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post #19231 of 19729
Finally got around to getting my side panel cut out and I'd like to think it turned out nicely. All I need now is a rubber grommet for the rough edges and a fresh coat of paint and I'll be set. I don't plan to add a Plexiglass window any time soon. I like the open air aspect of no glass. Check it out, it should be done tomorrow. thumb.gif

post #19232 of 19729
I haven't seen the Centurion, but this CM 690 is one of the heaviest and sturdiest cases I have ever owned.
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Random image off Google because unfortunately I don't have any pics of mine readily available. Little more different than I thought but still very similar. The side panels were just very flimsy and warp-able on the 590. Also it was almost impossible to run the 20/24pin mobo cable behind the tray and get the side panel on. Not sure how they pulled it off in that picture. Still was my first "real" case and for the price (think paid like $50-60 or so) it was pretty good. Think I snapped one of the PCI tool free things too rolleyes.gif

Guess the extra price of the 690 got you better build quality and materials for the most part.

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Random image off Google because unfortunately I don't have any pics of mine readily available. Little more different than I thought but still very similar. The side panels were just very flimsy and warp-able on the 590. Also it was almost impossible to run the 20/24pin mobo cable behind the tray and get the side panel on. Not sure how they pulled it off in that picture. Still was my first "real" case and for the price (think paid like $50-60 or so) it was pretty good. Think I snapped one of the PCI tool free things too rolleyes.gif

Guess the extra price of the 690 got you better build quality and materials for the most part.

I agree that the tool free PCI hardware was designed very poorly, but it seems to be the same on the 690. I have completely removed all of that stuff because I couldn't get it to properly secure my GTX 560 ti.

Glad to finally see another Houston local on Overclock.net. WE need to keep each other posted on all the good local deals. If you ever need anything or have any questions, I live near 1960 and I-45 and you can PM me for my phone number or email.

post #19235 of 19729
Here is where my rig now stands, fairly happy with the colour scheme too!

post #19236 of 19729
Hi guys,

I am looking at a few cases and the 690 III is on my short list of cases. I have a few questions I'd like to ask and I do apologize if these questions have already been asked in this thread a million times, but I would like to know a few things about the case before a potential purchase.

The following questions are only for you 690 III owners.

1. How would you classify the build quality of the case?

2. If you own the windowed version, does the window feel flimsy?

3. Does the front 200mm fan push a decent amount of air into the case?

4. Are the fans loud?

5. Does the case have any vibration issues?

6. Do the dust filters do a good job keeping the dust out?

7. If I decided to add more fans, what would you guys recommend?

If I get this case, I would only be air-cooling it as I do not plan to over-clock my CPU.

Thanks in advance, guys! I really do appreciate your time!
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I am not exactly a 693 owner but I guess because I do reviews for CM I can chime in a bit

1) Tank.
3) Decent? If they are the xtraflo fans, maybe. It's better than the others that's for sure
4) No.
5) AFAIK, no.
6) somewhat.
7) Definitely not corsair. Try a CM Jetflo 120
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I am not exactly a 693 owner but I guess because I do reviews for CM I can chime in a bit

1) Tank.
3) Decent? If they are the xtraflo fans, maybe. It's better than the others that's for sure
4) No.
5) AFAIK, no.
6) somewhat.
7) Definitely not corsair. Try a CM Jetflo 120

That was quick! Thank you very much for your input.

If I get the case, I would most likely also be getting at least a couple more for the top as exhaust fans, or get another 200mm for the top as exhaust.

Again, thank you very much.
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That was quick! Thank you very much for your input.

If I get the case, I would most likely also be getting at least a couple more for the top as exhaust fans, or get another 200mm for the top as exhaust.

Again, thank you very much.
I suggest not getting a 200. (Does it even fit?) Get another 120 as VRM area intake. And yes, if it doesn't have a top filter get one
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I suggest not getting a 200. (Does it even fit?) Get another 120 as VRM area intake. And yes, if it doesn't have a top filter get one

Yes, according to the specs the top can take two 120/140mm fans or one 200mm fan. Was thinking the bigger fan would move more air and be quieter.
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