Gerben Werkhoven

[Build Log] CM690II - Project ''Prime''

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The Prime by GerbenWerkhoven, on Flickr

 

Hello readers!

 

My name is Gerben Werkhoven, I am from the Netherlands and I'm 17 years old. Case modding really started in spring of 2013 for me. But I quit 5 months after. Back in december 2014, I came back to the modding scene, I still had this CM690II project, which I scrapped all the plans of, and now I'm onto a fresh start with it. New side, front and top panels, and let's get the modding going!

 

What I aim for: I really just want a clean and sleek looking case, with a color scheme that fits my room. I don't have a lot of money for hardware and I will most likely be using my old hardware again.

 

Hardware:

 

Athlon II X4 640

MSI 760GM-P23

2x Asus ENGTX-275 (SLI if I get a new motherboard and PSU)

Corsair CX600 Builder

Corsair Value select 8GB Dual channel

2x Seagate 320GB HDD

 

Solidworks render preview:

 

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Final render 1.0 by GerbenWerkhoven, on Flickr

 

 

Final pics, more coming though!

 

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Final pictures by GerbenWerkhoven, on Flickr

 

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Final pictures by GerbenWerkhoven, on Flickr

 

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Final pictures by GerbenWerkhoven, on Flickr

 

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Final pictures by GerbenWerkhoven, on Flickr

 

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Final pictures by GerbenWerkhoven, on Flickr

 

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Final pictures by GerbenWerkhoven, on Flickr

 

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Final pictures by GerbenWerkhoven, on Flickr

 

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Final pictures by GerbenWerkhoven, on Flickr

 

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Final pictures by GerbenWerkhoven, on Flickr

 

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Originally uploaded to: Overclock.net - Update: 20th of December, 2014

Hello hello, some work in CAD, some work in the garage, ordered some parts, it's a nice Saturday :D

Here is some progress for you all :)

 

Who needs 1000 dollar equipment ;)

 

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Front panel work by GerbenWerkhoven, on Flickr

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Front panel work by GerbenWerkhoven, on Flickr


Cut cut cut!


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Front panel work by GerbenWerkhoven, on Flickr

What do we have here?

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Front panel work by GerbenWerkhoven, on Flickr

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Front panel work by GerbenWerkhoven, on Flickr

That looks like a job well done there

Third, I ordered some genuine coolermaster top, front, and side panels.

This is why I had to order new panels:
Well as you may or may not know, all panels of this case are drilled full of holes,
the top panel is filled with polyester, and the front panel is a bit cut up.
Most of this is done 2 years ago, when I first started and I had other plans :o
And a clean start always feels good ;)

Oh well, that's that.

Regards,
Gerben

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Originally uploaded to: Overclock.net - Update, 22nd of December, 2014

Ideas ideas, maybe too many, but anyway gotta make the most of it. My side-/top-/frontpanels are coming in tomorrow.
Which means more mods :) I'm really liking the progress and how it all works out atm. Hope I can continue like this.

Easy measuring ;) My trick to making almost 100% accurate lines on steel.

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Compartment panel work by GerbenWerkhoven, on Flickr

Le me bending metal :rambo:, oh hey a house.


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Compartment panel work by GerbenWerkhoven, on Flickr

Always wanted 2 ''compartiments'' so here we go.


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Compartment panel work by GerbenWerkhoven, on Flickr

Making/fitting some hangers.

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Compartment panel work by GerbenWerkhoven, on Flickr

Result was pretty good imo.


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Compartment panel work by GerbenWerkhoven, on Flickr

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Compartment panel work by GerbenWerkhoven, on Flickr

Ordered 2 new side panels, so this is not the final window cut.


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Compartment panel work by GerbenWerkhoven, on Flickr

That was it for tonight.

Regards,
Gerben

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Originally uploaded to: Overclock.net - Update, 23rd of December, 2014

Quite a busy day, lets just go to the pics straight away.

 

New panels I ordered came in !

