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as far as the rad and tubeing on top u need a fitting like 180 deg fitting like this so the tube dont bend cleans up case nicely with tube in back.
Thanks for that. I will look for one
 
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I am looking at dremels now on amazon as I just remembered that I had a £25 amazon gift card. I am assuming that this one is reliable and will do the job when I want to make a few cuts on the case:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dremel-3000-Series-Multitool-Accessories/dp/B0078LENZC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1364752846&sr=8-1
 
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thare are alot of off brand dreamles dont need that brand also use it from home improment store and return it . i got one and had it for ~10 years used it one time. snips works too or a drill.
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post #24 of 151
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If I was going to cut out my side panel what do you guys think the best way to put the acrylic in would be; by using some u channel molding or just stick the acrylic to the back of the side panel with some sticky pads?
 
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post #25 of 151
If you cut it yourself with dremel and you make a perfect straight cut, I would just repaint the edge with black.

But if the cut is not very perfect, I suggest using channel molding.

Use 3M double-side tape to glue the acrylic window to the side panel. #4010




How to cut acrylic

Use a scoring knife





For a basic tutorial on how to make a custom Side window


I made my side panel window with a laser cutting machine (dwood did it) so I just had to repaint the edge.
Edited by KaRLiToS - 3/31/13 at 1:14pm
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post #26 of 151
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If you cut it yourself with dremel and you make a perfect straight cut, I would just repaint the edge with black.

But if the cut is not very perfect, I suggest using channel molding.

Use 3M double-side tape to glue the acrylic window to the side panel. #4010

Thanks for that. My cut probably will not be that clean as it will be my first. I will most likely cut it a bit smaller than I want it though and then sand down the rest to make it nice and smooth.
 
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I editied my post with more useful information.

This is how I glued my acrylic window (enlarge the pictures)




Edited by KaRLiToS - 3/31/13 at 1:20pm
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post #28 of 151
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Thanks mate that is really helpful. Already +1ed but that is all really useful information. Now I have just got to wait to get enough money for a new side panel to come, should have enough by Tuesday, and then wait for it to come. I have just ordered my dremel as well and that should be here by Tuesday, would be monday if it wasnt a bank holiday, so there probably will not be any updates for a while
 
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post #29 of 151
i would go down and not across with bottom 240 rad, as you wont have to cut side panel just need to cut out the hd cage and bottom for fans. and with it being 1st mods i would go small till you get the hang of it.
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i would go down and not across with bottom 240 rad, as you wont have to cut side panel just need to cut out the hd cage and bottom for fans. and with it being 1st mods i would go small till you get the hang of it.
Fair enough. I was thinking though that if I ruined the bottom of the case it would be very hard to replace were as if I where to ruin the side panel i could easily order another one. It was a just thought though. If people think that it is safer then I will go for mounting it on the bottom.
 
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