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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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    hmm must have lost those pills somewhere :D

    must remember them next time haha:laugh:
     
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    I finished my paint work, still need to touch up and clean up a few areas. Overall, I'm pleased with my first custom paint job. Got my mobo in as well as my HDD, I may paint my ODD black since I noticed all except the bezel is a beige color, BLEH!!:wtf: The last 2 pics are basically my complete PC on the outside, I just need to finish adding the hardware!
     

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  3. (FIH) The Don

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    dont know if i like the blue stripes, but its kinda cool in its own way i guess:toast:

    but good job, and yeah, give that odd a black coat or 2
     
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    @don

    I can send you some :roll:

    @ovrkil
    I'll check the pics when I get home, they look promising.
     
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    Wrigleyvillain PTFO or GTFO

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    Oh, yeah? :D
     
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    Welp, everything is almost complete.

    Another delivery arrived today with more parts. The WD Caviar Black 750gb HD, My Mouse, My 8gigs of DDR3 1600, and HDMI LCD 21.5".

    Asked my father today if he had any Lexan sitting around in the garage and he just so happened to throw it all out last month. I had planned on making my own side panel window but with no Lexan I can't :(

    Lexan for those who don't know is like a thin version of plexiglass and more flexible. In this case, we use it for the windows in our race cars.

    I also intend on picking up some sleeving from that friend of ours for free most likely.

    I just need to order and get my MB, CPU and Vid Card before I start opening all the boxes and installing things with pics ;)

    Next week I hope to have everything done and up and running
     
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    you need some chill pills too? I got da hook up LOL
    8gigs? NICE!! :D As far as lexan attend a NASCAR race or something and stop by the pits. I'm sure Matt Kenseth wouldn't notice a missing window at 200MPH :roll:
     
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    naw he would be happy to get some fresh air right:D
     
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    at 200MPH he won't be hot :laugh:
     
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    lol no he wont, he will keep he's head cool so he dont make stupids decisions:D

    so have you gotten home yet?
     
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    Just a few minutes ago man, getting ready to take the pics :toast:
     
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    oooh boy, cant wait, me wantz:D
     
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    installed and all, coming right up!
     
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    in your project log right?
     
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    and the PC ATM thread, just uploaded them and resized them and stuff.
     
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    Throw a few in the thread, yo! :)
     
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    Hey guys I just found out that the official CM 690 II advanced window has become available in USA. It's exactly what I need. Its fully acrylic so it can support laser etching, and has a reinforced 120mm fan hole already.


    Here is the link on the CM Store
     
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    oh my, i want one of those, it is perfect for me:D
     
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    Yeah, nice. Thanks for posting!
     
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    40 dollars for a Windowed Side Panel?

    I guess some lazy people are that crazy :p
     
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    Um it's $30. Well close to $40 with shipping. A professional modder quoted me $75. I'm not too good with a dremel.
     
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    A pity there's a fan hole... :( Makes everything look cheap.
     
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    Yea, I added in shipping to the total estimate. For me it's like just over 40 shipped.

    A "professional" modder is basically an overused name for someone who dabbles around with that stuff.

    Granted some modding is indeed more of an art form and does take some experience....Taping off a side panel and using double adhesive mounting tape to put on a piece of clear window is not by all means a professional only job.

    My window mod is going to cost me about 3 dollars to do. And that's only because the piece I am using for my window is 3 dollars....16 dollars for a much larger piece that I could probably make 4 windows out of.

    If I were to charge someone for a window mod job, I'd probably quote them at like 30-40 dollars shipped, depending on window size and cut-out design.

    My design cut-out isn't your normal Square/Round window. Not that it takes extra skill to cut, it's just not a complete symmetrical cut.

    Nothing a Cut off wheel, or in the case of not having any sort of cut off wheel or dremel, a sharp nail and hammer will work just as well...Then use the jigsaw and walla.

    The problem I think with most window mods is the material being used. Stuff that you really don't need to use since there are things out there cheaper than acrylic, almost as sturdy as acrylic but has some flex to it and is capable of being drilled into for fan holes.

    This week, I'll upload a pic of my window panel once I start my Project log. Right now I'm just waiting on my last 3 pieces, putting everything together to make sure it works...Then starting the Mod process :)
     
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    I'm looking forward to pictures of your side window. For me, I did a window mod once and it took me about 4 hours to get it right. I ran through 3 cut off wheels and used a jigsaw and a Dremel so it was a learning process. The results were pretty good, but for me the cost of my time was actually more expensive than $40. I am sure now that I have that experience I could do a window mod in half the time, but I think comparatively for the time saved, $30 USD plus shipping for a pre made window is pretty good. I think in general when modding, a lot of modders discount the value of their time. I'm glad modding comes pretty easily for you.
     

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