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Does anyone know if you can use new parts on an old case?

I got a Fractal Design Define C case with an acrylic side pannel for free. The cases side pannel is scratched to hell, I know that the Define C now come with TG side pannels, I just want to know if one will fit on the older case. It doesnt look like it will fit and I wanted to know if anyone has tries this. Also does anyone know the size of the mobo standoffs? When i was given the case it only had 6 of them so Im going to need more. 

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your best bet is to email them and ask.  Fractal's team seems pretty good, so they should answer relatively quickly.

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Oh god...looks like someone tried to clean the acrylic side panel with isopropyl alcohol or some abrasive / harsh cleaner...and it ate away at the surface layer...

 

The Define C acrylic version uses a "traditional" side panel mounting system, where it slides onto a set of rails and locks in place.

The tempered glass is uses a different mounting system -- 4x screws on either corner.

 

As @tkitch mentioned, it doesn't hurt to reach out to Fractal and see what can be done.

They could either send you a new acrylic side panel, or send you a screw / mounting kit to covert it to tempered glass mounting, who knows.

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