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    Directon Case Window
    Author: Daniel Topler
    Date Posted: March 2nd, 2003
    SLRating: SLRating: 9.5/10
    Bottom Line: The Directron Relacement Case Window is easy to fit, won't break the bank, can reduce noise and is stylish. Read on to find out all about it.

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    Introduction

    Any true avid computer user would agree with you if you said that case mods are awesome. In fact, even a computer novice would agree that it looks cool. But what if donít have the skill or knowledge to do a case mod on your PC? Donít feel left out, Iím with you.

    I wanted to have a side window in my computer, but my lack of knowledge/experience made me afraid to cut a hole into my precious Alienware PC. I searched all over the internet for side panels with windows already cut into it for my case, and I found quite a few, about 5 in all. I chose the Directron side panel for various reasons.

    For one thing, 3 out of the 5 side panels came only in black and beige, a problem considering my computer is a blue color. The remaining two were both nice, but the Directron side panel was the only one that was blue and had an 80mm fan hole. Since my computer is overclocked, cooling is important, so I went with them.

    My System

    Just to give you some background, here is my setup:
     

    Alienware Aurora DDR

    Conspiracy Blue Case

    ASUS A7N266-C

    Athlon XP 2200+

    512MB Crucial DDR 2100 RAM

    40GB Seagate 7200rpm Hard Drive

    ATI Radeon 9700 Pro

    Sound Blaster Live! 5.1

    ATI TV Wonder VE

    Compaq Brand 8x4x32 CD-RW

    Samsung 16x DVD-ROM

    USB 2.0 Card

    USB 1.1 Card

    10/100 Ethernet

    Floppy Drive

    I also have 5 fans installed, not including the video card fan or the heatsink fan. Thereís also one 12Ē red cold cathode light from PCBoys (bought at CompUSA). Iíll be adding another 4Ē red cold cathode very soon. None of the above are included with the side panel window.

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