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[Case Mod] Project Infidel First Time Modder

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Introduction:
This is a first time mod of a Cooler Master 690. I picked this case up free from my local electronic recycle place. I am in the army and i always loved the look of the infidel logo so i thought i would theme a case around it.

Goal:
To strip down a stock 690 and give it a clean blacked out look with a windows and PSU cover. Also to use minimal light. After the case is done and i have the funds i will be switching from 775 to 1155. I have always wanted to do a build with new parts but always seemed to put my funds elsewhere.


What i have done to the case/ purchased mods (subject to change In Blue):
Stripped it down
Cut out drive cages and marked down top fan holes
Cut plastic screening under metal mesh on top and front panel

purchased smoked Plexiglas for side window
purchased military style switch
5.25 to 3.5 adapter for HDD
2x af120 fans
Edited by Straus - 12/12/13 at 5:26pm
post #2 of 10
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How it looks now!
Front and top panel Painted:

Drive bays cut out:

Side panel and top cut out, waiting on u-channel molding:


Edited by Straus - 1/11/14 at 6:56pm
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Mail call!
Sorry i forgot to show the fans unpacked these are the af120's



Stripped down the case. And will be cutting the crappy plastic out from under the mesh tonight. Hopefully the girlfriend will bring her camera over so i don't have to use the cell phone for the rest of the pictures.
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Update!
So i took the steel mesh off the top panel and the front.

But it had this awful plastic honey comb crap on it, so off that went.



Now to start the cuts in the next update.
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Interesting build name......
Devil Inside
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3770k Asus Maximus V Gene Powercolor Devil 13 7990 x 2 QUAD Corsair Dominator GT 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Mushkin Enh Chronos Deluxe LG DVD burner Custom  Win 7 Ultimate 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus 144hz in Eyefinity/Surround Logitech g19 Corsair ax1200 Caselabs s5 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitech g700 Razer Ironclad 
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Devil Inside
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3770k Asus Maximus V Gene Powercolor Devil 13 7990 x 2 QUAD Corsair Dominator GT 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Mushkin Enh Chronos Deluxe LG DVD burner Custom  Win 7 Ultimate 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus 144hz in Eyefinity/Surround Logitech g19 Corsair ax1200 Caselabs s5 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitech g700 Razer Ironclad 
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post #6 of 10
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So I am still shooting ideas around for this case and i have started on the back.
(Picture found online, Photo credit shown in the image)
I am wanting to cut the fan slot out so i can just have a screw-on finger cover and the fan for better airflow. But how should i do it? I would love for it to look as neat as possible and i will be painting the case black so the edges of the cut wouldn't show. Any input would be great.

-Straus
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So I'm looking at fans for my case. I already know the the front fan (still not sure if im using a 140 or 120) will be an intake and the top two/ back one will be blowing out. But what about my bottom. Or should i not use a fan there. Im thinking intake with a small quiet af120 just like the top.
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Well i decided today was the day that i actually get back and start working on my case. So out goes the drive cages so i can fit my solo drive mount to the top.
First it looked like this:

Then All this junk came out:

With these tools:

Only because drilling wasn't working for me. But i used a punch and a chisel and the rivets came out fast and clean.
But i think all together it came out great.

So hopefully i will actually go an get the top cut and prepped to paint
.
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Just got done cutting the top panel out and the side panel. Going to the store to get u-channel molding and clear coat. Hopefully will get painting done this week and the rebuild will start up. Also thinking of getting some frost white plexi for a motherboard tray and to cover the big ass gap from cutting those drive bays out.
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So finished my top and front panel. All painted and the mesh is back on.

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