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Listen I also have this case, and I know because I measured that it has 12 inches clearance for the expansion cards. The Radeon HD5870 is 11.1 inches long, and the PCI-E connectors are on the side. There is absolutely NO reason why it shouldn't fit. And I'm just waitying for the guy that has a CM 690 II Advanced and owns a HD5870 to prove you wrong, because you are.

Oh and if you're so stuck on your beliefs, why don't you go check this thread and tell them all how you think the HD5870 doesn't fit in the CM 690 cases in general and for what reason it doesn't fit: http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?t=106242
What the hell about "Not that the case isn't big enough," don't you understand? Maybe my use of English confuses you, but I did NOT say the case would not support the 5870. Specifically I wouldn't want a 5870 because it's so long that it would restrict air-flow even more than it already is restricted. Give it a rest.
 
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Listen I also have this case, and I know because I measured that it has 12 inches clearance for the expansion cards. The Radeon HD5870 is 11.1 inches long, and the PCI-E connectors are on the side. There is absolutely NO reason why it shouldn't fit. And I'm just waitying for the guy that has a CM 690 II Advanced and owns a HD5870 to prove you wrong, because you are.

Oh and if you're so stuck on your beliefs, why don't you go check this thread and tell them all how you think the HD5870 doesn't fit in the CM 690 cases in general and for what reason it doesn't fit: http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?t=106242
easy now bro, try and read his post before you go nuts :wtf:
 

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Listen I also have this case, and I know because I measured that it has 12 inches clearance for the expansion cards. The Radeon HD5870 is 11.1 inches long, and the PCI-E connectors are on the side. There is absolutely NO reason why it shouldn't fit. And I'm just waitying for the guy that has a CM 690 II Advanced and owns a HD5870 to prove you wrong, because you are.

Oh and if you're so stuck on your beliefs, why don't you go check this thread and tell them all how you think the HD5870 doesn't fit in the CM 690 cases in general and for what reason it doesn't fit: http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?t=106242
I really hope you understood his post wrong bro...
 

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I don't think it takes 3 responses to make a point fellas;) I think binge did ok w/o flying off tha handle.

Lets drop it and move on shall we?
 
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Yep :d
 

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Why is nobody using the GPU holder. The 10% who are I see, dont even have the fan in it? I mean if you have the Advanced version you paid $20 for it so why not use it.
 

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Why is nobody using the GPU holder. The 10% who are I see, dont even have the fan in it? I mean if you have the Advanced version you paid $20 for it so why not use it.
Curious to hear why the folks aren't using it.
 
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i would only use it if i had 2-3 large cards like 5850/70, gtx-2xx
and if i moved the case alot,

+ i think that the regular 690II dont have the hot swap hd thingie on top
 

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Why is nobody using the GPU holder. The 10% who are I see, dont even have the fan in it? I mean if you have the Advanced version you paid $20 for it so why not use it.
$20 more is not just for the GPU holder.
Regular has 2x120mm fans - Advanced has 1x120mm + 2x140mm
Regular no X-Dock like (FIH) The Don already mentioned.
Regular has only two 5.25" tool-free bay - Advanced all four.
Regular has no 3.5" to 5.25" converter included that means also no 5.25" front bezel with 3.5" cutout.
Regular no GPU holder - Advanced yes

Personally I bought it because of the X-Dock and the additional/bigger fans included. X-Dock is a very neat feature and since I bought it I use daily. I will probably never use the GPU holder because I never had any large graphic cards in my PC and I never will :)
 

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how are these cases for water cooling? As in can it fit a 120.2 rad without mods?

EDIT:I see that the fans have to be outside of the case to make them fit...do not want
 
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i just replaced the fan layout in mine - removed the rear fan, and it now has front/side in and top out. Took pics on the way :p

i took out the 2x1GB so i can try and get 1066Mhz stable, its cheap generic ram so i think its what was causing me issues (and 4GB cant be TOO bad, right?)

Shot of the top with stock fan. its noisy.


shot with front detached


shot with front on (on a slight angle, the case is NOT leaning :p)


whats that? white fan blades?


damn right it is :D its two of these nexus fans



the noisiest thing in the system is now the PSU... and i'm thinking of replacing the fan in that, too.

 
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i just replaced the fan layout in mine - removed the rear fan, and it now has front/side in and top out. Took pics on the way :p

i took out the 2x1GB so i can try and get 1066Mhz stable, its cheap generic ram so i think its what was causing me issues (and 4GB cant be TOO bad, right?)

Shot of the top with stock fan. its noisy.
http://img.techpowerup.org/100608/Capture024.jpg

shot with front detached
http://img.techpowerup.org/100608/Capture026.jpg

shot with front on (on a slight angle, the case is NOT leaning :p)
http://img.techpowerup.org/100608/Capture028.jpg

whats that? white fan blades?
http://img.techpowerup.org/100608/Capture029.jpg

damn right it is :D its two of these nexus fans
http://img.techpowerup.org/100608/Capture030.jpg


the noisiest thing in the system is now the PSU... and i'm thinking of replacing the fan in that, too.

:eek: that mobo looks mighty close to the top of the case m, is it? and if it isn't what space is there inbetween?
 
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here ya go


old pic though
 

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the don has his fans below the top part of the case, i have mine above (in between the mesh and the case) - so i have even more room. its just the angle i took the shot at, although i beleive when i rotate my TRUE120 when the S-bracket arrives, that it will be a tight fit.
 

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God I love this case :(
 

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you probably could make love to it, although the holes for the WC tubing are a bit small for me...


i just saved that pic of the dons setup, i'll re-do my wiring like that soon.
 

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How much is this case over there?
 
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How much is this case over there?
for the cm690 II from overclockers it's £80.99 inc VAT or 117.10 US dollars (according to expedia's currency converter)
 

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for the cm690 II from overclockers it's £80.99 inc VAT or 117.10 US dollars (according to expedia's currency converter)
Not bad, that's about what it is here. The prices in the previous post just kinda scared me :laugh:
 

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just grab the 690 II, its got very little in the way of flaws.


my only wish is that i could fit two intake fans at the front, its limited to 1x140 or 1x120 (although you can choose where to place it)
 

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just grab the 690 II, its got very little in the way of flaws.


my only wish is that i could fit two intake fans at the front, its limited to 1x140 or 1x120 (although you can choose where to place it)
only thing holding me back is that I have a TT Element S for my build and I want to give that case a shot. If not i'll def. get the 690 II. If this case doesn't work out as expected, I can always switch. :)
 
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my only wish is that i could fit two intake fans at the front
Totally. Not just for improved airflow but also for looks...
 
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Case CM 690 II Advanced / Silverstone GD02
Audio Device(s) Integrated
Power Supply Corsair AX850 / OCZ ModXstream 500W
Software Win 7 / Win 7
Jut ordered a 690 II Advanced for 95€. I'm going to cram it full of wc gear from my current build and be happy :) Gives me a good reason to rip the loop apart and put on the second gpu block.

The Tempest was a good case, but it is just too difficult to wire nicely.