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Originally Posted by Dorito Bandit View Post

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!


As I have only water cooled I can only really answer 1, 2, 5 & 6.

1. The build quality is great. No sharp edges or missing threads etc.

2. The window is also nice and sturdy. Really nicely made.

5. No vibration I have experienced, but I also have not used any of the hard drive trays either.

6. They seem to do what is needed.

I hope this helps, and sorry but I have very little experience with air cooling PCs.
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post #19243 of 19729
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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.
Move more air? No.
1) Only across a larger surface
2) there aren't any decent 200mm fans.
3) If you use the 200mm fan as exhaust you're robbing the rest of the system from airflow. Negative pressure. No good.
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For those of you with the CM 690 III, how much room is there to mount a radiator at the top of the case? I currently have the storm trooper and even the thinnest radiator I can find interferes with the 8 pin power cable. Also, does anyone know if there are plans to sell the case without the cooler? I have no need for it and I am sure its making the case more expensive.
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Originally Posted by yanks8981 View Post

For those of you with the CM 690 III, how much room is there to mount a radiator at the top of the case? I currently have the storm trooper and even the thinnest radiator I can find interferes with the 8 pin power cable. Also, does anyone know if there are plans to sell the case without the cooler? I have no need for it and I am sure its making the case more expensive.
What do you mean without the cooler?
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post #19246 of 19729
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Originally Posted by DaveLT View Post

What do you mean without the cooler?

The 690 II is 90 bucks, where this one is basically a revision and its 120. It has to be because the cooler comes with it:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119289
post #19247 of 19729
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Originally Posted by yanks8981 View Post

The 690 II is 90 bucks, where this one is basically a revision and its 120. It has to be because the cooler comes with it:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119289
Well they are bundling a 120V for 30$, just buy the CM 693 and sell the 120V for near retail price tongue.gif
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post #19248 of 19729
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Originally Posted by yanks8981 View Post

For those of you with the CM 690 III, how much room is there to mount a radiator at the top of the case? I currently have the storm trooper and even the thinnest radiator I can find interferes with the 8 pin power cable. Also, does anyone know if there are plans to sell the case without the cooler? I have no need for it and I am sure its making the case more expensive.



I measured approx 70mm to the top of the motherboard. More space if your MB is setup different.

Note this is total space, so rad and fans must fit with in it.

Hope it helps thumb.gif
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Finally got around to mounting a cover for my HDD cage that I do not use and have recently removed. I'm very pleased with the way it turned out. I absolutely hated looking at the flimsy plastic HDD mounting caddies.
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