Coolermaster CM690 II Lite with Coolermaster GX 650W PSU reviews

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This computer case is a good all rounder.

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8.7 out of 10 based on 22 reviews.
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Derek, Perth New PC enthusiast builder

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Lots of space, very solid construction, good placement of fan positions, especially in the top of the case.
Bad points:
The fittings to remove the top are so hard to press. The pre installed intake fan is not great. There is no ssd adapter for the drive bay
Overall rating 8.0
Design 5.0
Compatibility 7.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 27 Jan 2013

David, Anglesey Home builder

Score 5.0/10
Good points:
Large, solidly built, bottom mounted 650w PSU already fitted. Both front and rear fans quiet in operation.
Basically this is a curate's egg - good in parts, poor in others.
Bad points:
Instruction pamphlet is poor - diags too small but not difficult to do w/o it.
The side mounting slide in HDD holders I quite like though if mounting a SSD in a carrier I did find that it was a tight fit with the power/data leads. The slide in carriers are also fitted with rubber mounted anti vibration mounts for HDDs regrettably they did not correctly line up with WD models.
The biggest bug bear in my opinion is the PSU - some of the power leads are short - using an ASRock Extreme Z77 mobo the two 12v leads to the board cannot be routed in the cable ways made by CMaster - they are about 2" too short - they have to be routed another way to reach the top of the mobo - poor design especially since case and PSU made by CM.
The WORST problem are the power leads from the PSU especially those for SATA power - basically two leads each with 3 SATA power connectors thereon but these are, in my opinion and based on other cases/psu, wired upside down - i.e. the connector nearest the PSU has to be the top one and the furthest away the bottom one. Also the flying leads are covered in a nylon mesh and all leads terminate in a heat shrink type of plastic. Very nice indeed BUT where SSDs and HDDs are mounted in close bays the way the leads are covered (mesh and heatshrink) makes it difficult to fit in correctly. I have concerns that if it was designed for molex which are much sturdier then it would be OK, but the plastic fittings on SATA units are far more liable to be damaged and when mounted close to each other there is a ridge of stiff wire sticking out. A good case spoilt by the PSU and some poor design.
Overall rating 5.0
Design 5.0
Compatibility 7.0
Performance 7.0
Value for money 6.0
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Confirmed purchase: 15 Apr 2013

Oliver, Gloucester Gamer

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
-amazed at all the holes for cable routing, made for a really neat install
-well ventilated with options for more fans
-tool free installation for drives (but not for 2.5" drives make sure you have an adapter 3.5" to 2.5" with your SSD)
Bad points:
-none
Overall rating 10.0
Design 10.0
Compatibility 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 12 Mar 2013

damian, sheffield

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
great case,
cant think of any bad.
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 9.0
Design 9.0
Compatibility 9.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 11 Nov 2013

James, Glasgow

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Good case. Handy having the buttons, USB and headphone jack on top, as my case sits under my desk not on top of it. Using any of these on my old pc means hanging under the desk to plug in. Not cool.
Bad points:
None so far
Overall rating 9.0
Design 10.0
Compatibility 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 10 Dec 2012

Ethan, Gaming pc enthusiast.

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
great feautres like
Good cooling
Great value for mony
Bad points:
No 3.5 to 2.5 inch hdd/sdd converters, so you have to buy your own. (only cost a couple of quid though)
Overall rating 9.0
Design 9.0
Compatibility 7.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 06 Apr 2013

Gavin, Musician

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Nice design
loads of room to hide cables
good airflow
plenty of room for fans
Bad points:
No window side panel version, need to buy the seperate
Overall rating 10.0
Design 10.0
Compatibility 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 03 May 2013

 

Manufacturer's Description

The Coolermaster CM 690 II case raises the bar again with practical improvements over the top-selling Coolermaster CM 690. The spacious mid-tower will keep enthusiasts happy with room for up to 3 vga cards, high-end CPU coolers, top or bottom mount water cooling radiator. It also features much improved airflow with oversized mesh and enough space for up to 10 fans. Maintenance will be a breeze with the tool-free drive bays, new cable management and CPU cooler retention hole.

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