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i've always loved my CM690, but after building another box for a friend in a case that has decent cable management, i realized that the original 690 isn't cutting it for what i'm housing.

i'd like some opinions, and please feel free to suggest a different case than the ones i've selected (price isn't a big deal), but i'm pretty sure i've narrowed it down to these two for my sig-rig.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811139003

or

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119216
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post #2 of 9
If your looking to upgrade to watercooling in the future. The 690II would be a good option as it can fit 2 240mm radiators without modding. Otherwise i would recommend the 600t. It has fantastic cable management options, lots of space, plenty of fans with a built in fan controller and support for SSD's.
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post #3 of 9
If money is not a problem then i strongly recommend the Phantom case but its a full tower case, if you're not interested in a full tower case then either go with the 600T or with this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ermaltake%20v6
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Corsair 600T or the 650D
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post #5 of 9
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Originally Posted by dude guy bro View Post
i've always loved my CM690, but after building another box for a friend in a case that has decent cable management, i realized that the original 690 isn't cutting it for what i'm housing.

i'd like some opinions, and please feel free to suggest a different case than the ones i've selected (price isn't a big deal), but i'm pretty sure i've narrowed it down to these two for my sig-rig.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811139003

or

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119216
I'd go with the Corsair 600T, it's way better than the 690 II in terms of wire management.
post #6 of 9
If you are going to go with the 600T, make sure you get the new version, because the one you are looking at is the old version, and also, make sure you give the white one a look, because that is a great looking case. But, if your budget has space for it, the 650D is also a great case, but maybe not as good if you are aircooling. Just a thought though!
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post #7 of 9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by feteru View Post
If you are going to go with the 600T, make sure you get the new version, because the one you are looking at is the old version, and also, make sure you give the white one a look, because that is a great looking case. But, if your budget has space for it, the 650D is also a great case, but maybe not as good if you are aircooling. Just a thought though!
gotcha, thanks!!

yeah, at first i thought the graphite was just the color, but it's another series and i'm guessing with improvements.
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post #8 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by dude guy bro View Post
gotcha, thanks!!

yeah, at first i thought the graphite was just the color, but it's another series and i'm guessing with improvements.
Yep, and they do have both colors with the new edition
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post #9 of 9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by feteru View Post
Yep, and they do have both colors with the new edition
right, i just noticed the mesh side panel, which is key for cooling my GPU's. i'll get some decent quiet fans and pack that thing with filters.
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