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    Case mod Q

    I am adding a window to my case. it is 1/8th inch plexi glass.

    what is the best way to attach the window. I am thinking rivets, that will look cool but I dont want to crack the glass, any suggestions?

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    order some molding from pcmods.com or something...

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    Or just get a kit with the plexi-glass and trim like what you can find here:
    http://www.caseetc.com/cgi-bin/caseetc

    They have a 12"x12" lexan window kit for only $16.99 and they have good shipping rates. They also have light kits, fans busses, cooling, modded cases, blow hole kits and a bunch of other cool case mod'n stuff. I have only ordered a pair of 92mm PanaFlo L1A low noise fans from there and they charged about $5 for shipping.

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    What ever you do, keep in mind that Plexi & lexan have a high coefficient of expansion and allow it to creep, otherwise it will crack.

    If you use screws, drill the holes oversize and leave the screws a little loose so the glass can creep. It is good practice to snug the nuts and then back them off about half a turn. If you use rubber molding make sure the glass has at least 1/16" clearence between it and the metal so it does not expand against the metal.

    Hope this helps, Bill

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    hot glur or rubber cement?

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    i have used epoxy and it worked fine.

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    epoxy? that doesnt cause to much stree when the window expands and contracts?

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    it hasn't yet. i've had it in for about a month and it has a light behind it. so i guess that adds heat for expansion. so far it has worked fine.

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    nuts and bolts

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    if your looking for case mods info and examples you gotta check out this site: www.fast-mhz.com click on case mods section.
    some people have waaaayyyyy too much time on their hands...plus makes me wanna see what i can do now, hehe

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    I think I will get the glue that they suggest be used with plexi glass. I dont want it to crack.. I have already had enough problems with the paint. the paint and the clear enamal seem to not like each other and blister up when I put one over the other.

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    3dfx Desktop TV
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    You might want to check out this link. http://plycon.com They have windows, ecthed windows and lighting. Look on left column, in cases. See what you think. Mark

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