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    So i ordered my coolermaster 590 yesterday and today i realized i ordered the one without the window. No problem cause i didnt like the standard window. Problem, i need to make my own window now. Can you guys give me advice or point me too some guides please because this is nerve wracking!
     
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    If you got a jig saw I would use that over a dremmel or you'll be buying alot of wheels. Here's what I did with a jig saw. Just took a couple minutes. Just drill a couple starter holes big enough for jig saw blade to go through. Make sure you use tape so you dont scratch side panel. good luck.

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    CyberDruid made a awesome giude some time ago, if i recall correctly. He is one of the best modders around. PM him and ask for a link!
     
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    Yeah i managed to find his page a while ago already :laugh: also, i dont know of anybody that has or even knows what a dremel is. So ill use a jigsaw.
     
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    Use a high TPI (teeth per inch) blade for your jigsaw to give a cleaner cut and not rip the edge of the cut.
    Something about 30 TPI should be OK

    EDIT: And if you want here is the Dremel site (small hand held cutting/sanding/polishing tool)

    http://www.dremel.com/Pages/default.aspx
     
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    Good point Oily 17 the higher the better
     
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    Yeah I learnt from experience lol, that the coarser blades will leave an ugly cut and warp the edge of the metal.

    And masking the whole panel is a good idea too.You can also use a hand file to finish off the edge of the cut.
    And then use a black marker to colour in the edge of the cut to match the panel.
     

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