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Armor+ MX vs. Apollo vs. CM690

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I am putting together half of a gaming rig with my Christmas money. I am torn between these three cases. For me picking out the case is the hardest part. I am thinking I am leaning towards the Nvidia Edition of the 690 since I am getting nvidia based hardware.

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If you have ever owned one of these cases tell me what you think =]
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I would definitely go with the CM690 its very roomy for a mid tower case and it has excellent cooling because of the number of fans it has. It also has some tool free features.

And if i might suggest another case, maybe the Lian Li pc-f7 it like the cm690 but a bit smaller and IMO looks better.
    
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I would get the side window piece for the 690 if i get it, because I am a fan of side windows. So that subtracts a fan from my rig if I do that.
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I would get the side window piece for the 690 if i get it, because I am a fan of side windows. So that subtracts a fan from my rig if I do that.
Yes it does, but it should not be a problem because there are plenty already
    
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There would be three 120mm fans with the side window?
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Im buying a new case soon aswell and the NVIDIA Edition CM690 and Armor+ MX are the 2 cases i cant decide between... lol

Im probs leaning towards the Armor because it looks ace and gets good reviews

If i had the room id get a Cosmos S but they are just too big
Edited by wiggy2k7 - 12/17/08 at 7:44pm
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CM 690 nuff said.
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I think I would choose the CM 690, because of its excellent build quality and internal layout.
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