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post #1 of 25
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Just finished! I started to cut the hole for an acrylic window, but I ended up liking the mesh instead.

Mesh removed:

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Test cut to see if the dremel could do it:

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First blood:

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Went through 4 #264 Fiberglass reinforced cut-off wheels:

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Mesh back on, decided to try this instead of the window:

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Painted dual fan panel to look better behind mesh:

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Small geek-gasm at this point:

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Carnage:

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And finally, sooooooo worth it:

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post #2 of 25
That's VEEERRRRYYY sick dude. Awesome work, simple stylish mod on my current dream case - still entertaining splashing out on it.

+ Rep and subbed in case I get the itch bad enough to want my own smile.gif
 
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Thanks, it took all but about 30 minutes and a steady dremel hand. I was nervous, but it helped knowing that NZXT sells the side panel separately for $20.
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post #4 of 25
Superb...looks much better now. + reps
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post #5 of 25
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mav2000;11909249 
Superb...looks much better now. + reps

Thx!
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So... now it's time to water cool! lol, I'm seeing a 240 rad with white tubing in my future
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post #7 of 25
very awesome, i want to put a window in my phantom but am unsure about getting rid of the 200mm side fan.

how is air flow without a sidefan?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by JoePhoto;11961559 
So... now it's time to water cool! lol, I'm seeing a 240 rad with white tubing in my future

double post, hey you should go for the 360 rad, if you feel like drilling a few holes a 360 rad fits in the top just fine. I have my rad in the top.

If you need pictures just let me know.
post #9 of 25
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Yes, I'd love to see pics.

I never used the side fan, so I haven't noticed anything. I have a front 140 and 2x 120, and the exhaust in the top and back keeps the flow going.
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post #10 of 25
very nice! Nice dremel work too. Always liked this case, just wasnt big enough for my needs.
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