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Cooler Master CM 690 (RC-690) vs LanCool Dragonlord PC-K60

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June 20, 2010 11:36:33 AM

Hi,

I am torn between these 2 cases, I understand they are both great
The K60 is ~20$ more expensive in the store I buy, any reason to prefer it over the 690 ?

If relevant, You can see my build here:
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/288177-31-multithread... (+Intel X25-V 40GB SDD)

Thanks!
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June 20, 2010 9:35:29 PM

I have the 690 and am very happy with it.
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June 20, 2010 11:30:04 PM

I also have a 690 and think it's great for a gaming case but definitely still has shortcomings...

Pros:
Plenty of places for fans
Loadsa room for mutli gpu setup
Fairly decent cable management
Probably more stuff that i can't think of...


Cons:
The tool-less mechanisms (PCI, 3.5 and 5.25") leave a lot to be desired

The two side fans on the 690 tend to make the whole side of the
case vibrate

Oh yea, and to add/remove 5.25" devices you need to remove the whole front panel... which isn't easy and if you're not careful you might break one of the thin plastic pegs that secure it to the front frame of the case


As for the K60... reviews seem few and far between but theres one here:
http://www.casemodblog.com/?p=1103

and a video review here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2MdUGxWEcU

Also.. Consider that if the K60 is $20 more, that's really more like $10, as the CM690 comes with one less fan than the K60
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June 21, 2010 12:04:32 AM

Thanks for your comments guys

So am I to understand that the CM 690 is great, but the K60 is even better ?

The only thing bothering me about the K60 (besides the lack of reviews) is the lack of front (or rather top) eSata and FireWire connections. But to be honest, as of now I don't have any devices requiring either. And even If I have someday, connecting them to the rear panel would probably not kill me...
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