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Alright so I had this idea. I would cut out the OCN flame on my back side pannel, get some blue-transparent acrylic, and some blue led's and stick them all behind it. With the proper execution, it SHOULD turn out to be a nice large glowing blue OCN flame on the backside of my computer. I just have some questions about how I should cut the case. I have been reading and I have see jig saws and rotary tools. Would a jig saw be enough to cut out the basic design (very basic) of the flame, and then I could use a sanding drum on the rotary tool to sand down the metal into nice curves.

As for the dark blue parts in the middle of the flame, I would just cut them out and glue them to the transparent blue acrylic. Sound like a good or bad idea?

Anyways just looking for some input on it. I already did the wire management mod on my 900, as was looking for something unique, Not sure if anyone has done this before. Anyways, thanks for any help!

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you have an old case to try it out on,i would,use a rotorary cutting wheel then some sharpe tin snipes,to finish use small file with sand paper or yull bend the tin,just some ideas
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Jigsaws are hard to be accurate with. I typically use a dremel with a metal cutting attachment. I've tried the jigsaw method and ended up hacking a piece of metal into an unrecognizable shape...
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Jigsaws are hard to be accurate with. I typically use a dremel with a metal cutting attachment. I've tried the jigsaw method and ended up hacking a piece of metal into an unrecognizable shape...
In the event that you chose to cut straight lines a jigsaw would be best. Since you are going to be cutting out an OCN flame then I would go with the dremel as mentioned above
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i am gona grab a rotary tool to do this job.
I changed my plans a bit for the overall. I am gona add glow wire to the outside of the flame. Also i have to do it in the top right hand 1/4 of the back panel (which is still a large space). Just gotta grab my 2nd 8800GT then raise some money to get the materials for this! I'm excited
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