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just put the first coat of paint on the mesh, should be an interesting design. We'll see in about 3 hours!
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Got my 690 all set up this evening. Had a little problem that took me a few attempts to figure out, I had to get an 8-pin extension for my 2x4-pin CPU power and it wasn't plugged together good, once I was able to troubleshoot it she booted right up. My temps are WAY cooler than my old case. Same room temp as I normally run, 72F, and my ambient in the case is 5C cooler, my CPU is idling at 29C instead of 32C. My 8800GTS is idling at 46C.

Oh I tried some new TIM I had never heard of before today, it was highly reccomended. It's called Noctua and so far it seems to be working great. There is supposedly not set in time like AS5. So far so good.

I re-routed my main power cable to behind the others after I took the pics and made the cables look a little better.


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Got my 690 all set up this evening. Had a little problem that took me a few attempts to figure out, I had to get an 8-pin extension for my 2x4-pin CPU power and it wasn't plugged together good, once I was able to troubleshoot it she booted right up. My temps are WAY cooler than my old case. Same room temp as I normally run, 72F, and my ambient in the case is 5C cooler, my CPU is idling at 29C instead of 32C. My 8800GTS is idling at 46C.

Oh I tried some new TIM I had never heard of before today, it was highly reccomended. It's called Noctua and so far it seems to be working great. There is supposedly not set in time like AS5. So far so good.

I re-routed my main power cable to behind the others after I took the pics and made the cables look a little better.
Looks good. You're using a fan grill inside of your case? Won't that slow down your exhaust airflow? Did you have a bad experience with losing a finger back in the day?
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Looks good. You're using a fan grill inside of your case? Won't that slow down your exhaust airflow? Did you have a bad experience with losing a finger back in the day?
lol on the silverstone?? heh that thing would do it I swear, yeah I need to move that to the back. I think I got my top and front fans the wrong way or something, I don't see much blue light from them at all. The airflow feels like its going the right way but I though they would light up my room.
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lol on the silverstone?? heh that thing would do it I swear, yeah I need to move that to the back. I think I got my top and front fans the wrong way or something, I don't see much blue light from them at all. The airflow feels like its going the right way but I though they would light up my room.
All your fans seemed pointed properly. Whichever side has the fan guards on it is the side the air will come out of. Or you could think of the air flowing in the direction that the fan guard side of the fan points.

The plastic molded grill stuff in the case blocks a lot of light. The metal grills themselves don't block much light though, only remove that for air-flow concerns. I've left my metal grills intact though because I like the look and it isn't hampering my airflow much.
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Paint job complete, getting window kit from lowe's over the weekend, should finish up by tomorrow or sunday.



edit: the gloss coats made it really shine in the pictures, but in person it's much more low profile. A nice dark blue tone.
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Paint job complete, getting window kit from lowe's over the weekend, should finish up by tomorrow or sunday.

edit: the gloss coats made it really shine in the pictures, but in person it's much more low profile. A nice dark blue tone.
That looks pretty sweet. Is there a chance for a close up on the painted grill mesh?
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sure, gimme a sec. will edit into this post.







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man this case rocks, I can't get over how much better my temps are. I just ran HL2 lost coast 1680x1050 maxed and never got above 34C, avg frames 164. CM690 FTW!!!
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Paint job complete, getting window kit from lowe's over the weekend, should finish up by tomorrow or sunday.



edit: the gloss coats made it really shine in the pictures, but in person it's much more low profile. A nice dark blue tone.
Dude that looks so bada$$.
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