Summary: Keep Your Cool CoolerMaster or CM as it’s commonly referred to, enjoys the patronage of enthusiasts thanks largely to their attractive STACKER and COSMOS cabinets, which fall in the upper echelon of the desktop cabinets.
Conclusion: The retail box for this case is certainly an attractive one. It gets your attention without being overdone. There is ample information on the back of it to convey its list of features. The NV 690 NVIDIA Edition is noticeable without people having a "holy crap, what is that?" reaction.
Pros: Decent stock cooling, Water cooling pass trough's included, Stylish look including the NVIDIA logo and side window, Removable hard drive racks for easy upgrades & maintenance, Space for up to six 120mm fans, SLI ready chassis
Cons: Front and top panels difficult to remove, A little cramped inside, The bezel and top could have a better mounting design, Poor port and button placement
Summary: The CM 690 (RC-690-KKN1-GP) is a feature rich mid tower ATX case which comes with 3x120mm pre-installed, good tool less features, cable routing and room for up to 8 fans. All this for less than €80/$80, too good to be true? We find out.
Conclusion: This is one nice mid-tower. While the case has a ton going for it, it could be a little better. There is no removable motherboard tray and the case is made of heavy steel. Those are very small complaints when you look at the case as a whole.
Conclusion: Cooler Master's new CM 690 chassis takes case ventilation to the extremes with its meshed design that allows unhindered airflow in and out of the chassis. This is then bolstered by the support of up to seven system cooling fans, though we doubt few users would reach that limit.