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Originally Posted by Ed Bergman View Post

I've recently bought a CM 690 II Advanced (...KKN5) and, to my surprise, all of its internal and external rivets came with missing spots of black ink.
What about the one you guys have...?

Not sure exactly what you mean? Show a picture. But mine is the Black & White.

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DeskoSaurus X
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2x Crucial MX100 + 960GB M500 2x WD Blue RAID EK Supremacy EK-FC R9-290X Lightning 
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ViewSonic VX2250 22" LED Generic HP Corsair AX860i Lian-Li DK-Q2X 
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10x Cougar Vortex PWM 3x Helix EK VGA Supremacy Acetal Alphacool NexXxos ST30 240mm, 2x XT45 240mm XSPC X2O 750 
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Jingway DP-600 pump Windows 8.1 Pro x64 ViewSonic VX2250 22" LED Generic HP 
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I made a post awhile back about "decommissioning" my aging original 690 Nvidia Edition that I modded throughout the years. I loved the case, and it served me well for a long time, but I felt it was finally too beat up to house my main rig. I moved over to a Shinobi XL, but I want my 690 to "live on", but I want it to become something else. This is what I was thinking - A I would literally just shrink the current design. I still want it to be able to take a ATX motherboard, since I've got some older, but still capable as an "HTPC", or little LAN box one day with some new hardware.

500 Watt Antec something rather PSU
Intel e5700 (775) @ 4.0GHz
Asus P5N72-T Premium
8 GB DDR2
GTX 460
Corsair H80+Spectre Pro (Pull)
2 x Spectre Pro (front intake, side panel GPU) intake
cheap SSD (that I don't own yet) or even a 2.5" HDD

So yeah, I would put a vent in the side panel, or potentially a duct for the PSU ventilation. The sidepanels would just be made from a piece of plexi painted the same colour as the final exterior colour of the case, and fastened with 4 thumbscrews. I've already drilled all the rivets and rebuilt it with nuts/bolts, so I will just disassemble, do some measuring/cutting, and it should actually be a pretty easy mod. I predict the most difficult part, from looking at it, would be too create a simple bracket to anchor the trimmed motherboard tray to the bottom/floor of the case. Obviously, there will be no room for an optical drive, at least not a full size one. And I am only planning to put cheap storage in it because it will be hooked up to a network. All fans, including the one on the H80, will be intake, and exhaust positive pressure out of the mesh top. The H80 will allow enough room for the PSU to be installed as seen in the quick example I made up in GIMP. I may also try to incorporate some sort of hidden carrying handle into the top, but I am still working out on if it will work for me, or not.

Anyway, what do you guys think? Worth doing, or does it just look stupid? I'd be painting everything, so don't mind the colours and what not. The motherboard will be those colours though, unfortunately.

post #17633 of 19729
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Originally Posted by seeker fi View Post

Hi! rolleyes.gif
Do I qualify to this little club already? biggrin.gif

From left...
  1. "Main Rig" -- 690 II adv. -- painted
  2. "UnConventional" The UnRaid Rig -- 690 II -- heavily modified
  3. "XBMC Test Rig" -- 690 II -- switched mesh from another case
  4. "Backup" case (?) headscratch.gif -- 690 II -- stock
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Well done, Seeker! I like your paint combinations. thumb.gif
Atomic
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post #17634 of 19729
Jeez, I had the hardest time popping the top panel off.. I just installed 2 GT AP-15 as exhaust on top should I flip them so they are pulling air in?
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post #17635 of 19729
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Originally Posted by Aaron_Henderson View Post

I made a post awhile back about "decommissioning" my aging original 690 Nvidia Edition that I modded throughout the years. I loved the case, and it served me well for a long time, but I felt it was finally too beat up to house my main rig. I moved over to a Shinobi XL, but I want my 690 to "live on", but I want it to become something else. This is what I was thinking - A I would literally just shrink the current design. I still want it to be able to take a ATX motherboard, since I've got some older, but still capable as an "HTPC", or little LAN box one day with some new hardware.
500 Watt Antec something rather PSU
Intel e5700 (775) @ 4.0GHz
Asus P5N72-T Premium
8 GB DDR2
GTX 460
Corsair H80+Spectre Pro (Pull)
2 x Spectre Pro (front intake, side panel GPU) intake
cheap SSD (that I don't own yet) or even a 2.5" HDD
So yeah, I would put a vent in the side panel, or potentially a duct for the PSU ventilation. The sidepanels would just be made from a piece of plexi painted the same colour as the final exterior colour of the case, and fastened with 4 thumbscrews. I've already drilled all the rivets and rebuilt it with nuts/bolts, so I will just disassemble, do some measuring/cutting, and it should actually be a pretty easy mod. I predict the most difficult part, from looking at it, would be too create a simple bracket to anchor the trimmed motherboard tray to the bottom/floor of the case. Obviously, there will be no room for an optical drive, at least not a full size one. And I am only planning to put cheap storage in it because it will be hooked up to a network. All fans, including the one on the H80, will be intake, and exhaust positive pressure out of the mesh top. The H80 will allow enough room for the PSU to be installed as seen in the quick example I made up in GIMP. I may also try to incorporate some sort of hidden carrying handle into the top, but I am still working out on if it will work for me, or not.
Anyway, what do you guys think? Worth doing, or does it just look stupid? I'd be painting everything, so don't mind the colours and what not. The motherboard will be those colours though, unfortunately.

