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Old 10-18-2009, 11:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My computer case is really boring I want to have a clear side panel .
I have Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Elite RC-334-KKN1-GP Black SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases
A Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER RP-53W-KWN1-GP Centurion 5 Side Panel - Case Accessories would be perfect but I am pretty sure it is too big. I want to have lights inside just for looks but without a clear side you wont see anything =(..

Also I'm thinking about a front panel like a CPU monitor, something like Newegg.com - LOGISYS Computer FP708BK 5.25" Full Color Thermal/ Clock Control Panel (Black) - Controller Panels


So yea all of this is just for looks.
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There's kits out there for carving your own side panel. I wouldn't know where to fine one, though :P
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There's kits out there for carving your own side panel. I wouldn't know where to fine one, though :P
You can also find just clear side panels, have found a few sites, but none for Elite case from CM.

You could create your own clear side if you wanted. Although, if you do not already have the proper tools, it would probably be cheaper to buy a new case.
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Yup, probably cheaper to buy a case than the tools but if you can get your hands on either a dremel or jig saw you should be good to go.



Is just as easy as Bill makes it look. Acrylic you can buy from the hardware store, u-channeling (if you want it) I'd get there from mnpctech.com, his prices are very reasonable.
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mnpctech.com has a $4.99 window special going on if you can get your hands on a dremel or jigsaw.
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add in $3.99 for 6ft of U-Molding
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or you can just get Bill to do it for you
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hahaha thanks. so you dont think any of the already done CM ones on newegg would fit? My dad has a jigsaw. Its possible for me to do it but id rather just buy one.

My current side panel has like 2 vents that might be in the way. One has like a cone that goes to my cpu.
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you dont need the CPU fan duct, it's just for cases with little airflow
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You could create your own clear side if you wanted. Although, if you do not already have the proper tools, it would probably be cheaper to buy a new case.
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If you don't have the tools yourself, see if you can borrow some from a friend. If you are still in high school, see if your industrial arts teachers will let you use the workroom some lunch time.
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I would try Tiger Direct for case mods. Tiger direct has a bigger selection then NewEgg on all of the sexy perks you want to do to your computer. NewEgg seems to be more for true computer compnents

Look at
AeroCool PowerWatch - Silver at TigerDirect.com
or
AeroCool Touch2000 Fan Controller - 4 Temp, 4 Fan at TigerDirect.com

You can always go to AeroCool.com if you want any of there things in a different color
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