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Windows 7: Side Panel for My Case

16 Oct 2010   #1
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 
Side Panel for My Case

I just have a "Plain Jane" black Mid-Tower case. I would like to get a little "pizazz" into my computer. Is it possible to buy a "See-Through Side Panel" so I can put some lights inside?


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16 Oct 2010   #2
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

It might be easier to buy a piece of lexan slightly smaller than the side of your case (so it will fit inside without hitting anything), and cut out the inside of the side panel, then rivet the lexan to it. Instant (fairly nice) clear side panel.

~Lordbob
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16 Oct 2010   #3
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
It might be easier to buy a piece of lexan slightly smaller than the side of your case (so it will fit inside without hitting anything), and cut out the inside of the side panel, then rivet the lexan to it. Instant (fairly nice) clear side panel.

~Lordbob
That is an idea. == I was trying to find the make and model of my case. Are they generally on the case somewhere?
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16 Oct 2010   #4
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Depends on the case. If you have a cheap one (or one from a prebuilt), then I doubt it.

It might be a OEM only case. I.e, one you can't even buy from a store.

~Lordbob
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16 Oct 2010   #5
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Depends on the case. If you have a cheap one (or one from a prebuilt), then I doubt it.

It might be a OEM only case. I.e, one you can't even buy from a store.

~Lordbob
I had my PC custom built and it is a fairly cheap case. I might drop by the place I bought it and see if they can help. == Thanks for your help.
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16 Oct 2010   #6
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

I still like the idea of cutting out a side hole and putting your own piece in.

The best part is that you could laser cut a design in it

~Lordbob
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16 Oct 2010   #7
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
I still like the idea of cutting out a side hole and putting your own piece in.

The best part is that you could laser cut a design in it

~Lordbob
I can tell that you have never seen me work Mr Fixit, I am not.
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16 Oct 2010   #8
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
I still like the idea of cutting out a side hole and putting your own piece in.

The best part is that you could laser cut a design in it

~Lordbob
I can tell that you have never seen me work Mr Fixit, I am not.
Fair enough.

~Lordbob
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17 Oct 2010   #9
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

You can purchase a nice new case with this feature for not a ton of money and then just transfer the system over, it may also give you a chance to get other features built in like a multi-card reader, usb and sata on the front. I too like the idea of the plexiglass but for you to cut that thin steel case accurately .....not so much! I would shop for a new case and be done with it !
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17 Oct 2010   #10
Catswold

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
You can purchase a nice new case with this feature for not a ton of money and then just transfer the system over, it may also give you a chance to get other features built in like a multi-card reader, usb and sata on the front. I too like the idea of the plexiglass but for you to cut that thin steel case accurately .....not so much! I would shop for a new case and be done with it !
This.

Buy a good quality case like a CoolMaster or Antec and expect to pay $100 or more. It is well worth it. I built my current rig in a CoolMaster Storm Scout I got for about $90. It was the first high quality case I bought since the early 90's and I love it.

NewEgg has them on sale right now for $80

Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

There are others some larger, some with other colors or variations in board placement and arrangement. Shop carefully and get a good quality.

You won't regret it.
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