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Basic CM 690 II Black & White mod in progress

post #1 of 49
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Hey guys,

I just got into computer modding not long ago and absolutely loving it. I thought I'd share what I've done so far, advice/opinions will are welcome too.

My machine has no name yet, so any suggestions will be great By the way, this isn't a super computer but just a budget one that I use for my everyday life and as much gaming as possible.

Currently working with:

  • CoolerMaster CM 690 II advanced
  • CoolerMaster eXtreme power plus 550W
  • Phenom II X4 955 BE
  • Asus M4A87TD EVO
  • Kingston ValueRAM DDR3 1333 2x2GB
  • Sapphire HD6970 2GB
  • Intel 320 80GB for OS, WD Black 1TB

I know the PSU is crap, I hate it so much! Horrible cable management (as you will see in the photos). So I'm waiting for the Corsair AX650 to be available in New Zealand.. Not much longer to go now I believe.

Here she is, my pride and joy.


So yeah, as you can guess I'm going for the B&W theme. I'm not sure if I will make it black and white with blue LEDs.

Next up, I thought I'd paint one of my spare 12cm Coolermaster fans in white just to see what it would look like.

Was very please with the result, so I will definately be painting my other fans that way too.

I've seen that most people seem to paint their HDD clips with colours that have a good contrast with the black interior of the case. So I grabbed two of those clips and painted them too!


Here is what my baby looks like now:


As you can see, I've done some "sleeving" with what I was able to find in the country but MY WORD! Does that look awful or what?! I really can't wait for that Corsair PSU to be available in the country! I will try to find some better sleeving and I'm sure it will look a lot better!

By the way, I'm sorry about the crap quality of the photos.
1. I'm not a good photographer and 2. the camera isn't the best either.
post #2 of 49
looks not bad ,gonna do more?

Check the CM690 club,Maybe you can get more ideas there.
Edited by Ballz0r84 - 8/7/11 at 3:59am
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post #3 of 49
Nice mod so far.

Yay for us New Zealanders.
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looks not bad,gonna do more?
Will be painting another two fans and the 5.25" clips tomorrow. Well I'm kind of stuck without the Corsair PSU but I plan on doing some proper sleeving on all the I/O cables and fan cables.

Here are some more random pictures:






And here's a picture of an air intake I made a while back when I had nothing to do, but I very quickly took it off because of how bad it looked.
post #5 of 49
This is pretty much what I am looking to do for my first build. Well done!

Any suggestions on what you would do different next time?
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This is pretty much what I am looking to do for my first build. Well done!

Any suggestions on what you would do different next time?
This is also my first build and right now, there's nothing I would have done differently. Whatever you do, don't rush it. That's the main thing I've learnt
post #7 of 49

lookin good so far this is what u can expect with the front fan painted

my friend calls the lights lightsabers now
also if u play black ops im sure i wil see me around now
edit: also here sells cheap sleeving that looks nice
http://en.mdpc-x.com/
Edited by IXcrispyXI - 8/7/11 at 5:19am
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also if u play black ops im sure i wil see me around now
edit: also here sells cheap sleeving that looks nice
http://en.mdpc-x.com/
Sweet, I'll keep an eye out. Mostly on BB snd servers.
Thanks for the sleeving link, I'll save it and just see what the system looks like with the black cables from Corsair first.

As for the front fan, I was thinking about leaving it clear and changing the blue LEDs to white ones. However, I think they're going to be a pain to remove...
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Sweet, I'll keep an eye out. Mostly on BB snd servers.
Thanks for the sleeving link, I'll save it and just see what the system looks like with the black cables from Corsair first.

As for the front fan, I was thinking about leaving it clear and changing the blue LEDs to white ones. However, I think they're going to be a pain to remove...
well thats where i know u from ur mainly on asg's server
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well thats where i know u from ur mainly on asg's server
Touche. Haha yep that's right!
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