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alright guys and gals. I am In the process of making a side panel window for my cm690 II Advanced. What do you think of making it out of this stuff?
IMG_20110809_162924.jpg

its window/door screening. You can still see inside. but the view of the internal is jsut ever so slightly "blurred(?)" so it gives a different feel compared to plexi glass.

This the screening would look alright? Figured it would also let air though, unlike plexi.

An here is the "design" I cam up with. Nothing too special.

IMG_20110809_162216.jpg

IMG_20110809_162231.jpg

opinions please?

If you have any other ideas for window designs. Feel free to use the bottom picture to draw one up. I am still not 100% decided
Edited by mwl5apv - 8/9/11 at 3:10pm
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i will put acrylic imo.
    
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Originally Posted by mwl5apv;14523720 
alright guys and gals. I am In the process of making a side panel window for my cm690 II Advanced. What do you think of making it out of this stuff?
IMG_20110809_162924.jpg

its window/door screening. You can still see inside. but the view of the internal is jsut ever so slightly "blurred(?)" so it gives a different feel compared to plexi glass.

This the screening would look alright? Figured it would also let air though, unlike plexi.

An here is the "design" I cam up with. Nothing too special.

IMG_20110809_162216.jpg

IMG_20110809_162231.jpg

opinions please?

If you have any other ideas for window designs. Feel free to use the bottom picture to draw one up. I am still not 100% decided

I too am dabbling with ideas for a side-window and can't figure out what I want to do. I guess I can't help you out unless I see the innards as well to see what's being shown.
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here is a picture of the interior. Only thing that has change since the picture was taken is the removal of the bottom HDD cage cleaned the mess of wires are the bottom a bit better.

IMG_20110712_165420.jpg

Interior illumination is where i like it with 2 140mm blue LED fans up top. and one 140mm at the bottom.
Edited by mwl5apv - 8/9/11 at 4:01pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mwl5apv;14524358 
here is a picture of the interior. Only thing that has change since the picture was taken is the removal of the bottom HDD cage cleaned the mess of wires are the bottom a bit better.

IMG_20110712_165420.jpg

Interior illumination is where i like it with 2 140mm blue LED fans up top. and one 140mm at the bottom.

Do you plan on using the side panel fan? If not, a design eliminating it would probably be more favorable to show your components. The idea's I've come up with (but haven't decided on if I like them) can be seen here: http://www.overclockers.com/forums/showpost.php?p=6914178&postcount=1

My other recent idea would be like #1 but taller so it goes down to the bottom of the case. I do like how you're trying to do something less generic though and the side cuts definitely add to it. I'm clearly of no help deciding for you ahah laugher.gif.
post #15567 of 19729
Quote:
Originally Posted by mwl5apv;14523720 
alright guys and gals. I am In the process of making a side panel window for my cm690 II Advanced. What do you think of making it out of this stuff?
IMG_20110809_162924.jpg

its window/door screening. You can still see inside. but the view of the internal is jsut ever so slightly "blurred(?)" so it gives a different feel compared to plexi glass.

This the screening would look alright? Figured it would also let air though, unlike plexi.

An here is the "design" I cam up with. Nothing too special.

IMG_20110809_162216.jpg

IMG_20110809_162231.jpg

opinions please?

If you have any other ideas for window designs. Feel free to use the bottom picture to draw one up. I am still not 100% decided

How about a metal mesh like seen in the lower part of this panel?smile.gif
sidepanel5xd1.jpg
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Quote:
Originally Posted by meeps;14525080 
Do you plan on using the side panel fan? If not, a design eliminating it would probably be more favorable to show your components. The idea's I've come up with (but haven't decided on if I like them) can be seen here: http://www.overclockers.com/forums/showpost.php?p=6914178&postcount=1

My other recent idea would be like #1 but taller so it goes down to the bottom of the case. I do like how you're trying to do something less generic though and the side cuts definitely add to it. I'm clearly of no help deciding for you ahah laugher.gif.
Yes I am planning on using the side panel fan. Ive noticed it does help when it comes to the heat my gpu lets out and helping push that heat up and out of the case.

Also, meeps, how did you mock those ideas up? photoshop? If i could do that and start drawing things up on the pc to help decide it'd make the final product less of a suprise lol
Quote:
Originally Posted by nickt1862;14525171 
How about a metal mesh like seen in the lower part of this panel?smile.gif
sidepanel5xd1.jpg

metal mesh is also an option. Haven't been able to find anything though. At least that is suitable for computer use.(Only things i have found were things like gutter gaurds, automotive mesh, etc. etc. and the spacing of the mesh is too large to look good)
Edited by mwl5apv - 8/9/11 at 5:50pm
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ill give them a look.

Also, does anyone know where i can get some colored plexi glass? The more im looking at the design i have drawn out. Plexi glass would fit it a little better. Was thinking maybe some lightly smoked stuff. Or, can i even get anything like that pre-made?
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