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I am in the process of putting together a new build. I realized that my CPU heatsink is a little (about 1/4") too tall to fit in the case. I was thinking of putting on a "window" (not necessarily transparent, not necessarily acrylic) that was kind of elevated to allow for clearance by making a bubble.

I do not desire to buy another case or heatsink.

Anyone ever have this problem? Any thoughts on other ways I can fix this?
    
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Well I suppose you could cut out the panel where your heat sink would be, then you would prolly have to find a welder and some old case that you wouldn't mind scrapping.

Go like this |-| sorta except it would be level. Thats all I can think of...
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I have that issues with my Armor and TRUE, so I just roll with out a side panel.
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I have that issues with my Armor and TRUE, so I just roll with out a side panel.
I was thinking of that, but this computer will be in a basement, so I'm worried about dust (specifically sawdust).
    
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This is what I would attempt to do lol.... Its a tad more in depth than the gay lil |-|
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This is what I would attempt to do lol.... Its a tad more in depth than the gay lil |-|
I was thinking something like that, not sure what materials to use, though...
    
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I am in the process of putting together a new build. I realized that my CPU heatsink is a little (about 1/4") too tall to fit in the case. I was thinking of putting on a "window" (not necessarily transparent, not necessarily acrylic) that was kind of elevated to allow for clearance by making a bubble.

I do not desire to buy another case or heatsink.

Anyone ever have this problem? Any thoughts on other ways I can fix this?
You have the wright idea cut the side panel to specs and look for a raised grill or c channel and mount on outside of channel with super glue.
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Perhaps attach a window that covers most of your side panel that sticks out the side a bit more than 1/4" and maybe UV paint it if your insane enough. I have the design of this in my head right now lol. If not UV then drill fan holes onto the elevated window?
    
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