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Corsair 400R vs 690 II Advanced?

post #1 of 39
Thread Starter 
I've narrowed down my choices to these two:

Corsair 400R
CM 690 II Advanced

My Mobo has no USB3 though, and I'm wondering whether this mean I simply won't be able to use the USB3.

It'd be for a core i5-760, stock cooling, and for now a GTX460 and soon perhaps a 560ti or 6950. I have three HDDs (1 SSD and 2 platter disks).
My power supply is an OCZ ModXTream 600W. The other thing I'm fearing is that due to the rather short mobo power cable on this, I may not be able to tuck the wire behind the mobo as the case appears bigger than the 690.

I have an Antec 300 right now and I'm simply looking for a better cable management system and more modular case I could later use.
post #2 of 39
you'll need to extend the 4 pin molinex with the cm case i had to with my ocz psu
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post #3 of 39
Go for the 400
Superior cable management
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post #4 of 39
Thread Starter 
What of the USB3 though? My mobo is an ASUS P7P55D.
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post #6 of 39
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Ah I hadn't seen the vid. It seems it answers most of my questions smile.gif

The worst that could happen if I switch is that the power supply's main power cable is too short to route, and that wouldn't be any different from the Antec. The rest should look a lot prettier. Thanks smile.gif
post #7 of 39
Very impatiently waiting for the 400r wish it would come out already
post #8 of 39
400R over pretty much every sub $100 CM case.
post #9 of 39
Wish they didnt have the front firewire, and instead went with esata.
    
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post #10 of 39
I have a 690 II and the 400r is the only case that has made me think twice about buying it. Tbh, if I had to choose a case now, I'd probably take the 400r. But it wasn't around when I bought my 690 ii. wink.gif
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