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Coolermaster 590 or 690?

Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by BradleyKZN, Jun 19, 2009.

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Coolermaster 590 or 690

  1. Coolermaster 590

    6 vote(s)
    22.2%
  2. Coolermaster 690

    20 vote(s)
    74.1%
  3. Other within the same price range

    1 vote(s)
    3.7%
  1. BradleyKZN

    BradleyKZN New Member

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    Which should i choose to house my geforce 9800gx2? I see they are practically the same but the coolermaster 590 is slightly smaller then the 690 so im not sure if it will fit the card. The advantage of the 590 is that because it has 5.25'' drive bays all the way down, the card could fit in between those. I need to save some money hence the 590
     
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    No body?
     
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    I would choose the CM690, because I have it and it's really awesome for the price tag.
     
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    My vote obviously goes to the 690:D I just like the look of it, doesn't look like every other case out there cause the 690 has some curves to it:laugh:
     
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    I love my CM690 so I'll recommend that of course. :p
     
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    590 FTW...does not have all that plasticy stuff that the 690 comes with and the HDD's go in the right way allowing more airflow to the rest of the system...lots of cable management options and good enuf for me.
     
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    Honestly, either will do the job. The 690 has one more intake fan mounting, and more plastic trim on the outside, but size wise they are very similar. I prefer the cleaner lines of the 590, and it's slightly cheaper. So go with what you like.
     
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    And will the 9800gx2 fit inside the 590?
     
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    cm690......
     
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    Yes it will fit.
     
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    690

    and can you list your price range?
     
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    dude... i recently bought the Cosmos S... my god what a case.
    I had the NZXT Lexa before and it completely makes it look like a piece of crap.
    Im not sure how badly youll get ripped in SA for that, but its a serious piece of kit and something that I dont see my sefl outgrowing for a very long time.
    Serious quality ;)
     
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    I personally like the looks of the 590 a bit better. It looks very classy in my opinion. So does the 690 but the 590 is cheaper :p hehe
     
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    I have owned both cases I bought the 590 to replace my 690 because of air flow the bezel and hard drive cage in the 590 makes a difference they are called Cooler Master 4:3 modules you can buy another one for $20 so you can have two front intakes you can even set them up as air ducts because the 590 comes with a stock universal 5.25" to 3.5" adapter which I am pleased to say can mount a hard drive I only wish more cases had these. what the 690 has over the 590 is a extra stock fan mount (which may be unusable because of power supply length), reset button (going obsolete), power supply dampening material (restricts air flow), e-SATA port and rubber feet. when the 690 was released a couple years ago it brought tremendous value with it's cooling, at the time some retailers like microcenter had it on sale 25% cheaper than other retailers that was the hype about the case but that time has passed and since the release of the 590 last year I see no reason why anybody should purchase the 690 anymore unless your name is kenkickr :p these people are voting the 690 because they are content with their 690 and never owned a 590 or it looks "stylish" so please keep that in mind.
     
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    mav2000 says thanks.
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    i have the 590 and let me say its cool and cools your system down!
     
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    I like how you can get a side panel with a window for the 690 at like any computer mod website. I also think that the 690 looks better appearance-wise. Plus, it's bound to be very quiet.
     
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    690 side panel with the window that cooler master sells is compatible with the 590.
     
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    I have used the 690 in a build, I liked it but in that price range I prefer the Antec 300 over the Cooler Master cases. If I was going to choose between the two I would go with the 590 because IMHO I think it looks nicer. Of course the down side to all of these cases is the lack of included fans at purchase.
     
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    Sooooo...... Im ordering something this week but dont know what :s i wish i could get the antec 900 but its just too expensive here :-( i have a feeling im going to be getting the 690 because after delivery, the price will be the same as the 590
     
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    Actually u dont need the extra HDD cage to add another fan. Double sided 3M will do the trick jsut as well....anyway have used both cases and I prefer the 590 to the 690. Its just so much easier to work with and looks a lot cleaner.
     
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    Well if you can get both and the price difference does not matter, the 690 is the obvious choice.
     
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    the 690 is cheaper than the 590 in Africa? :wtf:

    in my 590 I have 2 air ducts Yate Loon 120mm High Speed running at 5v, Western Digital 750GB, Sunbeam Rheobus and a Lite-On DVD Player.
     
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    Mind if I ask where you are ordering from? I've not seen a 690 at the same price as a 590.
     
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    Same here, the CM690 is usually about R100 more... Although I like the design of the 690 a lot more than the 590. 590 looks a bit plain and boxy... :wtf:
     

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