Excerpt: 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 reasonable price point.
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. It’s let down by the fans though which make far too much noise. In a home environment where it can be quiet the noise it generates gets distracting from time to time.
Pros: Amazing cooling, All-black interior, Plenty of space, Good cable routing
Cons: Backwards HDD bays, Loud fans, Difficult to remove top grill
Excerpt: There has never been a better time to purchase a sexy, svelte chassis for a new system build. You no longer have to pay a small fortune either as prices continue to drop and discerning customers keep demanding higher levels of build quality. Unfortunately in such a crowded marketplace it can be difficult to make the best decision for your particular demands. Has the product on test today got what it takes to stand out ?
Conclusion: Conclusion When you buy a case from CoolerMaster, you expect nothing but the best. This includes the overall build quality, the design, and even the performance. This case is no different giving us exceptional build quality whilst keeping the essence of CoolerMaster with fantastic design properties and amazing performance too.
Cooler Master CM 690 II Advanced Black & White Edition Case Review
12 June 2012
Summary: This new version of the Cooler Master CM 690 II Advanced provides a terrific cost/benefit ratio. It is affordable, has a great look, and provides all the features that users are seeking. The only negative is with the internal 3.5” bays: Cooler Master could have added holes in them in order to make them compatible with 2.5” devices.
Summary: Time to throw another case into the mix. Today we are introducing an evolution of one of coolermasters biggest sellers of the last years. The Coolermaster CM 690 II Advanced. By listening to the end users input, the CM engineers have refined the 690 series case. Adding a removable HD bay (to support up to 3GPUs easily), a hot swappable HD docking station, baptised X-docking station, are just a few of the new features or updates as you want.
Excerpt: After reviewing the original chassis, I had high hopes for the CM 690 II Advanced nVIDIA Edition case. I wasn't disappointed. Cooler Master has basically taken the excellent design of the original and upped the ante with some tastefully done aesthetic upgrades that will almost certainly appeal to nVIDIA aficionados.
Conclusion: The Cooler Master CM 690 II Advanced case has many outstanding qualities that make it a perfect fit for the hardware enthusiast wanting computer cases that have plenty of cooling and water-cooling options. This case has room inside for no less than ten fans, giving it a sense of overkill when it comes to air cooling. There's also room for a water-cooling kit if you so desire on the top or bottom.