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post #11 of 21
Is that the window perimeter? If so, quite easy. Use tin shears or a nibbler. I used the former to cut the window in the pic that I posted earlier.

I don't want to be presumptuous, so if you some questions on how...just ask.
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The least you could do is go to your local hardware store an purchase a ~7.5" hole saw and use it to cut a hole in the side of the case for better air flow for the BT. Then cover the hole with a fancy grill or make one yourself with some mesh, that can be purchased at hardware store aswell.
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post #13 of 21
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Heh I have so many lol... yes green would be perimeter of window, some sort of trim around edge to cover the thin amount of 2 part epoxy I would use to mount the plexi to whats left of side ...with what I have to work with and what I can get my hands on this seems like a plausible solution for me...the auto molding might be a bit too gaudy for the thickness of plexi I was thinking about using.... probably 1/4" thick....I really want that clear side too because I'm adding 2 high cfm blue led fans to match the one in back of case....Everything blue And I so love showing things off to buds who come over and not only hate taking side off to do so but temps jump almost 10c in less than 5 mins with side off... also why I want to seal the plexi with epoxy... riveting might not make a tight enough fit to keep air from coming the holes I'm going to try so hard to make look good

I'm rambling but I think if what I'm thinking will work it may be something I start this week to occupy myself until everything gets here Anticipation is eating me up lol Like early christmas for me and rig

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The least you could do is go to your local hardware store an purchase a ~7.5" hole saw and use it to cut a hole in the side of the case for better air flow for the BT. Then cover the hole with a fancy grill or make one yourself with some mesh, that can be purchased at hardware store aswell.
that would be nice if I wasn't wasting money on led fans I want the window lol I have gotta see those 2 sweet coolers when I look down Those heat pipes just scream YOU NEED TO LOOK AT ME ALL THE TIME!!!!!

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that would be nice if I wasn't wasting money on led fans I want the window lol I have gotta see those 2 sweet coolers when I look down Those heat pipes just scream YOU NEED TO LOOK AT ME ALL THE TIME!!!!!

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LOL true that!

Making the window cutout shouldnt be hard... the hardest part will be getting the hole cut out of it smoothly and not bending/denting the side panel...

Also i suggest lexan over plexi....more durable. plexi scratches way to easy.
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post #16 of 21
The door moulding that I had in mine would be black, and 1/4" is a close approximation of many auto door panels.

Something like this (2nd from the bottom) but in black. I have seen it for less at Kragens
http://images.google.com/imgres?imgu...l%3Den%26lr%3D

It might give it a "cleaner look". In addition having some type of non-rigid buffer between the window and the case metal might help with any vibration.

Just suggestions
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The door moulding that I had in mine would be black, and 1/4" is a close approximation of many auto door panels.

Something like this (2nd from the bottom) but in black. I have seen it for less at Kragens
http://images.google.com/imgres?imgu...l%3Den%26lr%3D

It might give it a "cleaner look". In addition having some type of non-rigid buffer between the window and the case metal might help with any vibration.

Just suggestions
Man!!!! That would be a VERY clean look... would save me the trouble of screwing with messy 2 part epoxy lol..... I guess I really wouldn't have to worry so much about gaps aournd the window with all the jet turbines that are gonna be running in this thing lol so like 4 corners and 2 straight pieces of that black would be perfect!!! Thanks man... this mod is gonna happen Now I just gotta find a cool grill to cover that 4" hole and I'm SET!!!

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post #18 of 21
Right on Dood! You're gonna do a cool mod.

I apologise if the way I keep "throwing" info at you is annoying but...

..remember to measure carefully, you can always trim material away if the cut is too small...but you can not put it back if you cut too much.

Good luck man, and if you have a digi cam post some pics of the process for future generations
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post #19 of 21
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Ohhh definitely!!! I'm thinking I might take pics of it now as is for gallery and afters for once everything is in.... and info being thrown at me is what I need lol THROW IT REALLY HARD lol I have a really thick skull

You happen to know of a place for good grills?? I keep getting barbq grills coevers in search lmao....OR would drilling a massive amount of holes over that fan do? I know it wouldn't look as good but finding a 120mm grill that doesn't look like it belongs on a bbq itself isn't looking good so far

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post #20 of 21
Heya!

The link to the website that was in one of the previous posts has an array of grills. Yeah, hate the BBQ look. ...and of course there is google images/search.

Drilling multiple holes will provide potential aiflow, but you will end up having increased dBa that sounds like a "whooshing" noise, very annoying. It is considerably quieter with an "open area" vent on higher RPM fans.

I love air
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