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Hello all, I am intrigued by all the absolute praise I have seen everywhere for the Cooler Master CM 690 II Advanced case. I just have one question, is it worth it for me to change from my current cm690 to an advanced one? I am curious what the differences are between the two models and if they are big enough for me to warrant changing my case. Thanks!
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The biggest change with the advanced is the Hard Drive Dock on the top.. Awesome if you into testing drives or have some loose drives around the house. it beats the heck out of ESata.

The Black insides are nice too and I think you get the R4 lighted fans. But I am not sure about how many.

Overall it is the same case with some really small but very nice improvements over the original 690.. But it is still a 690.. And that is a good thing.
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post #3 of 6
not worth it.
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Originally Posted by hockeyfighter09 View Post
Hello all, I am intrigued by all the absolute praise I have seen everywhere for the Cooler Master CM 690 II Advanced case. I just have one question, is it worth it for me to change from my current cm690 to an advanced one? I am curious what the differences are between the two models and if they are big enough for me to warrant changing my case. Thanks!

It won't feel like an upgrade imo. If you want to get something better get a LianLi or something
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i think i would get a haf x instead
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post #6 of 6
I would take a step back and take your time evaluating first whether you really need to change the current computer case and if so again take your time and REALLY research before making the selection.
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