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Build, MOD, Painting Inside My CM 690 Case...
xguntherc 
7/5/08 5:00:21 PM
Disciple

Edit* MY LINKS DIDN'T WORK, CLICK THE SECOND LIST OF LINKS THAT HAVE BEEN FIXED THANKS TO THE NICE GUY BELOW.....

OK Everyone, I've been trying to decide here for a while now if I'd do a new build.. I've finally decided to just do it. So I've started my build.. got my Case, Mobo be here tomorro, same with the PSU, next comes the Intel Quad Core.. So on...

So I decided to paint the inside of the Case because I hate that Ugly Metal color inside, I'm changing the Case to a Windowed Side Panel, Probably will make my own, not buy ugly one from Cooler Master.. So I'm painting it a High Gloss Shiny Midnight Black. I figured I'd be the Nice guy I am and post pictures here on my favorite PC Place (Atomic) for you all to enjoy, and possibly get idea's.

So here's the Beginning stages of my Case Mod, from taking parts off, to Putting on the first layer of Aluminum Primer


Here is the case, I realized I should take pixs of the entire job a lil late.. sorry
[URL= http://imageshack.us][IMG] http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/5857/img2919ps4.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

Another Shot of the Case
[URL= http://imageshack.us][IMG] http://img76.imageshack.us/img76/9255/img2920hc6.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

Slowly taking all the Parts off
[URL= http://imageshack.us][IMG] http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/6906/img2921kp8.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

Here's it almost finished, with It's TOP off
[URL= http://imageshack.us][IMG] http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/6284/img2922fd3.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

Doin this with my brother, 690 (Left), His Antec 900 (Right)
[URL= http://imageshack.us][IMG] http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/2677/img2929vy4.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

His And My Side Panels, Starting Primer
[URL= http://imageshack.us][IMG] http://img76.imageshack.us/img76/4929/img2930up4.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

This is the Case fully Covered in the Aluminum Primer
I'll go easy on the Pictures.. sorry this is a lot.
Will use less in future pics.
[URL= http://imageshack.us][IMG] http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/6868/img2932ru1.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

Last Pic for today, Will do another coat in morning and tomorro night I'll start on the Midnight Blacks first coat..

[URL= http://imageshack.us][IMG] http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/2627/img2936ip2.jpg[/IMG][/URL]


Thanks for looking at my MOD job, Check back for more pictures coming soon, all the way through my build probably. But I'll use less pics, as this might be a BIG and long tread to open, and slow as hell, God forbid someone has 56K connection. So I'll keep them down.
Or maybe them smaller if anyone thinks they are 2 big.

Thanks, and come again to see the rest Later

Cheers!


Edited by xguntherc: 8/5/2008 6:13:53 PM

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ASUS Narra- -AMD X2 5400+ 2.8GHz- -XFX 8600GT OC@ 620MHz- -Zalman VF700- -2x2GB Patriot(Coming)- -250GB HDDx2- -Samsung SyncMaster 226BW 22Inch Widescreen-

xguntherc 
7/5/08 5:03:19 PM
Disciple

Are you shittin me, none work.. These EXACT same links work on another forum.. I can't do actual pictures here.. only links.. Thats TERRIBLE. all that was a waste.. Sadness!

Next ones will be better.. HOW DEPRESSING.

Why do the pics not show up, they do on other forums

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beatshoes 
8/5/08 2:42:19 AM
Guru

Quote by xguntherc
OK Everyone, I've been trying to decide here for a while now if I'd do a new build.. I've finally decided to just do it. So I've started my build.. got my Case, Mobo be here tomorro, same with the PSU, next comes the Intel Quad Core.. So on...

So I decided to paint the inside of the Case because I hate that Ugly Metal color inside, I'm changing the Case to a Windowed Side Panel, Probably will make my own, not buy ugly one from Cooler Master.. So I'm painting it a High Gloss Shiny Midnight Black. I figured I'd be the Nice guy I am and post pictures here on my favorite PC Place (Atomic) for you all to enjoy, and possibly get idea's.

