Originally Posted by Ramzinho
well thanks a lot for your help, i was actually gonna give it another look to go with My build theme which is Blue... so i want to come up with something matching the theme. I need the material for my upcoming case pimping as i'm changing all the fans, getting some LEDS and making a window mod.
My Birthday is on July 1st and wife and sister splitting a Qnix 27" for me hehehe
... So i'm gonna get a 290 and scoop a used CLC to use on..
I'm finally having a vacation for the first time in 8 month so i will be away till next week. so i will let you know once i lay my hands on the material. i also found that model of Jigsaw
available in my country.. it's not expensive and is a good investment. just wanted to ask you if this is a good one.
Black and Decker is a well known brand, but you should know that you don't need brand named parts to do this. My dremmel for example is a cheap one I bought for the equivalent of 20USD and it works just as well as a real one. If you can get quality brand tools then they are likely going to last you longer (if not they usually have a good warranty) so if you have the ability to get some then brands like Bosh, Black and Decker and Dewalt is among the better out there so you should be safe with any of those. It should be mentioned however that you still get a bit what you pay for in the sence that a bottom model won't be as strong and might not be as rugged as the more expensive ones. But for any simple DIY job you can get quite far with simple tools.
Some tools that you should get if you don't have them:
- A drill (docent matter if its driven by a cord or battery or if it's hand held or not), this is really essential so I hope you have one. If not then get one that can fit regular drill bits and not just for screws.
- A hacksaw, can be cheap or expensive but they are worth their weight in gold either way when you need to cut things by hand (go for cheap here).
- A vice really is among the more useful tools you can get, but you can get away with simple clamps instead.
- A selection of files, Get the cheapest ones as there isn't really any difference.
- A set of hole saws is useful but not needed if you get a jigsaw as you can drill a smaller hole and cut it with the jigsaw instead. Hole saws give a precise circle though if you get it in the correct size, but they do require a stronger drill. Meaning you wold either need one of those fixed in a bench or a cord powered one (I hvae two of different strengths and the smaller one started smoking when I used a 82mm holesaw on it for my plastic bracket.
Anyways, as for your themed build. What is important to remember is to not overdo it with the colors, so you want to use blue acrylic or blue leds and then paint the bracket in the same color as your case. That way you get a blue themed build instead of a blue build.
I will order some new leds and screws for my bracket (as the 6 leds that are on it isn't cutting it) so I will do the measurements when I dismantle it then. That reminds me; When fitting the bracket you will need long 3mm screws and I would advice going for 50-55mm long screws for the core as you could fit springs and finger nuts on it then which is way easier then regular nuts on AMD cards (the screw holes are directly beside the pump so it is hard to fit correctly).