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Item#: N82E16811119137
COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
  • SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower
  • USB / Audio / IEEE 1394 / e-SATA Front Ports
  • 5 External 5.25" Drive Bays
  • 5 Internal 3.5" Drive Bays

Pros:

Many. There are 2 spots on top of the case that will take 80/90/120 or even 140mm fans. It's heavy, and is very sturdy. It's one of the best looking cases I think i've ever seen, LOADS of airflow, and even though the stock fans make a bit of noise, you can replace them. Hooks to help route cables, and holes in the motherboard tray to help you out that much more. The power supply is on the bottom, which you can mount either upside down, or if you have your CM690 on a hard surface, you could mount the power supply the normal way, so it can breathe using the hole on the bottom. Very nice idea. The extra screws...another great idea.

The only case for under $100 that is SLI certified for G80, meaning you can stick 2 8800GTX's in this thing, and not have to worry about buying a dremel :p

My temperatures for everything have gone down so much. I can't believe how cool everything is running.

Cons:

There are only a few things I don't agree on 100% with this case. For one, it could definitely use a clear side panel. Another thing...the USB header cable, why is it so long? Kind of annoying...The front fan (blue one) has a power cable just BARELY short enough to not reach a fan connector on my motherboard. If I had even an extra millimeter, it would be fine. That was a 20 minute task right there. The side fan is very noisy (buzzes), but that will stay unplugged for now. (defective?) The cable management "hooks" can only hold so many cables...which just happens to be a few not enough. The latch to take one of the 5.25" drive bay covers off was next to impossible to get off, because theres a piece of plastic (to hold the front of the case on) in the way, so you can't move it.

That's it, at least for now :x

Other Thoughts:

As a pessimist, finding problems with everything might be a good thing. Just remember, there's always room for improvement ;).

DFI Lanparty nF4 Ultra-D, X2 4400+, 7900GT KO, Corsair HX620, Patriot XBL 2x512mb DDR400, Scythe Ninja, Zalman VF-900, Evercool VC-RE on chipset, 250gb 8mb cache WD SATAII hdd, 2x320gb WD "AAKS"'s in RAID 0.

The 5 egg rating exists because of all the pro's, the cons section is just there to basically complain about this case in any way I possibly can. It is awesome, you should buy one.

Highly recommended to anybody who needs a case.

Any questions, google my name ;)

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