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Because in the TJ07 i'll need to cut some aluminium on the top for an additional 120mm fan (a PA120.3 will be placed on top), can you give me some feedback on how to cut the alumium (without "butchering" it)? I've seen in many case mods about laser cutting, but i think laser-cutting a 12x12cm will cost more than the case itself...
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Jigsaw is your best bet. It is about the cleanest and safest way to cut with a hand power tool.
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Yeah I'd say a jig saw or hole saw, put a backer board on it...Just a piece of plywood or something, you saw through it to, it keeps the piece from vibrating so much...Just use screws to hold it, put them through the piece your going to cut out...Tape it all good with blue painters tape so you wont scratch it up, painters tape wont leave a lot of glue residue like masking tape will, masking would work fine to if you already have some...
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I used a dremel, Jigsaw combo, as the dremel blades are pricey, I used the dremel to cut "guide holes" then use the jigsaw. Are you going to be drilling holes or a rectangle 4 radgrillz
    
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A jigsaw should be your best bet. YOu can find one here . Its not the sturdiest of all jigsaws but it will do the job. Also remember to get the metal cutting blades . Metal cutting blades have high tpi usually >20.
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