Need advice for a plexiglass case mod

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Need advice for a plexiglass case mod

Postby Inconditionnel » Mon Jul 16, 2007 4:12 pm

Hey, Im looking to put two plexiglass sides on my pc without using the original sides. What would be the most efficient way of installing it, screws, glue, epoxy? I have no idea.
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Re: Need advice for a plexiglass case mod

Postby DMB2000uk » Mon Jul 16, 2007 5:01 pm

Well if you glue it shut, how are you supposed to access it for upgrades/maintenance?

Most people just cut a big hole in the case side panels and stick the plexy in the space they cut out, this way you can still get at the PC if something goes wrong or it needs a clean.

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Re: Need advice for a plexiglass case mod

Postby Inconditionnel » Mon Jul 16, 2007 5:09 pm

I kinda lost a side of the case in a move. As long as its not the side i need to access for upgrading would i be safe gluing it?
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Re: Need advice for a plexiglass case mod

Postby Apoptosis » Mon Jul 16, 2007 5:37 pm

yeah, but you'd see the glue through the glass and glue never stays clear... I'd suggest stainless steel Allen head screws (personal taste) or some Torx head screws with a black finish on them depending on how the rest of the case looks... not only do these types of screw heads look good they will also prevent people from getting into it at a LAN party as they have to get the right tools.

Maybe you could use a tap and die set to make some threaded holes into the case frame and then drill holes into the plexi glass and the same places (a cardboard template helps here) and then you can mount the sides.

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Re: Need advice for a plexiglass case mod

Postby bubba » Tue Jul 17, 2007 6:05 am

yup what Apoptosis said. 4 evenly spaced along each side would do you just fine. I wouldn't go any thiner than 3/16 thick for the plexi, get any thiner than that you will run a good chance of putting your hand through the side when moving it.
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Re: Need advice for a plexiglass case mod

Postby Inconditionnel » Tue Jul 17, 2007 11:39 am

Thank you for all your suggestions! (: They have been much appreciated and gave me a nice design idea. Im getting the supplies around 4 or 5 today. I will post pictures today or tommorow of the finished product.
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