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Windows 7: Side Panel for My Case

17 Oct 2010   #11
xarden

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 

CoolerMaster are great.
Apparently, Newegg.com dont ship internationally which makes me SOL.
But I did find a sidepanel with a window for my CM690 at PBTech.co.nz
Cost about NZ$45, which is about US$33. Just under half the price for the rest of the case!
Considering investing in a dremil instead...


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17 Oct 2010   #12
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

You can even use an old DVD drive laser to etch lexan. Built by computers for computers
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18 Oct 2010   #13
Kipper

 

This case mod is really very simple, I have done a few and it takes little time and little money.

You can get everything you need from here.

Here is a short video of how to do it yourself.
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18 Oct 2010   #14
kodi

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I'd like to go the other way.
My Antec 900 has lost it's novelty effect and i will not be getting a Clear side panel on my next case
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18 Oct 2010   #15
Catswold

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xarden View Post
CoolerMaster are great.
Apparently, Newegg.com dont ship internationally which makes me SOL.
But I did find a sidepanel with a window for my CM690 at PBTech.co.nz
Cost about NZ$45, which is about US$33. Just under half the price for the rest of the case!
Considering investing in a dremil instead...
Sorry mate, I failed to notice the flag.


Hey! Maybe you can use the laser to etch a wattle on your side panel.
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18 Oct 2010   #16
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kodi View Post
I'd like to go the other way.
My Antec 900 has lost it's novelty effect and i will not be getting a Clear side panel on my next case
What are the dimensions of the window?

Or, if you want it to look like a bang up job, the entire dimensions of the side panel?
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23 Oct 2010   #17
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

If you had a Dremel and the know how this would be a really easy mod.
You could cut the side panel in about any shape or size you wanted to, then purchase some Lexan and I would suggest instead of rivets cutting the Lexan larger than the opening enough to use some quality clear silicone or epoxy to attach it.

A Dremel is a great tool to have and extremely easy to use with the proper cutting wheel, you could also then place an additional 120mm fan in the side of the Lexan by simply tracing it with a grease pencil, mark the holes to be drilled and a circle for he intake then just cut straight ribs inside the circle for intake and erase the grease pencil marks.

But as you've stated your not Mr Fix it. So the cost of the tool and the material would offset just buying a new case with the features your looking for.
Yet still a bit of work to transfer everything to the new case.

I haven't personally come across a case company that sells a windowed side cover as a replacement but my NZXT Apollo came with both one closed and one windowed.
Fabe
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25 Oct 2010   #18
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Catswold View Post

Hey! Maybe you can use the laser to etch a wattle on your side panel.
Wattle????? Isn't that the skin hanggy down part near your adams apple?
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25 Oct 2010   #19
kodi

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Australian Wattle Tree (acacia)
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