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How can I make holes for fans in the plexiglass of the side of my case?

Any idea? I don't have acces to any tools to do such things...
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post #2 of 11
use a power drill if u hv one!
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post #3 of 11
You can have the plastics shop do that for you--they can either route it, or if they are a decent shop they will likely have a laser cutter.

Without tools there is little you can do.

EDIT: I have attached some pics of the kind of work I do in Acrylic--although I routed the pieces in the pics I had the plastics shop laser etch the sides and polish all the edges--thick acrylic is amazing when lit from edge by hidden CCL tubes.

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post #4 of 11
Isnt there considerable risk for thinner plexiglass simply shattering if you run a drill through it?

That looks **** good btw, CyberDruid
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post #5 of 11
Yeah a laser would be your best bet that's how I did mine.. I have one at my dads shop I can use but you are from canada so shipping for me to help you out would be terrible.. Look for machine shop in your area that would have one, probably wouldn't charge you much for it. It took a total of 24 seconds to cut a fan hole in my acrylic window!!!!!
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ummm....why you guys wanting him to go spend oodles of money when he can get a fine toother hole saw bit and drill through on a low speed...i do all my acrylic work low tech, and as long as your blade is fine toothed and you go slow so as to avoid melting, you should be fine....then you can use a metal file to smooth out the edges if you like.....

We're overclockers...we want the most bang for our buck....and that's what we should be here for....to tell people how to do things cheaply as well as effectively....
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post #7 of 11
Go to your local home depot and rent a power tool for an hour. Around 10-15 bucks!
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CyberDruid, did you make that? if so, wow.. You have any ideas on how much that would cost to do? I may take this into an experiment... hmm..
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Hey CyberDruid,

That`s some amazing work shown in your pics. How did you make the mermaid in the second pic?
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Originally Posted by HardwaterH4ck3r
ummm....why you guys wanting him to go spend oodles of money when he can get a fine toother hole saw bit and drill through on a low speed...i do all my acrylic work low tech, and as long as your blade is fine toothed and you go slow so as to avoid melting, you should be fine....then you can use a metal file to smooth out the edges if you like.....

We're overclockers...we want the most bang for our buck....and that's what we should be here for....to tell people how to do things cheaply as well as effectively....
I'll do just that! Brilliant! +1 rep for you man!
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