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Mibs July 25, 2008 11:08 AM

Antec P180 side panel mod.
 
It's amazing what a few cold cathodes and some plexiglass can do! I figured I had to at least show off my WC loop, so I took a jigsaw to the side panel of my case. Here are the results:

Day time:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...g/IMG_2927.jpg

Night time:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...g/IMG_2923.jpg

Closer view at night:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...g/IMG_2924.jpg

Some of the cutting is a little crude. After all this case has been through now I'm surprised it's still standing.

3.0charlie July 25, 2008 11:30 AM

Nice - all you're mssing is some edge trim, to cover those rough cuts. Canadian Tire

Mibs July 25, 2008 11:36 AM

Not a bad idea! I was thinking about something like this but never knew where to look. Thanks for the heads up!

miggs78 July 26, 2008 01:08 AM

Quite a nice looking window.

Wow Charlie, never knew there was something closed to a U-Channel. I thought there was nothing like that in Canada. :thumb:

Mibs July 26, 2008 09:35 AM

I took 3.0charlie's suggestion and added some edge trimming to the window. Looks much better I think:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...g/IMG_2930.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...g/IMG_2931.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...g/IMG_2933.jpg

I was thinking about painting the case as well but I'm not sure yet.

3.0charlie July 26, 2008 09:51 AM

Definitely better!

jay51 July 26, 2008 11:09 AM

beautiful, :clap: thats exactly what i inquired about awhile back,im attempting to mod my 180 sidepanel aswell.just havn't got to it yet, im glad i seen this before i tried.. :thumb:
you made my decision on how to cut mine with this pic..
did you use jigsaw,router tool?

cheers
Quote:

Originally Posted by Mibs (Post 72438)
It's amazing what a few cold cathodes and some plexiglass can do! I figured I had to at least show off my WC loop, so I took a jigsaw to the side panel of my case. Here are the results:

Day time:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...g/IMG_2927.jpg

Night time:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...g/IMG_2923.jpg

Closer view at night:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...g/IMG_2924.jpg

Some of the cutting is a little crude. After all this case has been through now I'm surprised it's still standing.


Mibs July 26, 2008 01:04 PM

I used a jigsaw with a standard metal blade. Most of the side panel is made of that black composite you see around the edges of the panel. The aluminum is just a very thin sheet on top of it.

Also, try and get the thinnest piece of plexiglass you can. It's a pretty tight squeeze getting the panel back on now.

WolfBane July 26, 2008 01:56 PM

Very nice looking rig!!!!!!

FreqE1 July 26, 2008 02:11 PM

Nice window Mibs! The trim does finnish it off nicely. Nothing like a good cosmetic mod to really make it your own.:thumb:


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