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Saved myself £50 :)

Discussion in 'Case Central' started by Day03, 3 May 2006.

  1. Day03

    Gangster

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    I saved myself £50 by making a side window in my Lian LI V1000. I can't believe how expensive are all the accessories for the Lian Li. Here is a pic of how it turned out, perfectly straight and smooth edges, used rivets instead of glue or sticky tape. Need to work on the inside of the case a bit more now, planning some UV stuff.


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  2. RandomTom

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    Looking good sir! Nice and clean lines.
     
  3. pcknight

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    Waw, nice work there. Well done mate.
     
  4. Raikiri

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    What did you use? (If a dremel what bit)
     
  5. Day03

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    I've used an electric jigsaw with a metal cutting blade and a dremel just to smooth and polish ot the sharp edges. The aluminium is 2mm thick and it's too much to cut with a dremel.
     
  6. KizZ

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    That looks great and neat! It looks like the real clear side panel to me :eek:
     
  7. Yewen

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    Looks like you did a good job there!

    Although windows are not my style at all, the rivets make it look ok; maybe a little to much going on but I think would be better in person. Still not to my taste.
     
  8. mc_bob

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    The lines are... Straight!!!
    Really nice,

    MC_Bob
     
  9. PinkFloyd

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    Looks great, very well done.

    Rivets > rubber seal stuff
     
  10. gr1mey

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    look very well done.

    although I fail to see the point of having part of the window to show of the 5.25" drive bays :confused:
     
  11. pcknight

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    Don't use rubber seal as that would spoil it. You have done a good job there.
     
  12. OV3RCLOCK3R

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    Definatly very nice cutting. Looks very professional. Good job :)
     
  13. Drazic

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    You dude you wana add me to msn

    pjalchemist @ aol .com

    (sick of spam mail etc)

    I got a job for ya
     
  14. lozza

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    Very nice, any chance of finding some of those nice little hex screws/bolts would finish it off better than the rivits
     
  15. cypriobrit

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  16. Day03

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    I don't use msn, did you want me to cut something for you? :)
     
  17. Drazic

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    Yep the side on my Lian-li V2000B if your up for doing it all? Drop me an e-mail dude...it's in my trust
     
  18. Fr0dders

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    i did the same too

    heres my effort

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