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You can cut out the slots. The mounting area is still there to screw into.
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post #1052 of 2110
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Originally Posted by samwiches View Post

You can cut out the slots. The mounting area is still there to screw into.

Oh ok. Is there any simpler way than buying a nibbler?
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Yes but the cuts will not be as clean.
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post #1054 of 2110
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Yes but the cuts will not be as clean.

Ah ok. If so, what tool do I need to use? I can't afford to buy a nibbler just to cut off once and be done with the tool.
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Then just wait 'til you can. thumb.gif To me it's not worth it if you have small metal pieces and ugly bent cuts all over. Using a dremel is the only other good option IMO and that would require removing everything from your case.
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Then just wait 'til you can. thumb.gif To me it's not worth it if you have small metal pieces and ugly bent cuts all over. Using a dremel is the only other good option IMO and that would require removing everything from your case.

With a nibbler I can do it without practically removing anything from the case?
Edited by kevindd992002 - 4/21/12 at 8:53am
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Any cards you add fasten to the rails where the screws are. I perceive them as "above" the motherboard, but that rail is just closer to the side panel. The slot pillars do nothing. In fact, if the manufacturer made broader slot covers there would be no use for slot pillars.

 

But the whole concept of covering the backplane is wrong, unless you want to run a negative pressure case.

 

Dremels I know little about. What I do know is that a nibbler is one of those rarely used tools that is indispensable when I need it.


Edited by ehume - 4/21/12 at 7:44am
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Any cards you add fasten to the rails where the screws are. I perceive them as "above" the motherboard, but that rail is just closer to the side panel. The slot pillars do nothing. In fact, if the manufacturer made broader slot covers there would be no use for slot pillars.

But the whole concept of covering the backplane is wrong, unless you want to run a negative pressure case.

Dremels I know little about. What I do know is that a nibbler is one of those rarely used tools that is indispensable when I need it.

Right. Does using a nibbler produce metal dust similar to when sawing? Can I practically "nibble" my case without removing the whole motherboard and my precious cable management?

Where can I find the cheapest nibbler available in the market? Will this work?
Edited by kevindd992002 - 4/21/12 at 9:07am
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Right. Does using a nibbler produce metal dust similar to when sawing? Can I practically "nibble" my case without removing the whole motherboard and my precious cable management?
Where can I find the cheapest nibbler available in the market? Will this work?

i taped the rear mesh with a tissue and nibbled it. no problem at all.

removing the meshes is the best thing you can do, it will improve your airflow immense
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i taped the rear mesh with a tissue and nibbled it. no problem at all.
removing the meshes is the best thing you can do, it will improve your airflow immense

What do you mean you taped the rear mesh with tissue?

Here we go again, here's my case's setup:

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As I've said multiple times already in this thread, I already cut the rear mesh a long time ago thumb.gif
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