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Overclocker~4.1 August 26, 2009 08:16 PM

How to install a window?
 
As the title says, I want to install a window into the side of my case(the one in my siggy) I have plexy glass, i think its a 1\4 inch thick. and i have a few tools at my disposal. Ie, drill press,dremmel and a hand drill. as well as a table clamp. What else do i need? how do i make a proper template? how do i cut the case\plexi? how should i mount it?

gingerbee August 26, 2009 09:03 PM

YouTube - MonsterMawd's Channel
Lots of question answered and the window
YouTube - Case Mod Basics: Case Window Install, click this link www.mnpctech.com

Overclocker~4.1 August 26, 2009 09:22 PM

you serious? Tape? mm well i will need a jigsaw..

also, lol at hole for AGP card.

silent1mezzo August 27, 2009 06:12 AM

Jesus...35 second intro? Lol...informative though...

gingerbee August 27, 2009 06:19 AM

dude they build planes with 2 sided tape

A/V4U August 28, 2009 12:39 AM

Thanks for this one. Nice tut:thumb:

Overclocker~4.1 August 28, 2009 01:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gingerbee (Post 245727)
dude they build planes with 2 sided tape

What!? no way.

gingerbee August 28, 2009 05:02 AM

:offtopic:yes just look into the world of adhesives ( some of the panels on the side of planes are stuck on .Think space shuttle tile) Chemical vs Mechanical - Feature Article - Adhesives & Sealants Industry

mo' power August 28, 2009 07:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Overclocker~4.1 (Post 245595)
As the title says, I want to install a window into the side of my case(the one in my siggy) I have plexy glass, i think its a 1\4 inch thick. and i have a few tools at my disposal. Ie, drill press,dremmel and a hand drill. as well as a table clamp. What else do i need? how do i make a proper template? how do i cut the case\plexi? how should i mount it?

What kind of side panel do you have? Is it just a plain side panel or does it have that grill thingy on it?

I'm swapping out the green plexi on my cm 690 nv for clear. I'm also going to change the exterior pins that hold the plexi in place with short bolts. It should add a nice touch after the bolt heads are polished.

http://benchmarkreviews.com/images/r...ngle_right.jpg

It would be easy for you to do as well. Cut your hole as per the video. Mark and drill holes in the side panel in a pattern that you like. 1/8" holes would be good. (drill press would work great for this job) Then use the double-sided tape to hold your plexi in place. Then use your dremel with a 1/8" bit to drill your plexi from the outside of the panel. (your pilot holes are already done) Last but not least, add your bolts. Don't tighten your bolts too hard or you could crack your plexi. Just a little more than hand tight will be sufficient.

Overclocker~4.1 August 28, 2009 09:18 AM

No, my plexi does not have anything to it. just a plain piece of plexi. another thing. I was looking at my case the other day and noticed something.... the side panel is dam thick.. a hell of alot thicker then a normal case's aluminum shell. I don't know if a regular jig saw will be able to handle it.


I'm also thinking of cutting a hold on the MoBo tray right under the CPU. Would be awesome for when i want to do work with anything pertaining to the CPU backplate and what not.


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