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Had a CM 690 for a year. Was so happy hen I finally got rid of it.

Do not want.
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post #42 of 50
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Originally Posted by windfire View Post

If the DarkForce is compared with CM690 II Advanced Black (with transparent window side panel option), one should find that the DarkForce beats it by features and by price.

One thing for sure, the construction quality of a DarkForce is better than a CM690.  You have to see one actually to come to this conclusion as the pictures do not do enough justice in this aspect.

This is Gelid's first step into the case market and this is why the design is conservative.  According to the designer (ie tonychoi, who is also an OCN member too) of this case, if and when this first move is established, the next chassis will be more radical.

And lastly, he said this chassis is more geared towards the European and Asian markets.  Hopefully it will go to the North American market as well.

For those who are really eager to know more, read the thread below by Google Translate.
http://www.hkepc.com/forum/viewthread.php?tid=1728647&extra=page%3D1&page=1

I honestly find it questionable as to whether the Dark Force is of higher quality than the CM 690 II. I have the Rosewill Blackhawk which I'm almost 100 percent sure is by the same OEM as Gelid's Dark Force, and I can out rightly state that the material used in the Rosewill is of significantly cheaper material. The steel they use for the Blackhawk (and assuming the Dark Force) is much thinner than the CM 690 II.
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post #43 of 50
I don't understand all the hate for this new case? Looks like a decent design at a decent price to me. I certainly enjoy my near-silent Gelid fans I have running on my H60 and wish them the best in their new venture...
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Originally Posted by Majin SSJ Eric View Post

I don't understand all the hate for this new case? Looks like a decent design at a decent price to me. I certainly enjoy my near-silent Gelid fans I have running on my H60 and wish them the best in their new venture...

I personally love the design of the CM 690 II and all its OEM variants. The only thing I would change with this Gelid case is the front panel. I wish they put mesh directly in front of those lined air vents they have in the front of the case. Think that would've looked really slick. Also would've preferred the acrylic to of been bolted on from the other side, but that's just nitpicking.
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post #45 of 50
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Originally Posted by Reload_X View Post

wow the cm 690 is getting very popular mad.gif

Why is that reason for you to be mad? It's a great layout and design that tons of people have overlooked with their go-to HAF, Lian-Li, Fractal recommendations
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I honestly find it questionable as to whether the Dark Force is of higher quality than the CM 690 II. I have the Rosewill Blackhawk which I'm almost 100 percent sure is by the same OEM as Gelid's Dark Force, and I can out rightly state that the material used in the Rosewill is of significantly cheaper material. The steel they use for the Blackhawk (and assuming the Dark Force) is much thinner than the CM 690 II.

I was thinking it looked a lot like my Rosewill Blackhawk, which came with 4 x 120mm fans and a 140mm fan and was only $70...
post #47 of 50
It's actually starting to grow on me. With 4 5.25" bays, you can fit in a 3rd 120mm fan, and it doesn't look half bad.
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Really looks like my case, the rosewill blackhawk, everything is the same except the side panel and front panel
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post #49 of 50
Some features are also different.

1.black cable sleeve (include fan)
2.removable harddisk cage
3.Harddisk tray
4.8+1slots and thumb screw locking design
5.3mm thick acrylic window with 361.5 x 280 mm visible (very expensive)
6. Fan Extension PCB


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Looks like every other case out there.
 
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