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CM 690 III Mid-Tower PC Chassis Review

  1. Introduction
  2. Packaging and Specifications
  3. External Impressions Part 1
  4. External Impressions Part 2
  5. Internal Impressions Part 1
  6. Internal Impressions Part 2
  7. Installation Impressions
  8. Conclusion
  9. View All


CM 690 III is still a mid tower case design while it maintains some ‘essence’ of the designs resembling the previous generation to a very limited extent.

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The left sidepanel has a transparent sidepanel, whereas the right has a recessed design. I am not sure why CM chose not to have the same recessed design on the left panel.

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CM 690 III somewhat shares a similar design in some form, but that’s about it.

CM ditched 1x 5.25″ bay and the lower section uses a different design.

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The chrome is towards the outer side of the case. The mesh is a completely different design.

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When it comes to the rear panel, unlike the CM 690 II Plus, the 7+ 1 PCIe slots are vented, the rubber grommet mount is now placed below the 120mm fan+ 1 extra grommet for routing the wires through.

The case feet design is also changed. You can clearly see the thickness of the case feet’s rubber base clearly from this angle. Notice the thumbscrew towards the top which seems to be securing the top panel.

You can also see there’s a removable filter, for the power supply and the for the fan on the base.

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