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post #1271 of 1907
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Originally Posted by oldcompgeek View Post

Did you get ur window mod factory diy kit or do it yourself from like frozen cpu or sum'n? Was just corious because there is one with a built in window at newegg that doesn't look too bad. Of course, the ones at frozen cpu look MUCH sweeter!! I just don't have anyone around here that can cut window holes accurately enough for a tight fit and I'd be worried about them possibly damaging the painted finish or bending the steel. I think i'll just get the one with the window and just do alot of painting after stripping the case totally apart, clear coat it, then reassemble. Probably going with a blue/black or green/black scheme. I have been wanting to just paint all of the grille materials with blue, then a UV coating, then clear acrylic. It should look pretty sweet with that ofdfsetting the black. Then maybe a cling decal thats blue UV as well from frozen. Probably an "x" design to match somewhat the xigmatek logo.

I got the one with the window. I took off the stock window and mesh. I bought a sheet of 1/8" thick piece of acrylic sheet (24"x24"). I used a 1/8" drill bit and I bored out the stock holes for 6-32 screws. Lined up the sheet, marked the holes, drilled out a the holes and just used some hex screws and bolts to hold it together. Very minor mods and it looks clean:
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post #1272 of 1907
oldcompgeek,this cost me $40 had local sheet metal company cut out the area and used plexi from local window company,sorry Wermad wasn't trying to 1 up you just wanted to show him what $40 can get ya.

post #1273 of 1907
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You're still concentrating on flowrate, which is not my point. Its work load.

I've seen Martin post about sometimes a higher restriction can be good for a certain pump. You could argue that a higher flow rate is actually a higher work load and is worse for the pump. I totally don't understand why people get upset when someone doesn't agree with their opinion that they can't back up. Thats what the forums are for, to have an educated discussion.
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post #1274 of 1907
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This cost me $40 had local sheet metal company cur out the area and used plexi from local window company,sorry Wermad wasn't trying to 1 up you just wanted to show him what $40 can get ya.

-acrylic sheet $3
-screws $5

total investment: $8 thumb.gif


Btw, get yourself a jigsaw, you could easily do that and any future mods wink.gif

edit: for small mods, use a rotary tool. Just be careful and always support your piece. A $40 jigsaw will give you lots of possibilities in the future biggrin.gif
Edited by wermad - 10/27/12 at 5:43pm
post #1275 of 1907
Wow! Y'all's both look excellent!! I honestly wouldn't know they weren't factory windows.... And I wouldn't have believed it until now. This window is one that I was eyeing for my Arvina but may go ahead and get it for this baby:

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/12216/wnl-107/ModSmart_Cast_GLS_Modders_Acrylic_16_x_16_DIY_-_Smoke_DIY-16-AC-SK-125.html?tl=g42c509s1352

this one is almost as nice:

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/12213/wnl-104/ModSmart_Cast_GLS_Modders_Acrylic_16_x_16_DIY_-_Transparent_Blue_DIY-16-AC-TBL-125.html?tl=g42c509s1352
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post #1276 of 1907
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Wow! Y'all's both look excellent!! I honestly wouldn't know they weren't factory windows.... And I wouldn't have believed it until now. This window is one that I was eyeing for my Arvina but may go ahead and get it for this baby:
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/12216/wnl-107/ModSmart_Cast_GLS_Modders_Acrylic_16_x_16_DIY_-_Smoke_DIY-16-AC-SK-125.html?tl=g42c509s1352
this one is almost as nice:
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/12213/wnl-104/ModSmart_Cast_GLS_Modders_Acrylic_16_x_16_DIY_-_Transparent_Blue_DIY-16-AC-TBL-125.html?tl=g42c509s1352

If you don't have a local plastics company, check out ebay. You can buy a sheet for ~$20
post #1277 of 1907
Mine isn't that sweet looking, and it should be better finished, but I'm happy with it, to me it's meant first for reducing noise (by eliminating the side grille), then showcasing what's inside biggrin.gif
Just a jigsaw with a good BiM blade, and a 30yrs old vertical drill to make corners wink.gif didn't have to cut the plexi, 500x500 (19 2/3"x19 2/3") was just fine. Oh, and hearing protection! (jigsawing large steel panels at full throttle makes a LOT of noise!)
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post #1278 of 1907
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Mine isn't that sweet looking, and it should be better finished, but I'm happy with it, to me it's meant first for reducing noise (by eliminating the side grille), then showcasing what's inside biggrin.gif
Just a jigsaw with a good BiM blade, and a 30yrs old vertical drill to make corners wink.gif didn't have to cut the plexi, 500x500 (19 2/3"x19 2/3") was just fine. Oh, and hearing protection! (jigsawing large steel panels at full throttle makes a LOT of noise!)
2012-10-05-141.jpg
P1000103.jpg


That came out awesome! thumb.gif





When I started modding cases with a jigsaw, a first bonehead move was to leave the jigsaw in max oscillate mode doh.gif
post #1279 of 1907
depends on blade and max speed of your model, my cordless maxes to 2500SPM which can be very noisy due to resonance of the panel. But with that BiM blade going full throttle it cut through like butter with excellent speed and little heat buildup thumb.gif tonight tested my multi-cutter in modding my VGA Spitfire, set 50% speed large blade, a lot of noise but cut all fins on 1.5 battery charge. biggrin.gif
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post #1280 of 1907
Do you happen to know what size the hole is after removing the stock window and fan/mesh? I'm looking at frozen and they have lots of them but of course it'll be much easier and cleaner if it fits the factory cut snugly. I have to say after seeing y'alls I'm kind of jazzed about getting this case in and modding it! Can't help but love the blue-UV and "smoke" side windows they have. I'm thinking that with all of the air the case moves, there's no need to clutter the side window with any blow holes/fan mounts. Especially with h2o cooling. All is really needed is enough air flow to cool the mobo's VRM's and gpu card's VRM's. I'm wondering what it'll look like with my 6-Lepa casino 1c's (blue) and that blue UV side window and blue UV reactive liquid with clear tubing!!! Not to mention my dual res/clr window w/blue led's lighting up the res.... wooo sawwweeet!! Thanks again fellas and again, NICE WORK! This is what I have right now -- but can't wait to transfer this hardware into the xigmatek!! Just finished my order at the egg... on sale for $169.99 + $9.99 shipping!

Zalman view of mobo and h20 block n ram.jpg

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