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Can someone link me a guide on how to put a window on your side panel??? Thanks
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You want the sledgehammer method?

Oh well, maybe this one will help (broken image links though):
http://www.overclock.net/faqs/27921-...ting-tips.html
    
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There's a couple of different ways--if you want to use a rubber gasket thingy (like you can buy from FrozenCPU or whatever) then you cut the window from acrylic and then trace around that with a washer (as a spacer) and cut out a hole that is slightly larger than the acrylic--gotta use round corners for this type. Then cut the gasket exactly the right length and put it onto the case then pry the lips of the gasket open and feed the acrylic into it.

If you want to mount the acrylic to the inside then you need to make a pretty nice cut--but you could hide the edge with a small c-channel molding (PerformancePC, MNPCtech) either way you then need to glue the acrylic to the panel from the inside with something like Goop, or Loctite All purpose Adhesive. You could use double sideed foam tape too.

If you want to mount the window to the outside you need to cut both the acrylic and the panel really nice and then you could use aluminum rivets, panhead screws or some adhesive that is clear or matches the color of the case.

Hope that helps...

http://www.overclock.net/729765-post1.html
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How'd I miss the 'Druid FAQ ???

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I have just now tried to edit the mispelling holw for hole three times--but it won't do it!
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Lmao I didn't even notice you misspelled that (uh, I believe it is mis-spelling = misspelling, not mis-pelling = mispelling)

That has to be the best faq I've ever seen...I don't know how but I've never seen it until 5 min ago...O_O Quite extensive
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post #9 of 10
Here's a close up of that c channel stuff that hides ugly cut outs

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post #10 of 10
Wow, I really need to try this C Channel stuff on my next mod druid. I'm a little lost on the washer part though..

So you have to cut the plexiglass in the exact shap of the window and feed it into the molding or something?
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