I would like to thank CaseKing.de for supplying the review sample.
CaseKing is one of the few companies out there, which will not just sell anything. They only offer hardware that performs well and is of high quality. The shop offers quite a few exclusive parts and devices from all around the world and it is also the official distributor for a long list of well known manufacturers. Their assortment has grown greatly in recent years, while great service and support is still a very important part of the shop philosophy. The website may be in German, but they do ship to most european countries. One of the companies of which CaseKing is the distributor for is Cooler Master, so you will surely get the lastest and greatest from that manufacturer at CaseKing.
We have the pleasure of reviewing Cooler Master's RC-690 today, which is their newest mainstream product. The case is large enough to fit any SLI or CrossFire combination and offers enough cooling for any type of hardware inside the system. This new case brings a lot of features to the mainstream, usually found in the high-end segment only. A solid internal design, a large amount of fans and fan grills and the inclusion of modern connections like eSATA round this case up quite nicely.
|Color||Chassis Appearance: Black|
|Drive Bays||5 Exposed (without the use of exposed 3.5 inch Drive Bay),4 Exposed (with the use of 3.5 inch Drive Bay)|
|Material||Chassis: SECC, Bezel: Metal mesh+ABS|
|Form Factor||ATX, Micro-ATX|
|Expansion Slots||7 standard slots|
|Case Fans||Front: 120 mm Blue LED fan x 1, 1200 rpm, 21 dBA,Rear: 120 mm standard fan, 1200 rpm, 21 dBA,Top: 120 or 140 mm fan x 2 (optional),Bottom: 120 mm fan x 1 (optional),Left: 120mm fan x 2 (one is optional)-up to 140mm fans|
|Dimensions||(W)213 X (H)482 x (D)524.5 mm|
|Front I/O||USB 2.0x2, IEEE 1394 x1, MIC x1, eSATA x 1,SPK x1 (support HD Audio)|