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CoolerMAster 690 II vs Rosewill BLACKHAWK Gaming ATX Mid Tower

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Hi All,

I'm wondering if the coolermaster CM 690 II is wroth the extra $25 over the Rosewill BLACKHAWK Gaming ATX Mid Tower

CM 690 II
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119259 $89.99

Rosewill BLACKHAWK Gaming ATX Mid Tower
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147107 $64.99 After rebate


I'm overclocking with an fx 8350 processor. It's pretty much required to have a fan blowing on the back of the CPU socket to bring the temperatures down a little bit and these are two cases I found that I thought might work.

In my opinion the CM690 looks better to the eyes and I also like the 2 side fan idea, with one of them being high enough to blow air onto my VRM heatsink which is also pretty much a requirement.

I also have a thermaltake water 2.0 extreme that I'll need to mount in the cases.


Any idea if placing a 100CFM sidefan in the top fan spot on side panel would get good airflow onto the VRM or would it just be diverted by other fans in the case?

Is it worth the extra money?

Any input on the rosewell case?

Thanks all
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They are pretty similar, but I would definantly say get whatever looks better to you, you dant wanna be sitting on your desk later regreting you bought and ugly case.

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