Reviews and Problems with Cooler Master CM 690 II Advanced (RC-692A)
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14 May 2010
Excerpt: I am sort of ashamed to say it, but I missed out on grabbing a CM 690 the first time they released onto the market. At that time I had still to figure out that a case really can be more than a place to house components. From what I can gather from hanging out around forums is that the original version was a highly rated addition by most people who owned them.
Conclusion: Cooler Master has done a great job at revising the aging CM 690 into an exciting new product. The new case doesn't only look a lot better but also adds great new features like the external HDD docking station and a bracket for installing solid state disk. The spacious CM 690 II Advanced will satisfy you, it provides enough working room and enables you to tuck away cables to create a clean look.
Summary: Final Thoughts
After looking at the improvements Cooler Master has made to the original CM 690, the CM 690 II is a winner in my book. The CM 690 was a great case, but needed updated. Cooler Master has done this in great fashion by adding the all black interior, better cooling system, more room for extra fans, better hard drive bays, better tool-less systems and an overall better look.
Pros: Great overhaul to the original CM 690 case, XDock and eSATA ports on top of the case, 3 included fans, All toolless systems work perfectly
Conclusion: Although our rating and final score are made to be as objective as possible, please be advised that every author perceives these factors differently at different points in time. While we do our best to ensure that all aspects of the product are considered, there are often times unforeseen market conditions and manufacturer changes which occur after publication that would render our rating obsolete.
Pros: Outstanding cooling potential for overclocked systems, SATA X-Dock feature (on Advanced) allows convenient external media, 11.96" Video card / 6.96" CPU cooler clearance, Motherboard tray cut-out for CPU cooler back-plate removal, Eleven fan locations for optimal airflow (include back of motherboard), Two locations for liquid-cooling radiators, Convenient top-mounted I/O panel with audio input and eSATA, Anti-vibration rubber case feet and pads for all drives, Tall mi...
Cons: No sound dampening material, May be too tall for any location other than floor, Expansion card retaining latches incompatible on some video cards, Heavy-weight steel product
Summary: Cooler Master 690 II Advanced Case is one of the very best mid-tower cases on the market. It has attractive styling, black in and out, lots of fans, dust filters, plenty of drive bays, cable management holes, space for 220 radiators, fits 12" (30cm) long video cards and much more.
Conclusion: Das CM 690 II Advanced ist ein würdiges Upgrade für das schon erfolgreiche CM 690. Viele sinnvolle Neuerungen, eine TOP-Verarbeitungsqualität, passendes Platzangebot im Innenraum, I/O Panel mit SATA Dockstation, Öffnungen im Mainboard-Tray zur Kabelverlegung, Wasserkühlungsoption und und und… Die Kühlung passt auch – wir würden aber empfehlen zusätzliche Lüfter zu verbauen, wenn ein High-End-System zum Einsatz kommt.
Summary: Il CM 690 II è il primo case di Cooler Master che abbiamo avuto modo di recensire dopo molto tempo, e siamo rimasti piacevolmente sorpresi di come il produttore sia riuscito a realizzare un prodotto molto valido mantenendo un prezzo così basso. Il prodotto è ben realizzato, con una struttura in acciaio robusta e finiture di livello superiore alla media di categoria. Gli spazi interni sono veramente molto ampi ed in grado di soddisfare gli utenti più esigenti.