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    Adding A Custom Case Window
    Author: Mike Kitchenman
    Date Posted: March 29th, 2002
    Pages: 1 2 3 4
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    Home Depot run:

    Sheet of Lexan
    Cost: $3-10 depending on size. ($10 got me a 3x4' sheet or something massively huge.)

    Jigsaw blades/dremel discs
    Cost: $5-10 depending on what you get

    AutoZone (I think, or was another random car parts store)

    Chrome Door trim
    Cost: $4

    Radio Shack: (what? RS occasionally is useful)

    Uber sticky tape.
    Cost: $2

    (No, they don't sell it online, but its in stores)

    That's literally all you'll need for the window. Mind you, some parts have some play in them, like you can swap the tape for a tube of silicone sealant, another useful substance for holding a window in. (If you use that, get clear stuff.) So, the cost of parts here will be between 10 and 25$ depending on what you have already.

    Now that you've got all that stuff, lets get to the work ;)

    The victim for my demo will be a friend's case. (I don't have any un-modded cases at my place presently.) The victim was his Enlight 7237, a very reasonable mid tower.

    The first catch was coming up with a design. I was going to avoid a circle or square, just because. My friend's ideas didn't work for a window, so I came up with something simple, yet a cut I hadn't remembered seeing before. An arch design.

    This is probably the most important part of the work, as if you goof up this, your cut will be bad, and you'll generally be SOL for the rest of the life of the case. Things to watch for are the edges of the case (depending on how the case latches on the panel) and leaving enough slack room to put the panel on and take it off without trouble. This is the part you hear about a lot, the "Measure twice, look it over, then measure again. Then think about cutting after one last measurement."

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