I used a drip for a pilot hole and a fine toothed metal cutting blade in a regular jig-saw. I taped off everything so I would not scrath things up and cut from the back side so the burs were on the inside of the case. Cleaned ut up with a file and installed the window kit just fine on two of my computers.
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I used a nibbler on mine, worked slick. No distortion, no noise and easy to make curves,90's and circles. One problem ....its not fun and you'll grow tired of it easily.
The Dremel will work also...if you like loud noises, flying debris and going through 5 ea. cutting disks.
Also never heard of anyone putting their eye out with a nibbler.
I used on the frame of my truck, why not on my CPU case? LMAO
Who made that man a gunner.
I did sir, he's my cousin.
Who is he?
He's an ******* sir.
I know that, what's his name?
That is his name sir, *******, Major *******.
And his cousin?
He's an ******* too sir. Gunners Mate First Class Phllip *******
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i used a nibbler on my case. it is a very thick case and i did 3 120mm holes....my hand sure was hurting afterwards...but it did make much cleaner holes than a dremel would. the choice is urs but you have to be patient with a nibbler.
I brought my chrome case to a machine shop and asked them to cut holes that I marked with a pencil... they used a water-jet! The cut is so clean, it didn't need any sanding down! I love that thing but it probably costs a few thousand dollars!
? Quantum Physics ? Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.
I agree, for the absolute fastest, cleanest way to cut a shape in anything, find a shop with waterjet. It is far superior to any other cutting mehtod because there is no heat, and you wont have to ruin the finish to provide for conductivity.
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