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Old 05-18-2007, 10:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have an old case and I was thinking of reusing it isntead of buying a new computer case, so yeah. I wanted to add those temperature gauges and maybe some more fans to keep my thing cool, so how exactly would I install those?

If I can't use more fans, then what else can I use?
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Old 05-18-2007, 11:36 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Erm bit of a general question.......................

you can add gauges and controllers to external drive bays or you can implant them into the case but I think that is a bit technical if it is your first mod

For a fan you cut a hole in the side the right size so and 80mm or slightly smaller hole for a 80mm fan then just buy the fans and cheat LIke I do y using the fan as a template for the screw holes watch out for the edges of the metal panel though as they are as sharp as a razor blade so you will either want moulding or a fan cover. For tools you can use anything that cuts metal so jigsaw, drills and files anything the tool of choice for a modder is generally a dremel though which is a small rotary multi purpose tool for cutting polishing filing......

Can you take some pics of your case and a brief description of what components you will use
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dremel cut plexy glass srew done that easy lol
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well you can use all sorts of tools to cut a fan hole:

CAM
rotary cutter on a drill
Dremel with cutter bit
jigsaw
router
hacksaw (lol if you have no life and don't mind spending three days per fan hole)
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a drill (just keep making lots of holes around the edge of the circle)

The fastest method and most accurate is a rotary cutter on a drill but if your case is steel then you will want a pillar drill that can go to really low RPM to gt that perfect hole which obviously means access to a well equipped workshop
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My worklog...

You can see here how I cut out some fan holes on my case.

Note that a Dremel isn't the tool you want if you want a perfectly round hole. You're better off to use a holesaw for that. Though those are a little more expensive.
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Is a hole saw a rotary cutter on a drill??? The item I am thinking of is like a circular saw except shaped like a bowl and you use a drill bit in the centre for accuracy and just drill straight down
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Is a hole saw a rotary cutter on a drill??? The item I am thinking of is like a circular saw except shaped like a bowl and you use a drill bit in the centre for accuracy and just drill straight down
Yeah, that's a hole saw.
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u should be fine man if u do it urself. ull learn something new too
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wat u want to do isnt really case modding just put them in drive bays and mount some fans
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How exactly do you Case Mod?
Depends what you want to do to it.
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