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Old 10-05-2008, 05:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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If theres one case getting a lot of attention today, it's the new Antec Three Hundred. For under $50, (even less if shop around) it packs a lot of features with decent cooling and the superior build quality we've come to expect from Antec.

Antec 300 Three Hundred awaits it's first incision, a window!


To draw out your design, I'll first apply either #2060 Green or #2090 Blue "low tack" painter's tape by Scotch/3M.
You can buy these Home Depot or Ace Hardware stores. You also apply tape so you don't scratch up the panel with the jigsaw's steel guard. I always use a measuring square for windows


Window corner, but how do you make a curved corner instead?, for inserting U-channel molding later


For making corners, use a roll of tape! The smaller the roll, the smaller your arc




Whenever I make a side panel window, I always use a jigsaw with a 18 TPI (teeth per inch) bi-metal cutting blade. I'll make the intial incision for the jigsaw blade with a rotary tool and 1.5" reinforced dremel cutting wheel


I use a Black & Decker jigsaw with a 18 TPI (teeth per inch) bi-metal cutting blade.


Window is cut and ready for refinements, ie: clean up the edges and corners


I'll use a rounded side file for detailing it's straight edges and corners
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Sweet. Good start.
I say a lime green translucent window. Make in an nVidia edition. lol.
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Thank you! I decided on clear



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Bet you werent expecting such a quick reply to ruin everything ay? Its very nice btw.
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Looks professional to say the least
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Nice quick window....still using that 3M industrial adhesive tape? That stuff is awesome.

Doesn't look the stock feet there :P One of these days I'll have order me up a set for a mod, they do class it up, you cooking up any new case feet in the near future?
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how do you secure the window to the side panel, if i may ask?
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He mentioned it, Bill uses double sided tape of the Gods.
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Bill buys it bulk, this is the local shop stuff:

Canadian Tire

Freak'n strong stuff, I cut it length wise for my windows, get twice as much out of one roll, it's not cheap tape...can't remember but I think that was on Bill's advise in one of his tutorials. Anyways, run that around the cut out on the inside and stick the plexi directly on it.

There was one window I was putting in where I had a brain fart and put the window on before the channeling and then had to break the 1/8' plexyglass to get it off the tape, it's that strong. Nice thing is it works as sound depressant as well...no srews, bolts, rivets, etc... to vibrate and make noise.
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thats what i figured. i used double sided 3m tape for the window of the AMD case i modded. i just was wondering if he had another secret method.
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