P180 Mod - Anyone looking for a window?

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  1. Graeme*Kustom*

    Graeme*Kustom* Administrator

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    We're considering launching a modification intended for the Antec P180 case. With the multiple layers in the side panel for this case, it doesn't look too great when cut and placing the window on the inside of the panel.

    However, we've had a quote to have some 5mm acrylic chamferered and polished at the edges, and this could be mounted externally, similar to what CoolerMaster used in their cases in the past (WaveMaster / 201 / etc).

    The acrylic is quite expensive with this modification, and so the full cost for a mod would likely be around £55-£60 inc VAT.

    Just wondered if this was of interest to anyone at this stage?
     
  2. WTF_Shelley

    WTF_Shelley The Chav Slayer

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    I know im going to get flamed for this.....

    Do I get a new side panel for my p180 or do I send you my panel and you send it back with a bit of window nailed to the side?

    not being nasty or ignorant but not sure how this works
     
  3. Graeme*Kustom*

    Graeme*Kustom* Administrator

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    No need for flames, it's a reasonable enough question.

    Clue is in the name though, it's a 'mod' rather than a replacement side panel, so you would either need to buy the service at the same time as the case or send in your existing panel if you already had the case. We can't get spare panels to pre-fit the window to.
     
  4. jnm21

    jnm21 Registered Trader

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    Would it also be feasible to sell the window on its own? (Let people cut the panel & mount the window themselves - should increase the market Graeme - in fact with a few good reports on the quality, people may buy it for other cases too.)

    BTW Shelley, I assumed the answer Graeme gave, but certainly the problem causing anyone to flame that question would be their problem.
     
  5. WTF_Shelley

    WTF_Shelley The Chav Slayer

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    Most sites if you question a mod or ask a silly question you get flamed to hell and back! nice to know that doesn happen here.
     
  6. Graeme*Kustom*

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    Depends on what kind of mood I'm in I suppose :)

    Yeh, we would sell the chamfered acrylic separately too, although it's quite expensive to get made and I couldn't find a ready produced source. It would be reaching the best part of £40.
     
  7. kempez815

    kempez815 www.overclock3d.net

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    I'd be interested in this :)
     
  8. sitalchauhan

    sitalchauhan New Member

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    I am extremely interested in this and would probably purchase as soon as it is available. Would like to see some detailed pictures of what it would look like first though.

    I have mentioned this on a website where the P180 is a very popular case and I know loads of people have been wanting a windowed version, so there should be some more people posting.

    Thanks,
    Sital
     
  9. Amrit

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    I would be very interested on buying a windowed version of the p180 too. :D
     
  10. TicTac

    TicTac Registered User

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    I would be very interested in this also.

    I think for many people the only turnoff is no window so I think this could be very successful.
     
  11. Graeme*Kustom*

    Graeme*Kustom* Administrator

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    This has been given the green light - the acrylic is on order and we should have an example shown next week.
     
  12. sitalchauhan

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    I have been checking the site every day waiting to order, but I still cant find it :(.

    Maybe I am overlooking it, if so please could you provide a link.

    Many thanks and cant wait for my new case :D
     
  13. Graeme*Kustom*

    Graeme*Kustom* Administrator

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    We have the acrylic in now, will be getting the first fitting made next week and as soon as that is done (and proved to work!) we'll get this service on the site and post back in here.
     
  14. shifty.ricky

    shifty.ricky Indian Name: Rants Often

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    Ha ha...your so going to get an ass slapping for that...

    Reported

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    Big A and Forthy are getting slow in thier old age.

    Yiesh..
     
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    shifty.ricky Indian Name: Rants Often

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    Now I just look like a crazy person ranting to myself...thanks :D
     
  16. Graeme*Kustom*

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    This is still on-going but we do hope to have an example ready soon !
     
  17. Graeme*Kustom*

    Graeme*Kustom* Administrator

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    At last !

    The P180 mod is ready.

    Here's the complete case.

    http://www.kustompcs.co.uk/acatalog/info_1011.html

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    I'm making items for the mod service (eg to have this made on an existing case) which will cost around £60, and also for selling the acrylic separately.

    These will be online shortly.
     
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    All I can say is WOW!
    Thanks so much for going through with this mod, I will be placing my order very shortly.

    Just wanted to check, I will be buying the "Antec P180 Silver Case with Window":

    http://www.kustompcs.co.uk/acatalog/info_1011.html

    I was just wondering, as you will obviously have to open the box and everything to perform the mod, will you still be shipping the case in the original box with ALL original accessories and manuals?

    Thanks
     
  20. shifty.ricky

    shifty.ricky Indian Name: Rants Often

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    I'd hazard a guess at yes. Kustoms service is too good for them to start removing accessories and manuals.

    Kustom usually open boxes to put smaller items inside and I've never know anything to be removed yet.