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Old Chieftec/Antec SX1000 Clone

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Caviman2201

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I have an old Chieftec Full Tower case I bought way way back and its still doing what it does... being heavy...

Anyways, I seem to have misplaced some of the plastic pop-out panels that covered unused 3.5" and 5.25" drive bays. I was wondering if anyone would know where to get one...

Also, I want to replace my solid steel side panel with a window of some sort. I know I could make my own window, cut out the side myself, etc., but I was wondering if anyone knew where I could get a pre-made side door for one of these.

For those wondering, here's the case:

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And I'm lookign for something like the side panel on this one:

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Or this in a Thermaltake clone of the same design:

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On an interesting side note, it seems Apevia is still making clones of this case. I am emailing their sales team to see if they'll sell me just a side panel from their MX-Pider line.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811144187
 
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sstruckguy

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I am in a similar situation with my Dragon series case. I want to install a ported type side fan and would rather not destroy the factory side panel. I did stumble on this link:

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/partners/chieftec/index.asp

I'm not sure why tigerdirect canada would list them, and not the U.S store.

I am glad I'm not the only one that is still using the "herculean" case form factor :D

If I have any better luck I will post it here
 

sstruckguy

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This is the main page link: http://www.directron.com/modwindows.html If you dig around a little, you will find your fit. :thup:

When I placed my order, I chose unwisely, and ordered the "full server" case door.(6 x 5.25 drive bay) I have a 4, mid? tower case. I called to straighten out the mistake and it was fixed. Again, color choice is pretty slim, but they do have a few left.

For the $4.99 + shipping I spent, I can paint it :D
 

sstruckguy

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BTW, I have run into a cooling issue on my case. I have come up with a solution to install a side vent,(it didn't have one from the factory) and trying to find a fan bracket made by IStar.

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It comes standard on some of their cases, but I can not find it by itself. I'm waiting on a reply from their customer service department on availability.

It mounts to the power supply rail and would make my project a no brainer :bang head
 
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Caviman2201

Caviman2201

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This is the main page link: http://www.directron.com/modwindows.html If you dig around a little, you will find your fit. :thup:

When I placed my order, I chose unwisely, and ordered the "full server" case door.(6 x 5.25 drive bay) I have a 4, mid? tower case. I called to straighten out the mistake and it was fixed. Again, color choice is pretty slim, but they do have a few left.

For the $4.99 + shipping I spent, I can paint it :D

I looked there and everything for my case says sold out like THIS and THIS.

Did you call them and ask or something? I don't see a single side panel on there for $4.99. Can you link me to the one you bought?

*EDIT* I did find several for $4.99 WITHOUT a window, but none WITH a window...
 
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sstruckguy

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AAaahhhh, with a window. Sorry man. I was looking at solid panels because of my cooling concern. I knew that a modification was soon to follow and at the worst, I could experiment on the ultra-cheap replacement.

If you are "mod savy", they also have some ultra cheap window kits for $2.99. If you feel like stepping up from there, they have some kits that include a window + case cutting tool + cold cathode light + led case fan + rounded ide and floppy cable(s) for $8.99 here: http://www.directron.com/winkitred.html

Sorry for my confusion but it was my perfect solution. Hopefully it will be yours as well. :shrug: