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The CM 690 II Advanced Case Thread

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

  1. (FIH) The Don

    (FIH) The Don

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    i really like it, i think its like almost perfect for a 100$ case, it really dosnt get better that this, one thing though, they could have put in som rubber things in the CM holes, but thats minor.
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    i am liking this case so much its tempting to buy.
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    you will not be dissapointed :toast:
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    It really doesn't get much better for $100 :rockout:
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    oh i forgot, it has this gfx card support thing included, i think its pretty nice when you have like 2 or 3 huge cards in it and you have to transport it

    its the one i the top right corner

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    What GFX card support thing are you talking about?
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    i can mount it later and post some pics if you like? even though i do not have HUGE cards haha

    pic added above :)
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    That'll be great, just to see how it looks in the case. Im going to have to throw away my debit card :(
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    lolz, did you just buy it or what?

    i can only use what i have on my account, i dont like to withdraw or whats it called, cost me to much money:roll:

    and i will post some pics then
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    that's the bad thing, I haven't and I still have my debit card with me :eek:
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    those things are sent from hell haha, :D

    but i'm glad i cant use more than i have, then i have somthing to look forward to when its the 1st in each month:D

    next month i might get a small SSD, i'm tired of my raptor, + its on the way to germany for RMA
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    bought a SSD
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    have you recieved it?
    me wantz very bad:D

    edit: there you go,

    the area marked with yellow circle is where the gfx support ting is screwed on to the case

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    a 80mm fan can be installe on the support thing to push cold air on to the cards
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    No I haven't received it yet, and thanks for the pictures :toast:
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    should i get its older brother the old 690 dominator because i can afford that one right now and not the advanced??
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    i think you should wait for the Advanced, it so much better than the old one imo
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    WAY better. And I just moved from on an original to an advanced, myself.
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    do you have that manual to the gfx support thing? cant find mine, so if you would post some pics of it here i would be happy
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    man i got the money to afford one now but i don't even see point my hardware is not worth getting installed such a nice case =/
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    Yeah at home and scanner here. I'll try to remember to bring it in...

    Some more pics. First is rear side cable management. Far from perfect, but much easier to do a good job than with my original 690 esp with the cable tie attachments on the back side. Will be way easier to put on the back panel. Don't have any front or top panel connectors installed yet.

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    Next are front and back shots of the top panel. Looks tough to remove/mod the SATA drive adapter.

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    Next is a shot of my front where I have replaced the stock 140mm with a green 120. Holding up stock 140 to show size and orientation. It mounts higher up than the 120 in addition to simply being bigger.

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    Last is another shot of the bottom area showing max PSU length while still allowing bottom radiator. My TX750 is 6.3" and you have about another inch max before you get to the rad mounting area.

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    Have more but none very interesting/helpful. Probably will be a few weeks before I really finish this, too...
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    why would you wanna move/mod the top sata?
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    To install a larger rad such as a triple 120 or 140.
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    aha:rockout:

    you could make a mounting system for the connection in a 5.25 bay and then have a hot swap there instead?
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    That's actually an interesting proposal. Hmmmm.
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