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Would it be possible to flip the PSU upside down with a large amount of the cables zip-tied to the case?

Also, I'm going to put some board under my PC because it sits on the carpet. Is that good enough or..?
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Would it be possible to flip the PSU upside down with a large amount of the cables zip-tied to the case?

Also, I'm going to put some board under my PC because it sits on the carpet. Is that good enough or..?
Any method of increasing the gap between the floor and the PSU (and front fan) intakes will provide an improvement on the amount of dust, filters help as well, if you look at the link i placed on the last page, there is a magnetic filter that you can put on the bottom of the case (outside) and when you want to clean it just pull it off clean it and put it back on.

This case is designed to take cooler air in through the bottom and blow out at the back, some people will disagree. I would never consider having my PSU taking hot air from inside to blow out, makes no sense to me. Dust hasn't been an issue for me ever, a can of compressed air will sort any of that out!
     
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Yep, more than aware of that. However not always an option for everyone, myself included.

My glass top table already makes some strange sounds, one slight wrong move with the bingo wings could result in disaster

You can obviously also get LAN Boards and or make your own device to raise it off the floor. Personally I just offer to buy the OH more shoes if she puts a bit more effort into the cleaning!
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Got a question, what do you guys mean by "reversing" the PSU? How would I place it in the case?
In the 690II there is a space under your PSU, looks like a random 120mm fan mount location. this is so you can flip the PSU so the fan is on the bottom of the PSU. this will pull in cool air from the bottom of the case and allow the PSU to exhaust it out the rear.
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Would it be possible to flip the PSU upside down with a large amount of the cables zip-tied to the case?

Also, I'm going to put some board under my PC because it sits on the carpet. Is that good enough or..?
There is no need for Zip ties in the CM690II for a flipped PSU, just flip it over and re bolt it up.

And yes, putting a pice of cardboard under the case, or even using milk crate's to raise it off the floor a few inches will work great!
My case is sitting on the top part of a crafsman tool box lol.
If you just sit it on the carpet/ floor its like having a mental robat vaccume that dosnt move
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In the 690II there is a space under your PSU, looks like a random 120mm fan mount location. this is so you can flip the PSU so the fan is on the bottom of the PSU. this will pull in cool air from the bottom of the case and allow the PSU to exhaust it out the rear.

There is no need for Zip ties in the CM690II for a flipped PSU, just flip it over and re bolt it up.

And yes, putting a pice of cardboard under the case, or even using milk crate's to raise it off the floor a few inches will work great!
My case is sitting on the top part of a crafsman tool box lol.
If you just sit it on the carpet/ floor its like having a mental robat vaccume that dosnt move
Yeah, I got my cables all set up with my mobo and stuff so I don't really want to remove all of them.
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Yeah, I got my cables all set up with my mobo and stuff so I don't really want to remove all of them.
Its a pain, but worth it IMO. must be my PC OCD kicking in
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This had been a topic befor. everyone agreed that the floor is the worst possible place to keep your PC tower.Most of us use a small table or keep it on our desk to help with dust managment.
That's what I have to work on as well as now I have my 690 II Advanced case (as i do with my HAF 912 case pictured below) on top of a piece of laminate wood which is on top of carpet. Still too much dust in which I have to clean the front panel at least twice weekly.


Edited by nickt1862 - 8/24/11 at 6:43am
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That's what I have to work on as well as now I have my 690 II Advanced case (as i do with my HAF 912 case pictured below) on top of a piece of laminate wood which is on top of carpet. Still too much dust in which I have to clean the front panel at least twice weekly.

Yea. what i did to help out with dust was fans et up like this
[IMG][/IMG]

What is not in the pic is the fact that I am not running ANY fans as exhaust, and blocked off the Top most fan location on the side pannel, and the fan location on the TOP of the case at the rear. Then I added mesh/free flow PCI slot covers and added Dust filters to ALL intake fans. I check my PC once a week(I call this PC-OCD) for dust and have not had to take a can of air to my internals in about 5 months its still spotless. all I have to do is whipe the dust/wookies off my filters
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Yea. what i did to help out with dust was fans et up like this
[IMG][/IMG]

What is not in the pic is the fact that I am not running ANY fans as exhaust, and blocked off the Top most fan location on the side pannel, and the fan location on the TOP of the case at the rear. Then I added mesh/free flow PCI slot covers and added Dust filters to ALL intake fans. I check my PC once a week(I call this PC-OCD) for dust and have not had to take a can of air to my internals in about 5 months its still spotless. all I have to do is whipe the dust/wookies off my filters
You might have not as bad a dust accumulation as I have here.

The only thing that I don't like with the 690 II case is that the top panel still being attached to the top I/O when removed - makes it non-servicing/cleaning friendly when one has to worry about the cables still attached to the mobo and the back of the mobo plate. A design like the Lian Li and other case manufacturers that make their case tops to where the I/O is a separate module when the main part of the top is taken off.
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You might have not as bad a dust accumulation as I have here.

The only thing that I don't like with the 690 II case is that the top panel still being attached to the top I/O when removed - makes it non-servicing/cleaning friendly when one has to worry about the cables still attached to the mobo and the back of the mobo plate. A design like the Lian Li and other case manufacturers that make their case tops to where the I/O is a separate module when the main part of the top is taken off.
Agreed...I'm working on modding my I/O pannel so I can unplug the stuff from it to make removing the top pannel a snap. looks like they hot glued the sata cables to it lol.
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Agreed...I'm working on modding my I/O pannel so I can unplug the stuff from it to make removing the top pannel a snap. looks like they hot glued the sata cables to it lol.

He-he yeah I replaced those red cables with black ones on mine and was fun taking the cold hot glue off without ruining the data I/O sockets.

I think one day the 690 II will be replaced as this case could do better with design.

One thing is the this case hard drive module - only the lower 4 can be taken off while people with long GPU (never will be my problem) may encounter they have no room for it because it's the 2 upper ones that remain. Yeah if one wants to take them off they can by drilling out the rivets to take out the remaining upper hard drive cage then either mod a hard drive cage to work on the lower part of the case or place them (if not too many and they have the room) in the 5.25" area.

The top panel already mentioned.

Back to the hard drive area: the retainers/vibration control is not all that great no matter what drive I've tried in there and placement within the hard drive cage. I currently have it under some sought of control but this is an area to where Cooler Master and even others can learn from Lian Li/Lancool.

A better secured plastic cover for the top panel hot-plug hard drive area should be designed.

The 690 II case is good at it's price point, however if this case went for more $$$ it can pose to be a bad buy for many with these type faults IMO.
Edited by nickt1862 - 8/24/11 at 8:01am
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