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Old February 14, 2009, 11:25 PM
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Default Antec 300 Window Mod (Updated)

Was bored today so this is what I did






All work was done with a Jigsaw, drill, and some hand files.


Ps. I know my cable managment is horrible, but this is a temp build till I get my mobo back from rma.



Theres some cable managment just for you EagleEye , was a p.i.t.a but after all is said and done it was worth it.

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Old February 14, 2009, 11:56 PM
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Nice job! Looks great!
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Old February 15, 2009, 12:03 AM
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Those are some straight edges! NJ. How'd you mount the plexi glass? 3m tape?
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Old February 15, 2009, 12:19 AM
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Those are some straight edges! NJ. How'd you mount the plexi glass? 3m tape?
^ You guessed it.

I'm a carpenter, so I like to think I can work a jigsaw pretty good.

Thanks for the comments!
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Old February 15, 2009, 12:27 AM
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Wow that looks awesome, good job.
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Old February 15, 2009, 04:46 AM
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Most impressive Avid, looks like the work of a professional.

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I'm a carpenter, so I like to think I can work a jigsaw pretty good.
How are your cable managment skills? .

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Old February 15, 2009, 09:51 AM
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Looks good but the vent holes for the fan look really tiny. I doubt much air is getting in through there.

I'd widen them up.
But nice mod!
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Old February 15, 2009, 03:59 PM
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Looks good but the vent holes for the fan look really tiny. I doubt much air is getting in through there.

I'd widen them up.
But nice mod!
We'll they're 1/2" wide, so technicially its restricted 50/50. The grills aren't really supported by the surrounding plexi like when I cut them out.So I don't think I'd be able to cut them down very well.

But I'll keep that in mind for next time.
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Nice job, was looking up Antec 300 windows for a friend and came across this.

Oh, and is that ram running in dual channel with slots 3 and 4 populated?
I know an old gigabyte board of mine ran dual channel like that(NF3 Ultra) but all the newer boards I've worked with use 1 and 3 or 2 and 4 (or all filled) for DC ram.
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Old March 16, 2009, 08:32 PM
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Yeah its in dual channel, not really a fan of that layout since if I overclock the ram it'd be kinda hard to get airflow between the sticks.

If your going to help your friend do this mod, I recommend you get some u-channel from mnpctech.com.

But if you want to go the route I did, use lots of masking tape, and draw your layout with a pen. Set the jigsaw to a high speed (i.e. 6 if its a variable speed). Keep a peice of wood supporting the back to minimize vibration. Go nice and slow and keep your eye on the cut line. You should be good to go. Pm me if you need any more pointers.
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