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November 27, 2011 4:06:59 PM

Hey
im currntly building a gaming pc and im planning Overclocking
which is better
The Thermaltake A60 or the CoolerMaster 690II Basic?

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November 28, 2011 9:03:21 AM

I don't have much experience but reading a lot about cases lately myself. I read here:
http://brandonhart100.hubpages.com/hub/gaming-case that the Cooler Master HAF 932 is quite good. When I checked out the HAF 932 on other sites most comments were similar in refering to good space and a nice number of fans to keep things very cool.

I also found another link here: http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1550164
mentioning stock fan quality on the 690II.

Sorry for not being able to give you a definite answer but I hope the additional links help you at least a little.
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November 28, 2011 9:54:13 AM

cooler master HAF series cases have very good airflow design so the are good for gaming and overclocking.
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November 28, 2011 10:43:04 AM

optional said:
In addition in this link here: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/289754-10-antec-the... a reply of a user places the 690II Advanced (not basic) above the thermaltake.

thanks
as far as i know theres no diffrence bitween the Basic and the Advanced [exept Tooless design and a window]
ill just wait for another opinions
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November 28, 2011 4:43:46 PM

wickreD said:
thanks
as far as i know theres no diffrence bitween the Basic and the Advanced [exept Tooless design and a window]
ill just wait for another opinions

Obviously you're not in North America because CM case models differ slightly for each market.
The Advanced model in N.A. doesn't include a window.
I have a N.A. CM 690II Basic and yes there's some differences between Basic and Advanced models no matter where you live.
The Advance comes with at least another 140mm(top exhaust), HD hot swap,ssd mount,and gpu bracket.+ window in some markets.
Revised models featuring Usb 3.0 ports will soon be released.
Good cases imo.
HAF's are good,some models don't have dust intake filters.
The HAF 912 Advanced has alot of features,the Enforcer too.
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November 28, 2011 5:52:31 PM

davcon said:
Obviously you're not in North America because CM case models differ slightly for each market.
The Advanced model in N.A. doesn't include a window.
I have a N.A. CM 690II Basic and yes there's some differences between Basic and Advanced models no matter where you live.
The Advance comes with at least another 140mm(top exhaust), HD hot swap,ssd mount,and gpu bracket.+ window in some markets.
Revised models featuring Usb 3.0 ports will soon be released.
Good cases imo.
HAF's are good,some models don't have dust intake filters.
The HAF 912 Advanced has alot of features,the Enforcer too.


they dont sell haf's anywhere near me
i got choice only between this two
and antec 600 v2
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November 29, 2011 1:16:00 AM

All are decent cases.
Buy whatever one appeals to you most.
I'm biased the CM looks more appealing to me visually.
It will have the highest build quality of the lot.
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November 29, 2011 3:21:06 AM

davcon said:
All are decent cases.
Buy whatever one appeals to you most.
I'm biased the CM looks more appealing to me visually.
It will have the highest build quality of the lot.

yea thats was my first choice too
i just wanted to know which one has the best preformance.
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November 29, 2011 5:48:45 PM

wickreD said:
yea thats was my first choice too
i just wanted to know which one has the best preformance.

Not alot to complain about with the Basic,i've run mine for close to two years.
The only major flaw is the psu fan filter(dummies put it inside the case)
You can fix that buy securing it under the case or flipping the psu fan up.
Another minor flaw concerns adding top exhaust fans.
140mm fans have to be installed from within the interior(don't fit in top panel area = 120's will)
Other then that it's a very nice case.
I added a windowed panel,two top 140mm,and a 120mm on back of hdd cage,(gpu cooling)
I hate side fans.= too much dust
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November 29, 2011 11:18:16 PM

ok thanks ill think ill go with the CM 690II
my last question.
is it big enough for GTX 460 SLI?
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November 30, 2011 12:57:04 AM

wickreD said:
ok thanks ill think ill go with the CM 690II
my last question.
is it big enough for GTX 460 SLI?

Yep no problem!
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December 2, 2011 1:13:39 PM

ok thanks thats it
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December 2, 2011 1:14:08 PM

Best answer selected by wickreD.
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