A few years ago Cooler Master released their original CM 690 mid tower case. It was a huge success and Cooler Master has brought it back with the CM 690 II. They have updated the original CM 690 adding many new standard features we expect on cases that were not on the original case. Some of those features include an all black interior, 2.5-inch hard drive placements, and many cable management holes. Also this case can be found online for around $100! Let’s take a look at the CM 690 II Advanced and see if it’s the perfect new case for you!
- Oversized front and top mesh design for superb ventilation.
- Accommodates 120 x 240 mm radiator inside the top or bottom.
- Dust-control filters for all meshed areas.
- Air cooling support for up to 10 fans (with support for up to 5 x 140mm fans).
- External SATA X-dock.
- Front blue LED fan on/off switch.
- Rear retaining holes for water cooling kit.
- Includes 1.8″ & 2.5″ HHD and SSD adapter.
- Cable management and CPU retaining hole for easy maintenance.
- Includes VGA card bracket (supports triple GPU card).
|Material||Steel body / Plastic + Mesh bezel|
|Dimension||214.5 x 511.8 x 528.8 mm|
8.4 x 20.1 x 20.8 inches
|Weight||Net Weight: 9.56 kg / 21.08 lbs|
Gross Weight: 11.56 kg / 25.49 lbs
|M/B Type||Micro – ATX / ATX / Mini-ITX(supports)|
|5.25″ Drive Bay||4 (without the use of exposed 3.5″ drive bay)|
|3.5″ Drive Bay||6 Hidden|
1 Exposed (converted from one 5.25″ drive bay)
|2.5″ Drive Bay||2 (From 3.5″ HDD Cage)|
|I/O Panel||USB 2.0 x 2 , eSATA x 1 , MIC x 1 , Audio x 1 (supports HD / AC97 audio)|
|Expansion Slots||7 + 1|
|Cooling System||Front: 140 x 25 mm Blue LED fan x 1 / 1200 RPM / 19 dBA|
Rear: 120 mm fan x 1 / 1200 RPM / 17 dBA
Top: 140 x 25 mm fan x 1 / 1200 RPM / 19 dBA (supports 120 / 140 mm fan x 2)
Bottom: 120 mm fan x 2 (optional)
Right side: 120 / 140 mm fan x 2 (optional)
Left side: 80 x 15 mm x 1 (optional)
HDD cage: 120 mm fan x 1 (optional)
VGA holder: 80 x 15 mm fan x 1 (optional)
|Power Supply||Standard ATX PS2 / EPS 12V (optional)|
|Liquid Cooling||Supports Top and Bottom|
|Liquid Cooling Retaining Hole||Yes|
|CPU Retaining Hole||Yes|
|Removable HDD Cage||Yes|
|SLI Supports||Triple VGA|
The CM 690 II Advanced comes in a very attractive retail box. There are actually 2 versions of this case the CM 690 II and the CM 690 II Advanced. On the front of the box there is a picture of the CM 690 II Advanced and on the back there is an overview of all the features.
Opening the box up the case is nicely protected by 2 large pieces of Styrofoam and plastic.