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I have the nibbler cutter shown there off of amazon, it works, and its reliable, it just kinda hurts my hand after a while and metal pieces sometimes gets stuck in it if you don't make a clean cut. but otherwise if you just cut nice and clean and not hold it off kilter then it works pretty well
   
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Originally Posted by chinesethunda View Post

dremels are good and nice to use, but the nibbler is slightly cleaner and not as messy. I would still personally use the dremel, but thats just me. Also you will feel so much more air without the rear grill. Quiet honestly, I could just run my rig with just the fans on my hyper 212+, but since I can't hear the fans in the front of the case anyways, it doesn't matter lol


Look at item 2 in my sig. You'll enjoy it.

 

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That's not the Klein Nibbler, which is the preferred tool in this thread. biggrin.gif I've read elsewhere (or in this thread?) those tools aren't as well made.

I figured as much, seeing as how the whole tool costs half of what just the blade costs on that Klein one, lol. However, the tool does have a lifetime warranty and there is a B&M three miles away, so I'm going to give it a whirl.
    
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Please do! It's a matter of personal preference on my part. The Klein Nibbler appears to be a higher quality tool than the others like it. I'll know for sure when I finally get a hold of one! thumb.gif
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Yea harbor freight tools are not the best but I have used them in a pinch or when I knew I wasnt going to use the tool much, Have local access so going to check it out myself
    
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Twenty years ago I needed a bunch of basic tools. Harbor Freight really helped me then. A variety of short-handled sledge hammers; a mini-pliers set; three sets of drills (numbered, lettered and English); pipe cutters; picks; end-grippers, magnetic and mechanical; a full-height 2HP multi-speed drill press; three-foot high pipe holder; three-foot high plank holder; portable table saw; probably other stuff I don't remember. All those things have made my life so much easier across the years.

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Time to share my results of the cpu (4.2Ghz HT) and mainboard highest temps at full load on a CM690 with 4 intake fans, two rear fans, cpu cooler in sig. and the two top fans likewise:

1. Initial: Two Top Exhaust
max core temps: 77 74 74 70


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2. Second Test: Two Top Intake
max core temps: 77 73 73 70


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3. Third Test: One Top Intake with Second Blocked
max core temps: 76 72 73 70


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All the times I used the same ambient temp @18°C, same settings for cpu, ram and chipset, fans at full rpm and the same (most) intensive cpu stress test, Linx v. 0.6.4 with the problem size of 25000.
As you can see, the recommended 1 top intake with the second blocked position wins this time too with slightly better cpu temps and nice mb & chipset temps. The two top intake fans would give me same temps as two exhaust but higher mb & chipset temps. And I still have to cut off the rear grill. thumb.gif

Now I'll have to do one last test, swapping the noisy Scythe Kama Flow 2 135mm @1600rpm side panel with the NB 140mm @1100rpm from the top blocked position. But first I need to test my two gpu's higher temps too. smile.gif
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Good job testing, +1 for the info

@ehume, I had seen the second item in your sig many times, it was pretty much the reason I went with so few fans, I did however have just the 2 fans in the front because my front is not open enough and I didn't want to have my case open all the time, so a fan in the 5.25" bays and a front fan with the grill cut out helps bring cool air to my GPU and CPU.
   
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Good job testing, +1 for the info

Thanks smile.gif
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What? Something's wrong?
Nice avatar, it's a short movie. biggrin.gif
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