So here's the Beginning stages of my Case Mod, from taking parts off, to Putting on the first layer of Aluminum Primer


Here is the case, I realized I should take pixs of the entire job a lil late.. sorry
http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/5857/img2919ps4.jpg

Another Shot of the Case
http://img76.imageshack.us/img76/9255/img2920hc6.jpg

Slowly taking all the Parts off
http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/6906/img2921kp8.jpg

Here's it almost finished, with It's TOP off
http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/6284/img2922fd3.jpg

Doin this with my brother, 690 (Left), His Antec 900 (Right)
http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/2677/img2929vy4.jpg

His And My Side Panels, Starting Primer
http://img76.imageshack.us/img76/4929/img2930up4.jpg

This is the Case fully Covered in the Aluminum Primer
I'll go easy on the Pictures.. sorry this is a lot.
Will use less in future pics.
http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/6868/img2932ru1.jpg

Last Pic for today, Will do another coat in morning and tomorro night I'll start on the Midnight Blacks first coat..

http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/2627/img2936ip2.jpg


Thanks for looking at my MOD job, Check back for more pictures coming soon, all the way through my build probably. But I'll use less pics, as this might be a BIG and long tread to open, and slow as hell, God forbid someone has 56K connection. So I'll keep them down.
Or maybe them smaller if anyone thinks they are 2 big.

Thanks, and come again to see the rest Later

Cheers!



i fixed those links up for you.

we dont have img tags here >_<
edit:
enjoy your stay, and dont double post.
read the faq etc etc.

nice case


Edited by beatshoes: 8/5/2008 02:43:20 AM

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then ask yourself, why do we exist at all?

Darkmatter 
8/5/08 3:59:27 PM
Overlord

:( links dont work at work will have a look when i get home.

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Sir Lancelot: Well,I didn't mean to
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Sir Lancelot: Oh dear is he all right

xguntherc 
8/5/08 6:12:05 PM
Master

Thanks.. ya I didn't kno IMG tags wouldn't work here. I was all exited to post my progress.. haha

Thanks for fixing them..

EVERYONE CLICK ON SECOND LIST IN ORDER TO VIEW PICTURES..

Ya it's a nice case, I'm liking it. and Glad I chose it over the Antec 900, now I just have to wait for paint to dry, and start doing my build. :)

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xguntherc 
8/5/08 6:18:40 PM
Master

OK.. I've almost finished my paint job.. I've done the first Coat of midnight black.. and I'm going to do a second coat in the morning. give it all day tomorro, and all the next day while I'm at work to dry.. Then friday I'm going to start working on my build. I just got my Nice and pretty Mobo today. I can take pictures of that also if anyone wants.. eVGA 750i.

http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/4398/evga750izj5.jpg

Here's the first coat of black, second coat will make the job look complete.. started with a nice metal PRIMER, now going for the finish!

http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/920/img2943wg2.jpg

Check back for more pictures coming soon, like probably tomorrow. and more friday as I put the things together, (things) being the case, and goodies that go inside!



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ASUS Narra- -AMD X2 5400+ 2.8GHz- -XFX 8600GT OC@ 620MHz- -Zalman VF700- -2x2GB Patriot(Coming)- -250GB HDDx2- -Samsung SyncMaster 226BW 22Inch Widescreen-

beatshoes 
8/5/08 8:50:31 PM
Guru

you are still double posting. you shouldn't
also dont use caps, it makes you sound retarded

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if you must consider, consider why it is that you consider the fact that consideration will result in it being considered greater to consider than to not consider, then consider why you consider at all.

then ask yourself, why do we exist at all?

TheFrunj 
8/5/08 9:10:11 PM
Titan

+1 to beats hoes , if you want to draw attention to something use bold, or underline :)


Also, My FTW can beat your FTW up:
http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd13/TheFrunj/eVGA%20FTW/CIMG2234.jpg

http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd13/TheFrunj/eVGA%20FTW/CIMG2247.jpg

:P

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Minister of Technology

Q6600@3.6GHz,1.417V | Tuniq Tower | eVGA 750i FTW | 4GB 800MHz | Dual 8800GT SLI'd | Corsair 620HX | 320GB Seagate | P182 Gunmetal

Australia says NO to Velociraptors!

xguntherc 
9/5/08 2:04:54 AM
Master

I'll watch the double posting..

ya ya no caps.. you could just say so, with out all the name callingness... lol jk, got it.

