Discussion in 'Die-hard Overclocking & Case Modifications' started by d1fferent, Sep 5, 2009.
Above explains it all really...
Like what tools are needed.
Clamp down the panel (i didnt and the panel fly around all over the place)
cover in masking tape, mark out window drill a hole insert Jigsaw and cut it slowly. get some doubled sided pvc tape to hold window in or use bolts and try and get some U channel stuff to hide and block cut edges.
^_^ The above link takes you to danger den - it is a guide on cutting a 120MM Fan hole. I followed this same guide for 2 of my cases. I had to buy a 114mm hole saw (114mm is the diameter of the fan blades on a 120mm Fan). I am unsure of what diameter the fan blades actually are on a 80mm fan, but you will probably need a 70'ish MM hole saw.
If you want it to look legit - follow the danger den guide.
look up tjharlow on youtube.com. this guy knows his ****. one of his vids does a pretty good explanation on how to do a window mod. it isnt that hard to do, just make sure you take you time and do it right the first time.
Never rush anything if you want it to look good, it takes as long as it takes to do it right. Plus always try to think of the outcome/what ifs before you start, example "if I screw this up, whats my back up for a legit fix" and "can i properly execute this to finish it off where it looks stock" Always have a idea how to final fit/finish before you even start. Will the blade burn, chip, or mar the surounding area's, do I have the tools to properly sand, polish, or finish the area?
Take your time and post up pics when your done.
i use a hole saw attached to a coreless drill, then i use a de-burring tool to tidy it up afterwards. you must go slow though because you want to cut through the plastic not melt through it.
I used a dremel with a cut of wheel and it worked with no problems, I followed the step to do it with a jigsaw. Just take your time, this video can help
Jigsaw and patience;
Got the window and velcro tape at Home Depot on the cheap. The window molding cost a bit more from FrozenPC if I remember correctly.
Turned out nice, good job on that.