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well i finally got around to grabbing a bi-metal blade for the jigg-saw at the "depot" so i finally got my window installed. srry about the crappy pic quality



as you can see i went a little ruff with my 20 year old jigg-saw and tore thru the tape scraping the hell out of the side-panel. im all out of black spray paint so off to "depot" again tommorrow

TIP: for people putting in a side window for the first time make sure not to cut into the folded steel around the edges(like i did lol) it takes away from the strength of the panel



i have the DFI DK P35 with the reactive pci/ram/sata slots so i threw a uv light in there too. i think it looks kinda nifty .

i bought a fan controller with 2 on/off switches figuring i would hook the light up to it but after getting it decided against it. the light came with a little switch that hooks up in the back and the UV light isnt bright at all so i will probbaly leave it on most of the time anyway. it only makes the slots glow . besides, when i had a fan controller before i always left it at max and without it the case is more sleek.


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ok so if iandroo is willing to be brothers in paint, I shall paint the plastic trim white. As for the window mod, behold:





I didn't actually do any work to the chassis or clean up the plexi or plastic, so there is still a fair amount of cutting and sanding to go, but you get the idea.

is there a dvd drive in there?

i like the top panel alot. im not a big fan off the blue stripe but it looks nice and clean. great job
   
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got a uv cathode in there?
 
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yiperrs!
   
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Just finished my new E8400/780i build. Slightly modded the case. You can see what I did in my Blue Night build log.

Here's what she looks like:


    
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is there a dvd drive in there?

i like the top panel alot. im not a big fan off the blue stripe but it looks nice and clean. great job
the drive is ghosted, there is a button behind the esata port that ejects the drive. thanks for the honest opinion, I'm still trying to figure out how I was to finish the paint job.
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i see the button now

where and how is it "ghosted"? do you have any pics? sounds really cool.....
   
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Just finished my new E8400/780i build. Slightly modded the case. You can see what I did in my Blue Night build log.

Here's what she looks like:


Are those yate loon's?? I just ordered some and was hoping thats what it was going to look like!!
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I'm going to mod my 690 a little. I've decided to make my own fan and light controller. I want some really bright lights to glow up the inside of the case through the mesh. I don't have a window though. I just want it to make the whole case glow. Can anyone recommend some really bright cathodes to me? And also has anyone had experience with the military toggle switches? Was thinking of using them for the lights but want to know if they're as nice as they look in the pictures. Thanks!!!
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Are those yate loon's?? I just ordered some and was hoping thats what it was going to look like!!
No. The top fan is a coolermaster that came with the case, and that bottom one, that barely lights up, is one I found at a local shop - Nikao is the brand. It doesn't look that good, but it runs at 79cfm so it does a good job pushing air. The CM fan is only around 30cfm, but it was the only other blue led fan I had. Wasn't looking for anything crazy though, just something to feed the TRUE some direct fresh air.
Other than that, the side and top fans are Antec Tri Cools - no leds - that are lit up by my blue cold cathodes.
    
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i see the button now

where and how is it "ghosted"? do you have any pics? sounds really cool.....
yes i do, pm me when you have the tools and I'll give you the info. You need a soldering iron, rosin solder, flux, some wire and a momentary switch, all can be purchased at radio shack. Also you have to cut away some the the mesh drive bay cover, so a dremel, or some strong wire cutters would do. Oh and double sided tape.
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