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dazz25

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Hi all,

I'm after a new case at the moment. I'm currently looking at the coolermaster CM690-II.

Has anybody got this case or worked with one? It seems like you can fit 2 240mm rads in the top and bottom without mods which would be ideal for my setup!

Any advise on this case or any other recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers :)

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I have this case, im yet to work on it but as far as i can see, you need a slim/stealth rad in the top to clear the motherboard and you need to remove a HDD caddy to install a standard size 240 at the bottom, leaving two dedicated 3.5" bays.

Also, while you can fit a normal rad in the bottom, you will restrict the size of PSU you can install. I use an OCZ 600w currently, 16cm long and i could just about squeeze a rad in. Anything bigger, Corsair HX850 for example, no chance.

My setup will be an xspc rs240 at the top and some 120.1 on the rear, inside or our, i havent decided. This is so i can keep multiple drives and upgrade my PSU later :)

I would suggest a different case for any other setup if you like 3/4 HDD's etc
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Hey Zaz :D You gonna post up a build log when you get stuck in? I quite like the 690s... it would be cool to see a load of pics ;) *hint hint*

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Well, i should do really, its such a nice case. Ive built quite a few machines in the past but always been workhorses with no real attention to detail. This is the first time ive paid the PC its dues and its infuriatingly addictive.

Plus its my first go at WC and ive got to get it right first time, no margin of error, so i think a worklog will slow me down enough to achieve my aims.

Short answer: yes i think i will :D
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Good answer ;) :D:D:D

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I bought this case recently, it's fantastic.

I have a corsair h-50 running on the CPU and will be putting a watercooled Geforce 470 in when I can get a waterblock.

I have the XSPC 240 radiator (dual width/height) and it fits great into the bottom of the case.

The only bad thing about the case it that the hard drive noise reduction is not as good as lian-li's.

First time in years I have swapped from lian-li cases !!!

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bottom mounted rads for this case are fine so long as youre happy with just 2 hdd bays and a small psu.

you wont fit sth like a corsair hx750 in with a 240 rad, just not enough room sadly.

not actually test fitted it yet but i have a black ice gt stealth 280 for the top alongside a black ice sr-1 120 for the back which should murder a cpu and gpu's cooling requirements.
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I have a Corsiar 620hx that fits with the rad.

I am happy with 2 hard drives. 1 for windows and 1 for games.

I use the top externall hard drive space for a data drive for all my dodgy downloads.

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620w is great and will run most anything, but would you trust it to operate smoothly with SLi or Xfired cards ? i wouldnt personally, id want 750w+ and for that wattage, i cant find a decent psu that would fit alongside a 240 rad.
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I dont do SLI so I am happy.

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Thread rivival ftw!

Just got mine yesterday. Had to tap the stand off holes on mobo tray as it seems Coolermaster forgot to do this lol. The 4 rear holes on I/O side were the only ones not done, nice and awkward it was!

Otherwise its a great case, just need some more fans!

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im thinking of gettin the windowed edition of the case as i wanna do a new project at some point :D
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I couldnt find the windowed one in stock :( Had to get the one with the panel with the 2 fan mounts. Could easily pop a window in though :D I'll get some pics up soon :)

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you can buy the side panel with the window on i think u gotta go direct to CM and gdgd mate cant wait
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Yeh mate, something like 20 euro which aint bad at all for the side panel :)

I need to sort out these bsod before i get pics up :(




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