New to case modding

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by RagnaroK, Feb 21, 2003.

  1. RagnaroK

    RagnaroK Must be dreaming...

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    Hi,
    I want to cut some holes in my case for some fans, because I believe the pre-cut holes in the case are not letting enough air in. I just want to know what tools should I use to cut such holes? Maybe big and maybe small holes. Also, what tools can do delicate metal cutting?

    Thanks for any feedback.
    -RaG
     
  2. Maveric169

    Maveric169 The Voices Talk to Me

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    I know alot of people use a dremel tool. I haven't started my case mod yet so I really can't say.
     
  3. RagnaroK

    RagnaroK Must be dreaming...

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    Dremel tool? I apologise for my naiveness. :happy:
     
  4. [CpK]Bastid

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  5. Ace123

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    Thats what I use lol
     
  6. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    Most people use dremel for modding. But if you want to cut a hole in flat metal I suggest you use a hole saw. Like the ones at the bottom of this page: http://toolguy.com/recipblade.htm
     
  7. RagnaroK

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    Ahh.. dremel... I remember now! Thx [CpK]Bastid and thx to everyone for their input, but I didn't expect these tools to cost so much. LOL :D
    I'm on a student budget you see, and really can't afford to buy these tools for one or two mod jobs... I might consider buying them later. But for now, can anyone suggest cheap ways of modding that can still look like it was done professionally? ;)
     
  8. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    There are really cheap dremel-lookalikes that you can use. They probably won't hold for more than one to two case mods (more than a hole though!) but then again they are very cheap. Sorry, I don't know where to get them outside Sweden.
     
  9. RagnaroK

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    Cheers Zedric. Thanks for the advice, think I found a few tools that could do the job for now. Thanks everyone. :D
     
  10. deadzombie

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    Check your local Wal*Mart - you can pick up dremels for $30 - $40, before the bits. Not cheap, but not as expensive...