 

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New panels by GerbenWerkhoven, on Flickr


TOP PANEL

Cutting down on width slightly
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Top panel work by GerbenWerkhoven, on Flickr

Bent a nice 90° edge on there.

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Top panel work by GerbenWerkhoven, on Flickr

Prepping the all new top panel with painters tape, so it won't get scratched.
Also put the old chrome trims from the old panels on there.

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Top panel work by GerbenWerkhoven, on Flickr

Trimming the top steel piece to length, also put on the line where it has to be bent.

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Top panel work by GerbenWerkhoven, on Flickr

Test fit

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Top panel work by GerbenWerkhoven, on Flickr

Test fit with bend, practically finished

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Top panel preview by GerbenWerkhoven, on Flickr

FRONT PANEL

Test fit the front  steel piece on the new front panel.
Wich I also prepped with painters tape to protect it from scratches.


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Front panel preview by GerbenWerkhoven, on Flickr

Back-view

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Front panel preview by GerbenWerkhoven, on Flickr

COMPARTMENT

Bored holes for the compartment brackets. They're fitted with temporary bolts.

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Compartment work by GerbenWerkhoven, on Flickr
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Compartment work by GerbenWerkhoven, on Flickr

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Compartment work by GerbenWerkhoven, on Flickr

REAR

Since I have removed the rear fan grille, and since I cut myself on there multiple times, it's on for heavy measures
Let's go grind down the pointy points on the rear fan hole ;)

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Rear fan mount work by GerbenWerkhoven, on Flickr

Clean clean!

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Rear fan mount work by GerbenWerkhoven, on Flickr

FULL PREVIEW

At the end of the day, a fairly nice result if i say myself, next up are probably the side panels.

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Preview by GerbenWerkhoven, on Flickr

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Regards,
Gerben

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Originally uploaded to: Overclock.net - Update, 28th of December, 2014

A sunny Sunday! As you guys know, bare metal rusts, and you'd be surprised how fast rust grows.
Every time I touched the bare metal panels, 5 minutes later there would be rust where my fingerprints were.

After a bit of challenge hanging these panels on the garage door it finally happened :D


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Priming panels by GerbenWerkhoven, on Flickr

First coat of primer, mainly against the rust.


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Priming panels by GerbenWerkhoven, on Flickr

Oh? well... ''Ghetto'' hanging techniques. This is the reason I could only do one side, but at least it worked :P


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Priming panels by GerbenWerkhoven, on Flickr

Discovered a small dent in the front panel, looking for a way to resolve this issue :/

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Priming panels by GerbenWerkhoven, on Flickr
 


That awful dent on the front panel was really bugging me, so here I am fixing it! Still had some polyester filling putty left from 2 years ago,
and I decided it was time! Time to use that awful stuff again, it worked out pretty well although this putty is really rough.

A bit of help from the polyester filler was a good choice :D

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Fixed up dent in the front panel by GerbenWerkhoven, on Flickr

After it dried i sanded it down flat.

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Fixed up dent in the front panel by GerbenWerkhoven, on Flickr

And a new flash of primer, god it looks amazing when it's wet!

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Fixed up dent in the front panel by GerbenWerkhoven, on Flickr

And after it dried, the surface looks nice and flat, although it does need another coat of primer.


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Fixed up dent in the front panel by GerbenWerkhoven, on Flickr


Small steps make for decent progress. I hope you're all enjoying the last moments of 2014!

Regards,

Gerben

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Originally uploaded to: Overclock.net - Update, 30th of December, 2014

Finished up the priming on the front-, top- and compartment-panel(s) :) And more ideas at the end! Just an update to end this year with, nice and big!

The backside of the front and top panel still hadn't been touched with primer so these get their first layer now.


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Panels last primer layers, front and back. by GerbenWerkhoven, on Flickr

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Panels last primer layers, front and back. by GerbenWerkhoven, on Flickr

And a light sand and paint prime on the second layer. The compartment panel already had one layer, so it's getting it's second layer now too.


