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Hello guys, sorry for my noob question. I'd like to have a big window in my side panel but i dont want to mess with a dremel myself, is there a company aside from mnpctech where i can ship my panel so they do it for me? Or maybe i can just take my side panel somewhere so they could cut it the way i want? I'm assuming it has to be done with a machine kinda like this

Attachment 221814

what i am trying to accomplish is this:

Attachment 221815

i can put in acrylic piece myself, which i already bought together with a u-channel, it's a cutting part that concerns me the most. The problem is i have no idea where can that be done.

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Dont be a wuss..

Just cut it.


If you draw everything out and practice you will realize it easier then you think..
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Dont be a wuss..

Just cut it.

If you draw everything out and practice you will realize it easier then you think..
Dude it has nothing to do with being a wuss, its a lack of space/time/tools, i dont even have a dremel which will probably cost me more than cutting that panel.
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post #4 of 10
A good dremel is only like $60-70. I just installed my first side window last week and it came out fine. A dremel isn't all that hard to use, and you will pay a lot by "calling the guy" to do it.

Besides, you can't learn if you don't do. Wouldn't you rather be able to do it yourself, on this build and future builds?
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http://www.overclock.net/case-mods-g...l#post14370607

i just cut a window today. not a very detailed log as far as how i did it but start to finish took about 35-40 mins

i used a portable jigsaw to cut it out.
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Dude it has nothing to do with being a wuss, its a lack of space/time/tools, i dont even have a dremel which will probably cost me more than cutting that panel.
Oh ok.. Still it only takes about a hour. Modding a computer is usually a hobby. Trust me you will be much more satisfied if you made the cut and the window then if you got it done for you.



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i just cut a window today. not a very detailed log as far as how i did it but start to finish took about 35-40 mins

i used a portable jigsaw to cut it out.
I have had bad luck with jigsaws and plexi. So i do suggest you take caution on this step and make sure your using the correct blades.
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post #7 of 10
Yeah I use a really fine tooth blade and move slow to prevent any chipping.

Since I don't have a table saw I gives me a straighter cut than using a dremel unless I take the time to set up a jig
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so you guys are saying that this VVV can be done with a jigsaw?

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Im looking at this one btw


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That saw will be just fine. Much nicer and newer than the 1 I use.
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so you guys are saying that this VVV can be done with a jigsaw?

Attachment 221923

Im looking at this one btw

Amazon.com: Skil 4290-02 4.5 Amp Variable Speed Jig Saw: Home Improvement
Just be slow on the corners althought you can turn with a jigsaw you don't want to break your blade
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