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Adding a window to side panel

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Whats up everyone,


I have an inWin G7 case that came with my CyberPowerPC purchase. The case itself has a side panel with a rectangular mesh looking design that only takes up 1/3 of the panel. . Unfortunately that does not allow for good visibility inside. So, I would like to add a plexiglass window with approximately the same dimensions as the mesh that comes included with the case, but immediately to its right. So, 1/3 of the panel will be the mesh, 1/3 will be the window and 1/3 will be a solid side panel with no visibility inside (the HDD's are there so who cares to see them).


Where can I buy the plexiglass from to complete the install? I'm not too worried about cutting the panel (its pretty thin), and I have caulk to seal the window to the case.

Any tips or any side panels I can buy ready made to just attach to my current case?
post #2 of 4
You can get plexiglass from any hardware store for fairly cheap and easy to cut.
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Originally Posted by huhh View Post

You can get plexiglass from any hardware store for fairly cheap and easy to cut.


Thanks for the info!

IF I should opt for a larger side window, i.e. cut out inbuilt grating and replace it with a solid window, won't it decrease the airflow in my case since air can no longer escape thru the side?
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It depends on your current air flow. I cut out the grill on my HAF X bit I already had enough air coming in from the back and front so it doesn't make a difference. I'm also water cooled though. If you have excess positive air flow it won't make more than a 1-2c different on the component in front of the fan. Best way to find out is block (tape and cardboard) the grill and see if your temps change.
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