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post #1 of 17
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Looks like they finally are selling them. That's not a bad price at all I was thinking it would be like $50 or something. Great for the people who are worried about screwing up their side panel like me!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811999177
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post #2 of 17
oh well. i dont like that side panel anyway. nice find tho.
 
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post #3 of 17
good find, i like clear side panel cases and i like the CM 690
now i can have both
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post #4 of 17
i just did it my self, I think those side panels r fugly. Plus the acrylic cost 3$ from us plastic, that saves 27$ lol.
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post #5 of 17
^^ lol
 
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post #6 of 17
Not bad, but I like having a CPU fan overhead more than a window. Pity they don't have a few different cuts.
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post #7 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by RayvinAzn View Post
Not bad, but I like having a CPU fan overhead more than a window. Pity they don't have a few different cuts.
Same here but I have a TRUE 120 so I cant have a fan there anyways. So im getting it , plus the side fan should be alot quieter because of the grill it uses.
post #8 of 17
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Originally Posted by royalkilla408 View Post
Same here but I have a TRUE 120 so I cant have a fan there anyways. So im getting it , plus the side fan should be alot quieter because of the grill it uses.
Good point - most users here (and most other enthusiast websites really) seem to not have downdraft coolers, so having a CPU fan really isn't of any great importance to them. And I agree, I really like the new grill that they used. The stock side panel on the RC690 has not impressed me at all. From fan blades hitting the mesh to the excessive fan noise, I'm really not all that impressed with the side panel design.
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post #9 of 17
yep I just made my own window, didnt put any side holes for a fan at all instead i made a case stand so that the buttom one will be a bit higher off the surface and pull more air, temps have improved 3-4c for the entire system, also I cut the grills of the top and buttom fans
post #10 of 17
I ordered it the second I saw it. I've wanted one since they first showed up in Europe. Not ready to dremel my case yet. Works perfect since I lost the top 120mm since my hyper 212 extends to less than 1/2 from side panel. So I just use the bottom 120mm and am quite happy.
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