Cooler Master presents the new CM 690 III that arrives as the spiritual successor to the CM 690 line of cases. With the CM 690 III, Cooler Master sought to look within the chassis for its many design improvements.
Among these changes is a completely redesigned interior and a new combo cage that allows for 3.5" or 2.5" HDD or SSD deployment in every slot based on user needs. This amounts to up to 10 drives being supported through the cages and one available SSD mount behind the motherboard tray. Should the cage not be needed, it can be completely removed to open up space for other hardware.
Long graphics cards up to 423mm and tall CPU coolers up to 171mm are supported. Further improving upon tool-less implementations, a new EZ-tray ODD system has been implemented for quick installation.
Lending its inspiration to its predecessor, CM 690 III simultaneously supports two 240mm (2 x 120mm) liquid cooling radiators at the top and front for improved overall airflow. In addition, users have the option of installing a 120mm radiator in the rear. The chassis supports a total of up to 9 fans, three of them being massive 200mm ones. With these features, air and liquid cooling setups can be customized easily. CM 690 III features full mesh coverage on the front and top with plenty of airflow access on the sides and back. Multiple dust filters are provided to minimize dust ingress.
The CM 690 III will be available by Aug, 2013. Price and availability may vary based on region.