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post #1 of 16
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Okay I own the Antec 900 and I am trying to cut a couple holes in the inside of my case(for cable management), but I have never done this before. Can any of you guys tell me what the easiest way to cut a hole is? I do not have a very good drill, dont know if a hole saw would work. Do they fit into every drill? I am thinking the holes should be 1-2inches and circular. What is the easiest way to get a nice perfect circle? Thank you guys!

Also if any of you know of the Antec 900 or own one and have holes cut under the mobo or close to it for cable management, where do you suggest that I cut my holes?
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post #2 of 16
Assuming you have a power drill, a hole saw is the best.

If not, youre gonna gave to use a rotary tool.

Either way, make sure to clean the burrs off the edges, and insulate.
    
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post #3 of 16
I used my dremel to do mine it worked but hard to make a perfectly round hole but worked good enugh for me. Judge where you want your holes based on where your psu wires come out and and where you would connect your other wires.
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post #4 of 16
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Okay sounds good, what are the burrs of the edge and how do i insulate?
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post #5 of 16
You can use electric tape or buy uchannel to make it look really good i use electric tape basicly you wanna protect the wires so the sharp edges dont cut them.
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okay thanks people!
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post #7 of 16
a hole saw all the way,2 sizes-1 1/4-3 inch the bigger one for psu and other for molexes,mc master carr has bi-metal pretty cheap,if you take your time its easy,a file or c-channel from there also
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post #8 of 16
find some a small holesaw, and cut two holes, then use a dremel or jig to connect them with straight cuts. you end up with cool "ergonomic" slot cuts. add some channel and she looks nice. Thats how I did mine. theres a worklog in this forum a page or two down from here. good luck
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post #9 of 16
well i only hav a 120mm hole saw so i use a power drill to make so hole for my jigsaw to go in.. i do made a "circle" as u can see in my case mod thread.. if u dont want to spend ur money on a hole saw then a drill n a jigsaw will do... jus take ur time..
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post #10 of 16
yep, you can use a drill, and a jig too. I used a drill and a dremel with reinforced cutting disk for most of my cuts for CM, and one hole I did round with a small holesaw.

heres the link to my cm thread for the OP if he wants to see what I mean
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