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CM690 vs antec900

Poll Results: Better Case?

Poll expired: Oct 17, 2008  
  • 38% (21)
    Antec 900
  • 61% (33)
    Cooler Master 690
54 Total Votes  
post #1 of 29
Thread Starter 
your opinion guys?

of these two cases.
i'm sure everyone can think of others that are better, but just stay on these two.

i like the CM690's ability to have 7 120mm fans,
but i also like the antec 900's huge 200mm exhaust fan on the top.
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post #2 of 29
Antec 900 just my personal pref. of the 2, the 690 looks a little cheap imo.
    
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post #3 of 29
I have the 690 and my brother has the 900. We both really like the 690, sturdy build, nice quality, and the cable management is so easy and looks great. His 900 gets super dusty really fast too, due to no venting like the 690(not a bad thing), but he has to blow his computer out often. One plus of the 900 is the little tray on top, I wish the 690 had something like that. The 690's power and reset buttons are awkward at first, but after using them they are great.The whole space it has behind the motherboard for cable routing is nice and you can fit another fan behind there. It has plenty of room for pretty much any cooling, and good airflow. It also isn't very loud with the stock fans(which aren't bad). Overall, I like the 690 better and it was the best deal I got for my computer at about 75$. Not sure what the prices are now.
post #4 of 29
Do we really have to keep having this argument? Between the two its all personal prefernece, both are top notch coolers, both have their cult followings, both are a good choice... end of story

I like A900 by the way.
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post #5 of 29
sig rig gives my answer
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sig rig gives my answer
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post #7 of 29
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Antec 900 just my personal pref. of the 2, the 690 looks a little cheap imo.
how does it look cheap? it's CM brand, not raidmax or some crap. Both Antec and CM make quality products.

However i love my 690 and can't wait for the CM V8 CPU cooler to come out.

If u plan to mod, check my sig for my build log on my 690.
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post #8 of 29
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how does it look cheap? it's CM brand, not raidmax or some crap. Both Antec and CM make quality products.

However i love my 690 and can't wait for the CM V8 CPU cooler to come out.

If u plan to mod, check my sig for my build log on my 690.

I said a little cheap.

Plastic HD cages look cheap, plastic on 5.25" bays looks cheap as well IMHO.
    
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post #9 of 29
So guys, im in the same predicament, i am not planning on modding, but would like the highest quality and best cooling available, which one?
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post #10 of 29
Thread Starter 
so they are about equal.

i'm sure we've come to this conclusion many times.

BUT the antec900 $120 while the CM690 is $80
both on newegg.

the CM690 is probably less expensive due to the plastic HD cages and 5.25" bays?
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