM690.. It looks better IMO . I wonder how loud will 6 110CFM 120mm sycthe fans and a 140mm Noctua fan be in that case.. hmm...
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Old May 28, 2008, 09:29 PM
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I have 6 fans running in mine right now and I find that my fan on my video card is way louder. If i lower my video card fan, I can barely here the 120's
The CM690 is best case, might buy the CM590 for my second build tho.
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Old May 28, 2008, 09:40 PM
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I've been looking at the CM 690 Case thread @ extreme systems and I saw one guy who put a fan behind his motherboard.. The part that has holes that seems to allow a fan. Would there be such a noticeable performance increase if I put one there too?
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I've been looking at the CM 690 Case thread @ extreme systems and I saw one guy who put a fan behind his motherboard.. The part that has holes that seems to allow a fan. Would there be such a noticeable performance increase if I put one there too?
Performance? Does adding a fan to your window add 10hp to your car?

All it does is help remove trapped hot air behind the motherboard tray to get out easier.
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Old May 28, 2008, 10:04 PM
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Yeah.. and hot air is bad.. isn't it?
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Yeah.. and hot air is bad.. isn't it?
yes but its not gonna make your computer run worse
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