Date: March 17th, 2010
Article by: Joe Anderson (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited By: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Cooler Master
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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS AND FEATURES
As you can see, this steel/plastic chassis has a plethora of features and unique design elements that should make almost any enthusiast's mouth begin to water. Both air- and liquid-cooling aficionados are represented here and the 690 II Advanced case supports just about any motherboard/graphics/drive combination one is likely to throw at it. For the more budget conscience among us, Cooler Master offers a standard 690 II chassis with a reduced feature set at a more modest pricepoint. We'll go over the differences as we proceed.
The carton offers rugged protection for the case and features high-gloss graphics of what's inside along with detailed specifications and a comprehensive overview of the extensive feature set. Inside, the 690 II Advanced comes nestled between two Styrofoam blocks and wrapped in a protective plastic bag.
Included accessories consist of installation screws, motherboard stand-offs, 3.5-inch bracket, cable ties, 5.25- to 3.5-inch mesh panel, plastic rivets, extra fan mounting brackets, a piezo speaker, and the VGA retention bracket. Many of these accessories can be found in both the regular and Advanced versions of the 690 II, with the exception of the VGA retention bracket. The bracket helps reduce the amount of strain two or three large graphics cards can add to the motherboard. The manual seems to be quite good, but I'll reserve judgment until the installation section of the review.