Wednesday, November 23rd 2011

Cooler Master Announces CM690 II Advanced USB 3.0 Version Chassis

Cooler Master, an industry leading chassis, thermal solution, power supply, peripheral, and accessory manufacturer, today announces that it will be improving its best-selling, award-winning CM 690 II models.

Time tested as a titan among mid-tower cases, the CM 690 II makes it possible to take advantage of excellent airflow and water cooling options to vastly reduce temperatures on system components. The roomy interior space of CM 690 II Advanced enables users to install up to 10 fans, with enlarged mesh design for superb ventilation. Users can accommodate 120x240mm radiator at the top and bottom for superior cooling performance. It also supports up to 2 radiators for water cooling units, and larger CPU cooler, such as Hyper 612 PWM.

More User-friendly Design with Improved Expansibility
Keeping the ideal filter design of previous generation, new CM 690 II series is also equipped with filters on all meshed area and bottom for easy maintenance. And with the tool-free 5.25”/ 3.5” HDD bays, the 1.8”/ 2.5” HDD and SSD adapter, CM 690 II series can fully fulfills the demand of storage. In addition, CM 690 II Advanced also includes an external SATA dock; users can install HDD here with protection. Utilizing user feedback, Cooler Master engineers improved upon the CM 690 II’s winning design by greatly increasing the CPU mounting hole size to accommodate new Intel Ivy Bridge mounts and AMD rear mounting procedures. Its roomy space can also contain long graphics cards, such as AMD Radeon HD 6990. Additionally, rubber grommets have been added to aid in setting up a clean and professional cable management layout.

Newly phased in USB 3.0 interface
Loaded with features, the CM 690 II delivers as the ultimate mid-tower for any purpose. With the announcement today, Cooler Master will begin offering improved Advanced and Plus models that will maintain its image with a performance and value update. This is accomplished by implementing the exciting new internal changes and exchanging the e-SATA port for two additional USB 3.0 internal connectors on the Advanced model and one additional USB 3.0 internal connector on the Plus model (includes both NVIDIA Editions). And the I/O on the top also offers a more convenient way to access.

The improved CM 690 II Advanced model will be available for €99.94. Time of availability will vary based on region.
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12 Comments on Cooler Master Announces CM690 II Advanced USB 3.0 Version Chassis

#1
Fourstaff
About time this happens, please price it at about £70 like the current version?
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#2
Chaitanya
for all the existing owners of CM690II wait for a couple of months and you will find the entire top panel for sale in coolermaster store under spares section.
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puma99dk|
by: Chaitanya
for all the existing owners of CM690II wait for a couple of months and you will find the entire top panel for sale in coolermaster store under spares section.
that around be nice if that was possible but i think i may change it anyway to get the bigger cooler mounting hole and the rubber holes for the wires ^^;
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#4
hhumas
maybe after some time they release Its Nvidia edition
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#5
heky
by: btarunr
Its roomy space can also contain long graphics cards, such as AMD Radeon HD 6990. Additionally, rubber grommets have been added to aid in setting up a clean and professional cable management layout.

The improved CM 690 II Advanced model will be available for €99.94. Time of availability will vary based on region.
So i guess this new version will be bigger than the old one, since the old one doesnt support the HD6990.
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Chaitanya
by: puma99dk|
that around be nice if that was possible but i think i may change it anyway to get the bigger cooler mounting hole and the rubber holes for the wires ^^;
Check this link, I replaced my 690II advanced top panel with this replacement part. So probably coolermaster will release a replacement top panel for the new USB 3.0 version of the 690II
http://cmstore.coolermaster-usa.com/product_info.php?cPath=18_25&products_id=500

for bigger cooler mounting holes and rubber grommets its best to modify the case yourself. :rockout:
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#7
Wrigleyvillain
PTFO or GTFO
I still have and love this case but I hope they fixed some of the nagging little flaws/oversights/issues like having a fantastic cut-out in the mobo tray to get at the CPU mount without removing mobo--but it's not spaced *quite* correctly/isn't big enough to accommodate my board's holes so it's useless. Or the spacer holes for the GPU support bracket which don't go down quite far enough (and there's room). Or the top rad not being centered. I know I'm forgetting another big one too...

Though, still, great case for the price.

by: hhumas
maybe after some time they release Its Nvidia edition
To each their own but gawd those are ugly imo
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#8
borden5
or they could just do some removable hdd cages instead lol
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#9
liivainimene
The bottom 4 HDD cages are already removable, it just requires a screwdriver. I took them off to help airflow (plus it required me to tidy up the cabling that I had stuffed in the empty cages :))
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#10
Icejon
It looks like the CM store just put the USB 3.0 top panels available for sale at $14.99.

Link
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puma99dk|
by: Icejon
It looks like the CM store just put the USB 3.0 top panels available for sale at $14.99.

Link
don't u mean $16,99? that's what i see ^^;
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#12
Chicken Patty
WCG Moderator
Hmmmmm, so pretty much you can get that top panel and kinda have the USB 3.0 version already. Minus the grommets and stuff. BTW, do they sell grommets like that anywhere?

Back on topic though, this is one case I own, and love. This new one is even better. :)
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