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Old 08-25-02, 04:42 PM Thread Starter   #1
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Well I put in a window this weekend and thought I would show it off here. Its my first window. To do it I first put blue tape all over the front surface of the case so that when I cut it with my saber saw it wouldnt scrape it. After I cut it I smoothed it down with a file and a dremel with a sanding rotator. All in all I think it turned out very well.



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Old 08-25-02, 04:55 PM   #2
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Nice window Design!
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looks very nice and smooth

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Old 08-25-02, 05:01 PM   #4
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nice window. maybe some thin molding to make the edges look more even
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Old 08-25-02, 05:14 PM   #5
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Very nice...how are you attaching the window to the case?
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Old 08-25-02, 05:15 PM   #6
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Old 08-25-02, 05:21 PM   #7
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Very nice I like it!
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Old 08-25-02, 05:27 PM   #8
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Old 08-25-02, 05:30 PM   #9
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I just noticed that you got a fat mess of wiring. You can also remove that lower platform if you want to make it look cleaner
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Old 08-25-02, 06:12 PM Thread Starter   #10
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To attach the plexi I glued it a big sheet on with silicon(sp?) Yea my wires are really messy. I got to clean them up some how. Im planning on buying some rounded cables weds which will help a little. Also I want to buy a green cold cathode and put at the top of the case so it goes blue to green. Should look pretty cool.
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Old 08-25-02, 06:59 PM   #11
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Excellent work KiKaL. I have a question for you. I understand you used a file to smooth the edges after cutting the area. How good (smooth) were the edges prior to using the dremel? I'm planning to cut a window on my case too, however, I don't have a dremel. I'm planning to use a jigsaw and then smoothing it with a file. I don't want to use a rim because I want the "metal look." From your experience, do you think I could do this (jigsaw and file, no dremel) and get the smooth look? If not, I guess I'm forced to put a rim on it to cover up the sharp areas.

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Old 08-25-02, 07:16 PM Thread Starter   #12
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yea you should be fine. The file worked well. I mostly used the dremel because I had it around to use. The file made it pretty smooth the dremel just made it really really smooth. Its really not to rough after you use the jigsaw.
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Old 08-25-02, 07:27 PM   #13
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great work... i liked the window design... and how it looks all neat and clear with no molding around the window
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Old 08-25-02, 07:35 PM   #14
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I like it. Good work on doing a design I havent seen. Trust me I've seen a ton.

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Old 08-25-02, 07:50 PM   #15
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You should also get some heatshrink tubing to cover up that inverter. If you short it you lose your cc and possibly damage your power supply. Or get some velcro and put it on the back side or cover it up anyway. It looks easy to short out because it is very close to the hard drive cage.

Good job on the window. I would get some door edge molding or the like to make it look more professional.
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Old 08-25-02, 11:58 PM   #16
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all you gotta do is wrap it in electrical tape, thats what I've always done and I've owned about 5 caths at one pt or another.
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Old 08-26-02, 12:13 AM   #17
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May i suggest a metal file??? Like you said- down with dremal :-D
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Old 08-26-02, 12:15 AM   #18
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Nice, very orginal desigen (atleast I havent seen one like that before). The wiring can be cleaned up pretty easy with some zip ties or even breadbag ties and some black mesh or plastic wire covers. Check radio shack.
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I would advise against breadbag ties... they have a steel wire in them and you'll just be asking for a short

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yea you should be fine. The file worked well. I mostly used the dremel because I had it around to use. The file made it pretty smooth the dremel just made it really really smooth. Its really not to rough after you use the jigsaw.
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