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im not cutting circles just yet im going to be cutting a rectangular hole in both my top panel and top of the chassis for a top window
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Originally Posted by MrBungle View Post
use a drill and a hole saw whenever you can. using a Dremel to cut a circle is like using a weed eater to mow your backyard.
Hahahahaha... that is a good analogy.

And yeah. Home Depot or Lowes will have the parts that you need.
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k thank you ill have to pick them up next time im out
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ok i picked up some 220cfm delta not sure what im going to do with them yet. but im able to fit 2 120mm fans in the top of my case and one in the back. plus with antec hd cage one in the drives bays. thats 4 120mm fan plus prolly a couple in the window. im also thinking of a top window and mount the fans to that.

a top window like this or some that covers the whole top like a 1/2inch in all the way around.
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...just make sure to leave enough "shoulder" to mount the window, and for the mounting hardware to secure readily on the inside.... a mistake that I have made all too often...

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post #46 of 59
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ok i was thinking now that i found a ruler a 1 to 3/4 should be good or should leave more
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ok i was thinking now that i found a ruler a 1 to 3/4 should be good or should leave more
The distance you decide on will be dictated by the fans (or window) on the top that will require a flange to rest on, and the amount of space that the mounting hardware and your hands will require to mount the mods. The outside is not a problem, it is the space inside that may be an issue.

I think that an 1" would be more than enough, heck.. the 1/2" may very well be enough.

I only mention this as I once went happily about a mod, but did not account for the washer that I needed to use. After all the holes were drilled I discovered the washers' radius was too large to fit over the bolt and between the inner wall... I overcame my short-sightedness by clipping one edge of the washer.
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post #48 of 59
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would i be able to glue or use some kind of tape to mount the piece of acrylic.
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post #49 of 59
You could use velcro, double-sided tape or an adhesive.

I think that you would be more pleased with the looks and the performance (anti-vibration and "solidness") if you drilled holes and used some nuts and bolts. A set that as small as 6/32" would be sufficient.

Personally I like the look of allen-heads, and they are available in SST, Chrome, and Black as well as other finishes... something to fit every opinion.

If you do drill holes, I would drill the holes in the material that was more difficult to work with (in this situation the metal of the case) and then drill the holes in the plastic by using the already drilled holes in the case as the template. This will ensure proper fitment.

You could also use rivets (for the window), but one must use care as the pressure of the riveter can (and has in my experience) crack the plastic. Some rivet guns do have a pressure adjustment so that this can be avoided.... but not mine.

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ok i found these, below, what do you think
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