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Spray painting outside in 30°F weather isnt easy. 10 minutes in a bin of hot water helped the paint in the cans spray alot easier. Only did a couple of coats and the slightest touch of a molex scratches the paint noticably.
I also popped out the little plastic things covering the fans on top of the case. Use a 3/4 wood chisel to smooth it and smoothed it more with an all purpose sanding sponge. sorry no pic of the top.
shes perdy

am i the only one who has a crap load of things plugged into they're mobo? not there are almost no ports empty on the back of my mobo...and forget about usb slots
    
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Spray painting outside in 30°F weather isnt easy. 10 minutes in a bin of hot water helped the paint in the cans spray alot easier. Only did a couple of coats and the slightest touch of a molex scratches the paint noticably.
I also popped out the little plastic things covering the fans on top of the case. Use a 3/4 wood chisel to smooth it and smoothed it more with an all purpose sanding sponge. sorry no pic of the top.
nice looking paint job considering though. if you repaint at any point i suggest you choose a paint made for automotive use. ive been testing some to use on my case and the automotive flat black from duplicolor holds well as well as being very resistant to scratching and flaking. always remember, primer is your friend
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This is my as yet un-modded CM690. I'm happy with it as it is but who knows?

And the inside...

I have 5 fans (4xCooler Master 120mm + 1xYate Loon 80mm). What do you think of my cable managment? I have tried to do my best as this is my first rig.

As a side note, my northbridge chipset cooler isn't very good and I am unsure what to buy as a replacement since it has a clip on heatsink.

If anyone knows of an efficient replacement I would appreciate any info on where to find one. I have considered this http://www.xigmatek.com/product/air-portercn881.php but am unsure if it will work with the attachment on my motherboard.
    
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Seriously save your money for a new mobo...
    
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I'd like to make the most of what I've already got but what are your recommendations then? Anything under £100 / $150 would be nice.
    
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I'd like to make the most of what I've already got but what are your recommendations then? Anything under £100 / $150 would be nice.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128359

See if you can find that one from a UK shop. Should be around that price range.
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post #2307 of 19729
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Originally Posted by miloshs View Post
Seriously save your money for a new mobo...
Thanks, but I would like to know why my motherboard is so bad. I know it has crappy overclocking features and a fairly old chipset but I've had no problems with it apart from the heatsink getting a little hot. I'd like to try and make do with what I've already got but if it's really that bad I'll consider buying another board.
Edited by SheepMan128 - 1/4/09 at 10:07am
    
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Theres nothing wrong with your motherboard... i just think you shouldn't invest in it, and save your money for a new rig... in time every coin counts. NB heatsink will set you back 20-30$ and thats a lot in my opinion... and its not really necessary...

On the mobo subject... yes EP45-UD3R owns big time, and the Asus P5Q is also good, but my first choice would be UD3R...
    
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Ah, well. That's where buying on the cheap gets you.
    
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post #2310 of 19729
As my bro once said:

" Why do you bother buying a cheap CPU with expensive heatsink, just so u can OC it to the speed of a CPU that would cost the same cash as your cheap CPU and expensive HSF together?"


Was that true, or was that true?!
    
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