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Cooler Master CM 690 II Advanced Case Review

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!

Features

  • 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).

Specifications

Model RC-692-KKN2
Available Color Black
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)
VGA Holder Yes
HDD Dock Yes
HDD Fan Yes
Liquid Cooling Supports Top and Bottom
Liquid Cooling Retaining Hole Yes
CPU Retaining Hole Yes
Removable HDD Cage Yes
SLI Supports Triple VGA
UPC Code 884102008191

Packaging
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.

Cooler Master CM 690 II Advanced Case Cooler Master CM 690 II Advanced Case

Opening the box up the case is nicely protected by 2 large pieces of Styrofoam and plastic.

Cooler Master CM 690 II Advanced Case

Bob Buskirk
the authorBob Buskirk
About 10 years of computer experience. Been messing around with electronics since I was 5, got into computers when I was in highschool, been modding them ever since then. Very interested in how things work and their design.
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