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your right! it seems like it would be a pretty cheap mod, i might get a dremel from my brother to try and mod another case i have and might go ahead and buy some arcylic and talk to the people at tinting place to see how much they would charge. then i gotta figure out how i would place the acrylic on the side panel, magnets may work since its a metal side panel but id be scared it would fall down unless i welded on some support things like you have.

EDIT: how dark did you go on your tint? idk how dark i want mine..

one more question: how do you have your lights where you can toggle them? im building a home entertainment center with a HTPC built in soon and want some LEDs to light up when im not using/ are working in the man cave: and to go off when we watch football/movies. do you have it on a switch?
Edited by carterboy - 5/8/12 at 9:02am
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EDIT: how dark did you go on your tint? idk how dark i want mine..
one more question: how do you have your lights where you can toggle them? im building a home entertainment center with a HTPC built in soon and want some LEDs to light up when im not using/ are working in the man cave: and to go off when we watch football/movies. do you have it on a switch?

I went with %5 tint, which is what they would call Limo tint.

I have mine hooked up to my fan controller to dim or turn off. For outside of the PC, using a 110v wall plug you would either need to make/wire your own or get something like these:

12v Power Supply

and

Molex Wired Switch

Or you could do what I did for my PC stand, and use some electronic junk laying around. I hooked my strip up to an outlet by using an old broken baby monitor and just plug it in when I want to use it. You just want to make sure that it is a 110v to 12v converter.

Edit: Reading THIS may help you out some. thumb.gif
Edited by Ramsey77 - 5/8/12 at 9:20am
 
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I am a big fan of windows..hardware that is. I must admit that your glass one does look impressive and does have something over the usual plexi that I use. The only thing with acrylic is that it is easy to get in different colours and work with.

Good job though!
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I am a big fan of windows..hardware that is. I must admit that your glass one does look impressive and does have something over the usual plexi that I use. The only thing with acrylic is that it is easy to get in different colours and work with.

Good job though!

Thanks for the kind words. Yeah, I wish that glass was easier to work with. It would be nice to be able to flush mount magnets into it.
 
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The finishing touch. I have had this so long, I forgot about it. Finally found a home for it. thumb.gif

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This is what i envisioned going in to this. The white accents everything and makes it POP.

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Can we get a shot just like that, but with your tinted glass on?

To me, it looks like its too bright, but that could just be the camera. I'm still not a fan of the LED's as they don't seem as even of a light to me as CCFL's. But it does add a lot of "pop" as you say, to the way it looks. I do like it, just not as much as I like cathode lighting (for white).
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I have tried and tried to get a decent pic with my phone, but cannot. It isn't even close to being this dark with the panel on, but you get an idea of how much it tones down the led's.

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Going to experiment with my camera tonight, to see if I can get some better pictures.
 
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