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Originally Posted by rsfkevski View Post
Not meaning to interrupt you guys from your discussion, but I've got a budget of $50 and I'm seriously considering the Refurb CM690 (Original) from CM Store for $40. Would this be a wise investment, or are there better cases for the money?
Whoa! There's no better case for that amount of money! Go for it!

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Yeah i think i may have done it right over the top of the cables lol
Next time, only apply pressure along the two edges of the panel where those tab things are. Never apply pressure anywhere else unless you see a need for it (such as the center on the edge so that the entire edge can slip underneath the edge of the case that is near the front).
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Whoa! There's no better case for that amount of money! Go for it!


Next time, only apply pressure along the two edges of the panel where those tab things are. Never apply pressure anywhere else unless you see a need for it (such as the center on the edge so that the entire edge can slip underneath the edge of the case that is near the front).
Alright i will Give it a good go tomorrow.


Annoying thing also is i have TWO i think there ide drives you know were you have to use big fat cable plug it in your motherboard then into the drives.

May look into some sata ones or something as they took up loads of room!
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Alright i will Give it a good go tomorrow.


Annoying thing also is i have TWO i think there ide drives you know were you have to use big fat cable plug it in your motherboard then into the drives.

May look into some sata ones or something as they took up loads of room!
I can speak from personal experience here: upgrading from IDE to SATA provides a noticeable performance improvement. I upgraded from a 7200 RPM IDE drive to a 7200 RPM SATA drive and noticed a difference right away.
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Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate Basic, but premium round 
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Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO 
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Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate Basic, but premium round 
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post #13304 of 19729
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I can speak from personal experience here: upgrading from IDE to SATA provides a noticeable performance improvement. I upgraded from a 7200 RPM IDE drive to a 7200 RPM SATA drive and noticed a difference right away.
Sorry mate, i ment cd drives my bad
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Sorry mate, i ment cd drives my bad
It's almost the same performance boost, except you only notice it when you're using the optical drives. hehe
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Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO 
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Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate Basic, but premium round 
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Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate Basic, but premium round 
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post #13306 of 19729
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It's almost the same performance boost, except you only notice it when you're using the optical drives. hehe
totally agree. plus with having 2 sata drives instead of 2 ide with one slave drive lets you use both at once!

great boost in performance. go for it man
post #13307 of 19729
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It's almost the same performance boost, except you only notice it when you're using the optical drives. hehe
Ok dude. i will try and get more cables tidy tomorrow and report back with a picture
post #13308 of 19729
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Not meaning to interrupt you guys from your discussion, but I've got a budget of $50 and I'm seriously considering the Refurb CM690 (Original) from CM Store for $40. Would this be a wise investment, or are there better cases for the money?
i got mine for 40 off craigslist best case ever
not ugly like a haf
elegant like a tj07 but cheaper and smaller
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Ok....what mods are recommended in order for this case to really shine. Please, nothing too extravagant as I am absolutely broke at the moment.

Paint = not necessary as it won't have a window.
Fans = already have 6 - CM R4 Blue (Do I need more?)
Fan Controller = already have Sunbeam 4-fan Blue/Red LED's

Other than what I have already planned to do...any other suggestions?
post #13310 of 19729
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Ok....what mods are recommended in order for this case to really shine. Please, nothing too extravagant as I am absolutely broke at the moment.

Paint = not necessary as it won't have a window.
Fans = already have 6 - CM R4 Blue (Do I need more?)
Fan Controller = already have Sunbeam 4-fan Blue/Red LED's

Other than what I have already planned to do...any other suggestions?
If you've got the original CM 690, most people have a tendency to chop out all the plastic honeycomb mesh. I personally want to take it one step further and cut out all of the metal honeycomb mesh too for improved airflow and noise levels. In my old CM 690 (I have an Advanced too) I cut a small chunk out of the ridge on the mobo tray to make routing the cables and putting the side panel back on a bit easier and I also drilled a hole in the bottom of the 5.25" bay to help route the fan cables in a more tidy manner too.

These cases really don't need a lot of work to perfect them, if any depending on who you talk to
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