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Which one of the two is better? They're both $90 and they fit my budget perfectly.
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post #2 of 12
Tempest Evo holds 8 HDDs in 2 rail cages, has clearance for long GPUs, has better airflow, comes with 6 fans stock.

CM 690II has arguably better build quality and a top mounted dock.
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post #3 of 12
both are great, i like the Tempest EVO's looks better though
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Originally Posted by djk11 View Post
Tempest Evo holds 8 HDDs in 2 rail cages, has clearance for long GPUs, has better airflow, comes with 6 fans stock.

CM 690II has arguably better build quality and a top mounted dock.
What is the top mounted dock for? HDD?

If that's so, then I don't really need that.

Why is the airflow worse on the 690 if it can support like 10 fans?
Edited by woodyfly - 2/11/11 at 3:33pm
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post #5 of 12
I have personally worked with both and I think the Tempest Evo is considerably better, not by any major aspects but by the looks and feel mainly. The 690 has slightly worse cable management due to lacking more holes in the mobo tray but its got a good amount of space between between the side and the mobo tray to make up for that. The evo has great airflow even with stock fans versus how the 690 came. my vote is for the Tempest evo
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What is the top mounted dock for? HDD?

If that's so, then I don't really need that.
Yeah its an eSATA dock for an HDD, also comes with an adapter for SSD.

You get more with the Tempest Evo and I agree about it looking better than the 690 but thats more personal taste.
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post #7 of 12
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Evo tempest it is.

All fans included is nice because they can be pretty costly
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post #8 of 12
I just got my CM 690 II advanced today and I must say it's quality. Comes with three fans, and fit my NH d14 and a 6950 so it's big enough to handle the larger items without being a monster case.
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post #9 of 12
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I just got my CM 690 II advanced today and I must say it's quality. Comes with three fans, and fit my NH d14 and a 6950 so it's big enough to handle the larger items without being a monster case.
Great! Happy for you!

How are the temps?
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Great! Happy for you!

How are the temps?
The temps are 2C higher then my previous case. But this is due to not having all of my fans installed. I have 4 fans incomming later in the week. I'm sure my temps will be much cooler. I also went ahead and pulled the trigger on the windowed case side you can buy for the 690 II.
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