Overclock.net › Forums › Case Mods & Cases › Builds & Case Mods › Case Mods › Antec 900 Full Window
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Antec 900 Full Window

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
I never really liked the mesh part of the side panel and I would probably never put a fan there. I would much rather just have a full window. For those of you that are not familiar with how the window is positioned on the panel, here's a few pics:



As you can see the edges are indented so that the glass fits flush with the rest of the panel.



I was planning on cutting out the middle U shaped piece that separates the two parts. Then continuing the indentations all the way around. I was wondering what the best way to indent the edges of the panel to duplicate the spot that is already done. I hope there is a good way to do it or am I just wasting my time?
zoso
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 (3.96ghz) DFI LP DK P35 EVGA GTX 285 (710/1325) GSkill 4gb DDR2 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2 x Vraptors Raid 0 Vista 64 V2400W Logitech G15 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
620HX TJ07 Diamondback Steel 
  hide details  
Reply
zoso
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 (3.96ghz) DFI LP DK P35 EVGA GTX 285 (710/1325) GSkill 4gb DDR2 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2 x Vraptors Raid 0 Vista 64 V2400W Logitech G15 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
620HX TJ07 Diamondback Steel 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 9
Make it out of 2 panels, one larger than the hole and one the exact size of the hole (maybe leave room for a bit of foam or such around the edge to make it clean).

Basically just sit the smaller panel on top of the bottom panel. Use glue or whatever you want to attach the two. Then glue the larger panel inside of the side panel.
post #3 of 9
Stepping the metal can be very difficult!
It would likely behoove you to cut out the entire area you wish to mount a new panel and forgo the stepping.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
X4 965 ASUS M4A79 Deluxe 9800GTx2 2x2G OCZ Reapers 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500G WD Black LiteOn CD/DVD R/W Win7 64 22'' ws Acer AL2223W 
KeyboardPowerMouse
MS KU462 Natural SS DA750 MS 5 button 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
X4 965 ASUS M4A79 Deluxe 9800GTx2 2x2G OCZ Reapers 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500G WD Black LiteOn CD/DVD R/W Win7 64 22'' ws Acer AL2223W 
KeyboardPowerMouse
MS KU462 Natural SS DA750 MS 5 button 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 9
That case panel was stamped/pressed, so you're not gonna have an easy time matching the indention

You'd be better off cutting the indention out, and doing the normal rubber moulding/window mod that we normally see.

***EDIT

Duke with the quickness! W000t!1!

***Double Secret Probation Edit

And Tool ROCKS! Saw them in Orlando this last Friday. In fact, I'm listenning to Lateralus right this minute
Raven
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 950 EVGA FTW3 XFX Double Dissipation R9-290X-EDFD Radeon R9 290X 6x2GB Geil Black Dragon 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Corsair Force F120 HD/BD Combo CORSAIR Hydro H70 CWCH70 120mm High Performance... Win7 Pro x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Hanns G 27.5 Logitech G somethin Zalman 850 Silverstone Raven 
MouseAudio
Steel Series Diablo III Razer Barracuda AC-1 
  hide details  
Reply
Raven
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 950 EVGA FTW3 XFX Double Dissipation R9-290X-EDFD Radeon R9 290X 6x2GB Geil Black Dragon 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Corsair Force F120 HD/BD Combo CORSAIR Hydro H70 CWCH70 120mm High Performance... Win7 Pro x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Hanns G 27.5 Logitech G somethin Zalman 850 Silverstone Raven 
MouseAudio
Steel Series Diablo III Razer Barracuda AC-1 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 9
Bah... my ghetto solution is far superior!
post #6 of 9
Thread Starter 
I was afraid it would be too difficult. So if I did the usual window mod do I just glue a piece of lexan inside of the panel? And if I used rubber molding wouldn't the glass have to be glued on top of that and be protruding too far into the case?
zoso
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 (3.96ghz) DFI LP DK P35 EVGA GTX 285 (710/1325) GSkill 4gb DDR2 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2 x Vraptors Raid 0 Vista 64 V2400W Logitech G15 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
620HX TJ07 Diamondback Steel 
  hide details  
Reply
zoso
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 (3.96ghz) DFI LP DK P35 EVGA GTX 285 (710/1325) GSkill 4gb DDR2 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2 x Vraptors Raid 0 Vista 64 V2400W Logitech G15 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
620HX TJ07 Diamondback Steel 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 9
It think everyone that has the 900 hates that mesh.
I'm planing to cut a piece of lexan and just sit it in place of the mesh.
Craiginator
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
e6420 - L712a517 Abit AB9 Pro P965 XFX 7800 GTX 2GB GEIL PC2-8500 Ultra 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x Wd 160gb Raid 0 Asus Dvd/Cd-RW Ubuntu / XPlite 22' Acer ws X222W 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
G15 Antec 550 True Power Antec 900 G5 
Mouse Pad
Yes Please. 
  hide details  
Reply
Craiginator
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
e6420 - L712a517 Abit AB9 Pro P965 XFX 7800 GTX 2GB GEIL PC2-8500 Ultra 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x Wd 160gb Raid 0 Asus Dvd/Cd-RW Ubuntu / XPlite 22' Acer ws X222W 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
G15 Antec 550 True Power Antec 900 G5 
Mouse Pad
Yes Please. 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 9
I like the mesh!
post #9 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by Yraen View Post
I like the mesh!
yeh me to looks cool.
Frankenputer
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD RYZEN 7 1700 ASROCK X370 TAICHI ASUS ROG GTX 108 Ti strix G Skill Ripjaws V series 3200 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
samsung m.2 1TB Sony DVD-+RW DL + Sony bdu Custom Loop EK supremacy AM4 block 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 10 home BenQ bl series LED 4k EVGA 1000 watt corsair 400r 
  hide details  
Reply
Frankenputer
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD RYZEN 7 1700 ASROCK X370 TAICHI ASUS ROG GTX 108 Ti strix G Skill Ripjaws V series 3200 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
samsung m.2 1TB Sony DVD-+RW DL + Sony bdu Custom Loop EK supremacy AM4 block 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 10 home BenQ bl series LED 4k EVGA 1000 watt corsair 400r 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Case Mods
Overclock.net › Forums › Case Mods & Cases › Builds & Case Mods › Case Mods › Antec 900 Full Window