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The CM 690 XL

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Hi all,

I use to have a Cm 690 for a while and I love it, but also wanted to add a watercooling system in it but face it has not really enough space, so with a friend we decided to do smt about it. I didn't want to buy a new rig so instead I started to look for an another Cm 690 and did some scretch.

It's based on two (2) :lol: CM 690 cases, I was inspired by the TJ7 and basically added a watercase :)

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I'm nearly done but here is the summary of the whole thing. We started it last june and hopping to finish it soon

Here are the 2 cases

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So first we started by disambling the 1st case

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And here the result

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The tricky part was to adjust the front facade, so that what we've done with a friend

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and here is the result :D

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Originally I've made some changes to my case, I painted it in white pearl and add some strips, and it was like that:

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When we finished with the watercase we had to take off the white paint that I had on it

we used a paint remover, it saved us a lot of time

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and finally ready to be cut :D

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and that's what we end up with :) enough space for all the PSU wires

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Next step ....Painting my favorite bit :D

So we followed the basics, sanding, primer, 1st and 2nd layer of paint. We went for a black mat

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Then, we started painting the corners first

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Here the result after the 1st layer

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and finaly the 2nd layer

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with his mate the stacker we painted the same day :D

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hi guys, it's me again with new pics, we decided to add another layer of paint, to match with the sleeving I recieved

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Here are some other stuff I've been doing with a friend with fans. We decided to paint our fans (he's also working on a mod with Cm stacker) so this is how we did it

We painted 2 xigmatek 200 mm and 5 Cooler Master 120 mm

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I'll be putting on my rig the following components:

Asus Rampage III Extreme

I7 930 OC

SSD OCZ Vertex 120go

WB Koolance CPU-360

EK Water Blocks EK-FB

Corsair Dominator GT Kit TRI 3x2GB PC3,

360 rad phobya

Laing pump

Phobya top

3 Excalibur 120 fan

3 gentel typhoon 120 fan

3 Cooler Master 120 fan

Phobya 250 reservoir black

and I'm waiting for my new GPU (580 gtx)

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Me again with some pics of plexi I will use in this mod, but didn't recieve all the parts but still here it is :D :D

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And here some light I'll be using :)

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that's it for tonight stay posted :D

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hi guys, me again with more pics :)

here are some test I'm doing to have an idea of the lenght of the PCI cables and it looks great :D :D

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By the way I really don't know where to put my vandal button, i don't want to mess with the front facade, so any idea will be more than welcomed :D

Finishing painting some other parts

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Stay posted for more :D :D

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Hi guys, new pics, I've been trying to mount all the parts to check if everything work perfectly and it does apart for the CPU cables (too short) so I have to think about a solution (any idea is welcome) as well as the sata cable management.

So here it is enjoy

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Hello guys problem solved here are the pics

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I took some pics this afternoon, I'm almost done still have to wait for some parts to finish the

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I sawped the 140 mm fans with the 120s and put them on the top

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I also fixed the plexi and the PSU in the back using MDPC snap caps it's a must have :)

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Some cables management in the back :)

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And that's it for today, I will do the side panels tomorrow

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I finally got my kit and here it is :D

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I decided to put more effort on the pics I'll be posting (at least I'm trying), so please any criticisms is more than welcome :) and here is the result:

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What do you think zbout the new logos ( critics please)

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