|Cooler Master CM690-II Advanced RC-692-KKN2|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Cases|
|Written by Olin Coles|
|Wednesday, 06 January 2010|
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Cooler Master CM690-II Advanced Case
Cooler Master is a brand name that constantly strives to offer the enthusiast community fresh new products with a proven track record. Although the original CM-690 was launched back in August 2007, that chassis still remains a popular choice for do-it-yourself computer system builders even today. Skip to 2010, and Cooler Master launches the CM690-II Advanced mid-tower case to compliment the CM-series enthusiast product line. The new RC-692-KKN2 model improves upon the original design with an updated look, and adds a new list of features fitting of the modern technology landscape. In this article, Benchmark Reviews inspects the Cooler Master CM690-II Advanced Edition performance enclosure and determines just how much has really changed in this sequel.
Benchmark Reviews may be a website dedicated towards the testing of performance-level products like motherboards and processors, but our Featured Reviews: Cases section proves that we also really enjoy building systems into the finest enclosures available; one of which was the Cooler Master CM 690 NVIDIA Edition Case. The comparison between the originator and successor shouldn't take much memory of the product line, because ironically the Cooler Master CM690-II Advanced arrived to our lab in the same week Benchmark Reviews was building a high-end performance computer system with the original CM690 case.
Cooler Master offers two versions of the new CM690-II computer case, and each version has a standard and windowed model. The RC-692-KKN3 model designates the CM 690 II Regular, and the RC-692-KWN3 adds a windowed side-panel. The top-of-line RC-692-KKN2 model designates the CM 690 II Advanced, and the windowed version is coded with RC-692-KWN2. For this article, Benchmark Reviews has received the Cooler Master CM690-II Advanced RC-692-KKN2 for testing.
Cooler Master's CM690-II is the apogee of mid-tower chassis development. Its development began with the original CM-690 and will be fulfilled with the launch of the CM690-II. This mid-tower chassis improves upon the CM-690 in technical, aesthetic and user friendly aspects. Cooler Master's CM series are enthusiast-grade products that are built for simplicity in design and elegance in outlook. Essential development was begun as a global effort, synthesizing the needs of our customers worldwide. While mechanical innovations were developed by our engineers, end-user suggestions for improving the original CM-690 were added on top of feedback from global focus groups.
Creating a follow-up to the widely respected CM-690 was no easy task. Since the CM690's introduction in 2007, the CM-690 became one of Cooler Master's best selling chassis. Sales records were set, building our brand image as innovators in the mid-tower chassis category. Only now after two years the CM-690 still remains a benchmark in the mid tower category, but experiences new competition from imitators offering near identical specifications with surprisingly similar exterior design. To continually lead the market, Cooler Master built the CM690-II (RC-692-KKN2). The CM690-II defines a new category of functional, mainstream chassis that have enthusiast features.We present a fresh chassis that improves upon the original CM-690 in every way. We believe that with these improvements the CM690-II does not lose any of the original design spirit.
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. It 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. Its products range from heat sinks and fans to component housing, chassis, and ducting for computers, industrial machinery, telecommunications equipment, and many other devices.