My new 692A has been sitting in its box from Tuesday. I had to run some errands the last few days, but last night I was able to move my hardware in it. It was fun and easy, there is a lot of room for cable management and the case is quite large for a Middle Tower and has a lot of space for hardware and for air to run through. The actual building in it is easy but routing cables was hard if you want to do it right and my backside is a mess and needs a bit more work (I had to get some sleep before work ) but the front looks very good and just needs some cable sleeving and will look quite good when I have the time to do it. I didn't forget to take some pictures and will post them as soon as I get back home.
From my time spent building the case I saw just few "bad" things: 1.The default 140mm case fans can't be fitted on the upper side of the top by just a small margin (The say you can only fit 120mm ones there) and the upper part could have been engineered to fit quite easy. 2.I took me a bit of time to to remove the lower part of the drive cage out (You have to remove 7 screws, I like the way the did it on the 912 better) and figure out how to get the hard drives in the cages (You just have to push the little metal pins out just watch not to slip them out of the rubber parts while inserting the HDD and after it's in push them back in the holes; silly me )
Has anyone else built a PC inside this case? Do you have some hints or maybe questions?
Here are some pictures:
This where I started off, my old case with the hardware in it and the empty 692A
All the hardware is out
The good side
My desk after with the new case