First up let’s compare size of the CM 690, looking at the case from the front, it towers of similar priced ATX enclosures like the Ultra Grid, Zirconium and 3D Storm, size wise it’s more on par with the Antec 900 case.
Looking from the side we can get an idea of the depth this case provides, compared to Coolermaster’s own Stacker 830 EVO the CM 690 is noticeably smaller, on par with the Antec P182B and slight larger than the Antec Nine hundred. Outside Look
The most likely façade you will be staring at is the front, so here it is in full glory:
You get two aluminum color strips which go from the front to the back of the case, in between a complete grill covering again top to front. The bottom part of the grill features a plastic grill right behind it; you can’t really make out the LED fan sitting there. The 5.25” bay covers are individual pieces.
The left side panel is nothing too special, except for those two extremely large cut-outs with grill, allowing you to fit 80/92/120/140mm size fan, default you get one pre-installed in the bottom area.
The right side panel also features a cut-out grill sitting over the CPU area of the motherboard:
The top panel reveals the I/O interface as well as the transparent grill at the back of the case where two up to 140mm fans can be installed:
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