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If already have a drill all you need is a hole saw of the appropiate size and possibly an adapter to hold it in (depends on the brand since some hole saws will come with an adapter). Not that expensive (certainly less than a dremel) and would be a useful tool to have for future case mods. Depending on the size and power of the drill it should not take more than a few minutes (it takes longer to do your measurements than to cut the actual hole).
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what is a hole saw? can i find one at HomeDepot or Lowes? can you send me a link of what one looks like? tanks much appreciated
    
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what is a hole saw? can i find one at HomeDepot or Lowes? can you send me a link of what one looks like? tanks much appreciated

This is a hole saw:
http://www.boschtools.com/accessorie...176227&G=54762
Note that his particular brand of hole saws require their own adapter (some brands come with an adapter included):
http://www.boschtools.com/accessorie...176227&G=54764
You can get them in any hardware store. I have a 3" saw (for 80mm fans) and a 4-1/2" (for 120mm fans).
Just remember that when using any kind of tool extreme care should be taken.
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ok ok, we have tons of those in my house, how am i supposed to use that to cut out a case? i can see the whole saw working for a fan whole, but i need to cut out a full side panel and put plexi glass in it.
    
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Originally Posted by ENTERPRISE1701
Well my friend used A hammer and a sharp chizzle all away around the side panel.
?
What?
Is he nuts??
I used metal sheers for mine, but I would reccomend that you use a metal nibbler.
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Originally Posted by frostbite
Took me about five mins to cut with the hammer and chisel
No offence, but thats a pretty nasty looking cut.
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wats a metal nibbler?
    
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Quote:
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ok ok, we have tons of those in my house, how am i supposed to use that to cut out a case? i can see the whole saw working for a fan whole, but i need to cut out a full side panel and put plexi glass in it.

I'm such an idiot . I read "I want to cut a whole" but did not realize you meant to cut the side panel out. My bad. In that case a dremel is the best tool you can use really. You can also go old school and use a hammer and chisel like mentioned earlier, but it requieres much more skill and a steady hand. You can still use the hole saw to cut intake holes on the plexiglass, just be extra careful.
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post #19 of 42
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the plexi glass is no big deal, ive worked with it for landscaping projects, i just cant figure out what to use for precise cut that i already have, i dont want to ask my dad to buy a dremel just so i can cut a hole in my case............
    
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Hey Noob check out http://www.crazypc.com/ for the tools and templates to get the job done.

Good luck!

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