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I get you now....

Drill slowly

Get a nice new drill bit that is very sharp and drill slowly through it - make the bit as wide as the screw [not including the outer screw bits (spiral bit)]
Countersinking screws have little teeth under the head that counter sinks themselves - or you can buy a counter sinking bit to - basically a razor blade on the end of a drill bit looking thing

Ok cool thanks. How many seconds do you think I would take to do a 4mm hole?
Edited by Danylu - 7/19/08 at 4:56am
    
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post #1302 of 19729
I need some advice. Can anybody tell me if the HR-03 Plus cooler fits in the case, and if possible how much room is between the edge of the Heatsink and the side of the case? I'm worried that I may have to remove my side fan
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post #1303 of 19729
I have another question... how about cutting Acrylic Panels? I assume I cannot get a saw and hack at the thing, I think laser cut is the only way to not make a mess out of it. Any aussies out there know where and how much $$? Dude... 480mmx480mm is like the same size as my side panel.

Or will I be able to cut it with one of those spinny electric saw things?
    
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post #1304 of 19729
Bandsaw/jigsaw/scrolling saw/anglegrinder/dremel with right fitting should cut it fine - but laser will get best result

At school we use a bandsaw - you would have seen one at a butchers
Noidea where to get it done though
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post #1305 of 19729
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Bandsaw/jigsaw/scrolling saw/anglegrinder/dremel with right fitting should cut it fine - but laser will get best result

At school we use a bandsaw - you would have seen one at a butchers
Noidea where to get it done though
Hm... I might see how much it costs to get laser done on it and compare to the result I might possibly get with my inadequate skills .

On the picture here:
http://www.acryan.com/index.php?opti...d=29&Itemid=86
Is that a real representation of what the thing will look like with the cold cathodes on?
    
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post #1306 of 19729
Your going to have plenty of off cut to practice with i think - might as well do it your self if you have the tools
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post #1307 of 19729
I have the tools... but not the skills. Or I could just buy the CM690 side panel lol. But I like UV Green...
    
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post #1308 of 19729
As i said - you will have plenty of off cut to practice...

Yo could get a side panel from the nvidia version of the CM690 when it comes out - assuming the fittings are all the same
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I have another question... how about cutting Acrylic Panels? I assume I cannot get a saw and hack at the thing, I think laser cut is the only way to not make a mess out of it. Any aussies out there know where and how much $$? Dude... 480mmx480mm is like the same size as my side panel.

Or will I be able to cut it with one of those spinny electric saw things?
A dremmel works perfectly for the job. You can go about it severalways actually. You can use a fiber reinforced cut-off wheel. Cut a little outside the lines thn clean up witha sandind drum. Then another option would be a router bit for a dremmel (some call it a sideways bit) but they are a little harder to control. The last option is a jigsaw. But if going with this option make sure to use a metal cutting bit (not as jagged) and ensure that use this only when cutting 1/8" or thicker acrylic. Anything thinner will be creacked from the reciprocation of the saw. I have done several hundred sidepanels in this fashion.
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post #1310 of 19729
I don't get what you mean by "you will have plenty of off cut to practice".

The nvidia version could take ages to come out. But then again I plan to do this mod around Christmas. One big mod then.

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A dremmel works perfectly for the job. You can go about it severalways actually. You can use a fiber reinforced cut-off wheel. Cut a little outside the lines thn clean up witha sandind drum. Then another option would be a router bit for a dremmel (some call it a sideways bit) but they are a little harder to control. The last option is a jigsaw. But if going with this option make sure to use a metal cutting bit (not as jagged) and ensure that use this only when cutting 1/8" or thicker acrylic. Anything thinner will be creacked from the reciprocation of the saw. I have done several hundred sidepanels in this fashion.
Man this is getting too complicated... Thanks for the info everyone but I reckon I'm just going to leave it here. I need to work out and plan my watercooling mod before this window as the window is based on how I decide to do the wc mod.
    
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