Originally Posted by cassinni
i ordered the hue from the us which will take awhile to arrive..is it better for me to wait until it arrives to add it or should i built my rig now?
Originally Posted by cassinni
i am about to order a plexiglas. i just took the original window out and i noticed that its not even. it has a curve but the plexiglas i will order is even.
how did you fix this? i dont notice anything on this image, can you upload more images (closeups) from each side?
Also how did you put these tiny holes (lines) into the plexiglas in order to attach it to the sidecover?
its kinda annoying that they didnt do holes or something because it would've been easier to cut
1. If you are referring to the resessed lip that goes around the entire window....I didnt fix it. you may be able to create a better fitting one with a resess lip like that by using a router along the edges somehow, although i think that be a bit too much work for not much different end affect lol.
I simply cut the window to size overlapping the door cut out by about half and inch along the perimeter. The slots in the plexi were made by putting the door on top of it and marking the spots for the tabs with a sharpie and then using a dremel cutting wheel attachment to make slots at the points i needed them.
If your referring to the curve (concave) inward nature of the plexi that corsair used I didnt fix that either. my plexi was perfectly flat and about .25 inches thick. so once i installed the window my door was basically bullet proof stiff and made the entire case more sturdy. the window was also bordered with black electrical tape carefully cut to make the window blend into the door.
unfortunately my 300R system has been dismantled and rebuilt into a different system that for my parents to used, and that included putting the factory window back into it. the piece of plexi you see in the pictures actually got cut donw a bit and i used it for the solid window in my c70 case i use now. so i cant take any more pictures. the large photo dumps of my pics near the beginning of the thread are pretty much all the pics i ever took of the mods i made
2. Go ahead and build the system man!!!!! lol no need to wait the HUE installs pretty easily after the system is built. Thats how i did it since i bought mine about 6 months after building the original system. i did have to wiggle my hands in teh back a little bit in order to zip tie part of it to the roof, so if you have really large hands it may be an issue but honestly i think its extremely easy and you shouldn't worry about it and build your new system as soon as ou have all the new parts that are needed to make it function. earlier in the thread is a picture of the basic path through the case that i routed my leds from the Hue. im sure there are other ways though, it was just the best to maximize the light output that i could come up with lol
hope all that helps
let me know if you need any other help