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I just thought I would post some pics of my window. Luckily I don't live far from a glass store.....I got tired of looking at scratches on my old acrylic windows, and decided to try a piece of real glass. I got what they called double strength, which is 1/8 inch stuff, with a slight smoke tint to it. When my cases backlighting is off it looks almost black....Very easy to clean. You can use plain ole paper towels and windex. If you do decide to do this, I recommend you use the proper adhesive. I went with some high strength silicone glue, and allowed 24 hours for it to cure before I installed. These are some pictures of the Original side panel that came with my rig. I bought the black one for the Cosmos S and that is the one with the smoked glass in it. I haven't got pictures of it yet....i will post tomorrow...(i did the homemade one first as sort of "proof of concept" before I cut the mounting studs of my nice anodized black side panel).....Comments please.

Edit: Actually the first pic IS the black side panel....the others are the original that i painted/experimented with.....





Edited by Ramsey77 - 12/21/08 at 12:41am
 
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post #2 of 22
Man that looks amazing.
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post #3 of 22
Ncie job, great idea too. +rep
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post #4 of 22
Nice job, I had never though of that.
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Well, you see, scratches just bug the heck out of me....LOL Necessity is the mother of invention they say....I'm glad you guys like it.
 
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How do you manage to scratch your side window?
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I don't know if it's just me or not, but it seems like the real glass is quieter than the acrylic. Maybe it's because it's a bit thicker or harder (thus likely to resist sound waves better). It does seem a bit quieter now though....cool.
 
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post #8 of 22
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Originally Posted by lemans81 View Post
How do you manage to scratch your side window?
Repetitive cleaning.....it took awhile to actually get scratched. Not really scratched in the sense of the word, more like swirls. Kind of like a bad buff job in black paint, if you know what i mean....IDK, I'm anal about it I guess....LOL....Hey, I used a microfiber cloth as long as i could! The glass was CHEAP too.....9 bucks for the clear glass and 12.50 for the smoked glass.....I also just tried to get a picture of the smoked but you can't tell because of the flash on the camera.....bummer, as it looks pretty cool.
Edited by Ramsey77 - 12/21/08 at 12:37am
 
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post #9 of 22
Hmm, I hit my case every once in a while with those air cans, thats it, and it looks fine even 2 years later.
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The window that comes in the side panel I bought from CoolerMaster wasn't even what I would call acrylic....more like thin, cheap plastic. It looked all wavy from the side, which bugged me also...LOL

All I know is, from what I can tell, real glass is just as cheap or cheaper than good quality acrylic, and I decided to give it a go....
 
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