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Old 05-24-2010, 07:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What exactly would I need to do case mods? I know there are several items for different tasks, but shoot it at me!

I have a few cases lying around, and I wouldn't mind trying to mod them.If I screw up, I won't lose any money.
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Old 05-24-2010, 07:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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Beside basic drill, jigsaw and demel, the tools are much more specific and expensive. Hole saws and cutters can be costly, but do 100x more clean work.

Then the modding stuff, ie channeling, fans, grommets etc.
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We might have some of the basic tool around here. I uncertain what my dad has as well.
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I get most of my mod supplies from Bill at MNPCTech.com
PC Case Mods Store

or performance-pcs.com
Performance-PCs.com, ... sleeve it and they will come
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I was more concerned about the tools involved, but thank you all the same, Slaymate.
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well... a tape measure, sharpie, ruler, a square, a punch, assorted drill bits, drill and or drill press, files, sand paper, paint, hole saw, jig saw, painters tape... and other misc tools that you come across and say " man i wish i had this tool, that would make it a lot easier. "
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Is "painters tape" that blue tape?

I would expect a tape measure, sharpie and ruler. The other stuff I am asking about.

What is a punch? I assume that isn't a physical punch

I do have a drill press. Got it from my grandfather. He doesn't use it anymore.
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A punch is just a pointy stick. Its used to dimple the center of the hole youre drilling.
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It's been mentioned already but it's worth re-iterating. The dremel is the most versatile modding tool for the beginner modder. With it you can cut, grind, sand and engrave almost anything. It's not the most precise tool but the more preparation and care you put into your work the better it will look. With some practice dremel work can be really nice. If needed, I can do almost anything with a dremel and needle file kit. I'd start with that one tool before anything else. Pick up some metal cutting cut off blades (reinforced blades are worth the extra $$$) and some sanding bands/grinding stone and you'll be set to start!

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Thanks man. That's really what I was looking for. Starter tools.

(I didn't realize you were #1 in folding, lol)
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