I think it could be quite cool! Have you considered how you will tackle trimming the plastic top and front panels? I'd say they'll be one of the biggest challenges purely because it could be difficult to get them fitting together tidily after you've cut out the excess. Ideally custom length psu cables would make cable management 10x more bearable too smile.gif What is your plan for HDD mounting?
Viper
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AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 Sapphire 5850 1GB A-Data 8GB DDR3 1600MHZ Gaming Series 
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32GB A-Data S596 SSD, 1TB Samsung F3, 1TB WD Blue EK Supreme HF Nickel + Acetal CPU Block EK Supreme HF Nickel + Copper GPU block Win 7 64bit 
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Viewsonic VX2433WM 24" Logitech OEM bundled keyboard Silverstone Strider 600W Modded CM 690 2 Advanced 
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Viewsonic VX2433WM 24" Logitech OEM bundled keyboard Silverstone Strider 600W Modded CM 690 2 Advanced 
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post #17637 of 19729
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I think it could be quite cool! Have you considered how you will tackle trimming the plastic top and front panels? I'd say they'll be one of the biggest challenges purely because it could be difficult to get them fitting together tidily after you've cut out the excess. Ideally custom length psu cables would make cable management 10x more bearable too smile.gif What is your plan for HDD mounting?

I believe I can cut the plastic to look almost stock, as there is already stock indentations that I will match the contours of the cuts with. I have it completely planned out on paper and in my head...and actually, I don't think I am doing anything this weekend, so I might start it. I've got most of the mock-measurements done, all I have to do is get some acrylic or something for the sidepanels. I'm not positive, but I might just cut-down some other spare side panels from other random cases, and fasten the same way I would the plexi/acrylic. For hdd, it will just be a simple metal bracket to hold an SSD or 2.5" HDD. I have the HDD, but not the SSD right now. Honestly, the more I look at it, the more confident I am it shouldn't be a problem. I just bought a jigsaw and circular saw with metal blades, have a quality rotary tool, paints, bunch of sand paper and a ton of nuts and bolts and other fasteners to reassemble it all. I think I might actually start at it this weekend. I actually picked up the jigsaw and circular saw for $12 at a garage sale, and that's what spurred the idea in the first place. Oh, and as for custom cable length, I don't have the tools to do that right now, so it's a possibility, but I think I will be able to get some descent cable management going either way, even if it just means creating a few custom panels to cover visible wires or something. I have a modular PSU to use, so that should help.

EDIT - and I just noticed you were one of the originals in this thread, been in here longer than me I think lol
Edited by Aaron_Henderson - 8/3/12 at 12:17pm
post #17638 of 19729
Yeah gosh I think I got my first CM 690 (nVidia edition) about 2 1/2 years ago and I joined this thread as soon as I got it. smile.gif

Sounds like you've got everything figured out too! I've modified the plastic of the top (and soon the front) of my 690 II Advanced. Seems to be relatively easy to cut and I only used an exacto knife. I hope you'll post a log for this build smile.gif I'd love to follow it!
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32GB A-Data S596 SSD, 1TB Samsung F3, 1TB WD Blue EK Supreme HF Nickel + Acetal CPU Block EK Supreme HF Nickel + Copper GPU block Win 7 64bit 
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Viewsonic VX2433WM 24" Logitech OEM bundled keyboard Silverstone Strider 600W Modded CM 690 2 Advanced 
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Viewsonic VX2433WM 24" Logitech OEM bundled keyboard Silverstone Strider 600W Modded CM 690 2 Advanced 
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post #17639 of 19729

Thank you!

I ordered mine today!
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Apart from the CM store, where else can I get the usb 3.0 top panel?
Sandy Bridge Rig
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