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2022/09/15 18:07:35 (permalink)
I bought the Z690 Classified motherboard for my son, my guess would be it doesn't fit in a standard atx case, does it? What cases have you guys bought? I'm looking for a relatively cheap case to fit this board. Any suggestions?

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    Re: What fairly cheap case options to fit the Z690 Classified MB. 2022/09/16 10:49:27 (permalink)
    cheap? no. Not for an E-ATX motherboard that has down-facing connectors on the bottom.
     
    Cases I know work:
    be quiet! Dark Base Pro 900 v2
    Corsair 7000D
    Lian Li PC-011D XL / pc-o11d-rog
    Thermaltake Core P8, Level 20, A700 (maybe), Tower 900
    Fractal Torrent (not the compact or nano, but the full size should work)
     
    You want to pay extra attention to where the motherboard power cables have to route (due to the width of the board) and the space underneath the motherboard, because some of the connectors point down. The Corsair 5000D/X cases for example fit the motherboard fine, but you can't plug some of the stuff into the bottom of the motherboard without some modifications to the case (i.e. cutting some holes).

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    Re: What fairly cheap case options to fit the Z690 Classified MB. 2022/09/16 13:45:22 (permalink)
    Thank you for your reply, I will definitely look into these cases. 

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    Re: What fairly cheap case options to fit the Z690 Classified MB. 2022/09/17 10:00:37 (permalink)
    Define 7 works but the rubber cable routing grommets need to be removed. You may need to cut holes depending on what you need like boba said

    Options are few much less cheap

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    Re: What fairly cheap case options to fit the Z690 Classified MB. 2022/09/17 19:15:07 (permalink)
    Thanks guys, for the suggestions.

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    Re: What fairly cheap case options to fit the Z690 Classified MB. 2022/09/17 21:24:38 (permalink)
    I just used a LanCool 3 its not super cheap but A LanCool 215 is suppose to handle one and its NOT that pricey.
    LANCOOL 215 - Best Budget Airflow Case (lian-li.com)

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    Re: What fairly cheap case options to fit the Z690 Classified MB. 2022/09/18 05:00:44 (permalink)
    KimbaWLion
    I just used a LanCool 3 its not super cheap but A LanCool 215 is suppose to handle one and its NOT that pricey.
    LANCOOL 215 - Best Budget Airflow Case (lian-li.com)


    That's a nice case and the price is not bad for all the bells and whistles it has.

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    Re: What fairly cheap case options to fit the Z690 Classified MB. 2022/09/18 18:30:05 (permalink)
    Hello all,
    Does anyone know how the Z690 Classified fits in a Lian Li O11D Evo?
    Tried scouring the interwebs for pics, but havn't found any.
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    Re: What fairly cheap case options to fit the Z690 Classified MB. 2022/09/20 07:28:06 (permalink)
     I bought an Evo for my new Classified and it didnt fit. The right side of the board overhangs. But I put it in my existing Lancool 2 mesh and it fits like a charm, and on the bright side is cheaper.
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    Re: What fairly cheap case options to fit the Z690 Classified MB. 2022/09/25 22:26:38 (permalink)
    If you are going to build a monster like a Z690 Classified - for someone you care about - DO NOT go cheap on any of the components.  IMO, you will regret in if you do.  So don't do that. :)
     
    If I were building a classified, I would be looking at a Meshify 2 or whatever LianLi 011 that floats your boat - in the appropriate sizes, of course.  I have an EVGA X299 in a Meshify now for a few years and I like it lots.  Airflow is going to be life or death for your components.  Seriously, look at Gamers Nexus on YouTube.  They have done extensive testing of cooling capacity for a number of recent cases.
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    Re: What fairly cheap case options to fit the Z690 Classified MB. 2022/09/26 04:21:45 (permalink)
    I went with a BitFenix Dawn TG case, it looks good and has good air flow as far as I can tell.
    Dawn TG – BitFenix.com

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    Re: What fairly cheap case options to fit the Z690 Classified MB. 2022/09/26 05:35:45 (permalink)
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    I went with a BitFenix Dawn TG case, it looks good and has good air flow as far as I can tell.
    Dawn TG – BitFenix.com




    You should write a review of that case, after the build ... I've not see that brand before
     
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    Re: What fairly cheap case options to fit the Z690 Classified MB. 2022/10/20 19:45:32 (permalink)
    ThePoulay
     I bought an Evo for my new Classified and it didnt fit. The right side of the board overhangs. But I put it in my existing Lancool 2 mesh and it fits like a charm, and on the bright side is cheaper.


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    Re: What fairly cheap case options to fit the Z690 Classified MB. 2022/10/21 00:15:45 (permalink)
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    cheap? no. Not for an E-ATX motherboard that has down-facing connectors on the bottom.
     
    Cases I know work:
    be quiet! Dark Base Pro 900 v2
    Corsair 7000D
    Lian Li PC-011D XL / pc-o11d-rog
    Thermaltake Core P8, Level 20, A700 (maybe), Tower 900
    Fractal Torrent (not the compact or nano, but the full size should work)
     
    You want to pay extra attention to where the motherboard power cables have to route (due to the width of the board) and the space underneath the motherboard, because some of the connectors point down. The Corsair 5000D/X cases for example fit the motherboard fine, but you can't plug some of the stuff into the bottom of the motherboard without some modifications to the case (i.e. cutting some holes).


    I went with the Be Quiet! Dark Base Pro 900 V2 and it’s a really nice case after you learn how to build with it. It’s definitely best to watch some Youtube videos since the the manual is not that helpful in comparison to video. I like that it also can support DVD players for some of my older games.
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    Re: What fairly cheap case options to fit the Z690 Classified MB. 2022/10/21 01:47:48 (permalink)
    krane
    Any suggestions?




    You need an E-ATX compatible case with the correct size for stand-offs.

    Maybe you wanna check out Corsair's line up.

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    Re: What fairly cheap case options to fit the Z690 Classified MB. 2022/10/21 04:14:32 (permalink)
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    cheap? no. Not for an E-ATX motherboard that has down-facing connectors on the bottom.
     
    Cases I know work:
    be quiet! Dark Base Pro 900 v2
    Corsair 7000D
    Lian Li PC-011D XL / pc-o11d-rog
    Thermaltake Core P8, Level 20, A700 (maybe), Tower 900
    Fractal Torrent (not the compact or nano, but the full size should work)
     
    You want to pay extra attention to where the motherboard power cables have to route (due to the width of the board) and the space underneath the motherboard, because some of the connectors point down. The Corsair 5000D/X cases for example fit the motherboard fine, but you can't plug some of the stuff into the bottom of the motherboard without some modifications to the case (i.e. cutting some holes).


    I went with the Be Quiet! Dark Base Pro 900 V2 and it’s a really nice case after you learn how to build with it. It’s definitely best to watch some Youtube videos since the the manual is not that helpful in comparison to video. I like that it also can support DVD players for some of my older games.


    Nice! Yeah I have the v1 and it works... But is quite complicated in some ways. They fixed all the problems I ha e with this on the v2 which is why I know I can suggest that one. I know the day is coming, but I am going to be sad when I move away from this case.

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    Re: What fairly cheap case options to fit the Z690 Classified MB. 2022/10/21 14:17:38 (permalink)
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    krane
    Any suggestions?




    You need an E-ATX compatible case with the correct size for stand-offs.

    Maybe you wanna check out Corsair's line up.


    I went with a BitFenix Dawn TG case, it looks good and has good air flow as far as I can tell.
    Dawn TG – BitFenix.com
    It's a nice case and had to room I needed. It looks good too.

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