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post #12181 of 19729
Just ordered CM 690 II transparent window side panel with some CM R4 red/black fans to change the stock ones. Should arrive here in a week.

Still need to get some angled sata cables and a modular power supply. I'm looking at Corsair 650HX, would buy 620HX though because I'm going after black/red style but can't seem to find it anywhere.. oh well.

p.s nice pics guys
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Just ordered CM 690 II transparent window side panel with some CM R4 red/black fans to change the stock ones. Should arrive here in a week.

Still need to get some angled sata cables and a modular power supply. I'm looking at Corsair 650HX, would buy 620HX though because I'm going after black/red style but can't seem to find it anywhere.. oh well.

p.s nice pics guys
In that case, I recommend the 650W Antec TruePower New. It's 100% black.
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post #12183 of 19729
I'm considering a CM 690 but I need some help.

Honestly, I'd be fine with most of the cases in this forum's club threads. If it has LED and a see through side, awesome, if not, no probs. I'm only looking for the best fan number,placement, and size for my air cooling needs.

This is what I want to build:
-5850 with stock cooling
-17-930 over clocked to around 4.0GHz
-Corsair H50 with push/pull
-ASUS P6X58D-E
-G.SKILL 6GB tripple channel kit

These are the features I like:
-cable routing holes
-CPU backplate cutout
-70$ through $150
Edited by half a moon - 6/3/10 at 1:45pm
post #12184 of 19729
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Originally Posted by half a moon View Post
I'm considering a CM 690 but I need some help.

Honestly, I'd be fine with most of the cases in this forum's club threads. If it has LED and a see through side, awesome, if not, no probs. I'm only looking for the best fan number,placement, and size for my air cooling needs.

This is what I want to build:
-5850 with stock cooling
-17-930 over clocked to around 4.0GHz
-Corsair H50 with push/pull
-ASUS P6X58D-E
-G.SKILL 6GB tripple channel kit

These are the features I like:
-cable routing holes
-CPU backplate cutout
-70$ through $150
get the cm690 ii

it has better holes and stuff and can be used with larger fans
there is also the cput back cutout
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post #12185 of 19729
please add me on the list i have my CM690 II Advanced With Clear Side Window

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read the instructions on the first page
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I just finished moving over my sig rig to my new 690II Advanced. This is my first good case and it really is amazing what you get for $100. I did have some issues though:
  • CM forgot to include the case speaker, various screws, cable ties, etc. Basically if it's small they forgot it. Not a big deal but I did have to waste a good 10-15 minutes searching for spare parts around the house.
  • Shipping was pretty bad despite only one day in transit. The small box inside the case wasn't attached to anything so it was banging around the whole time. Also, the box it shipped in looks like UPS ran it over a couple times. Luckily I don't see any damage to the case though.
  • The top 140mm fan is horrible. I barely feel any air whatsoever. The front fan also is pretty bad too. While it keeps the HDD's cool I don't feel much air at all making it into the mobo area.

Despite these issues I'm still blown away by how well thought out this case is. I've only used cheap cases in the past so this was definitely a pleasure to work with. It's incredibly easy to make the insides look nice and organized even with my non-modular PSU. It also dropped my temps by 2c and that's with the stock fans. I can't imagine how it'll do when I replace the fans. Anyhow, time to go buy some better fans and the clear side panel.
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post #12188 of 19729
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Originally Posted by sgr215 View Post
I just finished moving over my sig rig to my new 690II Advanced. This is my first good case and it really is amazing what you get for $100. I did have some issues though:
  • CM forgot to include the case speaker, various screws, cable ties, etc. Basically if it's small they forgot it. Not a big deal but I did have to waste a good 10-15 minutes searching for spare parts around the house.
I didn't know that this case is supposed to come with a motherboard speaker and cable ties. But what screws were missing? I mean, is there like a check-list that this case comes with just to see if anything truly is missing?

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  • Shipping was pretty bad despite only one day in transit. The small box inside the case wasn't attached to anything so it was banging around the whole time. Also, the box it shipped in looks like UPS ran it over a couple times. Luckily I don't see any damage to the case though.
Believe it or not, this is very common. That's why Cooler Master packs these cases the way they do. :/ Yeah, they wouldn't have to if UPS/FedEx/etc. would be more careful, but they don't have time to be careful.

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  • The top 140mm fan is horrible. I barely feel any air whatsoever. The front fan also is pretty bad too. While it keeps the HDD's cool I don't feel much air at all making it into the mobo area.
This is due to air diffusion. To see what I mean, I recommend this: remove one of these fans and hold it in your hand. With it plugged in and in your hand, turn the system on and go right into the BIOS (just so that you can turn it off cold). Now feel the airflow: it will be much, much better without anything diffusing the air. But now while holding the fan in your hand, hold a fan filter on it and feel the air movement again: it dies because of the air being diffused.

This is the same effect that women prefer when adding a Diffuser to their hair dryer. They get to use the hair dryer without blowing their hair all over the place.

Therefore, if you want the full airflow of the fans without air diffusion, then it's time to modify the case.
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post #12189 of 19729
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I didn't know that this case is supposed to come with a motherboard speaker and cable ties. But what screws were missing? I mean, is there like a check-list that this case comes with just to see if anything truly is missing?
Yeah, according to the manual I should have received a ton of screws, stand offs, lock BKT parts (not sure what this is), a dozen cable ties, plastic revits for fans, and a case speaker. It's not that big of a deal but I could have used the fan revits.

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This is due to air diffusion. To see what I mean, I recommend this: remove one of these fans and hold it in your hand. With it plugged in and in your hand, turn the system on and go right into the BIOS (just so that you can turn it off cold). Now feel the airflow: it will be much, much better without anything diffusing the air. But now while holding the fan in your hand, hold a fan filter on it and feel the air movement again: it dies because of the air being diffused.

This is the same effect that women prefer when adding a Diffuser to their hair dryer. They get to use the hair dryer without blowing their hair all over the place.

Therefore, if you want the full airflow of the fans without air diffusion, then it's time to modify the case.
That makes perfect sense, thanks! The only thing I find odd is that the 120mm in back has the same grill yet I feel a decent amount of air moving when I put my hand up to it. However, with the 140mm there's so little air moving that when I turned the PC on for the first time I originally thought I forgot to plug it into the PSU until I verified it was indeed spinning. Perhaps it's just a much lower CFM? I feel so little air that if I was blind folded I'd have no idea if it was on or off.

Edit: Nevermind. Both grills look the same from far away but forgot that the top one has a really fine filter so I guess that's it. Thanks TwoCables for the good info and +rep.
Edited by sgr215 - 6/4/10 at 11:42pm
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post #12190 of 19729
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Yeah, according to the manual I should have received a ton of screws, stand offs, lock BKT parts (not sure what this is), a dozen cable ties, plastic revits for fans, and a case speaker. It's not that big of a deal but I could have used the fan revits.
Oh, then I hope Cooler Master sees this: good job, Cooler Master. Get your act together, you guys

That's just wishful thinking.

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That makes perfect sense, thanks! The only thing I find odd is that the 120mm in back has the same grill yet I feel a decent amount of air moving when I put my hand up to it. However, with the 140mm there's so little air moving that when I turned the PC on for the first time I originally thought I forgot to plug it into the PSU until I verified it was indeed spinning. Perhaps it's just a much lower CFM? I feel so little air that if I was blind folded I'd have no idea if it was on or off.

Edit: Nevermind. Both grills look the same from far away but forgot that the top one has a really fine filter so I guess that's it. Thanks TwoCables for the good info and +rep.
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