FTW... For The Win, thats just funny to me. and I think mine beats ur's because It's going to get a Q6700.. thats about it. lol. I'm planning on getting the Tuniq, or the TRUE, I got a Free Blue Orb 2, will that not be good enough? I'm going to use my current 8600GT @ 620 MHz for now until I buy something better, or something better comes out.. but I'll be upgrading the GFX card ASAP.. My Corsair 520HX will be here today, 500GB 32Cache Barracuda.. in a Modded/Modding Cooler Master 690, I did like the P182 but the CM690 is a good budget case.

http://img76.imageshack.us/img76/8485/evga750isideeg6.jpg

I'd say thats a Sexy angle, and just a lil bit more sexy than ur's. But ur a close second. ;)

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ASUS Narra- -AMD X2 5400+ 2.8GHz- -XFX 8600GT OC@ 620MHz- -Zalman VF700- -2x2GB Patriot(Coming)- -250GB HDDx2- -Samsung SyncMaster 226BW 22Inch Widescreen-

TheFrunj 
9/5/08 8:29:19 AM
Titan

Quote by xguntherc
http://img76.imageshack.us/img76/8485/evga750isideeg6.jpg

I'd say thats a Sexy angle, and just a lil bit more sexy than ur's. But ur a close second. ;)


Bah, as if!

Mine didn't distract from the mobo with a pair of thongs in the picture :P

And yeah, I'd get the TRUE over the Tuniq, simply because the Tuniq takes up a lot of room. But I love the fan control on it, my rig is very quiet :) It's not too bad if you install the heatsink outside the case either.

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Minister of Technology

Q6600@3.6GHz,1.417V | Tuniq Tower | eVGA 750i FTW | 4GB 800MHz | Dual 8800GT SLI'd | Corsair 620HX | 320GB Seagate | P182 Gunmetal

Australia says NO to Velociraptors!

xguntherc 
9/5/08 11:53:56 AM
Master

haha, those are flip flops. some people call them thongs.. lol.

and ya I think I'll get the TRUE.

edit* nevermind I deleted what i wrote cuz I see you ahve the tuniq.. so you ahve it, and ur sayin I should get the TRUE.. cool, thats what I'll do then.


Edited by xguntherc: 9/5/2008 11:54:55 AM

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ASUS Narra- -AMD X2 5400+ 2.8GHz- -XFX 8600GT OC@ 620MHz- -Zalman VF700- -2x2GB Patriot(Coming)- -250GB HDDx2- -Samsung SyncMaster 226BW 22Inch Widescreen-

Spider-Man 
9/5/08 4:14:58 PM
Serf
OMFG

you call them flip flopss!

*pulls out hair*

nah, JK

itll look nice once its done. id like to get the inside of my done cherry red to suit my case them, but i jcbf taking everything out and putting it back in again for the sole purpose of making it re inside.

yeah, im fairly lazy.

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xguntherc 
9/5/08 4:17:50 PM
Master

lol i know what you mean. I did it cuz I was waiting on parts.. then Newegg suprised me cuz they are amazing and sent my Mobo in under 23 hours.. and I ordered 2 day shipping.. so now it's waiting for it's home.. cuz the PAint has to dry.. but I am glad i did it, cuz it's lookin pretty damn good about now!

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ASUS Narra- -AMD X2 5400+ 2.8GHz- -XFX 8600GT OC@ 620MHz- -Zalman VF700- -2x2GB Patriot(Coming)- -250GB HDDx2- -Samsung SyncMaster 226BW 22Inch Widescreen-

maccdaddy 
10/5/08 1:43:48 PM
Primarch

Yeah it's a pretty sweet case, I'll keep watching this thread as I want to mod mine!

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Core2Duo e6850 @ 3.6ghz, Asus P5N32-e SLi, Asus 7900gs@ 616/900Mhz, 2GB Team Xtreem DDR2 PC6400 4-3-3-7, Thermaltake V1, Cooler Master 690, Corsair HX620, Auzentech Prelude!!!

www.myspace.com/maccdaddy73

xguntherc 
10/5/08 4:59:40 PM
Master

ya, I like it.. I will post some pictures of the Final look of it tomorro if I can find my Digital Camera.. my brother took the one I've been usin. so now I'm left having to find mine.. the paint looks really good.. I left a few things silver.. like the litle panels that cover the PCI slots.. so there's still a lil silver.. the bak looks cool with them still in and still silver.. adds a little difference to it.. I'll show you guys tomorro... ok

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ASUS Narra- -AMD X2 5400+ 2.8GHz- -XFX 8600GT OC@ 620MHz- -Zalman VF700- -2x2GB Patriot(Coming)- -250GB HDDx2- -Samsung SyncMaster 226BW 22Inch Widescreen-

xguntherc 
14/5/08 12:23:06 PM
Master

OK.. So I've been doing a little work today. Started with my Empty case and started adding all my exiting parts to it.. Paint turned out great. Could of maybe used one more Nice thick coat at the end.. but It's fine. Now all I have left to do is take the RAM, and the Video card out of My current Machine.. Well and add my CPU cooler, I don't have my True yet... for now all I have is the Blue Orb 2. I'm not sure if it's going to fit or not. the NB has a big HS, and fan on it.
So heopfully my cooler fits.. or else I wont be adding my OS today. Here's some pictures.. Ejoy everyone. Feel free to Comment, or give suggestions..

