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My brother says that the CM-690 is bad and super small so he was like you should've gotten this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811166014

He also said that the smaller it is, it will get hotter faster.
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What one gets based on appearance is one thing...
But size does matter to some degree when it comes to cooling, but the case fan config relative to size and volume of fans is the key!
    
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I think that transformer case is ugly. And there are plenty of guys here on OCn that use the 690 with no problems.

As Duke said, your fan configuration is the key. If you have a small case with good ventilation compared to a large case with poor ventilation, the smaller one will be cooler.
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post #4 of 7
The CM 690 may be smaller, but it looks better IMHO, and is built better, than that Sunbeam case. If you want a Full Tower Case that will be way better than your 690, you're going to have to pay way more than you did for your 690. The 690 is a great case in its own right, and you won't be disappointed.
    
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post #5 of 7
Sunbeam's front intake fan can't move really any air because obstacles on both side, 8cm fans don't have good airflow/noise ratio.
And that bundled PSU is useless junk.
Now did I miss anything...
Edited by EsaT - 6/22/08 at 1:55am
post #6 of 7
yes, its awfully hideous... seriously, that transformer case is not even in the same league as the 690... its just a riced out dragon, the 690 has room for 7 120mm fans, holes for cable management, and i'm sure the build quality is much higher as well. full towers are better than mids, don't get me wrong, but just not that one...
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post #7 of 7
you can buy the 690 from buy.com for only $80 shipped!! if you have never used google checkout than it will only be $70


http://www.buy.com/prod/cooler-maste...206177908.html
    
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