Introducing the CM690 RAZER

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  1. bobbavet

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    I bought a CM690 and wanted a mod.

    I have finished the chassis, front and top. I am in the procees of completing the sides. Working with the perspex is proving to be a challenge. I will post more pics as I complete.

    Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you...........

    The CM690 "RAZER"

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    One little prob I am having is gaps around the bay device facias. I know from experience that these can be dust magnets. Any tips on how to seal around them?

    I found a way to install the 2 top fans without being too obtrusive into the chassis and without having to cut the plastic grill pattern off the top.

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    I cut the grill work out of the chassis top and made up cradle brackets for the fans. The fans now sit half and half off top chassis wall and the plastic grill fits over them.

    The Skythe KamaMeter has a backlight colour that you can change. 7 colours.

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    Also 3 choices of beizel colour, black, silver or white.

    I do have to admit that I photo-shoped the green display in, as I cannot actually turn it on at the moment lol.

    Here is a pic of side panel without the perspex as I have been having probs cutting so far. hehe.

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    I was temp working at a company called Razer and they had these tags lazer cut to attach to their product. I enjoyed the job, and fitted in with the mod. So a little momento for me.

    The colour scheme is:

    chassis - matt black
    case - metalic charcoal, mettalic tropical green, clear gloss.
    front bezel - original/some matt black and mettalic tropical green

    Im not going much on the lighting thing. I will have a 2x120 green led's. One on perspex and 1 at front. Also a 80mm green led on the other side behind the cpu.

    Some more pics......

    The draw

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    The paint job on biezels

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    And the Cpu cooling tower.

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    I will have a fan in the middle and rear of tower. It also has a heat sink that attaches to the back of the cpu. That is the little tower which should position just below the top exhaust fan. Also the 80mm will be blowing on the rear Cpu block attached to the mini tower.
     
  2. mrblackman

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    yeah that look pretty sweet dude, nice job.
     
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    damn nice work dude, sure got more patience then me, but a nice green case like that should be complemented with some nice green coolant, in your nice 1/2" watercooling tubes ;) :p
     
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    nice work there
     
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    That is looking really good. What type of paint is it?
     
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    What did you use to paint the mesh? Did it clog up at all?
     
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    Looks cool. I do like something with colour! Plus you have my cooler which is a big :thumbup:
     
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    Nice work there ,, well done !! :thumbup:
     
  9. hello_goodbye

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    That's an awesome mod. How big is the CPU heatsink it looks HUGE!
     
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    Used plasticote primer from bunnings for the plastics and etch primer from auto one.

    cheap ass black matt and grey primer.

    mettalic charcoal from bunnings

    tropical green metallic from auto one

    All aerosol, light coats from a distance is the trick. Also didn't prime over mesh just coat over existing paint.
     
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    looken very nice :thumbup:

    For some odd reason soon as i seen that case i thought of mint chocolate.... mmmmm chocolate :p
     
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    Yeah the heatsink is a Thermalright IFX-14 Inferno and it is massive!
     
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    I have now renamed it the "Mint Pattie" lmao

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    The real question is how much prep work did he put into it. The answer is: quite a bit.
     
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    And it's still going on...... ARRRGGGGHHHH I hate modding sometimes. lol
     
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    I had a retry at cutting the perspex for the window this arvo.

    Success!

    Tips:

    Clamp, clam, clamp and clamp. As close as practicle to your cuts.

    Drill - Try to get a blunt one or I found some some drills my F.I.L. had. They look the same but are sort of flat sharpened with a litttle point. __^__

    I got a cheap ass hole saw set from bunnings. Not one of the real cheap spring metal type, but a cheap copy of the real expensive ones. Cost around $10 buck on special. does 20 to 127 mm holes. Clamp down on some mdf, predrill the centre hole and away you go.

    Hope to get some pics up tomorrow.
     
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    The work might be a lot but, it pays off at the end (if you succeed which from the looks it, of you will).
     
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    I am test sliding the side panels.

    I can get them on no probs, but am having trouble with them sticking and are hard to remove.

    The paint is dry. I think it's just cause the coats of paint have bulked up the slide areas a touch.

    Any tips for a better slide?

    Was thinking a smear of Vaseline.
     
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    Finished the side panels. :thumbup:

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    Rub a little bit of Soap or SurfBoard Wax along the edges especially where the front goes beneath the front plastic panel molding,
    This will help and any excess can be wiped away after its in place
     

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