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    Is there a reputable site that I can buy a panel with a side window for this thing? Better yet, is there a good guide for doing one yourself? Also, if any of you currently own one--will the PCI-card holder-thingy be of much use? (don't know for myself because I haven't gotten the cash together to spend on the rest of my build)

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    I would try Crazypc.com there known to have loads of modifications for cases specially Lian-Li cases.
    and Damn Proud of it!

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    wait for Doc D...he owns one....if you are good with power tool, you can try to DIY a side window.

    Ok...I'm going to give you a quick basic guide of DIY side window;
    1) tape of the side panel with painter tape (less tacky or leave glue residue after remove). This is to protect the panel surfaces. Aluminium is very easy to scatches.
    2) get a pencil draw the window opening, size, shape & location of your choice
    3) you can use jigsaw with fine blade for aluminium or dremel with cutting disc.
    4) use a file to to clean up th rough edges
    5) drill holes for mounting screws
    6) cut the acrylic window about 1/2" bigger than the opening (you can get the plexiglass at home hardware stores such as, Homedepot, Lowels....etc)

    If you don't want to go all this trouble...then check out Performanc-PCS.com or FrozenCpu.com or Crazypc.com. I believe the first two etailers have more choices.

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    Zinos, you can use this window on the P80, I did, and I also used them on my A77 and A7010 they cost $49.99 http://www.frozencpu.com/products/51...tl=g43c241s616 or for $48.99 at http://www.xoxide.com/lianli-75b-window-panel.html I have used this window on 4 diff Lian Li cases and it always fits.

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    You might run into some problems with this case. first, the 5.25 drive bay grills never stay in place one they have been removed, I also had the front door fall off while I was moving the case, and it would never stay on after that. The A77 is a better case and also $150 cheaper. I sold my P80 because of all of the problems i kept having, and I am not the only one.

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    I can always return it and get my money back. I always buy from this one local place, so he'll give me my cash back. A77, you say? I just want the absolute best case for airflow with high build quality, cable management options, etc.

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    The A77 has a total of 4 / 120 mm fans, I removed the rear top HDD cage and installed it in the remaining 5.25b drive bays. My A7010 has a total of 6 / 120mm fans. You are better off returning the P80, I bought mine the first day they hit the stores, and then sold it, I was pissed off about the door, and always having to mess around with the damm grills, for some reason, they never stay in place. With the A77 you get the fan controller that also give you temps . I painted the inside flat black before installing my system, it made a big diff . You can buy the A77. and the windowed side panel and still have $100 left over.

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    Alrighty then, I'll for sure return it tomorrow then. Thanks for the heads up, DD. Also, thanks everyone for the speedy assistance.

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    Your welcome, I did not want to see you start having problems down the road, and not be able to return it. The P80 would have been a nice case if they would fix the problems, and lower the price. This is the very first Lian Li case that I have ever had a problem with.

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    I own the A71 and it is almost the same as the 77 except it has a door and no hot-swap drive bays. I need a door on my case to keep my kids out LOL. Both have virtually the same internal layout though, they are exceptional cases.

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