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The Cooler Master 690. Pics to come.

I had no idea it was gonna be as much physical labor as it turned out to be! Wow.

Anyway, I'm just really excited to share the news. I have finally completed my build.

I only got one cut through the entire project today, and it's barely even a cut. And I got the cut from the Tuniq Tower of all places.

Oh, and I had a lot of fun routing cables too. It looks pretty nice.


My only question is: does anyone have an I/O shield for my mobo?
post #2 of 12
congrats!
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Nice, I myself just got my Cooler Master Stacker 810. It took me like 2 hours to tear down my old mid tower and place it in my new one. But I just love getting something new so early in the week. It helps the week go by so much faster.

What are your plans for your 690? Interior paint?
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My worst computer injury came when my finger got caught between a Zalman 9700 fan blade and the copper fins. Yes the computer was on...DOH! Those fins are sharp when a fan blade knocks your finger right into them.
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congrats!
Thank you!
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Originally Posted by Sistum Id View Post
Nice, I myself just got my Cooler Master Stacker 810. It took me like 2 hours to tear down my old mid tower and place it in my new one. But I just love getting something new so early in the week. It helps the week go by so much faster.

What are your plans for your 690? Interior paint?
Congratulations on your Stacker 810! That looks like a pretty nice case.

As for mods, I'm not sure I'm the type of user who would do that. But, when I first came here, I wasn't looking to overclock either, but I quickly changed my mind on that. I suppose I'll at least do something to it, money permitting.
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My worst computer injury came when my finger got caught between a Zalman 9700 fan blade and the copper fins. Yes the computer was on...DOH! Those fins are sharp when a fan blade knocks your finger right into them.
That must've sucked! How badly were you hurt?
post #6 of 12
sweet! join the club when u get ur rig up! post pix as well
 
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The RC690 has exceptional cooling abilities for a case of its price. I'm not overly pleased with build quality or features outside of cooling, but for ~$70, it's very hard to beat. Overall I'm happy with the RC690, although there are definitely a few things that could use quite a bit of work.

Shame you didn't get a downdraft-style cooler though - with the upper side-panel fan hooked up, you can get some serious cooling to your processor and northbridge.
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i think build quality is great. dont know what other people are saying. i could practically sit on the chassis (im not small either) and it will not go out of shape.
 
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post #9 of 12
I would say that there's a lot more to case quality than "Can I sit on it?" I like mine but the quality is appropriate to the current price. Of course it doesn't compare to some cases that cost $150 but their quality is also appropriate to their price.

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post #10 of 12
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It'll be a few days before I have pics. I'm expecting a new 2nd hdd soon, so I want to include that in the pics.

But yeah, I'm really happy with it. There are minor regrets, but it's my first case. It's an amazing first case!
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