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I'm going to mod my HAF 912, and I only see acrylic windows on cases. I can get plexiglass much easier and cheaper, and I'm wondering if it is possible to use that instead of acrylic. It's not going to be a big window, just enough so that you can see the insides.
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I'm going to mod my HAF 912, and I only see acrylic windows on cases. I can get plexiglass much easier and cheaper, and I'm wondering if it is possible to use that instead of acrylic. It's not going to be a big window, just enough so that you can see the insides.

Absolutely. You can really use anything you want, but acrylic is normally used due to it's scratch resistance and easy care. Plexi generally attracts more dust to me, but I did use it before. Plus plexi breaks/cracks easier to me than my acyrlic that I've used as it's more rigid. I like plexi for etching though, not too difficult to do intricate designs. thumb.gif Go for it! Just remember if you are going to drill holes that you need to go VERY slowly or else it will crack.
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I'm going to mod my HAF 912, and I only see acrylic windows on cases. I can get plexiglass much easier and cheaper, and I'm wondering if it is possible to use that instead of acrylic. It's not going to be a big window, just enough so that you can see the insides.

Yes you can:

Acrylic Vs. Plexi Glass
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Acrylic and Plexiglass are often used interchangeably in product literature concerning sheet plastic. While Plexiglass is made from acrylic, there are subtle differences, which can be important depending on the application. While Plexiglas is a trade or brand name, there is a difference in the way it is manufactured compared to standard acrylic



You will need a Scoring Knife to cut it yourself. (Around 5-10 $)






Also, use #4010 3M Tape to glue it to your side panel unless you plan of using bolts and nuts


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