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Just installed my computer into this case.
Came from Antec 900..

So far it is alright. It's a large amount quieter. And you have an option to turn of the led. I'm just have loads of trouble with cable management in the back.. Inside looks nice and clean. Back can't be closed unless I squish all the wires into the bottom =(

EDIT: The fans are quieter. However the HDD is much louder in this case. You can practically feel it working.
That sucks your having some minor problems with your case. I have some questions for you. First, can you snap a few pics of your wire's from both sides of the case? I had a issue or two when I first did my case that made it so the side pannel wouldnt close..zip tie's fixed it Along time ago I found a nifty little trick for HDD noise. Use felt washer's on the mounting screw/thinggys.
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What also helps is these 1 inch square zip tie holders that stick on one side.


I bought mine from Home Depot, I think I bought a pack of 10 for around a dollar.

While youre at it, buy the zip ties.

One last thing. You could also use twisty ties, you know, like the ones that hold Action Figures in their boxes. Not the kind used at grocery stores.
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Unfortunately the only camera I can use is broken now(my cell phone ) but I think being up till 4:30am putting it together is probable cause.

I'll clean it up next time I'm off work lol.

PLUSSS.. The hard drive is the same volume of my brothers in his screw mount case. So it's probably the quiet fans making it seem louder.
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quick question! is it possible to remove the top hdd rack?
    
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quick question! is it possible to remove the top hdd rack?
Depends on which case you have. On the 692 series yes. On the original 690 series you have to cut the rivets out and remove the entire 3.5" cage.
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post #14866 of 19729
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Originally Posted by ejams View Post
Just installed my computer into this case.
Came from Antec 900..

So far it is alright. It's a large amount quieter. And you have an option to turn of the led. I'm just have loads of trouble with cable management in the back.. Inside looks nice and clean. Back can't be closed unless I squish all the wires into the bottom =(

EDIT: The fans are quieter. However the HDD is much louder in this case. You can practically feel it working.
The trick with cable management is to spread out the cables as much as possible so they don't overlap. The use of zip ties and even duct tape can help a lot to keep the cables organized so they don't overlap and allow the side panel to fit easier.
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post #14867 of 19729
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Depends on which case you have. On the 692 series yes. On the original 690 series you have to cut the rivets out and remove the entire 3.5" cage.
thank you very much! ^___^ ,V,, im going to get this case for my new build!
btw! i wanna join this club!!! add me! thanks
Edited by OrangeFluffy - 5/5/11 at 9:49am
    
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Not sure you could, There are rad tube holes pre drilled, but I'm not that much into water cooled pc's so I cant help

Calling CM690II modders! I have been planning to mod my CM690IIAD and I have some Idea's I want to run by you. One of the things I want to do is increase how well my fans flow in the case, So I want to replace the poor quality mesh on the frount and top of the case with somthing more free flowing, looks like it should be simple, and I planned on useing Mesh for Car body kitsm (the stuff ricers put in the holes in there bumpers). The holes on that mesh are a larger diamiter and looks like a lot less metal inch per inch compaird to the CM690II mesh. I was going to replace the top,frount,bottom, and the 5.25 bays and the 3.5 bay adpter with mesh(panited of corse). What say you guys? I'll run the other ideas across you later
Do it. I hate that mesh too so I bought some of the AC Ryan stuff and have done the front panel so far. I don't use disc drives for pretty much anything these days so I used a solid sheet of mesh for the front. Looks great but I need to work out how to bend it into the nice curves without having proper bending tools haha.
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Do it. I hate that mesh too so I bought some of the AC Ryan stuff and have done the front panel so far. I don't use disc drives for pretty much anything these days so I used a solid sheet of mesh for the front. Looks great but I need to work out how to bend it into the nice curves without having proper bending tools haha.
Find a piece of pipe that is the same diameter as the bend you want to make, then fold the mesh over it. You can put some masking or duct tape over the pipe to prevent scratches. What I normally do if I don't have a jig setup for it is lay the mesh down on a table or other work surface, lay the pipe on top of it in the correct place, then pull the mesh up around the pipe to the correct angle.
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The only thing that I'm stuck on really is that the mesh has to be folded down by a cm or two on each side so that it can slot back into the front panel. I'd have to cut the pipe down to be equal to the width of the mesh and then try to find some way of securing it so I can bend the mesh safely. (Does seem to require a lot of force, although I'm no body builder haha)
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