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Is this the cheapest way to move my headphone/mic and usb ports to the front of my case? Im trying to fit a 360 rad in the top. I dont really need a firewire or sata port. I thought CM sold a unit from their online store for around $15 but I can't find it.
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i think you can fit s 360 without removing the usb/audio ports but you have to remove the sata dock

but don't quote me on that, you'd need to bust out the tape measure and find out for yourself or have one of the members here take a measurement for you
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i think you can fit s 360 without removing the usb/audio ports but you have to remove the sata dock
Nope a 240 is the biggest.

I did some searching and i couldn't find anything by CM. Other than the Lian Li front panel all i could find was horrible generic plastic unit. It looks like you will have to bite the bullet or just use the back of the case.

EDIT: Just found this but its a 3.5" (http://www.scan.co.uk/products/silve...audio-firewire) so you'd have to use a bracket converter but its a lot cheaper than the Lian Li.
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Nope a 240 is the biggest.
i'm pretty sure i saw a modded 690 ii with a 360 in the top, maybe i'm mistaken, but i could have sworn i did sometime last week while going through the 690 club thread on the case board

i just wish i could find it
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i'm pretty sure i saw a modded 690 ii with a 360 in the top, maybe i'm mistaken, but i could have sworn i did sometime last week while going through the 690 club thread on the case board

i just wish i could find it
A 690 first version I found online, but unfortunately not the finished product:

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i'm pretty sure it was a 692 since it had the newer 5.25" locking mechanisms

i'll post it if i find it again
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i'm pretty sure i saw a modded 690 ii with a 360 in the top, maybe i'm mistaken, but i could have sworn i did sometime last week while going through the 690 club thread on the case board

i just wish i could find it
Yer modded but that would mean moving the i/o panel from the top, as it would be right in the middle of the of a fan.

Check out the mod in this thread http://www.themodbrothers.com/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=2329
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i'm pretty sure i saw a modded 690 ii with a 360 in the top, maybe i'm mistaken, but i could have sworn i did sometime last week while going through the 690 club thread on the case board

i just wish i could find it
Hi,

You can put anything somewhere somehow,
But, to put a 360 up there in the 690 II Adv is going to take alot of modding.

Going to have to cut out the front top HD hot swap feature case has.
Also top 5.25 bay and cabling going to come into play.
Going to have to use a slim Rad design in you want to keep it case also.

If wanting to use the thicker rad going to have to sit on top of the case frame
and having to cut out case top.

What I had to do and thats with a big 240 on top.
Works great but not what you would call in case cooling.

Also wanted to add big 120 in back and top Rad move was necessary anyway.


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