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Got me a CoolerMaster CM 690

Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by kenkickr, May 5, 2008.

  1. ChaoticAtmosphere

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    Update

    Arrrgh!! :banghead: Christmas bonus will be late this year! Was planning on a Dremmel set and some paint but looks like the parts will be paid off first. So I'm going to do my build then do the mods once I get the Dremmel and paint. I'll link you when I start my mod thread Kenkcikr.

    Do you mind if I showcase my build here until I start the modding? :cool:
     
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    Sure, throw them up!!
     
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    I like it. There is a guy down my street who can do flames like the guy on the car mod show with Chip Foose. Damn.. I wish I could paint like that. It really looks like fire.
     
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    So time to put it back together parts will be here in one week!

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    I wish I could get going on mine again but the build I made for my friend decided to have problems, Vista problems:banghead: So I'm back on his again and decided to change a few things.
     
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    Wow, looks so boring and normal when naked, lol.
    Still cant get over how quiet this case is, even with 3x140mm, 3x120mm, an 80x15mm, a Xigmatek CPU cooler with a 120mm fan, a TX650W with its 120mm, and a GTX260.
    This has to be the best case I have ever had :rockout:
     
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    It actually still looks sexy when stripped like that :laugh: Maybe it's because I'm just so excited to finally be getting a performance rig together!!


    I'm glad to hear that. I plan on runnin 6x120mm, 2x140mm and 1x80mm with a Big Typhoon VX. My PSU is an OCZ GameXstream 600w so with any luck it'll be as quiet as yours. Thanks for your post.

    So kenkickr, shouldn't take too long to fix that vista issue, I guess you'll have your baby back soon no?
     
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    I have his proc in my system right now to finish up the rest of the hardware testing. After that I have to backup his data, reinstall Vista, and transfer the data back. Sunday I'll probably do some acrylic work to the case so I can get rid of those ugly ass chrome pieces but before I do that I'm going to finish sleeving my PSU.

    Also I decided to mod a little bit more on his case since some how the paint job I did to his got ruined so I had to repaint it.
     
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    Let's see the finished product once your done! :rockout:
     
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    Okay. So she's back together now! I'm amazed at how easy this case is to work with; took me only about an hour to put it all back together!

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    Yeah, it is one of the simplest cases to work with til you get to doing some wire management. That was the biggest reason why I started modding mine.
     
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    yea wire management is a little harder in this case. especially behind the mobo tray
     
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    Most of my cables i just stick under the CD drive. Since the PSU mount is at the bottom my CPU power plug has to reach over the video card(it touches it)
     
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    i didnt fint it too bad for cable management, though the holes in the tray are a bit little. if they where taller and wider it would be perfect for me.
    my cpu power plug fits perfectly behind the tray and into the top hole, it has perfect lenght. i have a VX550 and a MSI neo2-FIR
     
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    yea the 8 pin cpu coard fits perfect behind mobo tray to plug
     
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    anybody filled the holes on the side panels like i have ? , cuts down on the noise from the fans and temps still good
     
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    Is it the side panel were the two fans can go or the side panel with the 80mm vent? I'm about to cut out the two fan spots and put a window in since I don't have, the friends system that fucks up everytime he touches it, anymore.
     
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    yes thats them (both)
     
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    i put a 80x15 mm fans on the left side panel, closed the top fan space in the right side panel (my cpu cooler wont let me add a fan there) and put a fan in the lower fan space, helps the video card a lot. i also put a 120mm fan in the front, in 3x5,25" drive bays, pointing directly to the processor
     
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    I finally got my PSU sleeving and new power button installed so here are some pics

    PSU w/ sleeving. I know, cable management is coming:
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    New power button placement:
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    I just bought some Lexan yesterday and soon will start cutting to get rid of the ugly chrome pieces(if you noticed I haven't reinstalled them, I hate chrome!!)
     
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    All right! the day has finally arrived!!

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    Nice hardware man. Really diggin the dominators.
     
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    Sweeet!
     
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    Wait til I'm finished with the next mod! I think I've given hints to it but I'm not showing any progress til I'm done.
     
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    Well, she's together now and running smooth!

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