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I cut my window at last:)

By Rik
Dec 28, 2006
  1. Title says it really. Here is a pic for anyone that is interested.
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    Sorry about the poor picture quality but i only have a cheapo webcam.

    It's not finished by a long shot yet as I intend to fit probably 2 fans and, if possible, make a reservoir out of it too. As in the window being one side of the reservoir.
     
  2. agi_shi

    agi_shi TS Rookie Posts: 507

    That looks awesome!

    While on a topic of windows, I need advice. What do you use to cut the metal so perfectly? And do you use plexiglass or....? Thanks!
     
  3. Rik

    Rik Banned Topic Starter Posts: 4,985

    I used a jigsaw with a fine blade as it was aluminium to cut the metal and the clear acrylic. That pic makes the cuts look a little better than they are but I'm very pleased with the result as it wont require very much sanding to get it looking perfect.:)

    If you have an aluminium case panel like me then get it as cold as you possibly can and it will cut easier.

    Also, use a fair bit of oil to keep the blade well lubricated.
     
  4. KingCody

    KingCody TS Guru Posts: 1,568   +7

    good job rik....

    it looks real nice :)
     
  5. Rik

    Rik Banned Topic Starter Posts: 4,985

    I just had an idea that i think could look very good.

    I'm thinking of masking up a design on my window then spraying it with a very thin coat of white spray paint so that it is just visible then back-lighting it with my UV tube. Problem is, i have no idea what design. So any good suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
     
  6. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,909

    Do the Biohazard symbol... I have that on the side window of my case and it looks great.
     
  7. Rik

    Rik Banned Topic Starter Posts: 4,985

    A nice idea as i have 2 biohazard fan grills, but i was hopimg to do something a little more original (no offense meant).
    I guess im the kind of person that wants my pc to be unique really.

    Having said that, it is a good idea and i will certainly keep it in mind. Thanx MetalX.:)
    I'd love to see a pic or 2 of your case if you have any at hand.:)
     
  8. XxLairdxX

    XxLairdxX TS Rookie Posts: 65

    i have a kickass X with void around it's got a green LED fan right behind it so it glows
     
  9. Rik

    Rik Banned Topic Starter Posts: 4,985



    Cool!:) Got any pic's of it??
     
  10. tweakboy

    tweakboy TS Maniac Posts: 518

    very cool work there buddz,


    gl
     
  11. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,909

    Lol, I would be too embarrassed to show my case right now... I've got Cables of the Living Dead in my computer :)
     
     
  12. Rik

    Rik Banned Topic Starter Posts: 4,985

    Well now you have a good excuse to sort all the wires out and take a pic MetalX!!:D
     
  13. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,909

    Oh, no... now I've dug myself into a hole here :D
     
  14. Rik

    Rik Banned Topic Starter Posts: 4,985

    Big enough for all the wires!! :D
     
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