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The CM 690 II Advanced Case Thread

Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by Wrigleyvillain, Jan 24, 2010.

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    Huh's case made me feel like eating avocado :laugh:.
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    Tim you should try to get one when you can dude, it's an awesome case and very inexpensive. :)
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    I think there's a very real chance I'll be picking up the CM690 II Basic tonight. $70 + F/S on NE!!
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    Basic is pretty much the same thing, it's a great case still.
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    Awesome :)

    What exactly is different between the 2?
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    Here you go:

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    I believe the basic is not a black interior though.
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    I would like to. Maybe when i get a job i will pick one up and build a new rig in it.
    But i can honestly say that i like the Thermaltake that i have now. It may not be the most appealing to the eyes but it keeps everything cool and is quiet(thanks to the fans i used :laugh:)

    if i get a chance to i want to get one of these cases and water cooling again.
    may have to wait for awhile by the time i do the Bulldozers will be out.:rolleyes:
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    I have a thing for Thermaltake cases, I had a Armouir 6000+ and I absolutely loved that case. I still have the TT Element S which I love as well, but that one didn't keep things as cool as I hoped. But still a sexy and great case IMO.
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    Uggh, TT :shadedshu

    I'd much rather have a CM or Li-Li any day.

    I've built 2 systems for friends in cheap TT cases and wasn't impressed w/ either TBH :eek:
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    i like the Element S case. It looks amazing IMO.
    when you first came to TPU didn't you have the 6000+?
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    Well I can't speak for their lower line cases as I have never owned one but the armour and the Element S I absolutely love.

    Yes I did, here it is :D. Wish I had the experience I have now with CM back then.

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    that still looks sick :)
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    I still love it till today's date, I do miss it!
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    I'm fairly certain the basic does have the black interior too. It's one of the main attractions/selling points of the whole series esp considering the price range.
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    Maybe I'm confusing it with the regular 690?

    Hey man, that looks great! How do you like the case as far as working with it and cable management?
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    I actually love it (as predicted). I can tinker with the chassi in so many ways I barely get tired of it. The room for cable management is awesome too. As the AX750 I also bought is fully modular, it's even more awesome play around with it. The only part I really found annoying so far was the fragile tiny screws that held the lower part of the HDD cage together. I had one last screw and it broke for me. Maybe I just had bad tools, but still. It's slightly bigger than my old Antec 900 and weighs a little more, but it's still nothing compared to my even older Chieftec Mesh chassi, which weighs about twice. :roll:
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    Luckily I didn't have any issues with the lower screws, they came right off. Glad you like it man, you thinking of ever water cooling? This case has ton of water cooling potentials for a mid tower!
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    I don't know to be honest. I'm not even a newbie to watercooling as I've never had the money or experience to tinker with it. I thought about replacing the stock cooler with a H70 as mentioned before, which I actually think would fit just fine in this chassi (As the radiator has the same dimensions as the fans, basically).
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    I had a H50 and I absolutely loved it! It wasn't the best performer out there but it was awesome and maintinence free! The H70 IMO is a step up, thicker/better radiator, and it already includes two fans, can't go wrong with that. Just mount it on the rear case fan and you're good to go. :toast: Looks great IMO as well.
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    Ive had mine for a few months now and love it.
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    a lot of work still to do but its coming along
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    Nice job cj3. That white tubing sure is a standout...love it!
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    Looks great. :toast:
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    Finally, i got my Advanced today. The case looks really nice. I am impresed. Will post more pictures as i finish the build.

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