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Is the 690 hard to open?

post #1 of 35
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I've read a few reviews on it using the reviews provided on Cooler Master's website, and most of them mention how "very difficult" it is to remove the side panel.

Are they right? How difficult do you think it is?

Are there cases out there that are really easy to open and also offer a reasonable price of under $70 (regular price) I like the features of the 690, but if opening the side panel is a hassle, then I want to see if I can find a comparable one with a side panel that's easy to remove.

Any recommendations? Also, any thoughts on the 690 concerning this?
post #2 of 35
hmmm that is definetly not a reason not to buy a case
    
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post #3 of 35
To open it, you must be able to bench 200lbs, solve 8 Sudoki puzzles in under an hour, type 200WPM, and must be able to juggle.... knives.
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post #4 of 35
Mine isnt hard to take off... but what is hard to take off is the front panel, just for the first time though.
post #5 of 35
It take a little strength to open sometimes but that's not a reason not to get a case .
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post #6 of 35
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hmmm that is definetly not a reason not to buy a case
Well, it might be.
post #7 of 35
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Hmm. I need more convincing.
post #8 of 35
Taking an extra 5LBs of force to open a case is a terrible reason not to buy one IMHO... My friend has one, I think it's a nice case, I much prefer it over the antec 900.
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post #9 of 35
The side panels are not hard. The top panel takes alittle time. And the front panel you need to be brave. You wont break anything if you pull it right the first time.
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post #10 of 35
so if you found these cookies that rocked your socks of but the package was a little tough to get open you just wouldnt eat them?
    
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