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Old August 25, 2010, 03:19 PM
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Default 690 II Vs Lancool PC-K62

I can't really decide on either of them atm, Anyone no which one has better build quality?
Also on another note what's the bets air cooler out their atm.
EDIT: Oh hey there's another thread with the same debate. It didn't help too much as i'm fairly biased towards CM and i like the design of both of them.
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Old August 25, 2010, 03:26 PM
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I've done a couple of CM 690 II builds, and had zero issues with fit and finish. Can't speak for the Lancool myself, but it's a steel Lian Li. I'd say get whichever you like the looks of better.

As for "best aircooler", check this page out: Prolimatech Armageddon 140mm CPU Cooler Review
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Old August 25, 2010, 03:31 PM
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Thanks for the input sugarJ. I Should have been more clear when i said best air cooler, something of the 120mm variety would be a better one imo, I've been looking at the cogage arrow, and the noctua d14(the 3 fan one with a rounded 140mm fan in the middle) But i can't stand noctua fan colors, so i'd be replacing the fans.
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Old August 25, 2010, 03:37 PM
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My vote would be for a Megahalems. Then you choose your own fan.
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Awww don't make me choose :P

#1 question I get asked when it comes to these two cases (aside from, does it fit a HD 5970)

Lancool has better build quality IMO. I also liked the smooth paint job on it better - the paint was more a piano finish and looked slick.

CM had a more "rough" and matte colour, which is also great in its own sense because it doesn't show damage and scratches unless it is really deep.

CM gets the vote if you are an airflow junky. I also preferred the 690 II for wiring, but both are really good.

Lancool was my preference for design/looks. The side window was great, and I prefer a square design. They added just enough flair to make it not boring.

Both have equally as good tool-less features and the noise from each is pretty much identical.


In all honesty, it can't go wrong anywhere with either of them.
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Old August 25, 2010, 08:34 PM
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Thanks fixt, I think i'll get the 690 II just due ot the fact that i'm a storage junky and will have 5 or 6 hdds, when i get this build up.
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Thanks fixt, I think i'll get the 690 II just due ot the fact that i'm a storage junky and will have 5 or 6 hdds, when i get this build up.
If you are a storage junky for for the fractal design.

Great case, I love it. Airflow isn't bad but you do have to sacrifice some noise cancellation to obtain anything for a serious system.
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If you are a storage junky for for the fractal design.

Great case, I love it. Airflow isn't bad but you do have to sacrifice some noise cancellation to obtain anything for a serious system.
yeah but the design is too fridgy for me, I like style too.
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