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Actually this is the one thing that almost broke the deal for me. With the 690 you can use only one of the cage and place the SSD box on top, or put the SSD with the other HDDs. With the 400R you make do with what's there...but that's good enough for my absolutely NOT picky requirements

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Edited by Pott - 8/10/11 at 8:36am
post #22 of 39
I would prefer to spend less money if possible. I can get a 690II for $75. Is it really worth it to get the 400r when i can get its closest competitor for $25 less? Or is wiser to get the 690II because of the price. I dont really see much improvement on the 400r. Mostly cable management.
Edited by John` - 8/10/11 at 10:33am
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post #23 of 39
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I live in Europe and ordering on Amazon, the Corsair is only about 5 euros more than the CM.
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The 690 ii is better for water cooling, the 400r is better for air cooling, but not by much. However, there are a lot of pluses on the 400r because it has all black cables, really nice grommets, and a huge cpu cooler cutout. The cpu cutout in the 690 ii I can't even use because it doesn't leave space for the entire socket.
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why not something by fractal
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The R3 was just in my price range but the door opens to the left... which I would find annoying as the tower is right to my...erm... right.
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Originally Posted by Behemoth777 View Post
The 690 ii is better for water cooling, the 400r is better for air cooling, but not by much. However, there are a lot of pluses on the 400r because it has all black cables, really nice grommets, and a huge cpu cooler cutout. The cpu cutout in the 690 ii I can't even use because it doesn't leave space for the entire socket.
Thanks for the answer.Are these things worth the extra $25? I only care about cooling(air) and cable management so if there isnt anything else besides that than I'll stick to the 690ii.
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post #28 of 39
400r or a fractal case?

The r3 has everything I'm looking for except no usb 3.0...The look is perfect imo. Seems the 400r has excellent cable management though.
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post #29 of 39
I was this close to buying a CM 690II today as my home server case, CM elite 335, was knocked over and severely dented. Amazon had the 690 on sale for 89 bucks and then I saw this for an additional 10 bucks.

Although I need a case now I pulled the trigger and will get this one on release date. I guess I have to run case less until it comes or the 690 drops in price.


Sorry Cooler Master but Corsairs cases are looking much better for the price and feature set.

I still wonder whether cooler master is really manufacturing Corsair cases as the OEM, the 600t is similar to the scout and now the 400r looks like a HAF.
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post #30 of 39
400r is like a revision of 690 II but I prefer the look of 690 II.
 
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