Cooler Master Launches CM 690 III ATX PC Case

Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 30, 2013 - 05:26 AM |
Tagged: cooler master, cm 690 III, atx

Cooler Master has announced the CM 690 III, which is a redesigned full tower case in the same enthusiast vein as the original CM 690. Cooler Master has primarily redesigned the interior with a new hard drive mounting cage, tool-less drive bays, and additional cable management space behind the motherboard tray.

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The new Cooler Master CM 690 III measures 507mm x 230mm x 502mm (HxWxD) and weighs approximately 19 lbs (8.7kg). The case is all black with mesh front and top panels. The top of the case has a small storage compartment and front panel IO options including two USB 3.0, two USB 2.0, and two audio jacks. The front of the case has three externally-accessible 5.25” bays and space for a 200mm intake fan.

The CM 690 III comes in two SKUs, depending on whether you want a side panel case window or not. The model with a side window supports up to 7 fans while the model without a window supports up to 9 fans, and up to three 200mm fans. Also, cooling support further includes grommets on the rear of the case for external radiators, support for a 240mm water cooling radiator on both the top and front panel, and a 120mm raditor on the rear. Dust filters are located on the top, front, and PSU vents.

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The CM 690 III supports graphics cards up to 423mm long and CPU coolers up to 171mm high. Users can install up to 7 3.5” hard drives or up to 10 2.5” SSDs (one behind the motherboard and one on the bottom of the case).

The updated CM 690 III will be available in August for an undisclosed price.

July 30, 2013 | 06:06 AM - Posted by ddg4005

Looks nice. I'm using Cooler Master's HAF-932 and HAF-XM cases for my boxes and they definitely rock.

July 30, 2013 | 01:11 PM - Posted by windwalker

Whoa, that intake fan looks imposing.
I'm curious about the acoustic performance of this case.

July 30, 2013 | 01:51 PM - Posted by Tim (not verified)

I got a Cooler Master mid-tower at Fry`s in 2010 for $15.
It works great. It is deep too so it is good for long GPU`s , but not too tall. I added a coupe dual ball bearing three-speed Antec fans I already had from Fry`s.

July 31, 2013 | 07:36 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Still with the bottom mounted PSU and top-mounted ODD. If manufacturers are going to move the PSU down to the bottom then the area in front of the CPU needs to be free for directed air-flow.

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