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Hello everyone smile.gif

I just brought my full sized smoked glass sidepanel home. What do you think of it? Some critics? smile.gif

The only think I h8 in this case is an acrylic window. In two weeks it is a terrible dust magnet and it scratches so fast. So I decided to change it to a real glass. I'm still working on mounting mechanism. Now I used magnetic tape to secure it on the corners, but maybe some other way will work better? What would you do in this situation to secure the glass? smile.gif need some advices or suggestions.

p.s. the glass is 6mm. I wanted 4mm but they didnt had 4mm glass at the moment. Maybe next year so I decided to use a thicker glass. But it still works fine.

I also get a lot of dust / static on that window as mine sits on the floor on carpet. Nice job with that glass, looks real sleek!
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5-3570K Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H XFX Double D R9 280X G.Skill Ripjaws X Series DDR3 2133MHz 16GB (2X8GB) 
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G.Skill Ripjaws X Series DDR3 1866MHz 16GB (2X8GB) Samsung 840 EVO SSD 240GB SATAIII Samsung 830 Series SSD 128GB SATAIII  Seagate Barracuda 3TB 7200RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0 
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Seagate Barracuda 500GB SATA 300 Seagate Backup Plus 3TB USB 3.0 External HD Iomega eGo 2TB External HD Western Digital MyBook 1TB HD 
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Sony AD-7280S-0B 24x SATA Internal DVD+/-RW Drive EK-Kit L240 EK Thermosphere Universal VGA Block Mac OS XYosemite 10.10 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5-3570K Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H XFX Double D R9 280X G.Skill Ripjaws X Series DDR3 2133MHz 16GB (2X8GB) 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
G.Skill Ripjaws X Series DDR3 1866MHz 16GB (2X8GB) Samsung 840 EVO SSD 240GB SATAIII Samsung 830 Series SSD 128GB SATAIII  Seagate Barracuda 3TB 7200RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Seagate Barracuda 500GB SATA 300 Seagate Backup Plus 3TB USB 3.0 External HD Iomega eGo 2TB External HD Western Digital MyBook 1TB HD 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingOS
Sony AD-7280S-0B 24x SATA Internal DVD+/-RW Drive EK-Kit L240 EK Thermosphere Universal VGA Block Mac OS XYosemite 10.10 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 64-bit Apple Cinema Display 27" Apple Cinema Display 27" Ducky Shine 3 - Cherry MX Brown Switches, White... 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Seasonic G Series 650W Semi-Modular Corsair Carbide Air 540 (Black) Magic Mouse SteelSeries Dota2 Pad 
AudioOtherOther
Bose Companion 3 Series II Ducky Zero DK2108S - Brown Switches E-3lue E-Blue Mazer II 
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post #3832 of 12479
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Originally Posted by killacam7478 View Post

I also get a lot of dust / static on that window as mine sits on the floor on carpet. Nice job with that glass, looks real sleek!

Pro-tip: Hit it with Lemon Pledge and a clean, soft microfibre cloth.

Works a treat for keeping the dust off, as it actively repels it and gives it a slicker surface to adhere to. Lot of us long distance motorcyclists use it on our helmet visors and windscreens because it's cheap, it's found everwhere, it doesn't mess up the optics when used with a proper cloth, doesn't pick up dust, and bugs and crud clean off easier. It's also "detailer in a can" for motorcycle plastics, and you can find that **** in just about any store.
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Can aynone tell me the dimensions of this bottom hdd cover please , anyone who has covered hdd panels...

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Can aynone tell me the dimensions of this bottom hdd cover please , anyone who has covered hdd panels...

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That picture is horrible, can't really see what your referring to.
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The box with asus logo....
Edited by kynho - 12/18/13 at 3:00pm
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And its possible to mount 150ml reservoir or 80ml on this position? Blue spot tanj.jpg

Thanks for answers
Edited by kynho - 12/18/13 at 3:07pm
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And its possible to mount 150ml reservoir or 80ml on this position? Blue spot tanj.jpg

Thanks for answers

I just did it this evening. smile.gif





XSPC Photon 170, and it's a very very close fit, if you have a GPU wider than a 780 Ti, it won't work with that particular reservoir, you can't slide a business card in the gap between the res and the side panel glass (but there is a gap, the panel mounts up just fine with no effort). If you don't flatten or remove the hot-swap rails, you won't have room for fittings on the bottom either. And absolutely no room to run the version with a pump if you want to retain the rear exhaust fan.

Also note that I didn't have to drill, I was happy with how secure two screws through the vent holes held it in. Might put thin some double sided tape on the outside edge, but it's not going anywhere just the way it is now, and the thumbscrews make it easy to access.





I also took the precaution of putting tape over the top SLI bridge ribbon connector to insure there's no contact between the metal top and the exposed solder joints on the bridge. And on the subject of the bridge, i just bought an EVGA Pro SLI bridge and can't use it, it's too thick and leaves no clearance for the reservoir. But I don't mind, the res is pretty damned awesome and hides the ugly Asus ROG cable and the open fingers, which was the main reason I went for the EVGA unit.

And here's a final gratuitous work-in-progress shot. I'm well pleased by how it's turning out, and I've shown the Monsoon rotaries who's the boss. Tomorrow I'll do the back side, run the tubing, get the pump situated, and hopefully start the leak testing.




Still really loving this case.
post #3838 of 12479
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Oh man, had I gotten the case sooner, we could have traded RAM, haha! My old case had no window so it never really mattered to me.

I also considered buying new RAM, but I actually had bought mine about a year and a half ago when prices were a lot lower, so it seemed wasteful to buy new RAM just for a color change. I saw a video for the Corsair Dominator Platinum series for the first time today with the swappable color lighting and it looks so cool, but comes at a price. Well I guess I have my cheap fix for now!

Look up a brand called Avexia! They have BEAST performance, and they just released their updated Blitz 1.1 line. But if you can wait, I'd deff check out the Blitz 2 line that are coming out. I saw a video for it and...damn...
post #3839 of 12479
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Originally Posted by Alchemycarta View Post

Look up a brand called Avexia! They have BEAST performance, and they just released their updated Blitz 1.1 line. But if you can wait, I'd deff check out the Blitz 2 line that are coming out. I saw a video for it and...damn...

Avexia or Avexir?
post #3840 of 12479
I really like this case. Its nice to be able to get a nice look and then have the extra room in the back for wires. Much nicer to work with than the towers I have had in the past.
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