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post #8401 of 19729
what do you 690 boys think of this case?

http://www.overclock.net/computer-ca...56k-death.html
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post #8402 of 19729
looks good
i like the xig dark knight
but i prefer the cm690 front
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post #8403 of 19729
thats what i like, an open mind. i was expecting flame wars: the flame strikes back.

i dont really think there is much difference tbh, both very nice cases. i love some of the modded 690's on here.
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post #8404 of 19729
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Originally Posted by JMT668 View Post
thats what i like, an open mind. i was expecting flame wars: the flame strikes back.

i dont really think there is much difference tbh, both very nice cases. i love some of the modded 690's on here.
hehe, i aint no flamer
but ye, i like both cases. Only thing i prefer the 690 above the midgard is the front i guess, and the name o/c
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post #8405 of 19729
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Originally Posted by JMT668 View Post
what do you 690 boys think of this case?

http://www.overclock.net/computer-ca...56k-death.html
690 boys and girls

Looking at those pics, the Xigmatek Midgard looks a lot like the 690.

The motherboard tray is better than the 690 IMO because of the access to a backplate, I like the open grill next to the HDs, which the 690 doesn't have. They're so similar though, that I have to wonder how much of a hand Cooler Master had in creating the Midgard, or is Xigmatek somehow affiliated with Cooler Master? I mean, it's basically a 690.

However, I'm now reading reviews of the Midgard and just got a good look at the hard drive trays. They're almost the same as on the Antec BQE, and they are my favorite hard drive trays of all time. Way better sound isolation than on the 690.

And I keep my tower on the floor, so top power button is also a plus.

And it's got more cuts to run cables from the PSU through to the backside of the case.

I may have to pick up a Midgard! (Heresy, I know). It looks like 690 2.0.

Sadly, I could only find 2 or 3 retailers that sell it, and all of them are the side window version, which I wouldn't want.

(I'm the one that's gonna get flamed now, not you JMT668.)
Edited by coelacanth - 10/7/09 at 1:13pm
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post #8406 of 19729
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Originally Posted by coelacanth View Post
690 boys and girls

Looking at those pics, the Xigmatek Midgard looks a lot like the 690.

The motherboard tray is better than the 690 IMO because of the access to a backplate, I like the open grill next to the HDs, which the 690 doesn't have. They're so similar though, that I have to wonder how much of a hand Cooler Master had in creating the Midgard, or is Xigmatek somehow affiliated with Cooler Master? I mean, it's basically a 690.

However, I'm now reading reviews of the Midgard and just got a good look at the hard drive trays. They're almost the same as on the Antec BQE, and they are my favorite hard drive trays of all time. Way better sound isolation than on the 690.

And I keep my tower on the floor, so top power button is also a plus.

And it's got more cuts to run cables from the PSU through to the backside of the case.

I may have to pick up a Midgard! (Heresy, I know). It looks like 690 2.0.

Sadly, I could only find 2 or 3 retailers that sell it, and all of them are the side window version, which I wouldn't want.

(I'm the one that's gonna get flamed now, not you JMT668.)
if you want your power button on the top you could always do this:








Edited by Bastiaan_NL - 10/7/09 at 1:49pm
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post #8407 of 19729
haha some people are capable of that. I'm afraid that I don't have the skill or tools to do this. (My dremel just exploded!)

I use Raptor 10K RPM HDs, so my main gripe with the 690 was the sound isolation for the Raptors (As I said in the post where I joined the 690 club) it's not very good. Not to mention I end up scratching my HDs with the metal pins in the 690 plastic trays. I've used those HD trays before (from the Midgard, the Antec BQE uses those), and the Raptors are nearly silent and don't get scratched.

I was thinking of modding my 690 to be able to accommodate my Antec hard drive trays, but now I don't need to.

Unfortunately I can't find the Midgard anywhere without the side window.
Edit:
Found a spot with the normal, non-window door:
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Xigma...-Holes-w-o-PSU
Edited by coelacanth - 10/7/09 at 4:20pm
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post #8408 of 19729
so you are going to leave us for that case? ....
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post #8409 of 19729
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Originally Posted by Bastiaan_NL View Post
so you are going to leave us for that case? ....
hahaha no, I'm not going to cheat on the 690 and leave her for another case.

I love the 690, it's still my favorite case, and it's sexier than the Midgard, with it's flowing chromed plastic accents.

Here are some pics of mine

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post #8410 of 19729
ah, nice to hear
and some nice pics too!
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