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Poll Results: Better Case?

Poll expired: Oct 17, 2008  
  • 38% (21)
    Antec 900
  • 61% (33)
    Cooler Master 690
54 Total Votes  
post #21 of 29
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Originally Posted by aecker22 View Post
I'm pretty sure the size isn't true. I have my brothers and I cases(900 and 690) sitting on the same table, and my 690 is a bit larger..
My exgilfriend had a 690 and when we LANed my cases was slightly bigger, i guess its an opinion based on size.

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Originally Posted by mrtn400 View Post
I have both an A900 and a CM690, and I like the CM690 a lot better.

It feels like it's built better, and also I didn't need to mod the hell out of it to get some half-decent cable management. Plus the CM690 has a lot more room in general.

I can't really compare the noise though, my A900 has 7xSY1225SL12SH's (110CFM 38dBa), and my CM690 has stock fans plus two of the old A900 fans, all on their lowest settings.
I did alright cable managment without holes in my 900, it looks better now that i added them but you can route them well to where it has 0 effect on temp if you have the holes or not. Nor did the holes take any effort, 2 sizes of hole saws and 4 total holes, simpe.
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post #22 of 29
Agree with blind, the CM 690 does look cheap. The buttons on the case is not as solid as the Antec 900. The look of it is cheap, it is a better case inside but a worse case outside
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post #23 of 29
CM 690. just compare the club sizes CM 690 > Antec 900
 
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post #24 of 29
wow close, both awesome cases without a doubt
post #25 of 29
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Originally Posted by Sgtbash View Post
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?
The CM 690 hands down for cooling. I own one but it isn't modded at all except for the removal of the honeycomb stuff on the top where the 2 top fans are located. I used to only use Antec cases for my builds until I bought a CM case a few years ago.
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post #26 of 29
I've worked with both cases, the a900 was cramped inside and got dusty a lot. I prefer my Cm690, but get whatever you think looks nicer and can afford.
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post #27 of 29
I like the idea of the Antec, hows that. I hate the cable management, the small size, inside is a lot smaller (or feels like it). I have built rigs in both and if those were my two choice it would be another CM690.
    
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post #28 of 29
Would filters work well to cut down on dust?
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post #29 of 29
I would go antec 900
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