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Originally Posted by Michalius View Post
Had a 690II awhile back. I prefer the Fractal. One of the most key elements is that the Fractal is a bit wider, allowing for larger CPU coolers if you go that route, better clearance for radiators, and more room for cable management. Plus, the thing looks really understated and sexy as getout. Build quality is about equal on both. If you're into modding, you have a bit more wiggle room with the Fractal as well.
One thing I don't like with the Fractal cases is that the front fans are mounted behind the bezel held in by tab clips which makes it not an ideal thing IMHO when needing to pull the front bezel off to clean the filters behind those fans to which then one has to potentially disengage the fan plug from the mobo and from those already mentioned clips. WHEW!!!!

So how long will those clips last till they break off due to needing access to the fan filters time after time?

Otherwise I love that case as I was considering it till this issue for me.
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CM690II Advanced all the way!! as far as i'm concerned there is NO OTHER mid tower case. This thing is AMAZING. I have nothing bad to say about it at all! I love it! the price is right, and options are abundant! you will love this case
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Gizmoto
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II x6 1040t @2.7Ghz ASRock 880GM-LE FX  AMD Radeon HD 4250 integrated graphics Micro Center(ADATA) 8Gb (2x4) 1333 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Western Digital Caviar Blue 640Gb Samsung SpinPoint F4 2Tb Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 ST3500641AS-RK 500Gb Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 ST3500641AS-RK 500Gb 
Optical DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
ASUS 24X DVD Burner ASUS 24X DVD Burner Stock AMD Cooler Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit 
OSOSPowerCase
Linux Mint (VM) Linux Ubuntu (VM) Inland ILG-500R2 500w PSU DiabloTek Evo Mid-tower Case 
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Inland IL internal card reader 
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