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The CM 690 II Advanced Case Thread

Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by Wrigleyvillain, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. Jakeman97

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    Re: Side Panel Window 690 II Advanced

    Thanks for the reply Wrigleyvillan. I'll try the CoolerMaster site today. I just got an email from Jeff at FrozenCPU and he said they have the side-window panel for the previous 690 but it will not fit the 690 II Advanced. :banghead: I just like to look at all the expensive stuff in there.:laugh: Hate the thought of hitting this beautiful case with a dremel; but I just might.
    Thanks again,
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    Looking good! I propably would have put the loop pump-rad-cpu-rad-pump, so the water would be cooled right after the cpu and the loop would be straighter.

    I need to post pics of my setup once I get it done.
     
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    Hmm you may want to reconfirm that with Jeff cause unless I'm just being really dense first thing in the morning here I don't see how that is possible as, again, I am using a windowed panel sold for the original 690 on my 690 II. Ill take pics later. Just upgraded my loop so was gonna do so anyway.
     
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    RE; Windowed SP for 690 II Advanced

    Geez I don't know now what to say. Jeff said no. Then I checked on New Egg and one of the reviewers said the old panel had 4 pins and the new panel has 3 pins and to make it work on the 692 it has to be modded some. Now then, if you say it fits and you ought to know for sure I'm going to order one and make it fit. I think I saw some pics of yours in the thread when you first got the case. I'm gonna pull the trigger and order it anyway.
    Thanks much for the help. One can always depend on the guys from TPU.
    Jakeman97
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    Update

    UPDATE on Transparent Side Panel 690 II Advanced. Cooler Master has them Transparent Side Panel for 692 Advanced but they are not available right now. Cannot find one anywhere.:banghead:
    Jakeman97
     
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    Amazon has them for about $10 less than Cooler Master's site, check it out on there. That's where I got mine.
     
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    Oh sweet that's what Im talking about! A much fuller windowed section instead of this upside down L-shaped crap with hardly any viewable area (though it did hide the ugly unpainted drive cages on the original 690 for which it was actually designed).

    And thanks for the heads up re Amazon! Hey dude if you want my old one--$12 shipped! :)
     
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    Well here's how it turned out. I like how easy it is to make it look tidy. Could use some more room between the motherboard tray and the side panel.
    Most of the cables have been hidden inside the hdd bays, so if I add another rad on the bottom at some point, I'll have to get more creative.
    One thing that I haven't found yet, is an adapter from 3-pin fan to sata power. The only reason I still have the older molex power cable is to power some fans and the pump.

    Here's one without the GTX 460:

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    And here's one that's all finished:

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    Sadly I couldn't get a push-pull to fit on the top like I planned, but will have to do with this for now.
    i5-750 loads @ 50c on stock speed.
     
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    That looks a lot better!
     
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    i'm sorry guys, i have the same case but, it makes only noise, those stupid grills and shit are crap, i got 140mm 18db 68cmf noise blocker fans and i'm sure that with the case they produce 30db, and outside the case you cant here them, my old thermaltake armor with those fans barly audioble
     
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    i sort of agree with ya that the fans that come with it are abit [​IMG] but that's where the fun part comes in called modding ;)

    i intend taking out the grill at the back of my cm 690 II
    because as you know it blocks a lot of air, i also did this on my previous case here which made a heck of a diference

    for anyone who doesn't beleive me do the toilet tissue test, i'e put some infront of your pc's exhaust before you remove the grill then do the same after you've removed it,
    you'll see what i mean ;):D

    and because it's an exhaust you'll only need to purchase a wire grill (to stop yourself and you kids from getting cuts):D
     
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    i also noticed the case grilles make the fans louder than they should be, so i slowed them down with 7v adaptors.
     
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    Here Is Mine CM690 II PLUS :p


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    Now I need to Change that crapy 9500GT to GTX460 :D
     
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    doesn't look bad. I think you could maybe tuck some wires in and move them around alittle to make it look better but other then that i like it. :toast:
     
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    My OCZ PSU have vary short cables , i also need 4Pin extension cable , but i can't find one :mad:
     
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    :laugh:sorry m that made me laugh you've slowed the case grilles down :laugh:

    well today i'm swapping out the rear exhaust fan for either my white led akasa or my orange coloured akasa 12 cm fan (yes i'm going to do the toilet tissue test on both fans):D
     
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    yeah they were too hot on 12V, kept burning my sammiches.
     
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    690 II Advanced Clear side Window Available Now

    Hi guys,
    If anyone is interested the clear acrylic side window is now available at the CoolerMaster Store for the 690 II Advanced for $19.95 + shipping. CM 690 II Black Transparent Side Window Panel
    Jakeman97
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    I will most likely be sending the payment for one of these cases today. I'll keep you'll posted. :toast:
     
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    PICS OR GTFO! :laugh:
     
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    I don't have it yet :laugh: :p
     
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    Do it! You won't regret it.
     
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    I will, waiting on reply from seller.
     
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    I bought this case to replace Antec 900, but after 2 months I've switched back !

    With four (4!, bottom, top, side, on gpu) extra 120mm @ 800rpm fans + the 3x 140mm I belived SLI GTX260s would get cooler, but I got terribly mistaken.

    I took off the whole HDD cage for better airflow from 140mm intake, leaving me only one HDD slot.

    Temps got up to ~48C idle and in Metro 2033 about 70C, this is with gpu fans @ 95-100%.

    Switched back to Antec 900 (had it painted black inside, looks really good) and with the original 3x 120mm + 1x200mm, all @ low, I have <45C idle, load is probably 7C lower.
    note that I had a 120mm blowing from the side door + another 120mm resting on the lower gpu, blowing on both cards with CM 690 II Adv !

    The advantages I get with Antec 900: My only HDD is positioned at bottom of case, both 120mm front fans have NO resistance, blowing directly at gpus.

    so...my new CM 690 II Adv is in kitchen w/o any hardware installed.

    Good with it was: Great cable management !
     
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    I had a Antec 900 and I will not argue it has tremendous airflow!
     

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