Computer Modding: How to cut side panels?

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  1. NickSo

    NickSo Producer

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    Hi, i got this neat mod idea going for my computer (its very original :p) ), but i gotta figure out how and with what i can use to cut a hole on one of the side panels of the case.

    My friend says a dremel wont work coz its metal, and itll probably break the disc.

    A local computer shop that does computer modding can do it, but its a total rip off... $45 to cut a hole no bigger than a standard size sheet of paper?!

    A little help? Thanks
     
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    Kelley_B Cinematographer

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    Dremel is the only way to cut a design into a case, unless you have access to a laser cutter [​IMG]
    I used a Dremel to do both of my previous cases, and they were both hard metal.
    Check out the [H]ard|Forum's Cool Cases section, those guys there will more than glad to help you.
    Check this out: http://www.virtual-hideout.net/guide...el/index.shtml its a how-to cut a hole in your case using a dremel.
     
  3. Matt Stryker

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    I cut off part of my car fender with a dremel, so I'm pretty sure it could handle a PC. You might try on an old case first, its never as easy as it looks.
     
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    I second the Dremel, You could also laser cut it (not cheap) much more cleanly and accurately
     
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    Thanks alot.. ill see if i can convince my friend to lemme borrow it.. or find another friend who has one...
     

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