<img src="http://www.coolermaster.com/templates/us/images/logo.jpg" align="right" alt="Cooler Master CM 690"></img>Cooler Master CM 690
September 12, 2007
By Matt Serrano
Gamers on a budget don't want to be forced to sacrifice quality, and Cooler Master realizes this. Their latest case, the CM 690, can be found online for $70 and under and has enough features to please most everyone.
Earlier this month, Cooler Master released the 690. Little was known about the steel behemoth, so many interested would-be buyers were left out in the cold. It had a feature set that many high end cases would be jealous of, but beyond a description and a few images, there was nothing for us to suck on until the case hit retail.
There's no doubt that Cooler Master has released a perfect case for cooling. In total, eight fans can be installed (one in front, one in back, one at the bottom, two at the top, two on the left side, and one on the right). If fans aren't your thing, you can swap them out for a water cooling setup, since holes are already provided.
A wire routing system should help cables stay out of the way, and air to flow easily in the case. If anything, the 690 is a direct competitor to the Antec 900. Both cases are centered around cooling and both have flashy LED fans, but here's the kicker: the 690 is selling for under $100.00.