Side Panel for My Case

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  1. Posts : 4,752
    Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
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    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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  2. Posts : 6,885
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
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    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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  3. Posts : 4,752
    Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
    Thread Starter
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    Lordbob75 said:
    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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  4. Posts : 6,885
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
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    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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  5. Posts : 4,752
    Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
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    Lordbob75 said:
    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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  6. Posts : 6,885
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
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    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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  7. Posts : 4,752
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    Lordbob75 said:
    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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  8. Posts : 6,885
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
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    bigmck said:
    Lordbob75 said:
    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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  9. Posts : 11,425
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64
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    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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  10. Posts : 73
    Windows 7
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    linnemeyerhere said:
    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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