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"Top Windowed" version:
http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=6892
They should have made the window cover most of the top panel.

Ya, but you could easily get the regular one and just cut (or order) a square piece of acrylic that fits exactly into the top. Gravity will hold it in, so you don't have to worry about clips or screws.
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Interesting. Is there any confirmation that a water kit like the Antec 920 will have any clearance issues if you mount a 200mm fan in the top?
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Interesting. Is there any confirmation that a water kit like the Antec 920 will have any clearance issues if you mount a 200mm fan in the top?

 

It'll fit since the roof is raised like it is.

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Ya, but you could easily get the regular one and just cut (or order) a square piece of acrylic that fits exactly into the top. Gravity will hold it in, so you don't have to worry about clips or screws.
Yeah I guess, but I am not very good with a dremel, so I'm not sure it would actually turn out the way I want.
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Interesting. Is there any confirmation that a water kit like the Antec 920 will have any clearance issues if you mount a 200mm fan in the top?

No issues if you mount a Seidon 120XL up there biggrin.gif. That means you're ok thumb.gif.
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Yeah I guess, but I am not very good with a dremel, so I'm not sure it would actually turn out the way I want.

Actually the top panels are very similar. All you need to do is have the window and pop it in.
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Actually the top panels are very similar. All you need to do is have the window and pop it in.
but I want one with a bigger window.
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i'm actually getting one by the end of the month biggrin.gif

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Actually the top panels are very similar. All you need to do is have the window and pop it in.
but I want one with a bigger window.

then get a dremmel and build yourself one biggrin.gif
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then get a dremmel and build yourself one biggrin.gif
We're going in circles here. tongue.gif
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Yeah I guess, but I am not very good with a dremel, so I'm not sure it would actually turn out the way I want.

Use a jigsaw with a metal cutting blade (18-22 tpi). Dremels are more for small cuts and you'll go through lots of discs in a short amount of time. Put some edge guard and bolt on a piece of plexi. Done biggrin.gif


Some one already has done a larger window. Let me find the log for that....

edit:

http://themodzoo.com/forum/index.php?/topic/118-project-green-machine/

I'm not sure if some already linked this btw smile.gif
Edited by wermad - 11/16/12 at 2:39pm
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I'm a fan of the HAF series, but this looks a bit off to me.

I'm not sure I like the styling, usually these box/square type chassis remind me of either an HTPC or perhaps portable LAN rig. Probably fine for a LAN rig, but I think there would be some nicer looking cases for HTPC.
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