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Old 08-04-2012, 07:48 PM   #31
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@tarui, its Lianli A71F black. Modded top for radiator.
Hi, if I planning to mod the side panel mounting fan plate of Corsair Obs 550D, by replacing it with a clear window, how much would it be?
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Old 09-04-2012, 12:27 PM   #32
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i need to see the rear side of the panel. most likely can. $40 if i do not need to cut on the panel further.

$60-70 if u want the windows to open up larger ( include the acrylic ) .
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Old 09-04-2012, 11:44 PM   #33
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i need to see the rear side of the panel. most likely can. $40 if i do not need to cut on the panel further.

$60-70 if u want the windows to open up larger ( include the acrylic ) .
Hi, I won't be enlarging the window, as I would like to side panel cover of the original 550D to be able to close back the "window" should I want to.

I do not have the side panel with me now so for the moment I will just use photos from other thread to preview first:

As you can see the original casing comes with the panel "cover"







If seen from the outside, the metal plate seem to be concave inward at the edges (while from the rear side the metal plate appear to be convex or protrude out.)



The screw holes for fans can be use to mount the acrylic as well, I dun really mind, but I prefer the acrylic to be mounted from "inside" rather than outside (becz of the side panel to cover as stated earlier)


P.S: All photo credits goes to Ravener.


Estimated dimension of the cut would be approximately 24x12 cm

Hope the info I provide can help
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Old 10-04-2012, 06:48 PM   #34
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now i see the big picture.

in order to mount the windows, the entire mesh part ( the depressed in area ) has to be removed. the cut area will be flush with the panel. it is exactly like cutting a windows on a flat panel. the amount of work is the same.

acrylic is flat, so the acrylic must sit flat on the flat part of the panel.

$70 for the job + the acrylic. 1week.

attached is picture of the proposed cut area.

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Actually my idea was more of a this kind.



Red boundary is the area that is need to be cut off

The blue boundary is the size of the acrylic panel that is suppose to be place in.


Reason: So that there still remain an depression for the side panel cover to "seat" back or cover it back.
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good idea gatter, can be done..
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Old 11-04-2012, 03:30 PM   #37
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good idea gatter, can be done..
But that does cost any cheaper to make?
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cutting straight line, x 4 lines is always easier & much faster than doing the curves

on average, i complete a normal mod in about 2hours. include, drawing, preparing the tools, touch up & cleaning up the area. then the tools.

for your suggested mod, i estimate an extra 30mins-45mins. u see, i not trying to smoke u & and being long winded, but i always explain to all customers coming to me for any modding services if the mods are less straight forward.

to cut a straight, only need steady hand & just go straight. can finish a line in about 15-30seconds. very fast right, but that's before filling down to smoothness later part & further touch up.

to cut a curve, small curve the size of 50cends coin, may need like 10-15 seconds. stop, turn the panel, continue another curve. stop, turn & continue & repeat & repeat till the entire cut is complete. then after that, need to file down to smooth finishing & further touch up. Much much more work bro !

for this time, i charge the same as the normal one. cheers.
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for your suggested mod, i estimate an extra 30mins-45mins. u see, i not trying to smoke u & and being long winded, but i always explain to all customers coming to me for any modding services if the mods are less straight forward.

to cut a straight, only need steady hand & just go straight. can finish a line in about 15-30seconds. very fast right, but that's before filling down to smoothness later part & further touch up.
when i saw the small curved cuts, i was already thinking how hard it is to do..

btw, i'm planning to have my front header i/o ports for the HAF932 sleeved.. still busy now but will drop by your shop soon.

took a sample pic from your site.

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for this time, i charge the same as the normal one. cheers.
Ok thanks bro! Just give me more time to consider as I have a tight budget right now, but once I finalised the decision to go ahead with it, I will bring the side panel to your shop on the very day I purchase the Corsair 550D
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Old 17-04-2012, 03:50 PM   #41
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recent work.

Mini HTPC built for audio. added on a Sata Power noise filter to the HDD.





CM 1000watt psu, void warranty but sleeving into the psu. and enlarging the opening.



1 white 1 red phantom nzxt windows mod.
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I'm very impress by your cable management! 1 word AWESOME! Will you just do cable management service only?
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Old 25-04-2012, 08:52 AM   #43
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Moddings for 650D

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From this image, do you offer to do up a side panel for my 650D? I would like there to be the buckles (found stock on the side panel of the 650D), I would like it to have a dark film over it so it's not entirely transparent nor opaque but like the sun deflector seen on some car windows these days. Know what I mean? ,just like this guy's side panel in the image.

On an aside, can I change the front panel to wood? I don't know why but I love the texture of wood...
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Old 25-04-2012, 04:26 PM   #44
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thx Razor, yes i do just the cable too..

anyway, i'm not shy to say there are really many enthusiast doing better job than me at home too


@ Dr. K, u sound like a bot. yet i still answer. i only have clear acrylic for the mods. Some mods is possible but I do not provide the service. For instance, changing a metal casing to become wood. Or adding diamonds to it.
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some of enegizer's good workmanship -- just picked it up last night...


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