Cooler Master CM 690 II PC Case
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Sequels are sometimes a dicey proposition. Many people will always feel a special tie to the first item, whatever it may be, and tell you “you can’t outdo the original so don’t even try.” Movies, albums, it’s all the same. Cooler Master is looking to buck that trend when with their 690 II cases. The Cooler Master 690 is a popular case with many enthusiasts because of its clean look, ease to work with, and affordable price. Putting that label on a new release case definitely makes that case have to live up to the standards set by the original. There are two flavors of the Cooler Master 690 II mid-tower case available; the Basic, which we are looking at today, and the Advance, which adds a few extra features like a hot swappable SATA dock, SSD support, and an extra fan. The Advance also comes with an extra $20 USD on the price tag as of this review, so that’s something to consider as well. For now, we will attempt to answer the big question: Is the sequel as good? It’s time to find out…..
ABOUT COOLER MASTER
Cooler Master was founded with the mission of providing the industry's best thermal solutions. Since its establishment a decade ago, the company has remained faithful to this mission, emerging as a world leader in products and services for companies dealing with devices where heat issues must be resolved.
In pursuing this mission, Cooler Master is absolutely committed to delivering solutions that precisely meet customer requirements for features, performance, and quality. Moreover, we strive to be a reliable long-term partner for our customers that they can truly depend on. Cooler Master aims to be the first and foremost name that comes to mind for companies around the world seeking thermal solutions, and seeks to build such a reputation through outstanding technology, sophisticated design, and superior service.
Cooler Master's current business encompasses a comprehensive lineup of thermal solutions for a full range of applications. Our products range from heat sinks and fans to component housing, chassis, and ducting for computers, industrial machinery, telecommunications equipment, and many other devices.
A critical component of Cooler Master's ability to successfully pursue its mission is an unstinting commitment to quality, as demonstrated by the ISO 9001 certification granted to its main manufacturing plant in Taiwan. We have also enforced ISO guidelines and is in the process of applying for ISO 9002 certification at its second and third plants, located in China. Cooler Master has also implemented a number of analytical and testing protocols to ensure top quality, including at subcontractors, to further ensure thorough quality control. Moreover, Cooler Master's dedication to quality extends beyond manufacturing to every aspect of its operation, including service.