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Poll Results: 690II Adv Vs Define R3

 
  • 69% (23)
    690II Adv
  • 30% (10)
    Define R3
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post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
Which one guys, I know i had another thread about a week ago but my budget dropped and these are the 2 cases i shortlisted


Thanks guys
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post #2 of 14
690 II, hands down.

Also, have a look at this thread.
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post #3 of 14
Thread Starter 
Yea Read that thread
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post #4 of 14
Cm 690 II adv, its the best choice for this budget. I have it and its great
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post #5 of 14
I've had a lot of cases over the years, but the 690II is the best designed case I've used yet.
That includes more expensive cases such as the Stacker and a couple Lian-Li models. It offers a lot of value for the price, and it's very adaptable for various fan layouts, water cooling setups, etc.
Often on sale, I've seen it advertised for less than 70 bucks.
Edited by DerComissar - 3/12/11 at 9:35am
    
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post #6 of 14
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Originally Posted by Behemoth777 View Post
690 II, hands down.

Also, have a look at this thread.
The thread is one experience. To discount the R3 because of that is somewhat unfair. I think the R3 would preform better if you adopted a H50/70 CPU cooler.
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post #7 of 14
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Originally Posted by grassh0ppa View Post
The thread is one experience. To discount the R3 because of that is somewhat unfair. I think the R3 would preform better if you adopted a H50/70 CPU cooler.
But why limit yourself to using an H50/70 if you don't need/want to?
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post #8 of 14
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Originally Posted by grassh0ppa View Post
The thread is one experience. To discount the R3 because of that is somewhat unfair. I think the R3 would preform better if you adopted a H50/70 CPU cooler.
That case doesnt have good fans/airflow.. nor doesnt have "watercooling" ready in mind.. SOOO what do you get in the end?!?!?

If you like the case its ok, its your taste, enjoy it; but otherwise is not exactly a smart choice
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post #9 of 14
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Originally Posted by Lettuceman View Post
But why limit yourself to using an H50/70 if you don't need/want to?
You wouldn't have to... But to improve airflow you'd probably need to upgrade the rear exhaust fan as it only pushes out 40 CFM. Opening up the top and sticking 2 fans up there would help if you decided to go for air cooling.
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post #10 of 14
As I said in my thread, I LOVE the Define R3, it's a beautiful case, but speaking from EXPERIENCE, it's not a good idea for a high performance, high heat setup. Your rig WILL get toasty in there.

It's been suggested to me numerous times I should've bought more fans and upgraded the stock ones. But it was an £85 case, I think it's ridiculous to have to spend more money to get decent performance out of it.

CM 690 hands down.
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