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Poll Results: Which Color Version are you buying

Poll expired: Feb 28, 2012  
  • 58% (44)
    White/Black
  • 41% (31)
    Black/black
75 Total Votes  
post #3901 of 13812
hey guys, I'm trying to drill some holes for a pump mounting, but none of my drills/bits can get through the case without getting stuck. I'm wondering what kind of bits you guys use to drill into this baby? I saw a step bit in home depot today, but I didnt know if that would work better?
Thanks
post #3902 of 13812
Try spraying some lubricant on the tip of the bit while your drilling. WD-40, Moovit, even some oil should help
post #3903 of 13812
you think so? I could try it. It's weird. It starts to make a "dent" in the case just before it should make a hole, but it gets stuck before even making a hole. I finally got through by using a slightly smaller bit in the "dent" that the drill was making, and it went through. It's pretty bad when I need to use a combination of the drill I own and my dremel just to make a hole. I need the dremel for the high speed in order to cut through the case. mad.gif

I dont know if it's the drill I'm using or not, and drills are kind of expensive, so I tried bits first
post #3904 of 13812
I don't think it would be the drill. Most likely dull bits or maybe they are for wood and not meant to be used on steel or metal.
post #3905 of 13812
In my opinion there's no need to drill holes for screwing a pump. I used strong two-sided tape to hold my DCP 4.0, it can also soften pump a bit if the tape is thick enough.
post #3906 of 13812
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Edited by IT Diva - 9/12/12 at 10:34am
post #3907 of 13812
Quote:
Originally Posted by gtxxor View Post

In my opinion there's no need to drill holes for screwing a pump. I used strong two-sided tape to hold my DCP 4.0, it can also soften pump a bit if the tape is thick enough.

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Originally Posted by scar69 View Post

I don't think it would be the drill. Most likely dull bits or maybe they are for wood and not meant to be used on steel or metal.

Well the bits are brand new and say "metal, wood or plastic"

The reason I'm drilling is because I'm mounting a D5 pump vertically on the back wall of the case. That won't stay up with tape or Velcro.
post #3908 of 13812
Is your drill dual speed? Perhaps its on the slow setting...just throwing ideas out there. And ya, velcro certainly won't hold that pump on there...gotta drill 'er.
post #3909 of 13812
Thanks for the tips and advice IT Diva. Much appreciated. I'm expecting the case and more components on Wednesday or Thursday. Seeing all the awesome buildlogs here is making me crazy with anticipation.
post #3910 of 13812
Numerous people have put 420s in the top. There may be a slight mod needed at the front of the case to get it to fit in the drive bay. Also, the holes on the top might not line up exactly. Might just need to drill a couple of holes. I cannot remember, but I think that is all that is needed.
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