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Author:   kspiess
Date:   Jan 07, 10 at 1:29am (PST)
Subject:   Cooler Master 690 II Advanced Review
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Cooler Master steps up to the plate again with this solid, good showing case selling for about 100 bones:

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Author:   fudgeboy
Date:   Jan 07, 10 at 5:16am (PST)
Subject:   re: Cooler Master 690 II Advanced Review
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hmm... good review but you should have compared it directly with the original CM690.



Author:   hiigaran
Date:   Jan 07, 10 at 5:45am (PST)
Subject:   re: Cooler Master 690 II Advanced Review - Computer Hardware & Overclocking
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oh i just love that slide-in hard drive feature at the top!

how does this fare against the HAF for temperatures? this is about the same as the 922 in price, so im interested in seeing its performance.



Author:   Saransh Comsole
Date:   Jan 07, 10 at 11:10am (PST)
Subject:   re: Cooler Master 690 II Advanced Review
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the hdd slide in feature made me woot.





Author:   Zertz
Date:   Jan 07, 10 at 4:31pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Cooler Master 690 II Advanced Review
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Yeah, the HDD dock is awesome, glad to see I'm not the only one to like this!

quote fudgeboy
hmm... good review but you should have compared it directly with the original CM690.
I don't have one unfortunately

quote hiigaran
how does this fare against the HAF for temperatures? this is about the same as the 922 in price, so im interested in seeing its performance.
I don't have the 922 either, but fan configuration is very similar so cooling should be right on par. If you only have 2 HDD's (or 1 HDD and 2 SSD), you can remove the rest of the drive cage to improve airflow in the CM 690 II



Author:   hiigaran
Date:   Jan 07, 10 at 5:34pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Cooler Master 690 II Advanced Review - Computer Hardware & Overclocking
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impressive. i would actually consider this over the 922 if it was cheaper. say...$75 or so.



Author:   Zertz
Date:   Jan 07, 10 at 5:55pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Cooler Master 690 II Advanced Review
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Not sure why you think it should be cheaper! The standard version is $80 too..



Author:   hiigaran
Date:   Jan 07, 10 at 7:24pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Cooler Master 690 II Advanced Review - Computer Hardware & Overclocking
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well if you think about it, the fad with this case is the hard drive bay at the top. ill assume it delivers near HAF performance, but a HAF is a HAF because of its HAF. if this delivered such performance, im sure this would have been another HAF. thats why i dont think $100 is worth it for a mere hard drive bay. granted it has its ups, but by comparison, not worth the money.



Author:   Zertz
Date:   Jan 07, 10 at 8:38pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Cooler Master 690 II Advanced Review
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It's not branded as HAF because CM's HAF brand refers to gaming cases and the 690 II is more of a classy case

To each his own, but personally I much prefer the 690's design than the 922



Author:   VeGiTAX2
Date:   Jan 07, 10 at 8:47pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Cooler Master 690 II Advanced Review
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I think this picutre says it all really



It's pretty sleek although I'd prefer they streamline the exterior more, but the inside is what all modern cases should aim for. I know everyone loves stock primer to paint with but this is magical to see.

If I didn't have the P193 I'd be dying for one of these.



Author:   fudgeboy
Date:   Jan 10, 10 at 9:44am (PST)
Subject:   re: Cooler Master 690 II Advanced Review
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quote Zertz
I don't have one unfortunately
you pay for the postage from Australia and you can have mine!



Author:   fudgeboy
Date:   Jan 10, 10 at 9:52am (PST)
Subject:   re: Cooler Master 690 II Advanced Review
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quote VeGiTAX2
I think this picutre says it all really



compare that to





dont mind the complete lack of cable management - i'd just put my new build in and was waiting on a new case



Author:   hiigaran
Date:   Jan 10, 10 at 11:06am (PST)
Subject:   re: Cooler Master 690 II Advanced Review - Computer Hardware & Overclocking
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why do you have that noctua fan up there? cant you put it on the other side of your HSF?

and cant you thread the cables behind the mobo?



Author:   fudgeboy
Date:   Jan 10, 10 at 11:26am (PST)
Subject:   re: Cooler Master 690 II Advanced Review
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quote hiigaran
why do you have that noctua fan up there? cant you put it on the other side of your HSF?

and cant you thread the cables behind the mobo?
because like i said it was just a quick build. i was waiting on the proper case (ETA was the day after that photo). in all honesty with the amount of effort it took to fit the other fan it really wasn't worth it seeing as how there was the outtake fan right next to it.
the new case i have now came with water cooling too so i've got a spare heatsink lying around. also behind the motherboard there was a complete lack of room - i found the door wouldnt fit on when i tried threading the cables around the back on my original build so i just taped the unused cables down with duct tape and sat them in the spare optical bays.



Author:   duneworld
Date:   Jan 10, 10 at 2:39pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Cooler Master 690 II Advanced Review
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Nice case. There were two things that I wanted to find out about this case, but I couldn't find in this review. The first was pictures or any analysis of the exterior of the top of the case; the closest I got to seeing what I was looking for was the picture of the harddrive sitting in the hot swap bay. The second was the dimensions of the case.
I'd also like to point out that I did not see the video card specified, I can see it's a Nvidia card, but I could only guess from looking at it, and I'd probably be wrong.


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