Monday, July 29th 2013

An Icon Redefined, Cooler Master CM 690 III

Cooler Master, a leading creator, innovator and manufacturer of desktop components and more, today announced the CM 690 III. CM 690 III arrives as the spiritual successor to the CM 690 line of cases that is adored by many around the world.

Seeking to retain the iconic sleek curved mesh styling on the front façade, CM 690 III designers gave the exterior a feel that harkens back to its foundations. With the CM 690 III, Cooler Master sought to look within the chassis for its many design improvements. Chief among these changes is a completely redesigned interior. Included, is a new HDD/SSD combo cage that allows for 3.5" or 2.5" HDD or SSD deployment in every slot based on user needs. This amounts to up to 10 SSDs being supported through the HDD/SSD cages and one available SSD mount behind the motherboard tray. Should the cage not be needed, the HDD/SSD combo cage can be completely removed to open up space for other hardware. Long graphics cards up to 423mm long and tall CPU coolers up to 171mm are fully supported. Further improving upon tool-less implementations, a new EZ-tray ODD system has been implemented for quick installation.

Cooling Customized
Lending its inspiration to its predecessor, CM 690 III simultaneously supports two 240mm (2 x 120mm) liquid cooling radiators at the top and front for improved overall airflow. In addition, users have the option of installing a 120mm radiator in the rear. The chassis supports a total of up to 9* fans, with as many as three of them being massive 200mm fans. With these features, air and liquid cooling setups can be customized easily while almost only being limited based on need and imagination.

In order to ensure that plenty of airflow reaches each of the many fan inlets, CM 690 III features full mesh coverage on the front and top with plenty of airflow access on the sides and back. Multiple dust filters are provided to minimize dust ingress.

The CM 690 III will be available by Aug, 2013. Price and availability may vary based on region. For additional information please visit the CM 690 III product page.
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16 Comments on An Icon Redefined, Cooler Master CM 690 III

#2
tigger
I'm the only one
Hid that honking big fan well behind the front.
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#3
Chaitanya
Top tray is cool idea, hope there is a version with window panel available in Indian market sooner. I already have a CM 690+ won't mind replacing it with this version.
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#4
Giffs
you mean to tell me they wont have rubberized cable management? 100$ case and they don't have it just lol...
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#5
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
by: tigger
Hid that honking big fan well behind the front.
Aye good job there. I never liked those silly cases with the big engine thing in the front.
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#6
95Viper
This is good... I like the improvements.
A high possibility of the future home for my next build.
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#7
Casecutter
Just built a HAF (3770K/GTX770) for a client just a day or so ago, and this has that feel but much more refine. Love the exterior appearance very classy with that trim. Check the Web-site this is slight larger than the version CM 690 II dimensions. It looks like this III is also now receiving the 2 USB 3.0 so what they termed their “Advanced Version” and appears to have new placement of the trim from the II. (scroll to the bottom)

Much nicer bottom PSU filter and perhaps more space behind the mobo tray, although the HAF had plenty easy to hind the thick ATX-24pim loom. Personally I don’t like top mount I/O’s, wish companies would make that modular with a slick fold-in disappearing door, this way we could configure it to one’s own preference.
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#8
acperience7
Finally! I've been waiting to see what the new one would be like. I really like my CM690 II, so this will likely be my next case. Gotta decide between this and a Scout. Really liking the improvements they've done too.
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#9
timta2
Still love my original CM 690. The best PC case I've ever owned. :)
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#10
renz496
so does the top four of tray only limited to SSD or 2.5 mechanical hard drives? hopong to see TPU to review this case soon.
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#11
csstalker
by: renz496
so does the top four of tray only limited to SSD or 2.5 mechanical hard drives? hopong to see TPU to review this case soon.
nop, it can adjust to 2.5" or 3.5" : )
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#13
Random Murderer
The Anti-Midas
:wtf: Am I the only one sitting here wondering why they used two SLI bridges in the last pic?
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#14
Fourstaff
by: Random Murderer
:wtf: Am I the only one sitting here wondering why they used two SLI bridges in the last pic?
Probably because they can. This case needs to be seriously good or cheap to compete against the likes of Corsair, NZXT and many others.
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#15
evulmunk33
BitFenix Rep
by: Random Murderer
:wtf: Am I the only one sitting here wondering why they used two SLI bridges in the last pic?
just for looks :)
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#16
Widjaja
Kind of reminds me of my Corsair 650D but more compact.
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