Specifications and Features
Looks do deceive but a thing or two have been improved on revision II of this chassis series update.
For example, the motherboard tray comes with pretty improved cable-management, we really dig the bigger opening behind the CPU socket for easy cooler access on the motherboard tray. The CM 690 II Advanced comes with modular 3.5" HDD bays with a 2.5" and 1.8" HDD/SSD adapter.
Also improved is the utility / front panel located on top of the chassis with that original SATA HDD/SSD dock sitting there as well, just slide in the HDD and you can exchange data. CM calls that an X-Dock.
The chassis will ship with three fans installed and room for seven more. Categorized as a mid tower chassis, the CM 690 II can house up-to three graphics cards. The internals show enough space for supporting up to 2 radiators for water cooling units. Needless to say, this chassis will have no problem fitting in larger CPU coolers.
So what are the main differences you might wonder?
- Support for two USB 3.0 ports (internal)
- Bigger front top mesh design for ventilation
- Space for a 120 x 240 mm radiator at both top and bottom
- Dust filter for each mesh
- Max 10 fans or 5x 140mm fans
- External SATA docking station (X-dock)
- Rear tubing holes for liquid cooling
- Included 1,8'' & 2,5'' HDD and SSD brackets
- Additional rubber grommets with improved cable management
- Larger CPU mounting hole
As mentioned already, the CM 690 II Advanced includes an external HDD dock, meaning you can now access files from a drive without an external enclosure or the need to open up the case. In addition, to keep your system future-proof, it also comes with a 1.8/2.5 drive cage for smaller SSD drives.
|Available Color||Black & White (black inside)|
|Material||Steel body / Plastic + Mesh bezel|
|Dimension (W / H / D)||214.5(W) x 496(H) x 528.8(D)mm|
|M/B Type||Mini-ITX, Micro-ATX, ATX|
|5.25" Drive Bay||4 (without the use of exposed 3.5" drive bay)|
|3.5" Drive Bay||6 hidden (4 removable), 1 exposed |
(converted from one 5.25" drive bay)
|2.5" Drive Bay||2 (converted from one 3.5" drive bay)|
|I/O Panel||USB 3.0 x 2 (internal), USB 2.0 x 2, Mic x 1, Audio x 1 |
(supports HD/AC97 audio)
|Cooling System||Front: 140 x 25mm white LED fan x 1 / 1200 RPM / 19dBA|
Rear: 120mm fan x 1 / 1200 RPM / 17dBA
Top: 140x25mm fan x 1 / 1200 RPM / 19dBA
(supports 120/140mm fan x 2)
Bottom: 120mm fan x 2 (optional)
|Power Supply||PS2 (optional)|
|Maximum Compatibility||VGA card length:304mm |
CPU cooler height:177mm
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