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#1 mknwatt

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Posted 05 December 2007 - 10:10 AM

Hello DIYers,

I was looking for a case that had no front bezel/door, mid-size, fairly cheap, and easy to mod. Aluminum would've been better but the strength steel will do just fine. The CM 690 (aka RC 690) is my target. My goal is to fit a 3x 120mm rad inside the roof of case, with the 3 fans mounted on top - pulling. Lets hope it doesn't turn out to be scrap metal. I'm just a do-it-yourself'er, modding on the fly with no hard plans. Lets get started. :)

The box - how it came, reviling the inside, and sitting next to all my the other boxes full of stuff.

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The case with some hardware removed.


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What do you think, will a Black Ice GTS (stealth) 360 rad fit inside up top? I'll lose a few 5¼ bays, o'well. I plan to mount the fans between rad and the top plastic cover. The challenge is the fans are 5mm taller then the top cover, making modding the mesh a must (tongue twister :P )

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The first cut is always the hardest, so I choose an easy one :) . Cutting out the rear 120mm fan grill, removing the raised portion. Then removing the cpu fan grill, no need for it.

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Edited by mknwatt, 10 July 2008 - 12:52 AM.

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Posted 05 December 2007 - 09:52 PM

Nice. I too, own this case. Looking forward to seeing it unfold.

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Posted 06 December 2007 - 02:29 AM

Nice job! What kind of edge trim are you using?

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Posted 06 December 2007 - 05:34 AM

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Posted 06 December 2007 - 10:24 AM

Did some work on the top

removed mesh, bent mesh tabs and pushed thought the top.....popped right out :)

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Cut 5mm acrylic piece to fit top, made cuts for the fans, and tested placement.

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I’m waiting on the rad delivery before making cuts to the plactic or chassis. I’m thinking of covering the new top with similar mesh and covering the fans with a black AC Ryan radgrillz.

@HITandRUN: the u-channel came from mnpctech.com. I like the different films they have.....use it to cover dvd/cd drives, fan controllers, ect.....great stuff.
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Posted 06 December 2007 - 10:45 AM

I love watching a mod in progress.
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Posted 06 December 2007 - 04:18 PM

Looking good so far.

It will be interesting to see where this goes.

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Posted 06 December 2007 - 04:32 PM

Mix & match:


http://www.frozencpu...ills-Page1.html

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Posted 06 December 2007 - 05:13 PM

Thanks all for looking :nod:

I love watching a mod in progress.


Stay tuned, more to come!

It will be interesting to see where this goes.


I'm thinking the same thing.

Mix & match:

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I got a radgrill from frozencpu with some mesh. :)
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Posted 06 December 2007 - 05:22 PM

More progress y:Dy

Cut the top to fit the fans….looks like it might work…..:nod:

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No rad yet. A template I’ve used with a 2x 120mm rad was copied to make a triple. Here’s where the cuts will be made.

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Posted 06 December 2007 - 08:17 PM

Looking good ;)

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Posted 06 December 2007 - 08:23 PM

mmm...triple rad goodness

Did you use a jigsaw to cut the top out?
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