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post #6771 of 18196
Very nice, makes me miss my 600T and MNPCTECH side panel, I was one of the first to ever get my hands on one. What's up with the cardboard though? Just planning stuff out?
Edited by PCModderMike - 6/29/12 at 11:13am
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Originally Posted by Jimcy View Post

i got mine from mnpctech (www.mnpctech.com). it took about 7 weeks to get if i remember right and it was $140 including shipping. i absolutely love it. it fits great. the latches dont pop out and so far, it doesnt get scratched easily.


OK right...so mnpctech is still producing these. I will have to contact them, I am about 80% sure I want one. Couple more questions for you: is the 0.5" thickness standard or did you have to request that and do they give options as to the location and size of a fan cut out one can request? Also can't wait to see the completed bottom shelf thumb.gif

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Originally Posted by PCModderMike View Post

Very nice, makes me miss my 600T and MNPCTECH side panel, I was one of the first to ever get my hands on one. What's up with the cardboard thought? Just planning stuff out?

Yep when I first started researching this thread I saw your rig and a few others with the panel and since then I have found it very difficult to convince myself I didn't need to drop that amount of $$ on one of those. However it provides such a unique look that I always come back to the thought of getting one...and most likely will.
post #6773 of 18196
There are also home-built solutions for clear side panel windows. I made my own, and a few people have duplicated my design. You can see pictures of mine in my profile. Just FYI it was significantly cheaper than the MDPC one, however my panel isn't purely acrylic. Check out my pics.thumb.gif
post #6774 of 18196
Nice to meet you.
Please look at my 600t.
450
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There are also home-built solutions for clear side panel windows. I made my own, and a few people have duplicated my design. You can see pictures of mine in my profile. Just FYI it was significantly cheaper than the MDPC one, however my panel isn't purely acrylic. Check out my pics.thumb.gif

Yes, I remember seeing your rig somewhere back in this thread and I like what you've done to your panel as well thumb.gif. Remind me...did you use a jigsaw, dremel or something else to cut the larger window out? I have to admit I am partial to the 0.5" thickness of the acrylic panel, but if I decide its not worth the price of admission after all then I would definitely enlarge the stock window. Seems that corsair should have done this to begin with as the stock size is too constrictive for viewing such an awesome looking case interior.

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Originally Posted by Begnner MOD View Post

Nice to meet you.
Please look at my 600t.
450

Congratulations...it is a great case to work with is it not? I have been eyeballing a 200mm Bitfenix fan for the front of my case as well. Was it a direct fit on the stock front mounting holes?
post #6776 of 18196
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Yes, I remember seeing your rig somewhere back in this thread and I like what you've done to your panel as well thumb.gif. Remind me...did you use a jigsaw, dremel or something else to cut the larger window out? I have to admit I am partial to the 0.5" thickness of the acrylic panel, but if I decide its not worth the price of admission after all then I would definitely enlarge the stock window. Seems that corsair should have done this to begin with as the stock size is too constrictive for viewing such an awesome looking case interior.
Congratulations...it is a great case to work with is it not? I have been eyeballing a 200mm Bitfenix fan for the front of my case as well. Was it a direct fit on the stock front mounting holes?
In that picture, it's a 230mm fan.
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In that picture, it's a 230mm fan.

So 230mm will do the trick for the stock mounting holes on the front?
post #6778 of 18196
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Originally Posted by PCModderMike View Post

Very nice, makes me miss my 600T and MNPCTECH side panel, I was one of the first to ever get my hands on one. What's up with the cardboard though? Just planning stuff out?

ya Mike, your computer is the one that caught my attention and planted the bug to get this side panel hehe. the cardboard in the bottom is a shelf ive been working on. still tweaking it and makin minor changes here and there when i get the time. right now, its currently hiding what small amount of wires come out of the PSU and go through the mobo cutout. its not much, but its distracting nonetheless. it also hides the multiple CCFL inverters / sound activated inverters i have in there for all of them. i opted to put each one on its own separate inverter so they can each be set to different levels if i want.

ill hopefully have enough free time soon so i can actually get it finished. i hate looking in and seeing that cardboard too but it still looks better than all those inverters being visible. even with them neatly lined up and secured, they look horrible when visible. ive also been debating putting the HDD under it and bolting the SSD on top of it just for a different approach to mounting them.
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Originally Posted by Gda13 View Post

OK right...so mnpctech is still producing these. I will have to contact them, I am about 80% sure I want one. Couple more questions for you: is the 0.5" thickness standard or did you have to request that and do they give options as to the location and size of a fan cut out one can request? Also can't wait to see the completed bottom shelf thumb.gif
Yep when I first started researching this thread I saw your rig and a few others with the panel and since then I have found it very difficult to convince myself I didn't need to drop that amount of $$ on one of those. However it provides such a unique look that I always come back to the thought of getting one...and most likely will.
yes, as far as i know, 1/2" is the standard thickness panel that they use. the reason being is that is the best fit for keeping the side as tight as possible so it doesnt rattle or move around much. even 1/2" has a little bit of play in it but you have to push or shake it pretty good to even notice.

as far as the fan cut outs, i believe they only have 2 options. either plain with no cutout or 2, 140mm vertical cutouts like mine. honestly, i didnt bother asking since that was what i wanted, 1 fan pushing air above the vid card and 1 below. it also allows me to have a fan on a second card if i decide to add anotehr card and go with SLI. on top of that, honestly, i think the 2 vertical looks better than 2 horizontal. a horizontal layout seems to block too much view.


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Originally Posted by BIackout View Post

There are also home-built solutions for clear side panel windows. I made my own, and a few people have duplicated my design. You can see pictures of mine in my profile. Just FYI it was significantly cheaper than the MDPC one, however my panel isn't purely acrylic. Check out my pics.thumb.gif

ya i looked around at other options. i even bought a couple cheap plexiglass sheets to play around with making a full panel myself. after 3 miserably failed attempts, i said screw it and went with mnpctech's panel. im very very pleased with it.
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post #6779 of 18196
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Yeah those Deltas are crazy...wouldn't mind having a few to experiment with. I did see some posts regarding the top mesh mod for cutting down some excess noise so I had planned to do that anyway and yep, a test fit with filters and fans provides me another reason to do it.
You know I saw several cases with the 120mm fan on the bottom and when I bought my case I completely expected that there was a mount down there. So to my surprise and disappointment when I finally took out the case from the box a few days ago to get started I saw there was no such place for a fan. Just curious about what method you used to cut this out...freehand with dremel, hole saw or some other way?

I used a Dremel to cut a hexagon shape in the bottom of the case. I was careful not to overly damage the hard drive cage mounts in case I decide to use them in the future. This means that when I mount a fan down there I have to cut a small notch out of it to accommodate the drive cage mount on one side.
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yes.
I used "buffer b2" by DeepCool.
http://www.deepcool-jp.com/Product/BUFFER_B2/
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