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  1. ste2425

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    Ive started with a generic and pretty badly built rig and what can you exect for something that cost 10 quid? Ive started with this from scratch theres no precut windows no precut bezels hell i even i had to cut a ruddy great big hole to fit my fan in the back before i could even install my rig.

    So heres the plan:
    I wanna ad a side window, like everyone else:D
    i like the idea of fitting a fan in that window for my hd 4850
    ive already cut a hole in the back to fit my fan
    i had to cut bits out just to fit my gpu and tv card
    i want to find some mesh 5.25" bay covers and put fans behind them,
    i like the idea of cutting the top bit out under the handle and putting a window in but i dnt no how far my psu goes
    and i may even ad a window on the other side an there aint much blocking my mobo from the back its just a thin bar going one way to hold it on then a thin bar going the other way so my mobo would be in plain veiw.

    this is a work in progress so it may be slow but ive got all the right tools and equipment so itl be something to look farward to, for me at least:D

    here the a starter pic of what its like at the mo, id already cut up my exisitng drive bay to add cooling as this thing heats up bad.
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    id love to hear from you guys about how you think im doing if theres ideas you have or anything id love to hear it this case is for myself i love building things and i want a case to be proud of when i leave for uni so wish me luck :D
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    reserved for the final thing :D
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    heres a photo of what the design will be for my window im just doing some rough ideas on the side to get an idea of how it will look in the end im gonna be stuck with it but i think ill stick with this one, crnt be arsed cuttin it ill do it tmoz what you think? its a little generic but itl show off my rig, hide my psu and hdds and allow for a window fan so it'l do that job :D

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    wait till you put all of your components in because this way you know how far to cut to make the window.
    What color are you going to paint the case?
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    well my componants are in like i said i had to ajust the fittings at the back to get my 4850 to fit :D im not too shure about colours im going for red lighting inside so i mayjust paint it all black or even just leave it as my painting skills arnt great wat you think?
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    couldint wait any longer am board so i got set up in the garage and started work :D
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    That cuts not too shabby! some filing / edging on that and it'll look great! :toast:

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    haha cheers guys:D its my seccind window ive ever cut, first was too embarasing to leave the room an ive learnt cutting corners with a dremel is blody hard work :D file it off cleane up the side cut some perspex fit some edging and its done haha got loads too do :D
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    go for black inside/dark red outside

    and hide all of your cables it will look that much better if you hide them !



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    cheers mate ill jake up youradvice an try it, problem is my fan are already red led froma previous set up so ill try them and see if i like it:D ill also invest in some of them cable ties things to wrap all ma cables in
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    and get those sticky pads that hold your zip ties in the help alot
    let me get a link to show what they look like
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    thats the one's i saw some on ebay im also thinking of gettin some actual sleveing to make the ones i crnt hide nicer too look at :D

    an i dnt have any of them stores in the uk lol
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    right ive cleaned it all up and cut the window, im not gonna add the edging yet ill cut the fan hole then put it on, the windows just help on by double sided tape at the mo lol
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    nice so far

    heres were i got my sleving but dont get the ties there i got my 100 pack for $3


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    thanks for the comments guys itslate here so ill leave the rest of the work till tmoz but then ill finish the perspex and the edging an the side panel should be done :D
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    well i just got home from college and started work straight away didnt take long to fit the edging cut the fan hole, and fit it all and tbh im really very pleased with my results, i was a little worried doing this as its my first propa attempt and i crnt afford to replace my case :D
    heres without edging
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    and with
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    so wats ur opions?
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    that fan really helps allot funnily enough if i turn the fan on the card to its lowest i can stay under 35 during a long period of gaming ive found out haha very good idea:D
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    nice so far. Can i see shot of the case internally without the side panel? unless of course you already know what your doing internally.

    Nice window panel though!
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    well now if i show you my plans for the inside that will just ruin the supprise:D but at the moment their is no form of cable management at all thats one of my many jobs too do:D
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    not bad at all!
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    ooh I love work logs! Subscribed.
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    nice job on the side window. As to cutting the part under the handle for another window it looks like the ps will stick out a fair bit and the wiring will be there so a window sounds cool but may not be that effective.


    Getting a piece of mesh to replace the front DVD covers is a good idea (mounting the fan behind for a cleaner look)
    Maybe you can cut a piece of mesh, like you want for the DVD covers to put under the handle to allow heat to escape through the top.

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