Reviews and Problems with Cooler Master CM 690 II Advanced (RC-692A)
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Cooler Master 690 II Advanced
30 March 2010
Excerpt: The Cooler Master 690 II Advanced is the ambitious sequel to the 690, the popular mid-tower chassis of a few years ago. If you’ve seen a Cooler Master mid-tower lately, much of the 690 II’s internals will be familiar to you.
Pros: "X-Data" port on top; CPU cutout, cable-routing holes and tie-downs.
Cons: No room for 12-inch videocards unless you remove the lower four hard drive bays.
Excerpt: 3 Flares 3 Flares × After the success of the original Cooler Master CM 690 II it is no great surprise that they have released a new and improved version. The reason for the success of the 690 II is that Cooler Master were able to fit full tower features into a mid tower chassis while maintaining a...
Conclusion: As cases go, the 690 II Advanced is pretty good at what it does: It’s a big case with plenty of room for appropriate cable management and sorting out the correct airflow. The manufacturers thought ahead and strategically placed hooks/tabs for cable ties as well.
Pros: Amazing cooling, All-black interior, Plenty of space, Good cable routing
Cons: Backwards HDD bays, Loud fans, Difficult to remove top grill