Description

Replaced stock window with .22" thick clear acrylic as I didn't care for the stock fan cutouts for the Video Card. I think this looks a little cleaner. Used the stock fan mounting screws from the case and some custom 3D printed parts to retain the new window. Using mostly for web browsing and photo editing. Have a few games installed and the graphics card performs great.

2014-04-20 update: Added a few pictures of the custom window on the side panel. Also added pictures of one of the 12 screw mounts I made to secure the new window to the side panel.

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Comments

  • 71 months ago
  • 3 points

+1 nice build, gotta give an upvote to good, clean mods.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Sleek!!! yeah nice work with the custom window, I don't like the fans slots neither of the original one

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

nice build +1 for the 4770k

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

+1
how does the 760 fit in the 300r? have both. thinking about getting the i7 4770k or the i5 4670k help me decide

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

The 760 fits just fine as you can see in the pics. Plenty of room!

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

If you can swing the extra cash to get the i7 i would go for it. If on a budget, the i5 should be good as well. All depends on what you want to do with the computer.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Super nice build, I have 300r myself. What site did you buy the custom window parts from?

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I researched an off the shelf solution for the new window on the net, but had no luck. The window I have is completely custom. I bought the windowed version of the 300R, cut off the existing sheet metal tabs which mounted the existing window in the side panel, purchased a .22" thick piece of plexiglass from Lowes and cut to the same size as the original window (roughly 15" x 15"), I custom designed and fabricated (12) tap blocks on a 3D printer I have at work (perk of being a Mechanical Engineer and having access to this equipment)and fastened these to the side panel using the included case fan self tapping screws to hold in the window. I had to cut away some of the case metal as the custom tapping blocks interfered with the case when I tried to install the side panel with the new window. I will update the build photos to show the custom window in more detail if that helps to show how this was done. You just need to get a little creative on how to hold the new window onto the side panel.

Thanks for your interest in my build!!

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, I'm kinda late and I just stumbled upon your build. First of all, I like it +1! Although, I have a question for you: Where did you get that window for the case mod? -Spicy

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Please see the post above. I describe how i fabricated this custom window myself. Thanks for your interest!

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Ahh, thank you very much sir!

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, i have a very similar build

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Love how you fixed the holes in window panel. How could i do this for my case? Just take the window to lowes and have them duplicate minus the buckshot lol and how much did it cost you? thanks for your time.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

The window was just a piece of acrylic I purchased from Lowes or home depot and I cut it down to the stock window size. The screws were left over fan screws from my 300r windowed case, so I just repurposed them. The retainer clips were custom made at my employer's as I have access to a plastic 3D printer there. Good luck and I hope all goes well with your mod!