What is the easiest way to cut blowholes in your case? The tools I 've seen require a 1/2 inch bit and I only have a drill with a 3/8" bit. Suggestions? Want to cut a blowhole on the top and over the vid card/processor and possibly another in the rear. Thanks.
oh, what you want is a hole-cut saw. There a made to be put in a drill and cut a perfect circle. you can find them most anywhere from Wal-Mart to any hardware store in many differnt sizes. You can get a whole set or just one. I would say just get a generic brand if your only gonna use them once or a few times because name brand ones can be rather expensive. These would make a much nicer cut that making a circle with a drill bit. good luck & have fun!
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Like AMD100 said hole-cut bit is perfect.
I find the size used for door installation(don't know the specks got it from my fathers bench) is perfect for 80mm fans w/ a little metal griil youll be stylin.
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Since I'm an electrican,I have a set of Klein hole punches,1/2 to 2 1/2", they are perfect for clean smooth round holes in almost any thickness metal,just drill 1 hole in the middle,insert the bolt& bearing,and the cutting die screws onto the threaded bolt from the other side,turn bolt with wrench till it pops out,Perfect! no sharp edges,paint loss,or distorted metal.Home Depot and a few hardware stores have them.
Well, i make holes in my comp case with a the smallest drill bits then (cause its easier to puncture. Then i use progressively larger drill bits to increase to the desired size, Just make sure u take all ur components out so that u dont get metal shavings on the goods.
this is really ugly if u dont do it well so thats why i drilled it in teh bottom of my case and installed a case fan so that it sucks cold air from the bottom to the top where the processor is.
IT worked wonders man!!!
I dont get why you guys are mucking around with cutting holes in your case, doesnt it kinda defeat the point of having a cover?
if you are worried a bout cooling and want to do it with air get one of those big 20" fans and aim it inside the case that way you will also blow off any dust
Win Win situation
Ive seen all that done but I simply got my dads jigsaw and popped in a metal cutting blade and cut perfectly round circles in the top and side of my new case. Blowholes kick arse. Mind you if youre going to use this method, cut the circles from the inside side of the case or you will end up scratching the good white side.