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Originally Posted by djriful;14539650 
400r is like a revision of 690 II but I prefer the look of 690 II.
I feel they tried to make an improved 690II . It is improved but on sale I can get the 690II with a code for like $75.
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post #32 of 39
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Originally Posted by John`;14539718 
I feel they tried to make an improved 690II . It is improved but on sale I can get the 690II with a code for like $75.

Can you provide that code? I want to put my server in a case soon. Got lil ones running around that are at that curious age.
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Not currently but Superbiiz usually has sales every month where they do discounts on all items using a code. smile.gif
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not sure if its been mentioned, but the arc midi is right in that price range as well, and it is a top performing air AND watercooling case: http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cases/2011/05/31/fractal-design-arc-review/3

If that was available in Canada, I would already have it. BTW I'm trading out my 690 for that.
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Wow that looks really good. Cooler than the Haf X
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post #36 of 39
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pott;14522965 
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.


You're between the few that could go with CM 690 II in spite of Corsair because you have a SSD (Cm's antivibration is crap and i suspect Corsairs's is no better) and you have a modular power supply. I don't know the prices and availability in your country but i suspect the CM 690 II Basic is way cheaper even if you buy an extra fan like a 140mm Thermalright fan or a Noctua.

The only advantages i see for the Corsair case are that the bottom dust filter which is removable (way to go Corsair) and the WM cut-out which have gromets. If budget is tight go for the cheaper one. IF money is not a problem than better consider different cases , the Corsair Carbide reminds me of Recom Powerstation EVO BW.....just saying.
post #37 of 39
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Originally Posted by John`;14546748 
Wow that looks really good. Cooler than the Haf X

I'm at work right now so I can't get a link, but check out overclock3d's review of the arc. It's REALLY long and REALLY detailed.
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Thread Starter 
Argh someone mentioned the Fractal Arc Midi and it does look brilliant... and available now, unlike the 400R.

Grrr...
Edited by Pott - 8/12/11 at 7:50am
post #39 of 39
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Originally Posted by Pott;14556822 
Argh someone mentioned the Fractal Arc Midi and it does look brilliant... and available now, unlike the 400R.

Grrr...

So buy it, love it, and shower me with praise
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