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.
The case with some hardware removed.
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 )
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.
Edited by mknwatt, 10 July 2008 - 12:52 AM.