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The CM 690 II Advanced Case Thread

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

  1. Zen_

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    In all fairness though a 120mm fan @ 800RPM hardly moves any air, only useful in a low power system that requires a token amount of air flow (like a HTPC).
     
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    Noice!

    I went ahead and removed the drive bays too even tho won't have a rad down there til I lc my GPU(s) one day. Helps airflow surely.
     
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    My 690 II Advanced

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    Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 @3.825Ghz 1.2V
    OCZ 4gb PC3-2000 7-7-7-20
    Cooler Master Aquagate Max
    150gb WD Velociraptor 10k rpm
    XFX 790i Ultra
    XFX GTX 260 Black Edition
    XFX 850W PSU
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

    Pic dates are off lol & my camera old.

    Almost time to double up on the RAM & SLI my gpu ^^ after I see how it handles FF14

    I probably went overboard on the green lol, but I liked XFX's yellow-green/black color sceme so much that I just went with it.

    Love this case. It was easy to work with & only needed 2 mods. Cutting out the front face to give me an extra inch for the double 120mm radiator & I couldn't find a face cover with enough see through :p, so I made my own lol.

    Still needs another blacklight at the bottom of the case. I've got an empty bay that I'm still undecided on. I've got to intall 1-2 more fans on that acrylic face once I SLI :/, not looking forward to that.

    Hope you enjoyed the pics ^^
     
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    Re:690 II

    Yeah I sure liked the pics. Love the color scheme too. I see where you modded for the rad :laugh: kind reminds me of the old "Midas Muffler" ad....we'll make it fit. :roll: Nice job though.
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    Thanks. Yeah, a top install required a heavier & more difficult mod because of the huge heat sink running around the top of my mobo. I was bummed out since I did my research for fitting that radiator in this case. Then I attempted the bottom mount & sadly I was lacking 3/4 - 1 stupid inch :/. Fortunately I ended up finding the 1 inch I needed by just hollowing out the front :p. I was suprised & relieved it fit perfectly.
     
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    Yeah that is the one, I've always wanted one of these cases :toast:

    I am doing some sleeving and water cooling. Visit my project log for updates. Link is below.

    Bro I think what this rig needs is some yellow coolant or tubing. I like it a lot bro :toast:
     
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    Nice Dave......I see that you're taking care of my baby.....Let me know if you need the stock side panel since I don't have a use for it.
     
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    Re: CP's 690 II

    Alright CP...your gonna just love that case. I'm sorry I didn't get one sooner. Got the window panel for mine yesterday from the Cooler Master store. Just checked the link and it looks like they're out of them again! Don't know what the problem is in North America, those window side panels for the 690 II Advanced are plentiful in the European Market. Here is a link to mine if your interested. Jakeman97s 690 II Advanced No water, just high priced air :laugh:
    Have fun with you new case.
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    The one that I sold him has the windowed panel:toast:
     
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    Thanks Jake, I'll check yours out when I get home. Mine does have the windowed Panel.

    Bog, get me a shipping quote if you can please :toast:
     
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    Hey. I wonder if someone could help me I am attemping my first mod on my new CM 690 II Advanced.

    I want to add a underglow to the case. I am going to make a lighting unit to fit under the case. I want to attach it to the button on the front panel so that i can turn it on/off with the front fan LEDs.

    I am not sure how i should connect it all though.
    This is what i plan on using:
    LED x 3 :

    Will i be able to attach it to the button with a seperate 12v power source to the one feeding up from the fan?

    If you need any other info just ask I will try to clear it up.
     
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    I just ordered my CM690 II Advanced today. Will probably get here by the end of the week or next week. Will post pictures when i get it.
     
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    You'll love it. :toast:
     
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    My thanks was both for your post and your avatar.
     
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    I'm getting my CM 690 II Advanced tomorrow, along with new fans and PSU. I wonder, does anyone of you use the Corsair H70 in this case? I'm curious where it would fit and so on. :)

    Oh and hi by the way, new user here!
     
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    Welcome to TPU :toast:

    I personally have not used it in this case or the H70 itself. Hopefully someone else can chime in and help you out. :toast:
     
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    Cheers!

    Well I suppose I could measure it up when I have the case here tomorrow. :laugh:
     
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    Sure can. Do you plan on mounting the whole H70 inside the case?
     
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    That's the idea atleast. I've heard that it has some minor problems with tube length though. I suppose I could use one of the top fans.
     
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    Ummm, not sure about that, but one guy over at OCN had issues when mounting a fan outside, he said it got in the way of the top thumbscrew for the side panel. That's not really an issue, but just letting ya know. :toast:
     
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    Just got my chassi with all the other candy, going to post some pictures when I'm done! :)
     
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    Sweet! Me too when I get some new fans to match the present color scheme (i.e. not UV green ones lol) and finally tidy up again... :toast:
     
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    edit:wrong thread.

    liking the CM's guys. Makes me want one :)
     
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