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Antec 900 or CM RC-690??????? which is better for air cooling?

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thanks =D

yeah i really like the antec 900 too, i only like the 690 for it being cheaper and 7 fans but has no window which just makes the 690 look too plain.

i plan to oc to get more bang for the bucks also. ive seen some antec 900's where the owners had put the optival drives on bottom and the front 120mm fans on top. does that lower the temperature more since it goes more directly onto the mobo?
From what I understand and can see, optical drives don't put out that much heat. HDD somewhat, but not as much as your core parts (CPU, ram?, mobo, ect...) These are the biggers. Also, optical drives on bottom are asking me personally to break my drive. I always have a little something for it to catch on. But that is just me. Some put their case on the floor, so that to me is asking for trouble. I mount my drive there to because I have the 8800GTX, which is a baheameth in size. This lets me stablize my airflow as well. I have a little more manageing to do, but its fairly good. Just don't crap hang out all over and you should be fine.

EDIT: Ill post my pics and crap when I'm not feeling lazy one day.
 
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thanks :D
 
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However the antec 900 is a pain in the arse to setup... the antec 900 is superior in terms of the fans it has but thats about it. Everything else could have been designed better honestly. Dust isnt a small flaw, its a MAJOR flaw, it really depends on where you live, a new house dust wont be a problem, but if your house is somewhat older, you're definately going to have masses of dust forced into it. CM 690 like all CM cases has the foam dust filters that dont really impede airflow at the same as effectively trapping dust.

In contrast to all the other cases I've worked with, this is the one i don't like to work with. The result is great but overall, i'd lean towards the CM 690.

Air cooling isnt everything :p
 
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if only the 690 had a side window like the antec instead.. im in new house so dust wont be as a big deal
 

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Now here's a good potential article.

Budget cooling case shootout Antec 900 Vs Coolermaster 690

All fans installed, same config in both PC's running side by side in the same environmental conditions.
 
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Now here's a good potential article.

Budget cooling case shootout Antec 900 Vs Coolermaster 690

All fans installed, same config in both PC's running side by side in the same environmental conditions.
heck yeah.
 
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