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Let me first say, I have no idea if this is against TOS, and that's partially why I'm posting.

I was looking to cut a 120 or 140mm hole in the window of my case where both my GPUs are for better airflow. I honestly don't know of a place in town I can get this done(if anyone knows of a general place where this can be done that would be a huge help.) I was wondering if people ever pay OCN member for modding services? I do not have the tools to do this myself.
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Yes you can pay an OCN member to do this. But why would you? Shipping alone would negate your cost. You can buy a drill and a hole saw to do the job for about $40 (Harbor Freight Tools or nearly any hardware store, drill ~$20 and hole saw another ~$20) with a fan template for free from mnpctech.com and do it yourself.

Its not hard at all. Buying tools now opens modding possibilities later that will save you money. Do it yourself.

Fail that, Google search for a machinist shop local to you. They will be able to cut a hole for you in about 5 minutes.
Edited by Philistine - 5/1/11 at 11:24pm
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Yes you can pay an OCN member to do this. But why would you? Shipping alone would negate your cost. You can buy a drill and a hole saw to do the job for about $40 (Harbor Freight Tools or nearly any hardware store, drill ~$20 and hole saw another ~$20) with a fan template for free from mnpctech.com and do it yourself.

Its not hard at all. Buying tools now opens modding possibilities later that will save you money. Do it yourself.

Fail that, Google search for a machinist shop local to you. They will be able to cut a hole for you in about 5 minutes.
Will a hole saw work well with acrylic or plastic? Ive used smaller ones before with wood and such, but never with acrylic
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yes, you will want to tape off the area with masking tape (cut through the tape) it will help produce a better cut. ALSO only hit it at HIGH speed dont press the drill into it at low rpm
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Just like regular Saw Blades, Hole Saws also come in defferent tooth configurations. I recommend a fine tooth pattern for a smoother cut.
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Just like regular Saw Blades, Hole Saws also come in defferent tooth configurations. I recommend a fine tooth pattern for a smoother cut.
Can you recommend any specific ones? Im on amazon and Im only finding ones with large teeth. Looking for one thats 4 inch and 5 inch.
Edited by Bryst - 5/2/11 at 12:33am
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Thats actually a decent enough set. The Multiple sizes will allow you to cut different hols for different sized fans in the furture. Nice find.

Just remember that when you cut the hole to have a piece of plywood scrap under where you are cutting to prevent cracking when applying force onto the window.
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Thats actually a decent enough set. The Multiple sizes will allow you to cut different hols for different sized fans in the furture. Nice find.

Just remember that when you cut the hole to have a piece of plywood scrap under where you are cutting to prevent cracking when applying force onto the window.
Yeah, I watched the video in the link from the above poster. All very handy info. Thanks a lot for your help guys. Now I just need to cut a hole without *** destroying my side window.
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Doo eet yourself!/subbed, I wanna know how it turns out love watching first time modders have a go at it
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