Originally Posted by srsparky32
690 II Advanced is a great case, but after a while you will end up wishing you had more. i cant fit a 5970 in here and that hurt my plans for mad bitcoin mining.
Originally Posted by amstech
Hmm the 690 has nice cable management but its small and has average features.
the 690 is not small. in fact, you two are probably the first people i've come across that classify the 690 as small. could there be more space? yes. but the 690 is among the roomiest mid-towers out there. i'm not a 690 fanboi. i speak not because i have this case, i speak because prior to buying it i did the same thing the OP is doing. i asked around... i googled, i read tons of reviews, watched videos to get a clear picture of the space inside... the 5970 is one of the longest cards available. the 690 misses on accommodating it by only a few millimetres, so i'm sure there's a bit of fiddling around you could do to fit even that.
bottom line... if you have the space around your desk and if you plan on putting in 5970's or want a lot of room for a complicated loop and don't want to bother with having to think of space management, then get a full tower. if you want a reasonably priced, well built mid-tower, get the 690. don't just believe me. check pictures of peoples' rigs and see that you can fit almost any video card in a 690 and also get a nice wc setup, all with a clean, uncluttered look.Edited by Moralagos - 2/13/12 at 4:38am