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Hi,

So, I'm looking into upgrading my case. I currently have a DF-85 and regret buying it. It's loud, collects dust like you havent seen and it's too big. Sure cooling is pretty damn good and alot of room for expansion but I dont need that anymore.

Before I go further, I am a total Nivida Fanboy or "Nvidiot".

I have been looking at the Coolermaster CM 690 II Advanced here

I'm looking to create a neater case than what I have now. I would like a nice cable management setup with my current power supply, Quattro 1000W.

How does this case go for cable management. From a few videos it looks like there is nearly half an inch of space behind the motherboard tray which would be excellent! ( someone give me an actual size )

But my other concern is routing of the cables like the 24 pin, 8 Pin, and sata cables. ( current case I needed extension cables... )

Now 1 last thing, I'm looking for some black sleeved motherboard header cables ( hdd led, power, reset etc ) The current ones with any case and motherboard are horrible and are usually pretty hard to keep tidy. ++++ rep given to anyone who can find a solution or parts which ship to Australia or based in Australia.!!


So any opinions or feedback on this case would be excellent.


Also replacing the green LED fans with Bitfinex green fans as they have a more appealing / brighter green than the stock case ones. Also adding two Green cold cathodes. NVIDIA FTW~

Note: All parts are purchased from:

www.pccasegear.com.au, www.mwave.com.au, www.msy.com.au
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Hey a word of advice if you do buy this case, try to get a 100% modular power supply. It doesn't have much room in between the motherboard try and where the back panel goes on. If you don't might a slight bludge it might be okay but it was really hard for me to organize the wires in that case when I had it. I sold it to a buddy.

Also those green fans are gonna look really nice good call:thumb:


OH and I would suggest buying a fan filter or two. the ones inside the case are pretty hard to remove and this case does have a lot of mesh that gets somewhat dusty.
Edited by JAM3S121 - 8/22/12 at 9:00pm
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Here is current Cart.

It would be a waste as my PSU is pretty good, but do understand what you are saying with the buldge, my current case has that issue.

I might look at a Corsair AX 850.


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I believe these guys will ship to Australia. I would defiantly recommend them if the shipping is the right price. I will look at some Australian sites to see if I can find you anything else.

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=34_804_1011&products_id=31686
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Yeah man I know the feeling. I had a non modular power supply but it was just annoying to keep a clean look! Those air filters are great but I would only use them where you are running intake, I would recommend going for positive air pressure, have the top and front all intakes and the rears all exhausts.

Get some vented PCI slot covers http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=22979 this will help with pushing air from the front to the back giving it more room to push outwards. Hell you could even paint em green. I've seen a lot of people with the 690 II cases paint those little clips to hold the hard drives and optical drives.
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You'll have to preorder the same ones from here:

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=19_1251_1339&products_id=20983

They seem to have red, orange and blue currently. White and black must be preordered.
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You'll have to preorder the same ones from here:

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=19_1251_1339&products_id=20983

They seem to have red, orange and blue currently. White and black must be preordered.

Only saw them 2-3 mins ago...

Case and fans are pre-order at the moment as well.
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