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I am buying a TT Armor. I wasn't planning on moddong it at first but the I fell in love with water cooling. I don't like the idea of having my radiator mounted on the back of my tower, and I need to keep as much space free in my tower as possible, cuz I have alot of stuff to cram in there. I stumbled across this mod, and I have to do it. My problem is that the top of the armor looks like the second picture. It has a bunch of holes in it. Most of the area would be cut out for the mod, but not all of it. I can't have it looking like crap, it has to be perfect, or close to it. My radiator is only going to have two fans, so I am hoping to keep my PSU in the top still. After thinking about it, I came up with a solution. I plan to cut most of the top out. Almost all of it. A hole way bigger than is neccesary. I then am going to cover the whole with a half inch thick piece of acrylic mounted on the outside instead if the inside. I'll paint the edges black to match the tower, and make it look smooth. I want to find away to mount and hide a couple of cold cathodes to the edges to make it look extra slick. My question; Where can I get the acrylic, already cut with the holes for the fans, and to my exact specs? I don't want to do anything to it other that paint the piece of acrylic, and maybe drill the mounting holes. Some place off of the internet would be cool. Or another modder who is very good with acrylic. I am willing to pay ofcourse. I had considered talking to fast freddy. Anyway thanks for the help. I really do appreciate it.

SHP HAWK

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post #2 of 6
See if there is a glass shop in your area that works with plexi ...Some do and would probably do the cutting also if you can afford it....
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post #3 of 6
Here's an idea, bondo the top to make it smoother. Should work for you. After that, you can cut out what you need and it'll look great

also check out www.wizdforums.co.uk for more ideas.
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There are a few plastic shops in Tacoma you could call up, but custom stuff isn't cheap.
    
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There are radiators that are made to mount on the top of your case without mounting them hanging like that IN your case. I think its xoxide.com that has their custom raidator that is for that let me find the link.....

yah here it is...
http://xoxide.com/xoxide-external-radiator-kit.html

That will mount on top of your case very nicely.
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post #6 of 6
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As always thanks for all of the suggestions. I pretty much have it worked out, how I'm gonna do it. I just need to get the piece of acrylic made. As per Snerps suggestion I hit the Yellow Pages, and I have a few phone calls to make now. I need to draw the thing out in photoshop. Thanks again.

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