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Ran into a problem. I looked on the corsair website and while they sell the windowless side panel in America none of the suggested sites they gave to me for the UK had it in stock, so it looks like I am going to have to stick with this current side panel and try and get the adhesive off or just leave it on there.
Some good news came through today though. My dremel has been shipped and will be here tomorrow so I might be able to start some proper modding soon. I went with the Dremel 3000 because it was dremel branded so I felt confident that it wouldnt carp out on me after a few cuts.
 
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A U.S. counterpart can order one for you and ship it to you. That's always an option. As long as the adhesive is on the inside of the panel (that you never see), who cares?


BTW I have the same case and it is also my first time modding thumb.gif!
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A U.S. counterpart can order one for you and ship it to you. That's always an option. As long as the adhesive is on the inside of the panel (that you never see), who cares?


BTW I have the same case and it is also my first time modding thumb.gif!
I really just wanted an excuse to buy a buy a new side panel so that I could create my own side panel window but I did not know it would be this hard. Thanks for the advice and what are you doing to your 800D?
 
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First mod is going to be to square the window. I hate that its curved the way it is.

Like so...(sketchup i'm going to be using to make my changes before they go final). Just not sure how I feel about cutting my panel *EEK*...Less about me..I don't mean to hijack the thread.




Edited by TheVanguard - 4/1/13 at 2:54pm
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First mod is going to be to square the window. I hate that its curved the way it is.

Like so...(sketchup i'm going to be using to make my changes before they go final). Just not sure how I feel about cutting my panel *EEK*...Less about me..I don't mean to hijack the thread.



I might also do that. Still unsure what to do
 
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post #36 of 151
I think its a fairly less complex mod (still a lot for novices like us..or maybe just me) that makes the case look better IMHO.
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I think its a fairly less complex mod (still a lot for novices like us..or maybe just me) that makes the case look better IMHO.
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I think its a fairly less complex mod (still a lot for novices like us..or maybe just me) that makes the case look better IMHO.

I am almost certainly a novice to this stuff as well smile.gif. Have you made a build log?
 
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Had a good day today. Received my dremel so thought that it was time to start some modding smile.gif

Came with a cool little blue box smile.gif.

So I started with removing the four rivets on the outside. Did not want to remove the top 2 to make it six because you have to replace them and I did not want to have to do that. This was the easy part.


Then it started to get harder. The 2 rivets inside the hard drive cage where a massive b**** to get out. I tried multiple different attachments for my dremel and after much grinding I eventually got them out.

Then I thought it would be nice and easy to pull out. It was not. At first it would not budge, but then I remembered about this screw.

After I got that screw out I thought that it would be plain sailing and a little tug would get the cage out. I was wrong once again. After getting bored of trying to pull it out I picked up the hammer and started to batter the sides of the drive cages. My efforts were finally rewarded and they came out.

The only damage was a few scratches to the paint in the bottom but that does not matter anyway as I intend to cut that bit out anyway. Then I had to reinforce the mid plate and I thought I had a quite a clever idea. To use the bit of plastic that was in the bottom of the case to stop the psu sliding (I think that that its use anyway) and I successfully cut the side bit off and sanded it down well.

Then I began cutting it to length. I cut it longer than I needed it so that I could do some fine tuning with the sander however I got a bit trigger happy and ended up over shortening it so now it does not support the mid plate.

Oh well I have another but it will have to wait tomorrow. I may also cut my side window tomorrow to the shape I want it.
 
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Just been looking at the side panel and trying to work out what I want to do and I just realised that this all going to work out pretty well. I am not going to have to buy a new side panel because of the ruined paint smile.gif.

The way the side panel is at the moment I would not be able to see half of res, as I am mounting it to the 5.25" bays using EK uni holders,which is quite an important part of the rig in my opinion so I am going to cut roughly along where that red line is to make the side panel square and so that I can see my res. This means cutting out a lot of that adhesive and the part where the paint got rubbed off.
 
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