• Welcome to Overclockers Forums! Join us to reply in threads, receive reduced ads, and to customize your site experience!

FANS how to cut holes in my case

Overclockers is supported by our readers. When you click a link to make a purchase, we may earn a commission. Learn More.

Ebonyks

Registered
Joined
Dec 22, 2001
Location
Milwaukee, WI
There are several ways. Some people use dremels which take a long time to use, and i don't reccomend. I personally like holesaws, which are basically an attachment to the end of a standard drill, makes it quick and easy.
 

NASsoccer

On a string I was held Senior
Joined
Jul 11, 2001
Location
i live
Ebonyks said:
There are several ways. Some people use dremels which take a long time to use, and i don't reccomend. I personally like holesaws, which are basically an attachment to the end of a standard drill, makes it quick and easy.

i agree. I use a holesaw because no matter what you get a perfectly roundhole and then i use the dremel to smooth the edges.
 

Dissolved

Member
Joined
Jul 21, 2001
Location
OC California
NASsoccer said:


i agree. I use a holesaw because no matter what you get a perfectly roundhole and then i use the dremel to smooth the edges.

thats the way to go if you can afford both tools.. i just used a dremal and alot of cutting wheels :)
 

Tecumseh

Member
Joined
Feb 26, 2002
Location
Ohio
I agree with Ebonyks and the rest. A dremel is a terrible
thing to cut a blow hole. I had to learn the hard way.
The holesaw works fine if you use cutting oil. You can then
use the Dremel to smooth stuff up when you are done.
 

neo86

Member
Joined
Mar 20, 2001
I tested out my idea of using a very sturdy knife and a hammer on an old case. It took me about 15 min and I was able to sand the edges to perfection using a file.

Don't try it unless you have a very steady hand.

I TAKE NO RESPONSIBILITY IF YOU DO THIS!!!!! :)
 

cyber mouse45

Cyber Cheesiest Senior
Joined
Jan 31, 2002
Location
SC
If you have a good drill, a hole saw is the only way to go. And they only cost about 16 bucks. (for the 3" ones) :D
 

Voodoo Rufus

Powder Junkie Moderator
Joined
Sep 20, 2001
Location
Bakersfield, CA
I don't know why people don't like them but I've long since forgotten about them since I spend so much time posting here and reading nearly all my comp junk here.
 

AarontheJC

Member
Joined
Jan 4, 2002
Location
Southern USA
The latest Max PC (March) had an article on cutting a blowhole. You might want to go pick that one up. Most of the rest was a "Build your own PC" kind of thing. They gave a quick intro to the GF4 and a few other things. Mostly, they spread basic wisdom in the PC building world. If anybody out there's new to it, or is thinking of putting together a first rig, I'd recommend picking this issue up. There are a lot of threads that I could have avoided posting if I had had this one for my first computer.

Oh yeah, and the blowhole article was pretty good too. They used a dremel, and I'm thinking that I'm going to have to cover mine with one of these grilles.
productCGR-04_thumbnail.jpg


Probably not. I'm still living with my mother for the next few months, and I don't imagine she'd appreciate that too much! Anyways...I had a laugh when I saw this one.
 

NASsoccer

On a string I was held Senior
Joined
Jul 11, 2001
Location
i live
it is still down for me, but i don't why everybody hates on it so much. I mean the forums are wild to say the least but the main page and such isn't that bad.