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800D Meshed Sidepanel

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Hey guys.

On Monday, i've got a mesh panel arriving from one of my suppliers. The intent is to install it in place of the window panel on the 800D (provided the sheet's dimensions are the right size).

It's an amateur mod in that it involves no tools, but the end result will hopefully provide a very nice effect (i like sidepanels, but i'd love to see just how it'd look if it was mesh with very subtle lighting inside the case).

The intent is to match it up with the new watercooling setup i've got arriving;
- Upgrading from 8/10mm Clear tubing to 1/2" Black tubing
- Replacing all compression fittings with 1/2" Black ones
- Drive bay res to move from my awkward positioned Aquastream XT "plugin" res
- White Antikink coils to create a "superfine contrast" along every tube
- White NZXT "LED Cable" - undecided on layout

Now, something i'm wondering about here, is whether to take it a step further, and carbon fibre wrap the mesh. By that, i mean put the wrap over the mesh, but then poke the holes through to create a meshed-fibre type effect (as opposed to leaving it as a full sheet with no holes). Anyone think this'd work well?

I've not got much modding experience and i'm certainly not handy with powertools (likewise, i don't want to go cutting up a £200+ case), but what i want to do is show that it's possible to get a good effect with just the very basic stuff WITHOUT breaking the bank.

So, any thoughts on exactly where i could go with this case? Remember, try and avoid powertools (and repaints, unless it's only a small amount), and keep to the simple yet subtle stuff, that won't require a new mortgage

If there's any good suggestions that pique my interest, i'll really look into them and see where i can move with it (and possibly improve). Of course, any i do perform will get pictures.
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Another idea i've had is with regards to a fillport. Since i don't want to go drilling up the panels like i see many others doing, i got the idea of using one of the bezels. Drill a hole through to fit a 1/4" 45 Angle connector, and then using a funnel to simply fill from there. Since i'll be moving onto a drivebay res (and let's be honest, it could work with almost any type of res), this would mean that the tubing could simply sit loosly in the res's actual fillport, or if needed, drill a hole through the fillport plug and sit the tubing in there.

I did say to avoid powertools, but in the end, using them for small parts like this would be fair.

Any reasons this wouldn't work?
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CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Arctic Cooling Twin-Turbo II Windows 7 x64 Ultimate Achieva Shimian QH270-Lite Acer 120Hz 
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Samsung 40" LCD HDTV Corsair K90 Corsair AX1200 Corsair Obsidian 800D 
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Corsair  Corsair Force 3 120GB Samsung F3 2TB NZXT Havik 140 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Arctic Cooling Twin-Turbo II Windows 7 x64 Ultimate Achieva Shimian QH270-Lite Acer 120Hz 
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Samsung 40" LCD HDTV Corsair K90 Corsair AX1200 Corsair Obsidian 800D 
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