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So i was thinking about making a case out of plexi (cept for maybe the mobo tray) but i was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for a thickness of the plexi so its sturdy?
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post #2 of 12
Anywhere between 5mm and 10mm thick is plenty sturdy
Edited by Rowey - 7/18/11 at 7:46am
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Am looking into the same thing, lets hope we get some answers ...
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5mm (1/4") is pretty good for structural panels. I actually also used that for my MB tray, if you're careful about it you can fairly easily thread it for the MB standoffs.
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5mm (1/4") is pretty good for structural panels. I actually also used that for my MB tray, if you're careful about it you can fairly easily thread it for the MB standoffs.
thanks. i saw all the cool cases people work making in the competition so now i want to try my hand at a few custom ideas that i have just for fun
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post #6 of 12
I have a tech station and the panels are in the 1/2'' range.This thing is very sturdy though.
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post #7 of 12
I'd go from 5MM to - 10MM thickness, but I like a thicker case I personally would go with 10MM thick Plexi if your holding some heavy hardware (not performance wise, i really mean some heavier items).
post #8 of 12
I would say for a mini itx to micro case go with 1/4" (6mm) If your going mid tower to full tower, rads, etc then go 3/8" (10mm)

best place to buy acrylic I've found:

http://www.estreetplastics.com/
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I would say for a mini itx to micro case go with 1/4" (6mm) If your going mid tower to full tower, rads, etc then go 3/8" (10mm)

best place to buy acrylic I've found:

http://www.estreetplastics.com/
That is a nice website. But yea I would go with 1/4" for structural panels and 1/8" for smaller interior things such as hard drive cages, optical cages, and interior 'walls'.
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thanks for the link. would it be worth it to get the lexan for extra strength? 1/4" lexan?
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