a good idea to cover your window with masking tape before using
a power tool on it. It will prevent it from chipping and it's
also easier to draw marks on masking tape. To use the holesaw,
you must first pierce the center point of the blowhole with
the arbor, then install the holesaw and use the center point
to keep inline. Acrylic is pretty soft so the holesaw had no
problem cutting through it. In just a few minutes I had perfectly
round blowholes in my window.
hold the window in place I had previously used screws and nuts.
If you find screws with nice heads they can give a nice rocking
style to the case, p0sta1's
Apex Supertower is a good example. But this time I decided
to try something new; epoxy. Epoxy is a kind of glue, which
usually comes in two tubes; you have to mix a little bit of
both tubes to get it to adhere to anything. Epoxy comes in different
formula depending on what you want to use it for. Make sure
the one you get is approved for both metal (the case) and plastic
will stick better to abrasive (uneven) surfaces. My metal side
panel and window where both very smooth. To fix this, I used
sand paper to scratch both my window and interior of my side
panel, where both will meet. Note that the rubber molding creates
a gap between the window and the side panel. So I had to use
a lot of epoxy to fill the gap (about 1mm). I started by dropping
a good quantity of glue in each corner of the window and waited
a little for it to dry. Epoxy usually dries pretty fast, and
I then filled the gap all around the window with the same epoxy.
I'm very pleased with the results.
decided to put dust filters on the two 92mm fans. I got myself
some plastic filters from CaseEtc. Keep in mind that any kind
of filter will restrict the airflow of the fan and possibly
increase its noise level. However I think it's a small price
to pay to keep your case cleaner. For a fan that blows air in
the case, you should ideally place the filter outside the case.
This way dust is stopped before it goes through the fan. But
frankly, I think they look like crap. Not this model in particular
but filters in general. So I decided to mount the filter inside
the case where you won't see them and I installed a chrome grill
in front of the fan.