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I'm a noob - Clear side panel?

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August 26, 2008 1:15:02 AM

Hello everyone, I've come to notice all the computers with the clear side panel and and blue LED lights...

It looks REALLY cool, how would I do this?

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August 26, 2008 1:20:21 AM

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Buy a case with a clear side panel, & add led lights.
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August 26, 2008 1:28:53 AM

In the old days, to get the clear side panel and lights, one would have to mod their case.

Nowadays, you just have to buy a case that already has the "mods" done, just like level101 mentioned.

August 26, 2008 1:29:14 AM

I forgive you
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August 26, 2008 2:39:28 AM

Go to Danger Den and see the all clear cases they make. The lights and all the other goodies are actually pretty cheap. Welcome to the world of Case Modding.
August 26, 2008 2:52:41 AM

You don't have to stop at clear side panels or lights. Throw in some hydraulics and make that case bounce like something out of Compton. It would look REALLY cool.
August 26, 2008 2:59:48 AM

I'll have to try that sometime. :p 

But like I said, I'm a noob...

I would have NO idea how to move my motherboard etc to a new case.

Maybe when I can afford a project, I will do that. :hello: 
August 26, 2008 3:04:03 AM

Another option is to go to http://www.frozencpu.com/

Depending on your case, they may have a replacement side panel from the factory with a pre-installed window (mostly Lian-Li, but there are some others).
August 26, 2008 3:06:35 AM

lulz at my RAM said:
I'll have to try that sometime. :p 

But like I said, I'm a noob...

I would have NO idea how to move my motherboard etc to a new case.

Maybe when I can afford a project, I will do that. :hello: 
LOL but i understand so if you like go to a plastic shop measure the side of your case panel buy a thin piece of clear plastic then buy a fan with leds and you have it :)  (old style) Darn i am getting old :( 
August 26, 2008 3:16:14 AM

That would work plus the fan or some other type of leds
August 26, 2008 3:21:00 AM

Yes, but I don't know how I would move all my hardware.

Is there any windows for a HP Pavillion a610n?
August 26, 2008 3:45:33 AM

Depending on your case (Chenming, Coolermaster, Lian-Li, Silverstone, or ThermalTake) they have options under Case Parts-OEM. But if not the window kits are usually the way to go now (many have pre-cut fan holes too). It's easier than cutting the plexi yourself (caused much swearing when it cracked on me). Installing it requires little more than a Dremel, or a Jig-Saw and drill with some time (I'm old school, so I like the Jig-Saw, it has a cleaner cut).

@Box read the previous posts before commenting please.
August 26, 2008 3:54:17 AM

Would my stock case be one of those?

I'll look it up and see if anyone has one that will fit right outa the box.
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August 26, 2008 4:34:24 AM

lulz at my RAM said:
Oh, then I'm stupid.


Those side panel window 'kits' require a jigsaw and a lot of patience, careful measurment and time to install.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/customize-pc-case,1...

Personally, I like the 'window effect'. Great way to show off your 'stuff'. Of course, some people have tighter stuff than others. :lol: 






August 26, 2008 4:37:20 AM

@lulz

To move your hardware, or to just get an idea of how, just do search for "Do it yourself" computer building. It's the best way to just learn how build a computer system. You just have to take precautions before you start your build.

Once you build your first system or even just move your existing build to a new case (with power supply) you might become addicted to the ever fun (and sometimes expensive) "hobby" of computer system building.

LOL.
August 26, 2008 4:47:08 AM

lulz at my RAM said:
Hello everyone, I've come to notice all the computers with the clear side panel and and blue LED lights...

It looks REALLY cool, how would I do this?



wow i want to tell the story of my hp way back when

first you dremel the steel door and get a window kit (its so much easier know!)

to intall the window you have install the rubber seal, the window and then the triangle locking piece of rubber to lock the window in the rubber track! its an alls day project! back in the 90's it was rad!

second you remove all the hp drive boxes and cut parts off and add fans

third- you have oc your mobo crystal - o the good all days!

you add lights, swap out the fans!


welcome to the fun!
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