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Exactly as the title says, I want a reasonably priced case that can take a 240mm rad either at the top, bottom, or front that can fit with push/pull fans internally without cramping up the inside of the case too much. I've been looking at these:

COOLER MASTER RC-692A-KKN5
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119259

Rosewill BLACKHAWK
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147107

Anyone have any experience with these cases and water-cooling?

I really wanted the Fractal Design Arc Midi but it sold it out today because they had it at a ridiculous price.
Suggestions are welcome, pictures are especially welcome.
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Corsair Carbide 400R $59.99 AR, free shipping. Corsair rebates are really good too, they actually show up within a month.
post #3 of 9
They are pretty much the same case. I use to have the CM 690 II advance and I loved it. Plenty of room for rads depending on you size. I'm positive that if you do a search on OCN/google, you will find MANY build that have CM 690 II (or any of the generic copies).
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CM 690 II Advanced. It will support a 2x140 radiator on top and 2x120 radiator on the floor of the case, although it may get a little cramped. Also, there is no standard for 2x140 radiator mounting points, so 2x120 on top will probably be better.
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I have a Zulman z7 just laying around

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811235024

Sid panel supports 2x 140mm fans
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Exactly as the title says, I want a reasonably priced case that can take a 240mm rad either at the top, bottom, or front that can fit with push/pull fans internally without cramping up the inside of the case too much. I've been looking at these:
COOLER MASTER RC-692A-KKN5
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119259
Rosewill BLACKHAWK
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147107
Anyone have any experience with these cases and water-cooling?
I really wanted the Fractal Design Arc Midi but it sold it out today because they had it at a ridiculous price.
Suggestions are welcome, pictures are especially welcome.

690 II fanboi here. here's a few teasers for you thumb.gif Currently have 2,using 1 and modding another biggrin.gif




http://forums.overclockers.com.au/showthread.php?t=999343
http://www.overclock.net/t/294838/the-cooler-master-690-club
http://www.overclock.net/t/1279017/work-log-magi-melchior-01-cm-690-ii
http://www.overclock.net/t/1060594/first-time-mod-cm690-ii
http://www.overclock.net/t/1265463/build-log-project-boss-302-mustang-56k#
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?273194-Project-Classico-%28CM-690-II-Advanced-nVidia-Edition%29
http://www.overclock.net/t/1232341/post-your-cm-690-ii-advanced-case-mod
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not sure what your highest price set would be but newegg just dropped the 650D case to 155 and then a 25 rebate from corsair (great rebates from them BTW, they are quick)

I myself just grabbed the 650D because i couldn't pass up that price and it's a damn gorgeous case with plenty of room

i then in my spending binge when over to amazon and ordered an XSPC RS240 raystorm cpu cooling kit. comes with a bay res/pump a 240 rad and the raystorm block for 149.99 and then amazon threw in a free kill coil ( how sweet)



I think my fiance might be a little mad when packages start arriving LMAO, but hey the way i see it i got spend as much of my money while i can before she takes over the finances tongue.giftongue.giftongue.gif
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Wow so the HDD racks come apart in the 690 II? I really like that as I never use more than 1 SSD and 1 HDD. I think I will get it. Looks pretty awesome. Although if I order today I can get the NZXT Phantom 410 mid tower for 25% off so $75. I like those and a top radiator would be a breeze. I'd have to order today though and they don't have the color I want so I guess I'll stick with the 690 II. Tough decision. Thanks for the replies.
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