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i agree with ehume, i have the same dremel that cloudpost probably has, but its loud as a .... something loud, and I had to wear gun range headgear. but the nibbler is quiet, actually gets straight lines fairly well and is efficient, you might have to sand it afterwards, but its effective nevertheless


If he's putting a window on it I suspect the edges will be covered. In any case I didn't sand the edges of the slot pillars I cut out. I just wish I had known about this little gem when I was cutting out my grills.

 

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if i had to do it again, i would get the one ehume suggested. I had gotten an alternate nibbler because it was cheaper, it's still good but it has some quirks, but now I would just dremel everything. lol
   
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I'm probably going to just use the dremel to get a starting hole so I can use the nibbler and also use the dremel to sand the edges of 120mm exhaust hole I made.
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i have a haf x (just got it) and I need some help with how to position the following fans:

front 230mm, front bay 140mm, 2x top 200mm, side 140mm, rear 140mm
    
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I'm probably going to just use the dremel to get a starting hole so I can use the nibbler and also use the dremel to sand the edges of 120mm exhaust hole I made.


You own a Dremel but not a drill?

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i own a dremel but no drill, lol i can't find drill bits for my dremel lol
   
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i own a dremel but no drill, lol i can't find drill bits for my dremel lol

lol
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Because I bought some of my tools in groups, I now have three brace-and-bits, two handcrank drills, two corded drills and a battery-powered drill with a dead battery -- no longer rechargeable. My dad had a push drill, but I was too late to claim it when he passed.

 

I used to use one of my brace-and-bits to silently cut holes with a hole saw when my daughter was sleeping in the room over the basement. I recommend that tool for cutting flimsy stuff like the walls of cases. Also, get a 4x4 stub and put it under the side panel where you are drilling. That way you are working against something solid and you won't warp your panel.

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i have a haf x (just got it) and I need some help with how to position the following fans:
front 230mm, front bay 140mm, 2x top 200mm, side 140mm, rear 140mm

All fans set to intake, remove rear 140mm and cut of the rear mesh using something like this. BTW what CPU cooler are you using or plan to use?
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post #620 of 2110
well i am planning on buying a H60 corsair cooler for my cpu and i was planning on putting it in the back.

can you explain why i should get rid of the mesh? i'm a little confused.

what about exhaust if i have all fans on intake?

sorry im new to this
    
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