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Old November 5, 2009, 09:18 AM
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I've cut the window from Lexan. It's tougher than plexiglass/acrylic, but 2 or 3 times more expensive. It won't shatter or crack "easily" You can buy Lexan sheets at Home Depot, Lowes and some hardware stores like Ace.

The window will be fastened with 1/4" socket head screws, for reinforced armour look

Using center punch to mark each fastener hole.



Roper Whitney No. 5 Jr Hand Punch kit available here
Hand punch (estimate $60 new)





"Look Ma, No deburring needed!"


The benefit of using Lexan is that you can drill or hand punch it without cracking it.



Clean hole cut! I love Lexan.





Ironically our concept drawing calls for bullet holes in the Lexan "bullet proof" window...lol
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Old November 19, 2009, 04:50 AM
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Cooler Master's hardware list for their CES show display

1 x Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Wolfdale 3.16GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor
1 x Intel Extreme Series DX48BT2 X48 Motherboard
1 x Silent Pro RS-600-AMBA-D3
1 x CM MITX Cooler 38mm tall (will be replaced with future V series cooler)
1 x Sapphire ATI Radeon 4870 512MB
1 x 4GB DDR3 Kingston 1600mhz memory kit
1 x WD 500GB HDD
1 x DVD drive

Silent Pro RS-600 Watt-AMBA-D3 PSU
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Silent Pro 600 RS-600-AMBA-D3 600W ATX12V V2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies







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Old November 19, 2009, 06:13 AM
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Why no i5 or i7 or even a Quad?
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Old November 19, 2009, 06:26 AM
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It's a CM showcase, not a PC showcase. No need to spend more on the internals than necessary I would guess.

Great job so far btw!
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Old November 19, 2009, 10:35 AM
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correct, It's their show display system.

The concept called for bullet holes in the window



Using 3/8" drill bit




Using wire cutter to make cracks around the hole


Etching Rotary Tool (or Dremel) Engraving Bits


Using the dremel to emulate some cracks
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Old November 19, 2009, 10:51 AM
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what? no shooting a 50 cal (or other similar calibre that actually penetrates (quarter inch?) lexan?
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Old November 19, 2009, 05:33 PM
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Its true Lexan is alot harder to break then Acrylic... but Lexan will scratch easier. So be careful. (I used to work at a Plastic distribution store)

Love your builds man... there are simply amazing.
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Old November 20, 2009, 12:45 PM
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That would be fun, but creating the illusion is even more fun I'm adding bullet holes to the case too, so I drilled holes in the 840's aluminum panel. I then used a tin snip and needle nose plier to cut and rip the 3/8" hole open





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Old November 20, 2009, 01:15 PM
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Amazing! Keep em coming!
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Oooh.. O.o.. Only Bill can do this kind of stuff..

Very nice, keep it going... that really looks like someone shot bullets..
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