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The CM 690 II Advanced Case Thread

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

  1. Binge

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    What the hell about "Not that the case isn't big enough," don't you understand? Maybe my use of English confuses you, but I did NOT say the case would not support the 5870. Specifically I wouldn't want a 5870 because it's so long that it would restrict air-flow even more than it already is restricted. Give it a rest.
     
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    easy now bro, try and read his post before you go nuts :wtf:
     
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    I really hope you understood his post wrong bro...
     
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    I don't think it takes 3 responses to make a point fellas;) I think binge did ok w/o flying off tha handle.

    Lets drop it and move on shall we?
     
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    Yep :d
     
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    Why is nobody using the GPU holder. The 10% who are I see, dont even have the fan in it? I mean if you have the Advanced version you paid $20 for it so why not use it.
     
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    Curious to hear why the folks aren't using it.
     
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    i would only use it if i had 2-3 large cards like 5850/70, gtx-2xx
    and if i moved the case alot,

    + i think that the regular 690II dont have the hot swap hd thingie on top
     
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    $20 more is not just for the GPU holder.
    Regular has 2x120mm fans - Advanced has 1x120mm + 2x140mm
    Regular no X-Dock like (FIH) The Don already mentioned.
    Regular has only two 5.25" tool-free bay - Advanced all four.
    Regular has no 3.5" to 5.25" converter included that means also no 5.25" front bezel with 3.5" cutout.
    Regular no GPU holder - Advanced yes

    Personally I bought it because of the X-Dock and the additional/bigger fans included. X-Dock is a very neat feature and since I bought it I use daily. I will probably never use the GPU holder because I never had any large graphic cards in my PC and I never will :)
     
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    how are these cases for water cooling? As in can it fit a 120.2 rad without mods?

    EDIT:I see that the fans have to be outside of the case to make them fit...do not want
     
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    i just replaced the fan layout in mine - removed the rear fan, and it now has front/side in and top out. Took pics on the way :p

    i took out the 2x1GB so i can try and get 1066Mhz stable, its cheap generic ram so i think its what was causing me issues (and 4GB cant be TOO bad, right?)

    Shot of the top with stock fan. its noisy.
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    shot with front detached
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    shot with front on (on a slight angle, the case is NOT leaning :p)
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    whats that? white fan blades?
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    damn right it is :D its two of these nexus fans
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    the noisiest thing in the system is now the PSU... and i'm thinking of replacing the fan in that, too.

    [​IMG]
     
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    :eek: that mobo looks mighty close to the top of the case m, is it? and if it isn't what space is there inbetween?
     
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    here ya go [​IMG]

    old pic though
     
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    the don has his fans below the top part of the case, i have mine above (in between the mesh and the case) - so i have even more room. its just the angle i took the shot at, although i beleive when i rotate my TRUE120 when the S-bracket arrives, that it will be a tight fit.
     
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    God I love this case :(
     
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    you probably could make love to it, although the holes for the WC tubing are a bit small for me...


    i just saved that pic of the dons setup, i'll re-do my wiring like that soon.
     
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    :roll: :roll: :roll: ouch!
     
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    cheers guys, i was just curious as this case looks quite good, and is a fair bit cheaper than the Lian Li PC-X1000 Full-Tower Case i had my eye on, which is priced at £259.99 or 443.44 Australian dollars or 375.92 US dollars and that's without p&p :eek:
     
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    How much is this case over there?
     
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    for the cm690 II from overclockers it's £80.99 inc VAT or 117.10 US dollars (according to expedia's currency converter)
     
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    Not bad, that's about what it is here. The prices in the previous post just kinda scared me :laugh:
     
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    just grab the 690 II, its got very little in the way of flaws.


    my only wish is that i could fit two intake fans at the front, its limited to 1x140 or 1x120 (although you can choose where to place it)
     
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    only thing holding me back is that I have a TT Element S for my build and I want to give that case a shot. If not i'll def. get the 690 II. If this case doesn't work out as expected, I can always switch. :)
     
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    Totally. Not just for improved airflow but also for looks...
     
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    Jut ordered a 690 II Advanced for 95€. I'm going to cram it full of wc gear from my current build and be happy :) Gives me a good reason to rip the loop apart and put on the second gpu block.

    The Tempest was a good case, but it is just too difficult to wire nicely.
     

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