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... cut the metal mesh on a CM HAF series. I have a HAF 922 and anytime i crank up a high powered fan on my case on intake setups I get that annoying whine. I know i can mount the fan on the outside but it looks silly. I want to remove the mesh on the back of the case at least, and thats the only spot I will probably do, but cant figure what tools to use. Just wondering what some of you guys have used.
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Most people probably use a rotary tool such as a Dremel, with a metal cutting wheel attachment, and from there it is pretty easy. I have heard of other methods such as drilling a while and using a saw blade (the small blades used on the L shaped saws).
You can use tin cutters also, but I myself find it a little agonizing trying to get them in position.
My advice : barrow somebody's Dremel, or buy one used off craigslist.
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I want to remove the mesh on the back of the case at least, and thats the only spot I will probably do, but cant figure what tools to use. Just wondering what some of you guys have used.
Plasma cutter.

OK, maybe that's over kill. A rotary tool, like a Dremel, will make very quick work of it.
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I have a set of tin snips that I use for lots of stuff, might try some of em. (i got mine @ walmart as a set of 3) My local walmart super store has them in stock, not listed online though. these were a super good investment and I have got tons of use out of them.



http://www.walmart.com/ip/Trademark-...p-Set/12213784
http://www.walmart.com/ip/KR-Tools-P...p-Set/14147196
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I have a set of tin snips that I use for lots of stuff, might try some of em. (i got mine @ walmart as a set of 3) My local walmart super store has them in stock, not listed online though. these were a super good investment and I have got tons of use out of them.



http://www.walmart.com/ip/Trademark-...p-Set/12213784
http://www.walmart.com/ip/KR-Tools-P...p-Set/14147196
Thats kinda what I had in mind. Wasnt sure if i could get the nose of those in between and if they would have enough force to snap through the metal though.
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Like this?


I just used some mini dikes to do it. You don't need to go crazy with power tools. A nice sharp pair of dikes will do it nicely.

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Ive used Them before. But you got to be careful when using them not to cut it wrong
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i have those same cutters. Thats what i used on my Antec 300's grills.
    
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