I am sort of ashamed to say it, but I missed out on grabbing a CM 690 the first time they released onto the market. At that time I had still to figure out that a case really can be more than a place to house components. From what I can gather from hanging out around forums is that the original version was a highly rated addition by most people who owned them. Personally, looking back on it now, it doesn't offer too much as far as options and any sort of wire management thoughts. To be fair, it has been some time since that case was designed and it is well worth of another go.
Cooler Master did just that, not that long ago. They brought us the CM 690 II. With this version, Cooler Master brought things that have made a lot of the other chassis' we have seen from them have, and it had made them a success. So why not implement those same things here along with the typical "gamer" chassis want and needs; such as wire management, water cooling ability, great air flow and being completely black, inside and out. Cooler Master didn't stop there, though; they kept on adding ideas and implemented them at their will, resulting in something I think you might like if you haven't already seen this chassis.
Taking it a step further, Cooler Master adds yet another chassis to the lineup. With the addition of a VGA fan assembly and dual GPU spacing and support system, they bring us the CM 690 II Advanced chassis. Since the CM 690 II is reasonably priced already, I really hope this rather handy, yet simple addition doesn't change that fact. Let's have a closer look at the CM 690 II Advanced and see if it has lost its bang for the buck status or if it might just be the solution you were looking for.
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