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Windows 7: Got a New Case!

09 May 2014   #91
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Thanks, Gary!


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09 May 2014   #92
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I worried about the panel stiffness when I did this: Making a custom side window But the 3/16th thick polycarbonate (Lexan) window fixed it up OK.
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09 May 2014   #93
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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I worried about the panel stiffness when I did this: Making a custom side window But the 3/16th thick polycarbonate (Lexan) window fixed it up OK.
While a Lexan window would stiffen my side panel somewhat, I fear it might noticeably restrict airflow.

That was a very nice job you did on that window. I noticed you cut your screws the same way I do; using a stripper/crimper. That tool is as handy as opposable thumbs.
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09 May 2014   #94
ZaLiTH

Win 10 x64 Pro x64 / Ubuntu 15.10 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
That tool is as handy as opposable thumbs.
I'd say it's more handy.. They can still be used without opposable thumbs.
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09 May 2014   #95
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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That tool is as handy as opposable thumbs.
I'd say it's more handy.. They can still be used without opposable thumbs.
Not with my hands (unless I use both of them). I have a similar problem with my blind rivet gun. I have to use both hands to make a full squeeze because my hands are too small to get a good grip on it. Unless I choke up on it; then my hand isn't strong enough to squeeze it due to the reduced leverage. Making it even more awkward is I like to pull up on the gun for that final squeeze so the gun doesn't jump and bounce back down on the surface of the work, scratching it up.
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09 May 2014   #96
ZaLiTH

Win 10 x64 Pro x64 / Ubuntu 15.10 x64
 
 

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...I have to use both hands to make a full squeeze because my hands are too small to get a good grip on it...
Then I suppose I'm gifted with my "piano fingers" as they've been called. Leverage helps where there's a lack of strength..

More on the PC case topic though, it's a pity the dust filters hide the white fan blades so much. I think that little bit of white would look pretty awesome on the side if it was clearer...
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09 May 2014   #97
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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...More on the PC case topic though, it's a pity the dust filters hide the white fan blades so much. I think that little bit of white would look pretty awesome on the side if it was clearer...
It certainly would look cool but I need clean air going into that case so I'm stuck with having filters. In fact, those are the original foam filter pads you see in there now. I'm going to replace them with some finer, far more effective filter mesh cut out from some DEMCIfilter filters; then you won't be able to see the fans at all. Same for the mesh in the stock front and PSU filters. I just need to decide if white or black mesh would look better. When I'm wrapping up the case surgery and start putting it back together again, I'll probably put temporary pieces of white and black paper where the new mesh will go just to get a "feel" for what would look best. Part of the issue is there is a perforated metal grill on the front filter and the more open grills on the side filters and white would really bring out that difference. Time will tell.
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09 May 2014   #98
ZaLiTH

Win 10 x64 Pro x64 / Ubuntu 15.10 x64
 
 

I know the DEMCIfilters, got a few of the magnetic ones for my old black case a while back.. Highly recommended.

Can't wait to see it together again, pretty sure it's going to look really sleek.
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09 May 2014   #99
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I can't wait to get it together again, either. I'm getting tired of fooling with it! I don't know about sleek, however. I'm not changing the color scheme and the only visible changes that will be seen from front and sides are the side fan filters and the shroud on top.
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09 May 2014   #100
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Thank you Jeannie.

Did you know DEMCIflex will make custom shape/size filters?

Custom Filters
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