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Hey guys I'm new to the case nodding scene but definitely want to get into it. I'm debating with my father about the best method to cut into my case.

I have an 800D and I would like to cut into the top of my case for a 480 radiator mod. I suggested a dremel with one of those guards for precision, he said the dremel will jump to much. He said we could try with a hacksaw, with a very fine blade for a smooth cut. Makes sense but I want to ask you guys, what is the best way to cut into this case? I need a super clean cut so what would you guys recommend?

Thanks in advance.
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I haven't done much case modding but I would suggest a dremel as it's what most people use. Tape of the area around the "cut" so you don't scratch the paint. I have the 420 HD cut off wheels mounted on mine.

If that helps any.
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A dremel with the cutting disc. I have done all of my mods with a dremel.

Show him this.
Dremel.


Dremel with Jigsaw.
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Dremel/RotoZip. Jigsaw with correct blade for long cuts or fan holes. Hole saws are good, too.
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Dremel with a thin disc (slow) or a jigsaw with a nice metal blade (fast) will make short work of the job.
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Im also looking into making some cuts on my other case i have and im gonna use a jigsaw and the blade is some carbon blade or something. i used the one for wood and its like a sandpaper blade and it works wonders and gave it an almost perfect finish
    
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Wonderful, thanks for all the feedback guys. I'll probably be using the dremel with the disc.

I'm trying to find an electric measure on Amazon but with no luck, does anyone have a link? The ones that look like a ruler with a claw at the end and an electronic movable guide that also has a claw and it displays the measurement depending on where the guide is.

Not sure if that was a solid explanation but if anyone could help that would be awesome thanks lol.
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