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A really nice, evolved upgrade to the original classic with an excellent $99 price to match! Notable features include all steel body, all black interior, room for 2 internal 120.2 radiators, VGA support bracket, top SATA hard drive dock and a cutout in tray allowing the ability to install/remove back plates without having to remove the motherboard.





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Mine arrived yesterday and in general very pleased with the looks and build quality. Have it up and running with my TRUE; can't finish until I get new rad so can go internal. Some preliminary pics...

Next to my old CM 690:


VR kicking it in top dock:


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More to come; please add your own! :)
 
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i'm looking forward to recieve mine in a week or so, denmark is a bit slow on new hardware så it wont be released until feb 1 :shadedshu

but still, its has tons of features vs the price
 

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Ugh man I want one of these so bad. It's everything I always wished the 690 was.
 
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i'll be doing window mod on mine, and sleeving PSU with MDPC and stuff like that, its gonna be real good i think
 
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i'll be doing window mod on mine, and sleeving PSU with MDPC and stuff like that, its gonna be real good i think
Sweet! I want a nice big rectangular window too though as I don't have too much experience yet I will probably pay Cyber Druid to do it for sure nice and professional like :)

Now I have my old one to practice on too, heh.
 
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Correct me if I am wrong, but doesn't is support two 2 x 140mm rads, one up top and one on the bottom? I only ask because you stated it supported two 120.2 rads and I want to be sure before I get one.
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I wanna trade mine for this one, but I don't know where to get rid of my current CM690 :laugh:.
FS thread? Every now and then people want to build a new rig, and cases are always in short supply.
 
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Very nice case. I didn't mind the CM690 overall it looked pretty nice but I just hated the placement of the power and reset buttons and the USB/e-SATA ports. Those two details just killed it for me but they certainly fixed those two major issues on this one! Plus they painted the inside black, put in a CPU backplate access hole on the mobo tray and updated the drive mounts. Looks like the same HD mounts as the HAF. Now I just love it! On top of all of that the top mounted SATA drive cradle thing is a neat feature!

I used to be an Antec fan but now I have to say my two favorite cases right now (for the price) are the CM Storm Scout and this one here and they both are under $100 Canadian! Go Cooler Master!
 
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Sweet! I want a nice big rectangular window too though as I don't have too much experience yet I will probably pay Cyber Druid to do it for sure nice and professional like :)

Now I have my old one to practice on too, heh.
isnt he retired? dont think he does any mods or builds anymore?
 
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okay, i wouldnt imagine him stopping with the modding totally, but i live in denmark så that would be too expensive for me haha
 
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oh yeah that would be SO much cheaper :roll:
 
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Correct me if I am wrong, but doesn't is support two 2 x 140mm rads, one up top and one on the bottom? I only ask because you stated it supported two 120.2 rads and I want to be sure before I get one.
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Yes. To fit a bottom rad requires removal of the bottom hard drive bays. Haven't tried it myself yet but part of the cage is removable apparently.
 
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I get that, but what size rad fits in the bottom? Is it a 120.2 or a 140.2?
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120.2 it says in the second image actually.

Well implies it, it only has 2 120mm mounting areas at the bottom.
 
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I have the top off (whooo!) and based on mounting hole placement it looks like it can take a 140.2 as well. There is certainly room for that width and it ships with a 140mm fan internal on the top. I'll post more pics later; cam charging. Not sure about bottom holes yet but it could just rest down there. Or use velcro :) At any rate, an easier "mod" than the top would be if were necessary.
 
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I just ordered my HAF 922 (window version) and I'm really happy about it but I'm loving this case as-well! I wish my HAF 922 had the black interior as now I need to spray paint mine Matte black when I get it. :p If you were able to buy this case in Australia now and had a window I would've ordered this straight away.

Best case for its price atm. ;)
 
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120.2 it says in the second image actually.

Well implies it, it only has 2 120mm mounting areas at the bottom.
I only ask because when it was first shown at CES they implied it could take a 140.2 up top and on the bottom after removing the HD cage, I really wish someone locally had one, but they don't. Guess I will have to wait a few weeks for one of them to get it instock so I can see it upclose.

Anyway, really liking this case, before this came out I was considering the Corsair 800D, but it's a good chunk of change more.
 
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I only ask because when it was first shown at CES they implied it could take a 140.2 up top and on the bottom after removing the HD cage, I really wish someone locally had one, but they don't. Guess I will have to wait a few weeks for one of them to get it instock so I can see it upclose.

Anyway, really liking this case, before this came out I was considering the Corsair 800D, but it's a good chunk of change more.


It's only got the 5 140 mounting areas from what I've gathered ( 1 x front, 2x side 2 x top)

Phsycally there is space for a 140mm rad down there so if they haven't included that I've NO idea why :laugh:
 

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this should be an interesting thread, subscribed. :toast:
 
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It's only got the 5 140 mounting areas from what I've gathered ( 1 x front, 2x side 2 x top)

Phsycally there is space for a 140mm rad down there so if they haven't included that I've NO idea why :laugh:
Exactly. And again as for the top the factory holes for the included 140mm top fan are in the same piece/area as those you use for your radiator fans. There are also holes for 120mm and nice big cutouts. Thus don't see why a 140 wouldn't work out of the box.

The rad mounts below the top metal piece of the chassis and the rad fans on top of it, then you put the top cover piece back on over the fans. Secures on there with the rad fan screws, obviously. The outer pieces have many small holes and they are bigger than the "mesh" of the original CM 690; the rad fans should get enough air. Looks way better too.
 
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