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Cooler Master 690 II Plus review

Cooler Master CM 690 II Plus - Back with More Fans

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Overall rating 8/10
Aesthetics:
8
Functionality:
8.5
Usability:
8.5
Value:
8
THE GOOD
Easy to install
Comprehensive ventilation system
External hard disk dock a nice touch
THE BAD
Slightly cramped interior
Some parts difficult to remove
Heavy


Overdose of Fans - Interior

Overdose of Fans

Peering inside, the design and overall feel is unmistakably Cooler Master. Most of the components utilize a tool-free installation design, so installing components was mostly a hassle-free process.

Despite the casings size, the internals was surprisingly less spacious than we expected. The casing will easily accommodate a large Radeon HD 5870 graphics card, but we wished there were more space, since that that will make cable management easier and free up the internals for optimal air circulation.

And as we've mentioned, the CM 690 II Plus boasts one of the most over the top ventilation systems we've seen. The casing comes with three fans as standard, two exhausts fans at the rear and top and a single intake fan at the front. And for those who need a really cool system, they'll be happy to know that the casing can accommodate a grand total of 10 fans (9 in our case because of the side window). The three fans that came as standard were sufficiently quiet in our experience, but we cannot imagine how 10 fans spinning in unison can match that same kind of tranquillity.