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I have NEVER done case modding.

I have this plain white case that I wanted to start with.

How would I go about cutting the side panel for a window?

What else could I do you make it pretty??
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post #2 of 24
Got any pic's of the case? Pictures would help a lot.
    
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post #3 of 24
Blow holes, lighting, wire management, etc. Those are just some ideas.

For the window, I suggest a dremel and/or a jigsaw. If you're going to use window edging/molding, go with the jigsaw to save time. Use a blade with at least 18 teeth per inch.

A Dremel is still a very useful tool, so if you only want to buy one tool, get the dremel, it's the most useful tool you could own as a modder.

Good luck!
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Sorry...that didn't work.

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post #6 of 24
Intake fan on the side panel would probably be the easiest mod.....Maybe an intake at the front if you want to get creative
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post #7 of 24
try an exhaust fan on the top....seems to get overlooked alot.
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post #8 of 24
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How do I paint it?
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post #9 of 24
you'll want to sand the old paint off, stick on a base coat, then whatever color you want after that...
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post #10 of 24
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With just some spray paint??
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