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05-09-2017 11:28 PM
BLAMM0 This was my first "normal" case too, sold it to my best friend after a few years of use and mods.

05-08-2017 05:44 PM
Tedsworld Thank you Blammo.......I appreciate it.
05-07-2017 11:47 PM
BLAMM0 Cool rig, looks really good (y)
05-07-2017 09:53 AM

I thought that I would add a couple of more pictures. A better one of the side view, not as bright. And a top view. I had replaced the top when I discovered that Cooler Master was offering a USB 3.0 instead of the eSATA connections a couple of years back. I had also replaced the start button with a Blue Illuminated Vandal Resistant "Momentary" Switch from FrozenCPU. Which required some over drilling the original hole. Worked out nicely! You will also notice that I painted the silver trim to black, I like the look a lot better. If anyone is curious, the vendors that I used were Newegg, PerformancePCS, FrozenCPU, Tiger Direct, Sidewinder Computers, Cooler Guys and Micro Center. The primary vendor for the water cooling was PerformancPCS, excellent customer service people there. I will order on line like most people, but if I can call and speak with someone that's a major plus.

Thanks again, Tedsworld
05-06-2017 02:23 PM

Hello all,
I guess I will add my rig now, been a member since 2012, but I never officially joined the The Cooler Master 690 Club....until today. I bought my CM 690 II Advanced back in May 2011. Originally the 690 II started out with a Corsair H50, Intel Core i5-750 (later hanged to a Intel Core i7-870), Corsair Dominator 2 x 2 GB sticks, a Zotac GeForce 220 GPU, a Asus P7P55D Deluxe MB, and lots of fans. Over the years I kept adding and subtracting parts, hardware and began to mod my 690 II. All instruction I gleaned from reading forums (Overclock especially), images, PC mags, etc. I don't or didn't personally know anyone that I could ask question of. Anyway, as my rig began to morph and evolve, I decided to name her Evolution. As I said I'm pretty much self taught, I made some mistakes, but at least they weren't costly ones. I'll list below all the components currently in my Evolution. I have a lot of pictures that I took over the course of the 690's morphogenesis, I'm just not that good of a photographer. Also, I'm not a gamer, never had the time to really get into it, nor have I ever overclocked it. So basically this rig is a extremely over built productivity machine, that I watch videos and listen to my music on. More recently I did a little bit more cable management and added some LED strip lights. These four pics don't reflect that. I apologize for be wordy...............
Thanks again, Tedsworld

Case: CM 690 II Advanced (MODDED)
MB: ASUS P7P55D Deluxe LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
GPU: Intel Core i7-870 2.93 GHz
GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 480 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP
Memory: CORSAIR DOMINATOR 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
Hard Drives: WD Black Caviar 1TB (x5)
PSU: Ultra X4 1050-Watt Modular
Monitors: Dell E2311H (x2)
Lights: DarkSide CONNECT Dimmable Modular LED Strips (2) - Blue
Fan Controller: Lamptron FC2
Fans: CM Blue LED (1 x 120mm, 2x 140mm, 1 x 80mm) and Gelid Solutions WING 12 PL Silent 120mm PWM Fans (x3) Blue LED's
HDD Control Switch: Lian Li 5.25 Six HDD Power Switch Panel
Audio Card: ASUS XONAR D1 -7.1 Channel PCI
Controller Card: SYBA USB 3.0 2-port PCI-e
Wi-Fi Card: Rosewill RNX-N300X
Optical Drives: LiteOn Blu-Ray/DVD Burner/Reader and LiteOn DVD/CD Burner/Reader (switch out periodically)
Microsoft Keyboard and Mouse: Sculpt Comfort Desktop Keyboard and Mouse
Sound System: Altec Lansing "Gateway 2000" Surround Sound System
CPU and GPU Water Cooling: Swiftech MCP655 Special Edition 12 VDC Pump With Speed Controller, Bitspower D5 - MCP655 Mod Kit - Blue Finish, Aquacomputer aquagraFX für GTX 480 GPU Water Block, XSPC RayStorm CPU WaterBlock (Intel), Black Ice Pro Compact High Performance 120 and 240 Radiators, XSPC Single 5.25in Bay Reservoir, XSPC G1/4 Fittings - Black Chrome Finish, PrimoFlex Advanced LRT Flexible Tubing - Brilliant UV Blue
02-20-2017 09:28 PM
[email protected] It is barely fit but not as good as i think;

02-20-2017 01:36 PM
azcrazy I dont have that rad but i modded mine to fit a 360 rad on top, wonder of you could the same just for your fans
02-13-2017 04:12 AM
[email protected] Hello,

I can not fit H55 exhaust+push configuration with H100i v2, only h55 radiator it does fit but with fan it does not. Can anyone give me an idea?

Thank you.
02-07-2017 02:53 AM
felix I have used this , various times for modding front/top I/O panels of cases that needed USB3.0

Needs some measuring and some soldering, though.

If you don't care about having "stock" looks, you can always use the screw mounted ones :

http://www.ebay.ie/itm/USB-3-0-Dual-Female-with-Screw-Mount-to-Motherboard-20pin-Header-Cable-50cm-/272259421879?hash=item3f63ed16b7:g:D5wAAOSwtnpXjcDe ( they can be also found in black color )

or this :

http://www.ebay.ie/itm/USB-3-0-Female-Flat-Cable-to-20-Pin-Header-Motherboard-Dual-Port-Cable-Adapter-/272233452932?hash=item3f6260d584:g:PXUAAOSwn9lXKDrd (if the in-between distance is same with the cutouts on your plastic panel.
02-07-2017 12:07 AM
BLAMM0 You should visit the CM shop, but not sure if they have anything for the mk1 of this case, I saw some top covers for the second generation, that had usb 3.0 instead of e-sata.
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