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The CM 690 II Advanced Case Thread

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

  1. Wrigleyvillain

    Wrigleyvillain PTFO or GTFO

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    Some more pics. 2 shots of the rad installed and one first boot with wc installed :)

    Could not orient rad other way due to mosfet sink though I think this works better anyway. Gonna have to move my optical drive however.

    Man the orange on the PSU really clashes. Might remove the label though maybe just get a different one soon.

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    Looks good. You think you can get a pic of the lower rad area for me?
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    That is one clean radiator installation. With the top mounting of 120mm fans, the radiator doesn't affect the motherboard installation. There is no overlap and its really low pro. What type of radiator is that?
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    Yeah it fits really nicely. It's a Swiftech MCR220, 34MM thick. The Danger Den Black Ice II is 40mm, for example, though Im pretty sure that would also fit well.

    Yeah can take a pic of bottom area tonight, though I don't think I want to remove my drive cage.
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    If only they included rubber grommets for the cable management holes like the 800D... it'd make this case that much better.
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    it would def be nice, but not something that holds me back.
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    I suppose. As The Don said it's hardly a deal breaker.
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    Just buy some rubber lining to put in the holes if you are worried about it.
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    It's hard to capture the bottom well with everything in there but hopefully the combo of these two pics will suffice. I guess you remove the mesh filter.

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    i think it looks awesome, and it looks like it has very good cable manegement on the back, i know that 750TX has ALOT of cables,
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    So want one of these cases! But I want a windowed model
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    Thank you for taking the pics. Now I am deciding between this and the Corsair 800d.
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    if you dont care about your money, then its the 800D you should take, thats one lean mean mofo,

    but if you care about getting most bang for the buck then its the 690

    but thats just me
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    Believe me, I hate spending a lot on a case, especially since I already have a UF2O case, but I kinda want to go back to a normal case.
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    No one else here one of these yet? Ill post more pics soon, haven't made much progress last few days. Been gaming when I have free time. :)
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    i wanna get one.
    I loved my 690 and this one is sooo much better(and sooo much easier to carry around than my Cosmos S) :laugh: :shadedshu
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    That's true. Even if you have water cooling.
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    I heard the obsidian comes with a built in workout. Shipping it is over 60lbs according to PPCS.
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    Still thinking about getting one, I just want to see it person before I buy it. Hopefully either Fry's or MC will have it next weekend and I can take a look at it.
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    The Obsidian? If so I would like to see one in person as well.
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    I think he is talking about the 690 II. At any rate, seeing a case in person definitely is a helpful option if you have it.
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    Newegg is now running free shipping on this case, promo code is EMCYZNW22.
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    DAMNIT lol

    I'd be really pissed if I had to spend more than $20. For a case that's really not bad at all.
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    Can you post some new pictures of the top cover on top of the fans? I would love to see temperatures with this setup. I wonder if you could fit a 180mm silverstone fan on the front area.
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    woooohoooooo i'll be getting mine in 2 days :rockout: just got a mail from the supplier:toast:

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