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Hi guys, i want to extend the mobo tray in the HAF 932 south so i dont have to take the mobo out everytime i want to change the backplate! HAF X is my purchase eventually but for now the 932 will do. I know a dremel would be the ideal choice however i dont have enough money for anything like that. Any ideas on what i could do that wont cose much?

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post #2 of 11
so are you making to hole bigger for the CPU rear retention bracket, so you can access it from the back panel?

When you say "Extend the mobo tray" I think of getting a bigger Motherboard tray.
Then you say "so I dont have to take the mobo out every time i want to change the backplate"

So are you wanting a bigger mobo tray or a bigger hole cut for the back plate?
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so are you making to hole bigger for the CPU rear retention bracket, so you can access it from the back panel?

When you say "Extend the mobo tray" I think of getting a bigger Motherboard tray.
Then you say "so I dont have to take the mobo out every time i want to change the backplate"

So are you wanting a bigger mobo tray or a bigger hole cut for the back plate?
Sorry, im wanting to make the hole at the back of the case bigger so i can change backplates easily. Every HAF 932 case review i watched, they refer to the hole at the back as the mobo tray....oh well. Hope you know what i mean now anyway lol.

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post #4 of 11
Use a drill then file down the edges, thats what i did.


Edited by driftingforlife - 8/21/11 at 4:18am
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post #5 of 11
use a hacksaw, nearly everyone has one and the blades for them are cheap. Will require a bit of elbow grease though!

edit: Also you might want to sand it down afterwards and clean the metal debris/shavings

quick google result: http://www.google.com/products/catal...w&ved=0CAoQrRI
Edited by discipline - 8/21/11 at 4:21am
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Do you have a jigsaw?
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post #7 of 11
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Do you have a jigsaw?
No . I have no saw lol. Guess i will invest in a cheap one.
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post #8 of 11
http://www.maplin.co.uk/18v-rotary-tool-kit-43273

Might get one my self.
Edited by driftingforlife - 8/21/11 at 3:02pm
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post #9 of 11
I would get a rotary tool such as a dremel to cut the hole. I got a black + decker tool for $20 USD.
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post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by driftingforlife View Post
Like the look of this . Nice and cheap too.
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