Cooler Master CM-690 Chassis - RC-690-KKN1-GP

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4.6
Overall Satisfaction
4.7
Value
4.4
Ease of Use
4.4
Performance

Mid tower case with a good amount of room inside it compared to a lot of the other mid tower cases on the market. There are five external 5 1/4 " drive bays that are all mesh covered for ventillation (there is an ventilated drive cover and mount for mounting a floppy drive in one of them but its inside the case pressed into one of the 5 1/4 drive bays). The covers have to be removed by removing the front of the case first and are a bit of the tight side so be caseful to bend the removal tabs just snough to remove them. If you bend them too far they will not return back to their normal position. A good amount of force is required to remove the front of this case but dont be aftaid .. you wont break the front. It's pretty sturdy. The internal HDD mounts are a nice touch and are mounted 90 degrees from that you may be used to. Tyey are a bit on the flimsy side so be careful and follow the directions on the included pamphlet to see how to mount them. One thing to note... because the rear power and data connections of the hdd (sata is mostly used nowadays ) are so close to the right side panel you definitely should get the data cable that has a 90 degree bend. Those makes the clearance not an issue at all. The only real odd part of the case / part that i do not really like are the power and reset switches. They are mounted almost at a 45 degree angle at the junction of the right side and front of the case. A bit inconvenient and they DO require a fair amount of force to get them to work. The three fans included do a good job although they are not silent. I have an Abit IP35 Pro with an Intel E6850 cpu and a cooler master 550 watt power supply and the internal temps run between 26 and 32 degrees celcius( idle to loaded fairly full )....not bad at all. There are also providions made for adding 5 additional fans. One additional fan in the left side panel, one under the bottom mounted power supply, two at the top rear and one on the right side panel to provide air from under the motherboard. ( nice touch ...but the botton and right side fans have to be exceptionally thin or its a no go. All in all i give this case between a 4 and 5.

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Cooler Master CM690 Case

on 6/15/2008

Mid tower case with a good amount of room inside it compared to a lot of the other mid tower cases on the market. There are five external 5 1/4 " drive bays that are all mesh covered for ventillation (there is an ventilated drive cover and mount for mounting a floppy drive in one of them but its inside the case pressed into one of the 5 1/4 drive bays). The covers have to be removed by removing the front of the case first and are a bit of the tight side so be caseful to bend the removal tabs just snough to remove them. If you bend them too far they will not return back to their normal position. A good amount of force is required to remove the front of this case but dont be aftaid .. you wont break the front. It's pretty sturdy. The internal HDD mounts are a nice touch and are mounted 90 degrees from that you may be used to. Tyey are a bit on the flimsy side so be careful and follow the directions on the included pamphlet to see how to mount them. One thing to note... because the rear power and data connections of the hdd (sata is mostly used nowadays ) are so close to the right side panel you definitely should get the data cable that has a 90 degree bend. Those makes the clearance not an issue at all. The only real odd part of the case / part that i do not really like are the power and reset switches. They are mounted almost at a 45 degree angle at the junction of the right side and front of the case. A bit inconvenient and they DO require a fair amount of force to get them to work. The three fans included do a good job although they are not silent. I have an Abit IP35 Pro with an Intel E6850 cpu and a cooler master 550 watt power supply and the internal temps run between 26 and 32 degrees celcius( idle to loaded fairly full )....not bad at all. There are also providions made for adding 5 additional fans. One additional fan in the left side panel, one under the bottom mounted power supply, two at the top rear and one on the right side panel to provide air from under the motherboard. ( nice touch ...but the botton and right side fans have to be exceptionally thin or its a no go. All in all i give this case between a 4 and 5. Read More

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Very nice case!

by A Happy Customer on 6/18/2008

The shipping was lightening fast. I used the free shipping option and it was on my doorstep in NY in 2 days! The case is a perfect size. It easily accommodates my very large OCZ Vendetta 2 cpu cooler. It holds up to 5 140mm fans. 2 on top, 1 on bottom, and 2 on side panel. I added 2 140mm Yate Loon fans on top as exhaust and 1 on the bottom as intake. The cooling and ventilation are superior. I have an e7200 cpu oc'd to 3.9Ghz with idle temps of 36c and load at 55c! My 8800gt oc'd to 750Mhz idles at 42c and full load high 50s! Buy this case. This is by far the best price I found, especially since I was able to use GCO. Read More

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Product Overview

When looking at the CM 690, it's easy to be taken in by its bold lines and superb styling. But don’t let its exterior fool you – the CM 690 is a lot more than just a pretty face.By utilizing a unique mesh design, the CM 690 effectively blends together both form and function, offering users a mid-tower chassis without compromise.

Specifications

Manufacturer Cooler Master
Mfg Part# RC-690-KKN1-GP
SKU 206177908
UPC 870423006886
UPC 14 00870423006886
Sales Rank 29954
Features
Accommodates up to seven 120 mm fans for high-efficiency ventilation
Removable HDD racks provide for easy assembly
Cable management design for better cable routing and neatness
Tool-free user-friendliness for quick maintenance and upgrade
Roomy interior supports nVIDIA G80 SLI configuration
Tech Specs
Number of External 5.25" Bays 5
Number of Internal 3.5" Bays 5
Number of Total Bays 10
Front FireWire Yes
Interfaces/Ports 2 x USB 2.0 USB Front / 2 x Audio Front / 1 x IEEE 1394 FireWire Front / 1 x eSATA Front
Front USB Yes
Product Name CM-690 Chassis
Manufacturer Part Number RC-690-KKN1-GP
Brand Name Cooler Master
Manufacturer Cooler Master Co., Ltd
Manufacturer Website Address www.coolermaster-usa.com
Product Model CM-690
Product Type System Cabinet
Number of Expansion Slots 7
Weight 21.61 lb
Color Black
Dimensions 19" Height x 8.39" Width x 20.65" Depth
Motherboard Support ATX / Micro ATX
Form Factor Mid-tower
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