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Got me a CoolerMaster CM 690

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Got me a CoolerMaster CM 690(updated with mods)

Just finished getting everything transfered over to the CM 690. So far I like it more than I dislike, even though I have only played with it for about 10min, and if you guys would like I can show some pictures later today(Have to go to work). Also I can kind of give it a review if interested, even though I know there are a ton out there.
 
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Sure, put up some pics. Do you have any mods planned for it?
 
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ok. move on! Have you modded it a bit?

p.s. I love that case (i have one too)
 
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Oh Yes!! More or less it is going to be a paint job. Thinking of painting the Chassis gun metal but the panels I'm not sure if I want to go all dark gloss metallic red or most dark gloss metallic red and the grill areas a gloss metallic black. I do plan to do this soon but going to clean up the storage area since this is where I will do most of the painting and don't want dust/dirt to get all over. Also going to cut some holes for better cable management.
 
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I'll post pics later since I have to get ready for work
 
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hey! where are those pics u told us u would post? We are waiting for them!
 
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If you want an idea of a nice dark red, check the last pictures in my Mystique. All the rest came out kinda pinkish due to a crappy cell phone camera, but the last 3 were taken with a good camera.

Dark red looks really nice.
 
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Well, thanks to a bounced check somebody gave me for my B-day some mods have been put on hold. I actually started this morning on some easy cutting and promise Wednesday I will post some cutting mods and a nice Zalman 9500 Nvidia Edition mod!
 
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Due to having to go into work tomorrow since we are setting up a network with new systems for a lawyer I will not be able to do any modding or pictures til this weekend.
 
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Alright, finally home and ready to post some pics of a few mods. It's only the beginning though! :D

The 1st picture is of the fan gril in the front of the case. All I did was cut out the filter cause my Raptors need some nice cool air

The 2nd pic is of the squares and rectangles I cut into the mb tray to give this case the much better cable management I knew it could have. I think the cable management looks alot better except for the 8-pin board connector but that will be fixed.

The next step is going to be cutting away the plastic crap that is in front of the front fan behind the mesh on the front panel and the same on the top panel. Will keep you updated.
 

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Yesterday I tried to add some more pictures but none would upload. Is there another way I can get them on here and maybe for someone to edit the title of this post?
 
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you cant edit the title of the post, i think. For the photos, i really dont know. Move on, guy, i'm waiting for more pics (i want to mod my 690 too, i need ideas)
 
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I would post more but I think the photo size is too large because each one says failed to upload when I try.
 

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Try hosting them on imageshack, or google for another free image hosting site.
 
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Thanks t_ski! I'll get these hosted either tonight or tomorrow, depends if the rain this evening cancels our softball game(like it has for the past friggin month).
 
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if you want i can put the pics on my photobucket account for ya :D
 

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its a great case really here i have some pics i know its a mess i totaly droped PC for now for awhile

 
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Here are some pics after cutting out the plastic junk on the front panel. I think it looks much better!









 

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thats looking cool but did u removed the dust stoppers
 
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No, not yet. My next plan of action is behind the grill at the top of the front plate I'm going to cut that away to open it up some more cause I just love the grill look!!:D I've been looking for a nice, cool power button due to I'm moving the power button to the top, I think it just looks crappy with the 2 buttons and LED's down on the bottom front and everything else on top of the case.

Also, wants I get my paint and start on the chassis, the top panel is coming off and alot of the plastic is going to be cut off.
 
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Here are some more pics, but of the chassis painting. I decided after cutting the plastic out of the front that I'm waiting to cut the plastic out of the top because the mesh tabs on the front are breaking off after only removing it twice. Anyways, here they are...























I have to give props to Onry for letting me use his shed forever and a day yesterday! Much appreciated!!
 
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thanks for not takin pics of my messy ass workshop LOL :D
besides that it was a fun way to spend the afternoon.
maybe tomorrow i can get some work done on the koolance watercooled case i got on my bench
onry
 
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To a man a messy shop is beauty :D Hell ya it was a nice day to work on it out of that humid ass weather! Saturday I'll have the plastic crap cut out of the top panel and just might throw my new power button on.
 
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Cut the plastic out of the top panel so here ya go.

Before the cutting massacre


After the cutting and without the mesh on it


On the case


Paint job coming soon!!:rockout:
 
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Cut the plastic out of the top panel so here ya go.

After the cutting and without the mesh on it
What are you going to replace the mesh with? I was in the process of putting a ThermoChill PA120.2 on top of my CM690 using a ThermoChill Shroud when my left arm ended up in a sling. (not related to my modding) Now all I can do is sit here and dream! :ohwell: