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Did you make those cuts yourself? They look very clean and straight
    
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Thank you and yes I did the cutting. I use a dremel with a metal cutting wheel and a metal file to smooth the lines. I made a few minor mistakes but they will be hidden by the custom top panel.
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Update
I got a custome made grill for the top panel. Sorry you only get to see the panel with the protective film on but I do not want to scratch up the beautiful black plexi. wink.gif
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Why is it off center? is the back panel that wide?
    
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Why is it off center? is the back panel that wide?

Its so the motherboard VRM heatsink can fit directly behind it. Pretty cool idea actually.
 
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Why is it off center? is the back panel that wide?
I had it made this way so that I could get full size fans on the rad and still be able to clear the motherboard.
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Its so the motherboard VRM heatsink can fit directly behind it. Pretty cool idea actually.
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Great update. I've commented before but I will say again I love your build. Also great idea on the top panel. Did you get the idea from the Fractal Design Arc Mini?
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Good Thinking on that one... thumb.gif

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Great update. I've commented before but I will say again I love your build. Also great idea on the top panel. Did you get the idea from the Fractal Design Arc Mini?

Thanks, the Fractal Arc case did give me the inspiration for this idea.
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Good Thinking on that one... thumb.gif
Thanks, this design should allow me to fit two 240mm rads in this mATX case. I have done some measuring and have found that if I remove the bottom drive cage a 360mm rad will fit in the front of the case. The only problem will be that the case will lose all of its rigidity.

These are some pics of the case disassembled. I am preping it for some bondo work and paint.
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I am getting rid of the front I/O ports and the In Win logo.
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