Posted 23 August 2010 - 11:02 PM
I have ordered 2 of the CM 690s, one for me, that I have a custom side panel with window, and one for a friends computer, and absolutly love it, its got a good set up, installation of components is easy, cable management is a whiz, and cooling is, wow it keeps everything plenty cool with liquid cooling capabilities-Its almost a full ATX. I cannot think of a single bad thing to say about the 690 at all, except maybe its kinda bulky and heavy, but thats part of what makes it a good case.
The side mounted hard drives with removable trays make for easy installation, both panels of the case come off, and you can shove extra cables behind the motherboard tray as well as a 80 mm fan behind the CPU. The PSU, being bottom mounted intakes air from outside the case which means it runs cooler, allowing the rest of the case to run cooler, and theres plenty of room for a good SLI/Crossfire setup, as well as a variety of aftermarket cooling. If its not shiny enough for you, the custom panel like i have with the window is only another 32 dollars after shipping. . .I don't know anything about the rosewill case, but I can say the CM 690 is definetly a good solid case with plenty of room for future upgrades, cooling, and high end stuff. If your doing a basic around the house build it could be a bit on the overkill side. . . but for gaming, its been worth every penny Ive spent on it. Either way you go, I hope your happy with it. :D
Primary system: Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3, Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 945, Memory: 16 gigs of Patriot G2 DDR3 1600, Video: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 380, Storage: 1 WD 500 gig HD, 1 Hitachi 500 gig HD, and Power supply: Coolermaster 750 watt, OS: Windows 10 64 bit.
Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.
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