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Old August 24, 2012, 10:32 AM
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I have the exact same case... grab some extra fans, there is plenty of room for them
(can put 2 in bottom 2 140's in the side and an extra 140 1 on top)


get low noise fans if it's an issue (my loudest fan is on my PSU :( )

When you decide to start a water loop then look at other cases (though the 690 will take a small loop)
Small loop?! The 690 II Advanced will take a 240mm rad in top AND a 240mm rad in the bottom! That's not too shabby for a mid-tower.

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Old August 24, 2012, 01:50 PM
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Small loop?! The 690 II Advanced will take a 240mm rad in top AND a 240mm rad in the bottom! That's not too shabby for a mid-tower.

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Extreme Water Cooling in the 690 II Advance Black and White | Blog CMHD
Yeah that case is par for the course excellent in its versitility. Have built a few systems for people in it now, though I wish for colour scemes you didn't go with such a vibrant Green for the Nvidia Editions. Big time deal breaker for myself and many peeps.

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And you should offer a windowed version. I had to pay $30 and get my brother to bring it up from the US in order to get a windowed side panel for my 690IIA...
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Small loop?! The 690 II Advanced will take a 240mm rad in top AND a 240mm rad in the bottom! That's not too shabby for a mid-tower.

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Extreme Water Cooling in the 690 II Advance Black and White | Blog CMHD
Yes a small loop.. it compromises the case too much otherwise..
Much less hdd space, tight fit for psu next to the bottom rad, res and pump make having 2 optical drives impossible (some people still need them)

All this makes the case suitable for a SMALL loop.. If you want/need a bigger loop you'll probably need the extra space for a larger PSU and multiple ssds & HDD's anyway..

Mabe I should have said suitable for rather than capable of.. But still I wouldn't dream of advising anyone of using it for anything but a small loop.
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And you should offer a windowed version. I had to pay $30 and get my brother to bring it up from the US in order to get a windowed side panel for my 690IIA...
AMEN, I competely forget about that part too GBA,

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The 690 II Advanced is a nice entry case for water cooling. With a bit of modding you can get a 120.3 30mm and 120.2 60mm radiator. If you want to get a couple full size radiators, then the HAF X or NZXT 810 will be ok.

If you have coin and want a proper water cooling case then, something like Case Labs will do.
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