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Poll Results: What is your Overall Opinion on this case

 
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post #20131 of 28613
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Originally Posted by PapaSmurf View Post
That's because we run a LEGAL OS on our rigs. There's probably one for it as well if you take a few seconds to look for one. http://www.apple.com/downloads/macos...geresizer.html
i actually use a program called rePhormat, works really well. As for as LEGAL OS's running, i'm willing to bet there are a lot of not-so legal copies of Windows being used to view this thread/forum. While my copy is a true retail copy, I will admit that running it on my hardware is against the EULA.
    
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Rockr69, big thanks for the clear side window panel!!! here's some pix
U R so welcome. You always post such wunnerful photogarafy Lookin Good!!!
    
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Can you crossfire a Sapphire 4670 with a HIS 4670? May sound like stupid question but, they are so different in shape and size.
     
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post #20134 of 28613
As long as they both have a Crossfire Bridge Connector Tab and you have a Crossfire Bridge long enough to reach between the two yes. Some 4650's and 4670's don't have that connector tab.
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post #20135 of 28613
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I actually have one sitting here already made. $25 US + shipping
Is it easy to take off the side panel? TBH, I've never really looked at how it is put on. I might be interested in the panel if it is because I really don't care for the fan placement and the clean side panel looks so nice.
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post #20136 of 28613
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Originally Posted by baldo_1013 View Post
Rockr69, big thanks for the clear side window panel!!! here's some pix

New window, new GPUs, new blue fans, looking good Baldo. You have one of my favorite Scouts.

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Is it easy to take off the side panel? TBH, I've never really looked at how it is put on. I might be interested in the panel if it is because I really don't care for the fan placement and the clean side panel looks so nice.
It's very easy. Here is a link to the entire window making process.

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Originally Posted by seven9st surfer View Post
alright, for anyone who's interested, heres the quick log for my window mod.

First off, here's the back of the plastic rivets holding the window on



They were incredibly easy to remove and replace. You just have to push down the center, and it de-mushrooms, and pops right out. I used a screwdriver



Then I traced out the pattern on 1/8" acrylic from Home Depot



After about 30 minutes with a Dremel, I've got the outline. I used a cutting wheel to get the shape, and a sanding drum to round off the corners and clean up the edges



Holes drilled, also using the original window as a template



Gotta be careful to drill slowly. I got going a bit fast, and here's the result. Luckily, its small enough to where the lip of the window hides most of the crack



Installed, and about to be riveted. Fits like a glove!



Happy with the results. The entire project took about an hour.





Hope this can help someone, because I tried looking for any projects that had been done like this before I started, and couldn't find anything
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Is it easy to take off the side panel? TBH, I've never really looked at how it is put on. I might be interested in the panel if it is because I really don't care for the fan placement and the clean side panel looks so nice.
As GoodInk has said, it's very easy. Just follow the guide from seven9st surfer. If that's not your gig, then like I said I have a window made and waiting to be shipped.

If you do choose to make one of your own, make sure when drilling the holes, you have the piece on something you can drill into and put a lot downward pressure near the hole being drilled to prevent the piece from climbing up the bit. That will prevent cracking.
    
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I was wondering if anybody had any recommendations as to what would be good replacement fans for the rear, front and top fans on the case? I'm asking because I'm getting my new card today and hoping to maximize airflow that it doesn't get too hot inside.
 
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Thanks for the guide GoodInk!

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As GoodInk has said, it's very easy. Just follow the guide from seven9st surfer. If that's not your gig, then like I said I have a window made and waiting to be shipped.

If you do choose to make one of your own, make sure when drilling the holes, you have the piece on something you can drill into and put a lot downward pressure near the hole being drilled to prevent the piece from climbing up the bit. That will prevent cracking.
Oh I guess I misread your initial post, thought you were just selling the plastic for the side panel and not an already completed side panel. Know how much shipping would be?
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I was wondering if anybody had any recommendations as to what would be good replacement fans for the rear, front and top fans on the case? I'm asking because I'm getting my new card today and hoping to maximize airflow that it doesn't get too hot inside.
Howdy hubwub! Haven't seen you in a while. Good to see again.

To answer your question, you're gonna get many different answers. There's so many variables to look at. The number 1 thing to consider would be performance. The second would be noise and last would be cost. Then you have to decide if you want lighted fans. If so the choices drop dramatically.

Personally and this is only my opinion based on my experience, most of the R4 line from Cooler Master would be a great place to start looking. From that line I prefer and it's only my opinion because I have a couple of them, is the Excalibur. Sure it's expensive, but it's totally cleanable and has very good performance at slower speeds. It does get noisy at full speed, but I don't have to run it at full speed because it does a great job slowed down.

There is really no easy answer, but those are my recommendations and I'm sure there will be many more.
    
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