Saturday, March 21st 2009

CM 690 Dressed in White

Cooler Master's CM 690, one of the most popular mid-tower cases in Europe, has yet another special-edition variant. This time, the company designed a case, that uses white with a dash of chrome as its colour-theme. CM made changes to the side panel of this case, it lacks the fan mount-holes. Also used, are more silent fans in comparison to the ones on the base-model. Originally slated for a CeBIT launch, Cooler Master put the project under wraps. PCGH has learned that the case could be released in May. For more pictures, head over to the PCGH Gallery here.

Source: PC Games Hardware
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25 Comments on CM 690 Dressed in White

#1
alexp999
Staff
Looks like it has been sat out in the snow, lol.

Cant decide whether I like it or not. Not as nice as the normal black one.
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#2
mudkip
I like the white colour.. there should be more white cases.
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#3
kenkickr
I don't care for the white, especially the chrome w/ the white but I don't like chrome anyways. I would love to have the access panel on this case so I can put a round window on mine.

I just emailed CM to see if I can purchase those panels cause if I can....Eddy(Iron Maiden) will be on the side of my case to protect me
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#4
to6ko91
boys are you serous ??? you are looking at a white 690 while next to it there are two beast cases unfortunately I dont think they are in production yet but just look at them


P.S. I love the new HAF it lools like ...... a hemi cuda
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#5
paulrules
White looks awesome, but why would you have a case designed for placing it near your feet and have the power/reset buttons near the bottom?
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#8
CDdude55
Crazy 4 TPU!!!
Looks alright, but you can see more of the dirt.

I still like my black CM690 more.:)
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#9
thebluebumblebee
Is white the new black? The worst part will be getting things like optical drives in that color.
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#10
alexp999
Staff
My Asus DVD-RW came with a black and a white (not biege) face plate.
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#11
DonInKansas
It looks a little too *shudder* Mac-ish for me.
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#12
DaveK
Hmm, looks alright. Shame it's gonna collect dust like no tomorrow lol. Needs some side window action :D
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#13
InnocentCriminal
Resident Grammar Amender
Looks good! However, like Alex, I prefer the black.
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#15
1Kurgan1
The Knife in your Back
One of the most popular cases in Europe? Seems to be one of the most popular cases around the world.
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#17
BazookaJoe
I have a CM690... Overall a good case, but the ports on top is just plain stupid, and forever full of dust.

If you are actually someone who USES them - it's a total mess having USB / eSata / Firewire / Audio jacks sticking out from the top of the case in a big wirey mess. (Although to defend the Audio jack it is nice if you are using headphones)

eSATA cables are also always rather short and it is a tall case - making it VERY impractical to actually USE the top port.. (Unless eSATA Flash drives became a bit more popular).

PS - the USB ports are DIRECTLY side by side so unless EVERY usb device you own is exactly 1 port wide you can almost never use both ports at the same time. USB devices are almost ALWAYS WIDER than a usb port - but they are only as tall as one so that the ports can be stacked on top of eachother without conflicting - but this case seems to have ignored the concept of actually using USB ports completley.

Still, ports aside I have a Black one and Digg It :)
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#18
Slyr7.62
I think the white actually looks good, just not my taste. I prefer dark colors(lightest "color" I'd have would be Silver). Although I do wish my 690 came w/ no holes in the side panels. I'm working on filling up the left side holes w/ JB weld. Me :nutkick: CM.
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#19
Whilhelm
Its a lot nicer then some of hideous looking cases this company has been putting out lately.

Too bad it is just a re-painted version of an old design :laugh:
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#20
to6ko91
by: Whilhelm
Its a lot nicer then some of hideous looking cases this company has been putting out lately.

Too bad it is just a re-painted version of an old design :laugh:
cooler master cases always rock :rockout: no mater what colour or shape they are :p
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#21
Whilhelm
I will take my TJ-07 over pretty much every Coolermaster case any day
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#22
to6ko91
by: Whilhelm
I will take my TJ-07 over pretty much every Coolermaster case any day
the tj-07 is also a really cool case :cool: but SilverStone are known for making good cases too infarct if my next case is not CM it will be SS
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#23
WhiteLotus
by: DonInKansas
It looks a little too *shudder* Mac-ish for me.
What i was thinking too. Dislike the white myself. I wonder if they charge extra for this gimmick?
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#25
onscreen
Personally i like the white. Given me an extra choice of color. To mod it with lights, its going to be a bit of a headache for it.
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