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'' Blue star'' cm690 II mod.

post #1 of 18
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Hi,

This will be a work log for my cm 690 II mod.

Main modifications:
1. Some painting
2. Cable management + cable sleeving
3. Custom side panel Window
+ raplacement of fans
+ and maybe psu cover and other covers.

It will be finished in 1-2 months. I have save up some cash for some stuff required.
Btw I've done some of these.

Before anything was done to it. Thats how it looked liked when it arrived at my door.
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post #2 of 18
are you going to get into water cooling cause now is as good of time as any to do it.
post #3 of 18
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Nope, I'm fine with air cooling, my temps are fine, oh and for me to water cool would be just too expensive, I don't need to overlock and don't even have a clue of how to do it.
btw I'm might do a custom loop for my future build.
Edited by bg92 - 2/24/11 at 6:29am
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post #4 of 18
cool stuff so what exactly do you plan on doing to the case?
post #5 of 18
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Blue and yellow colour scheme, thats the main target, some painting, done most of it, a custom side window, have to design it first, and probably going to make a psu cover, basically I mainly want to improve the looks, its not going to be one of those hardcore mods.
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post #6 of 18
sounds cool lol do you have pics of the painting??
post #7 of 18
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I'm going to have an update with loads of pics this sunday/ monday
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post #8 of 18
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Update

First fw pics show my first attempt at cable management, imo it was a failure so i'm doing it again, much better outcome guranteed

Before cable management:



Behind the motherboard in progress:





After the first attempt,

Behind the motheboard:


In front of the motheboard?:


My Aerocool shark 120 mm fans x5, what I like about thses is that they have blue leds lol, and they have two modes, power and silent mode, silent mode is really quiet, I do no hear them in this modde and these are still not bad bad when it comes to airflow, (this mode is achieved with a cable that reduces volatge, comes with each of the fans,) cables are also sleeved in black, and the power mode is sort of loud to me, so a fan controller might be still usefull, but i'm sort of tight with budget right now and have other prioroties, student life sucks when it comes to money.


This cable management stuff was purchaed at watercooling.co.uk the heat shrink wasn't a good choice as its only a 2:1 ratio, however tha braiding was alright.


Note if you want the best the place to buy is en.mdpc-x.com/ (made my oreder for new sleeving there and received it) the colours are simply amazing, the service is also great, I've got a free sample of one other clolour with my order. There was also a drawing on my package and my name next to it made me feel ''special'' as a customer.
You will also receive sleeving tips after you order, and these were really usefull however these are top secret!


This is what it looked like on until thursday:



BTW I will be doing more mods to it, Im in progress with cable management with stuff from mdpx-x and others mods to this pc will happen after I finish sleeving.
Edited by bg92 - 2/21/11 at 3:16am
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