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Old 06-30-2004, 03:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Nice case mod on the Xaser III, (56k'rs beware, lots of pics)

With so many cases on the market that already have windows fitted, it’s quite rare now that people feel the need to do it themselves. I found myself looking at my case this evening though, and thought…



…mmm, that lightning strike would look nice as a window.



Less than two minutes later, the doomed side panel and I, were in the garage, meeting the Dremel.



About 20 Dremel cutting disks later, I was left with a ragged hole in my, (formerly), nice clean side panel.



After a bit of cleaning up, the hole is looking nice



Perspex, in place and marked out



Cut, and almost ready to fit; word of warning, Perspex is a nightmare to cut, you may want to have enough for two tries.



Of the few methods of ‘window fixing’ I have tried, double sided tape is still my favorite.



All finished, quite happy with the result, just need to get a few cold cathodes in there now, to make the window worth while.
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Old 06-30-2004, 03:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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looks good, pretty cramped looking in there though...
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Old 06-30-2004, 03:58 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yeah, it’s a big case, but I have a lot of ‘stuff’ in it, add the fact that I am an untidy bugger with wiring, and you get a full case. I guess that as I have a window now, I may need to do something about it…
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Old 06-30-2004, 04:36 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Nice job on the window !! but thats the most ghetto water cooling i have ever seen
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Lol, only place to put the rad though, nice cool air. The Tupperware reservoir will go once I get an idea for a better one.
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rofl that's hilarious LV.. tupperware haha, ohh.. but I really do like the window! awsome job at keeping the cuts even.
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Old 06-30-2004, 05:29 PM   #7 (permalink)
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http://www.xoxide.com/1uvreblbayre.html

then mount the radaitor on the back where its supposed to go and put the fan thats on the top back.
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What are you downloading there?
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oo i just got the dual bay resivor made by frozencpu.com and its at frozencpu.com. Its pretty big so i would get rid of that and get the bay
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Nice Job! Excellently done! Oh yeah! I also love the cooling system! Hahahaha! Greatness!

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