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I think the choice is quite clear. The CM 690 is your destiny.
ROFL

I agree with him, if you really cant get a 900

coolermaster are such wonderfully built cases if you dont want the finesse of the 900.
    
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I'd probably take the 590 out of the two. Antec 300 is nice, but they don't include fans that seem like they should just be included i.e. front intakes. Also something like a xigmatek 1283 doesn't fit, my friend tried and failed. I'm not sure about the 590 though, research on the width might help you out with that.

In my opinion though, if you want quality don't cheapen out. It's hard to find a good solid feeling case for under $100 because they have to use cheaper materials to keep cost down. I would say put out a little bit yourself and look into a lian li. There's a few for under $100 if you want a case that is more for function than form (not that they make ugly cases). btw lian li also uses very nice solid aluminum, not that cheap 30 dollar case kind.
If the Antec 300 won't fit a HDT-S1283, it is out because I just bought one and I'm not interested in purchasing another heatsink. Also, I know about Lian Li quality, as I have a Rocketfish currently, which is just a rebranded Lian Li.

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After looking at the Antec 300, I realized that the CM 690 is far better in many, many ways. I'd list all the ways it's superior, but you can see for yourself by just comparing them at Newegg.

Antec 300 at Newegg: $74.94 after shipping.

CM 690 at Provantage: $76.85 after shipping.

I think the choice is quite clear. The CM 690 is your destiny.
I'm not really fond of the way the HDDs are mounted in the 690, nor am I fond of the the location and such of the power switch. Is their any real reason (in terms of quality or space) that I should choose the 690 over the 590?

Once again, thanks all
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post #23 of 42
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I'm not really fond of the way the HDDs are mounted in the 690, nor am I fond of the the location and such of the power switch. Is their any real reason (in terms of quality or space) that I should choose the 690 over the 590?

Once again, thanks all
The 690 has a fan hole at the bottom
The 690 has 5 5 1/4 in drive bays, while the 590 has 9
as you said the 690 has the hard drive sleds with the 120mm built infront of it
the biggest difference is how the front drive bays are arranged and then the front ports and switches
from newegg 690 is $30 more
590
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post #24 of 42
Hmm. I like how the HDD's are mounted for 2 reasons. Removing them or adding them is made so much easier by this design. Actually, with this case, I finally enjoy installing HDD's. Just stick it in the plastic HDD rack, and then slide it in until it kinda locks in place. There is nothing I dislike about the way they're mounted.

It comes with three 120mm fans instead of just two.

It's prettier.

Centurion 590 at Newegg: $78.98 after shipping.

CM 690 at Provantage: $76.85 after shipping.

Centurion 590 at Provantage: $69.21 after shipping.

For just $7.64 more, why not?
Edited by TwoCables - 1/3/09 at 8:51am
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post #25 of 42
Stop looking at Newegg. Provantage has the best prices on both the 590 and 690.

Edit: If you shop at www.provantage.com for the Centurion 590 and the CM 690 (or use Google Shopping), you'll save a LOT of money. I bought my CM 690 from them, and I am happy with their service.
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post #26 of 42
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I'll think about it, the 690 is definitely looking more and more interesting. It is definitely between the 590 and the 690 now; I'm leaning towards the 690. I'll talk to the friend that is supposed to be buying/trading for my Rocketfish, and try and confirm with him.
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I'll think about it, the 690 is definitely looking more and more interesting. It is definitely between the 590 and the 690 now; I'm leaning towards the 690. I'll talk to the friend that is supposed to be buying/trading for my Rocketfish, and try and confirm with him.

y not the antec 900? it seems to suit all your needs perfectly with an awesome hard drive mounting system! If you dont like it thats cool but plese let us know why as youve been ignoring the idea all thread...
    
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y not the antec 900? it seems to suit all your needs perfectly with an awesome hard drive mounting system! If you dont like it thats cool but plese let us know why as youve been ignoring the idea all thread...
Oh, that's because it's way beyond his price range.
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thats fair enough, he just never said that cos i still reckon hes better off saving for a bit longer and grabing one/ not eating for a week then he'll lose weight at the same time

god i have great ideas
    
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It's true that he never said so, but his OP contains his budget.
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