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Panels last primer layers, front and back. by GerbenWerkhoven, on Flickr

This is the area were the dent was in the front panel. It's getting some more sanding and then filler primer.
The fronts (visible sides) of all the other panels also get a spay with filler.


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Panels last primer layers, front and back. by GerbenWerkhoven, on Flickr

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Panels last primer layers, front and back. by GerbenWerkhoven, on Flickr

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Panels last primer layers, front and back. by GerbenWerkhoven, on Flickr

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Panels last primer layers, front and back. by GerbenWerkhoven, on Flickr

After the filler dried it was time for some wet sanding to get all the last bumps/holes out of there.

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Panels last primer layers, front and back. by GerbenWerkhoven, on Flickr

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Panels last primer layers, front and back. by GerbenWerkhoven, on Flickr

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Panels last primer layers, front and back. by GerbenWerkhoven, on Flickr

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Panels last primer layers, front and back. by GerbenWerkhoven, on Flickr

And finally the last spray of primer on the front side, which turned out really good, and it's ''paint-ready'' :D

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Panels last primer layers, front and back. by GerbenWerkhoven, on Flickr

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Panels last primer layers, front and back. by GerbenWerkhoven, on Flickr

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Panels last primer layers, front and back. by GerbenWerkhoven, on Flickr

Be-au-ti-ful
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Panels last primer layers, front and back. by GerbenWerkhoven, on Flickr

And I think you've all seen enough primer now :P so onto another idea of mine!


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Panels last primer layers, front and back. by GerbenWerkhoven, on Flickr

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Panels last primer layers, front and back. by GerbenWerkhoven, on Flickr

The hard-drive cage fits upside down 90° rotated, ON THE ORIGINAL HOLES :) I guess Cooler Master had this idea before I did?
This is most-likely how I am going to fit the drive cage, since I don't need any 5¼'' drive bays. It's a straight fit anyway so can't go wrong with this :)

And this was most likely my last update on this build for the year 2014.

I wish you all a happy, healthy and moddy 2015!

Regards,

Gerben

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Originally uploaded to: Overclock.net - Update, 6th of January, 2015

Really don't like it when I don't have a lot of time, but I found some time to get some progress anyway.
I said something about the compartment panel earlier, no idea if you missed it but here we go!

Just when you thought you were done with this panel, *light bulb pops up* IDEA'S!
So there goes the primer :P Just cut a strip out here.

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Progress on the compartment panel by GerbenWerkhoven, on Flickr

Bent a bit of sheet metal to fit in that gap I just cut out.

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Progress on the compartment panel by GerbenWerkhoven, on Flickr

Made some good aligned holes in the compartment panel first, then bored them through the new panel.

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Progress on the compartment panel by GerbenWerkhoven, on Flickr

Test fit numero uno. In my opinion this looks way better. And this way I can use a bigger window!

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Progress on the compartment panel by GerbenWerkhoven, on Flickr
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Progress on the compartment panel by GerbenWerkhoven, on Flickr

Next up, more holes in the compartment panel, just to make it nice and symmetrical and also to mount it.


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Progress on the compartment panel by GerbenWerkhoven, on Flickr
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Progress on the compartment panel by GerbenWerkhoven, on Flickr

Bit of primer again!!


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Progress on the compartment panel by GerbenWerkhoven, on Flickr

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Progress on the compartment panel by GerbenWerkhoven, on Flickr

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Progress on the compartment panel by GerbenWerkhoven, on Flickr

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Progress on the compartment panel by GerbenWerkhoven, on Flickr

The ideas, all have been worked out in Solidworks before I did it for real. I've been hiding this render for you all till now :P

 

Quote from my Overclock.net forum thread.

I would also like to see white and absolutely not glossy black

After all the feedback about the colour I'm definitely going with white, and it's looking good imo! Thanks all :)

That's it for now, there's still a lot of blank spaces in this post, and you may be thinking ''what the :) is he doing'' but for now I think it's all going according to plan, man I love teasing; next update you will see how I am going to make it look seemless!

Regards,

Gerben

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