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completely new to cutting cases...i have no idea what tool i need. Im on a small budget so please recommend the exact tools i need to cut maybe 5 holes into my 900. thanks
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Get a holesaw if you already have a power drill. They cost anywhere from $10-$50 depending on the size you need. If you only want 1 then get a 1.5" but if you want 2 sizes(1 for psu and 24pin and 1 for the other cables) get a 1" and a 1.5"-2". Ridgid and DeWalt are what I have. I got them at Home Depot and Orchard Hardware.

Make sure it is a bi-metal holesaw. Also if you can, buy some tapping oil to lubricate the holesaw and keep it cool.
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I don't have a power drill :\\ What is this dremel im hearing about all the time? any specific model that suits this type of cutting?
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post #4 of 14
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I don't have a power drill : What is this dremel im hearing about all the time? any specific model that suits this type of cutting?
dremel will take you forever. best bet is to get a power drill and a hole saw as stated before. other than that, cut a slot with the dremel and then use a jigsaw to make the hole.
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post #5 of 14
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I don't have a power drill : What is this dremel im hearing about all the time? any specific model that suits this type of cutting?
is a Dremel. It is the Swiss Army knife of small power tools.

Please note that it is available in kits that are less extensive and expensive.
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post #6 of 14
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Ok, which one would be better to use for my situation, because im probably not going to touch it after i get the holes done. Please link me to whichever is good for me.
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post #7 of 14
Since this is essentially a "one-time use", then I would try to borrow one.

All you really need is the Dremel and a half-dozen cutting wheels and the appropriate attachment to hold the cutting wheel.

If that is not possible, then perhaps a pawn shop, flea-market or the local classifieds will yield something.
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post #8 of 14
You shouldn't go through 6 cutting wheels. If you do like 4-5 holes it should take like 3-4, but it wouldn't be a bad idea to have some extras.
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post #9 of 14
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i dont know anybody nearby who has a power drill so just recommend me a cheap one that is suitable for this job
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post #10 of 14
Here is a typical deal on a popular auction site.

Please note that I have not read the description, so I am not necessarily recommending that particular item. The listing will however give you an idea of how much you may need to spend.
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