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Thread: good case modding tutorails? espec. cutting holes for fans




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    Don't ya know someone that ya can borrow a drill and jigsaw from as these are even cheap to buy plus always come in handy? :?:
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    well im only a teenager still lol im not sure if its safe for me to do it by myself, even tho i have taken woodshop and stuff, maybe i could jsut cut vents and then 4 holes for the fan?
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    LOL
    Do I detect a lack of confidence?

    I'd reccomend acquiring a drill at a minimum. You could drill a bunch of holes for the intake area of the fan (that after all is what the case manufacturers do), though 1 big hole does allow much more airflow. I have on one occasion drilled a bunch of holes and used a small file to remove the material between them to make the large hole. Just be sure to use a centerpunch so your drill bit doesn't wander.

    Making holes in your beloved PC is kind of a nervy undertaking the first time, no doubt about it.

    But you now have several guides you requested, so when you are ready it is there for you.

    Have fun!
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    Grab an old piece of sheet steel first and practise a few holes into that first. ;)
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    Use a dremil with cut off wheel attachments, goes right through pretty easily.
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    Sorry but I'd leave a Dremel for those who are experienced with their use, action and characteristics as in the wrong hands these are not only easy to make mistakes with but also likely to either injure themselves or someone else. : peace2:
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    any way i can get through the aluminum with an exacto knife...?
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    I sincerely hope for your sake your case is of good enough quality as to not allow that:?:
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    jOb... A holesaw will be your best bet...Does the top come off of your puter? If it does, take the top off and take it into school with you...I'm sure the shop teacher wouldn't mind showing you how to measure and use a holesaw. Do you have the fan for it yet? Make sure you take that with you also, this way the shop teacher can help you line up the fan for mounting. Don't forget to get fan grills...wouldn't want anyone to stick their fingers in the fan...
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