View Full Version : Antec P160 Case Mod Dilemma

11-19-05, 11:20 PM
I decided to attempt my first case mod on my Antec P160. I have all the equipment and supplies ready to go, but I find myself in a bit of a quandry.

I can't make my mind up which way I want to proceed.

I want to cut out a window in the shape of the Imperial logo from Star Wars, except I don't know whether to cut out the doughnut, or the doughnut hole. I've mocked together a picture of someone else's P160W with the logo: (click for larger image)

http://weescunner.smugmug.com/photos/45181177-S.jpg (http://weescunner.smugmug.com/photos/45181177-O.jpg)

Which do you think looks best? Left or Right?

11-19-05, 11:35 PM

11-19-05, 11:54 PM

11-20-05, 12:08 AM

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11-20-05, 01:00 AM
Another for the left :)

11-20-05, 01:10 AM
the more window, the better... so left

11-20-05, 01:32 AM
I think if the metal surface was really shiney the right one would look really cool, but if its going to look like that then deffinitely the left.

11-20-05, 01:47 AM
Thanks for the votes/replies so far. Left is clearly leading at this point, and of the two, is probably the easiest.

The case is made of anodized aluminium. The mock-up above was done to show the general layout and shape I wanted to achieve. The flat grey colour isn't really representative of the case's finish. The actual side panel looks like this:


When you say "really shiny", do you mean like the sides of the front panel? They're mirror-like shiny. The rest of the case is brushed aluminium and isn't very reflective.

11-20-05, 04:34 AM
Left as well. I have the same case and I think it would look a lot nicer with the "more window" side :)

G.luck with the modding though.

11-20-05, 01:21 PM
Left it is. I am persuaded by teh power of teh interwebs! :type:

G.luck with the modding though.

Thanks. I'll post pics once I'm done.