Coolermaster CM 690 II Advanced Review

Cases & PSU/Cases by leeghoofd @ 2011-04-18

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. The 690 II advanced is available in a window and non windowed version. Let's see what this beauty has got in store for you.

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unpacking and specifications

Coolermaster still distances itself with beautifull artwork on the cardboard box. Clearly listing all the important specs and highlights of the included housing. No dull brown box to cut costs. Seems at Coolermaster it's all or nothing...




The CM 690 II Advanced is a mid tower case in a glorious black finish. Note the protective cover on the plastic bay slide for the X-docking station.




Some close ups on the front panel, before we continue on the interior design. Beautifull crafted mesh grills in a glossy finish. E-SATA, 2 USB2.0 ports and the audio in/out jacks. Sadly the CM 690 II Advanced does not have USB3.0 support





The X-docking bay in all it's glory. Couldn't be easier then this. For optimal performance best use ACHI mode in the motherboards bios.




Here's the list off all the specs , that we grabbed from Coolermasters website :



An abundance of air cooling potential here. Great to see Coolermaster includes 3 coolers out of the box for maximim airflow.

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