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post #11 of 25
CM 690 II is better. It fixes the annoyances of the original 690 and has better cable management and hard drive cage than the 300 Illusion.

The only bad things I can really say about the 690 II are the filters and the motherboard cutout. The quickest way to clean the filters is to pop off the bezel and blow it out with an air compressor. The motherboard cutout is too small so the CPU backplate cannot be installed on all motherboards.
post #12 of 25
I like the original CM690 than the CM 690 II ( Find the cable management holes inconvenient if I am not using them )

The CM case is much better than the Antec 300 Illusion.
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post #13 of 25
I have the 690 and the 690II. They are both amazing cases. Get the 690 over the 300.
post #14 of 25
CM 690 II is a great case. Room for two dual 120 mm radiators is the reason I bought it.
 
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post #15 of 25
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Originally Posted by Faksnima;12000846 
I just bought the 690 II Advanced at Frys (B&M) for $55 after $20 MIR. I thought for the money, it really couldn't be beat. The rebate expires today and it's brick and mortar only...the only store has it for $69.99 after rebate.

So If I were to go to frys right now I could get the same deal?
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post #16 of 25
Yes, you can get the same deal. The mail in rebate expires today! Anaheim is sold out, I think there's five left in fountain valley and 14ish at city of industry. I'm not familiar w/ the other stores pricing.
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post #17 of 25
I use the CM 690 II Advanced:

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I love it. I'm actually able to fit more in this case then in my previous one, and that was a full tower.
post #18 of 25
All of the Antec 300 cases are meant to be lower end than where the CM 690 II aims.

It may also depend on what you are looking for in a case. The Cooler Master is chock full of features and is great for water cooling. The Antec is more compact and simpler to build, and is better for a LAN party rig as it is smaller and significantly lighter.
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post #19 of 25
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post #20 of 25
Hi,

CM690 II Adv.

Paid a little more than they are now but real good case.

Have modded quite a bit but with a little planning and work can
be turned into a case costing two or three times more.

Open up back plate opening.
Cut out rear fan opening grill for big 120.
Remove bottom cage framing for Rad and cut out grill for 240.
Mod top for another big 240 rad.
Cut out 7th slot slightly for double wide card in bottom slot.
Three Rads for 600.3 cooling in (Mid size) case not to shabby.
Plus: Inside already painted.
Top 240 going in now.

Dremel or cutting wheel time 1 hour after planning for all of it.
A keeper;)

Later:D
Edited by Irocing - 1/13/11 at 6:26pm
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