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NZXT Tempest Evo vs Coolermaster 690 Advance II

Poll Results: Which case do you like more?

 
  • 75% (6)
    Coolermaster 690 Advance II
  • 25% (2)
    NZXT Tempest Evo
8 Total Votes  
post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
So I'm pretty sure this has been questioned before but right now I just want a straight poll and discussion on which case you people feel is superior.
Both cases are the same price and share many similar features so I though this ought to be interesting .
I personally like the Tempest Evo more due to its styling and that's the tiebreaker for me .
EDIT:
NOTE: I'm not planning to buy either of these cases I'm plenty happy with my Phantom, just asking for people's opinions
Edited by shuojinz - 3/15/11 at 7:12pm
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post #2 of 8
I have the 690II advanced now and love it. Only thing that I didnt like was the 690II doesnt come with a cleaner side panel.
The removable HDD cage on the 690II is nice to have. Also, HDD's install from the side.
Edited by BigFrank - 3/15/11 at 7:03pm
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post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by BigFrank View Post
I have the 690II advanced now and love it. Only thing that I didnt like was the 690II doesnt come with a cleaner side panel.
The removable HDD cage on the 690II is nice to have. Also, HDD's install from the side.
Cool . Let me ask you do you use the vga holder/support accessory?
If you did happen to try it, how well does it work?
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post #4 of 8
I can't speak for the Tempest Evo but I owned a CM 690 II Advanced for a good while and it was a delight to work with and offered an amazing number of features for it's price point.

That being said, you can't miss with either case. I believe the Evo comes with more fans in it's stock configuration. If you like it's styling more you'll do great by choosing it .
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post #5 of 8
To be honest, it's just a matter of self-preference. But If I were you, I'd go with the 690 II Adv. Best case for it's price, tons of features, tons of air cooling potential, can fit 3 240mm rads without any modding, and the hot swap feature will be very useful (at least for me, cause I need a hot swap bay)
    
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post #6 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by shuojinz View Post
Cool . Let me ask you do you use the vga holder/support accessory?
If you did happen to try it, how well does it work?
No I dont use it and havent tried it. The rear bracket does a very good job at keeping my long GPU steady. No issues with that.
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post #7 of 8
Thread Starter 
Hey guys I'm not looking to buy a case lol (updated the original post) I just want people's opinions.
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post #8 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by shuojinz View Post
Hey guys I'm not looking to buy a case lol (updated the original post) I just want people's opinions.
lol! you know you want one bro!
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