Here's the Case this Morning, like that Shine.??
http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/6749/img3067vg1.jpg

Here is my Amazing Mobo, Check where to CPU cooler will be. see what I mean, I'm not sure if my Blue Orb 2 cooler will fit. or a TRUE for that matter. still, it's pretty cool looking Active cooling NB
http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/3138/img3071dv6.jpg

It Might fit, Here's a different Angle:
http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/1415/img3074ro7.jpg

Here's the system, with no wires.. Wait til you see my Well done Cable Management with this Sweet case.. the middle of MB tray is not white.. thats just my Flash. ;)
http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/3036/img3086gy7.jpg

Cable Management went really well in this case, it's meant for that.. I need to clean up and Ziptie the wires under the HD trays.. Will later. I think for my first build I did pretty well with cables and everything else.
Something cool, those 2 120mm fans on top. (Optional) fit perfectly, with room to pull wires out the back side.. so those 2 & the rear fan are all powered, and speed can be adjusted.. on other side of MB.. so I can adjust the 3 exhaust fans, all on the back side after simply taking the Panel off.. Much better than opening your main side and reachin up top.. and the wires are Hidden.. :)

http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/3097/img3095ky0.jpg

Here's a straight View. Wires are all good. That BIG, UGLY IDE wire will be gone, and replaced with a Nice small SATA wire once my new DVD drive comes in a day or 2 from Newegg. So now I just need to put in the Video card and the CPU Cooler..

http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/7799/img3101bj8.jpg
I also need a Fan for that bottom Filter right there, it's a built in Filter for a Input Fan.. so it will be sucking Air in from the Bottom. I'll add that later.. and be all good.

Overall I am very happy with the results so far, Hopefully everything goes well. and hopefully the CPU cooler will fit. if not this will have to wait until a later day when I can get a Cooler.. We will see..

Thank you all for looking, Feel free to ask for other pictures, questions.. or give me Input.
If anyone has this case, good choice, if anyone's thinking of painting inside.. it's a lil Maintenance..but it's SWEET!

Thanks again

Cheers!








Edited by xguntherc: 14/5/2008 12:26:15 PM


Edited by xguntherc: 14/5/2008 12:26:48 PM

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Jeruselem 
14/5/08 1:46:01 PM
Overlord

Nice, you sure got the cables under control.

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Intel inside, idiot outside.

PC 1: XP Home, Opty 165 @ 1.8Ghz, GEIL 1GB PC3200, 320 SATA Cuda ES, XFX 9600GSO 580/700x2/1450, Seasonic Energy S12+ 550W
Notebook: XP Pro, T5600 @ 1.83Ghz, 2x512MB PC5400, 100Gb SATA, X1700 256/512MB

xguntherc 
14/5/08 2:40:06 PM
Master

hell ya huh.. They are HIDDEN. Thats what is soo good about this case.. doing that, and looking at my brothers Antec 900.. there's no way he can do some of what I did.. and I'm now putting my Blue Orb 2 cooler on. using it for now, til I can buy a better one.. probably the TRUE.. the orb was FREE.. so it's cool. I shoulda loked this up to begin with, but I have to screw the mounts in from the bottom of Mobo so taking it out right now.. then adding this HEAVY thing.. and putting it back in.. totally lame.. lol, it's ok tho. no biggie!

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beatshoes 
14/5/08 2:42:03 PM
Guru

lookin cool dude.
like your cabling

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if you must consider, consider why it is that you consider the fact that consideration will result in it being considered greater to consider than to not consider, then consider why you consider at all.

then ask yourself, why do we exist at all?

xguntherc 
14/5/08 2:45:03 PM
Master

ya not bad Ehh..

Cool Thanks Sir. took some ingenious idea's.. like running some wires up and behind those 2 120mm fans on top.. so the wires are Completely hidden..

one problem tho. I'm probably going to have to take out one of those 120's cuz the Blue Orb wont fit.. or will be touching it.. LAME!
I just need to hurry and get my TRUE cooler

Thanks for the Compliments!

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ASUS Narra- -AMD X2 5400+ 2.8GHz- -XFX 8600GT OC@ 620MHz- -Zalman VF700- -2x2GB Patriot(Coming)- -250GB HDDx2- -Samsung SyncMaster 226BW 22Inch Widescreen-

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