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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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    thanks wrigley:D
     
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    Wrigleyvillain PTFO or GTFO

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    No problem.

    By the way folks in case you missed it posted here the original CM 690 side panel fits (I have one) the II Advanced and is presently only $10, $15 off. Perhaps this is preparing for the new one to come out. But at $10 it's a steal.

    http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?t=114767
     
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    i think those side panels are ugly imo, i want a square window,
     
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    Wrigleyvillain PTFO or GTFO

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    Me too. Though I admit to hating it a lot less once I saw it in person. It's wierd shape also hides the ugly drive cage of the original 690 nicely.

    Mine's a bit beat up now anyway so definitely getting something better and different at some point. At least gonna wait and see what Cooler Master comes out with, if anything.
     
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    Has anyone tried mounting a CM megaflow 200mm or 230mm (like the ones in ATCS840) to the front of the CM690 II Advance?
     
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    i think that you can squeeze a 180 oer 200 mm in there, but then you will have to drill mounting holse yourself, and its NOT gone be easy to get in there
     
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    It bugs me that the HAF922 mid tower comes with a 200mm megaflow, but CM did not do the same for 690 II. It would appear to be a no-brainer: 200mm fan > 140mm, everyone wins!
     
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    i've just checked, you need to cut in one side to get such big fan in there, and it can MAX be 200mm on the outside of the fan
     
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    Ok, so Wrigley IS a Villain.

    After a short debate on cases, I went with what seemed to be the most logical choice of what I wanted to accomplish including price.

    My 690 II Advanced should be here tomorrow if I am lucky. The huge benefit of living about 3 hours from the Newegg Warehouse :)

    Order something one day, get it the next. But the weather here has been horrible (40" Snow) so I don't expect to get my case until Monday...Tuesday by the latest.

    So I'll be joining the 690 II Advanced Fan Club in short time. I went ahead and ordered me an OCZ Modular 700w PSU to go along with it, since Modular units are much more simplistic.

    I'll have to post pics in the next week's time or so of the completed rig when I'm done. No setbacks along the way of course
     
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    sounds nice man! you will NOT be dissapointed, i can promise you that.

    and welcome to tpu btw:toast:
     
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    I have joined the club. My CM 690 II Advanced is in the trunk of my car. Can't wait to get home and put the rig together :)
     
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    Sweet guys! Pics or GTFO! :laugh:
     
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    Got it today. Pics will follow possibly later.

    A side note...Should I bother getting 1/4" Cable Sleeve in Black fo free right now....Or should I hold off and get alot of 1/8" as well, at another color besides black since the case itself is black.

    I'm thinking a blue or green to match Fan LED's and kinda tie in nicely inside when done.

    The guy who said I can have some 1/4" Sleeving for free doesn't have 1/8" however, so I dunno if I want to bother with the 1/4" black. He's doing wiring work right now at our garage for a restoration car and has some in his truck he said I can have.

    I just dunno if I want to go with 1/4" Black...Or just hold off and get some 1/8" and 1/4" colored later and pay.
     
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    I wouldn't want a window with those huge blindingly ugly OPEN/LOCK words on the optical drive cage. That's brutal.
     
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    lol why would anyone wanna have a sidepanel window that shows the dvd/hd cage

    i only plan to make a hole that shows the mobo + gfx's
     
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    Blue Devil

    Here are some of my pics of my CM 690 II...I've done some custom work to it. I added a side window, what a pain it was to dremel, I was using the wrong cut disks!! Next I added some color by painting HDD trays blue to match my mobo once I get it tomorrow. I also painted the proc Corsair heatsink/pump casing. I will also be painting the chrome strips that run up the case. Eventually, I will add a complete water cooling system. I will also have 2 Sapphire HD5770 VaporX's running in Crossfire X that alrdy have the same color scheme. Even my power supply has the same coolers, Corsair 750 HX. I have an Aerocool Touch 1000 to control my fans and monitor temps. I can add more pics once I continue the build....I hate waiting to complete building due to lack of funds!!:shadedshu
     

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    Looks great man! Love the blue on the drive trays. Any special paint or primer used?
     
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    Krylon Fusion spray paint for plastic...works quite well.
     

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    I forgot, even my memory matches!!
     

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    Kick ass, thanks. Yeah I have tried to go with an all green and black theme but my power supply clashes. And then I couldn't pass up a great deal on some used Mushkin Redline lol...
     
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    Hey ovrkil, great color matching dude, looking nice so far :)
     
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    a pic so ppl can see how much space there is for gfx cards
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    will try and take out the bottom hd cage tonight

    okay so i got the 4 lower hd cages out,

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    but god dammit, motherf'''''', shitty shitfuck its is a hassle to get that thing back in place, oh my freakin god, i almost cried 48 times
     
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    Don don't cry, that won't help :laugh:
     
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    didnt, only almost, but i really really really wanted to throw the case out the window.
    i mean, it looked so easy when i took it off, but then i got f'cked when i wanted to put it back together:laugh:
     
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    That happens bro, when it does just walk away and take a chill pill then try again :D
     

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