What is the best wat to cut a side windows on a PC Case. ?

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  1. d1fferent

    d1fferent Maha Guru

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    Above explains it all really...

    Like what tools are needed.
     
  2. masterchiefx2

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    Clamp down the panel (i didnt and the panel fly around all over the place)


    cover in masking tape, mark out window drill a hole insert Jigsaw and cut it slowly. get some doubled sided pvc tape to hold window in or use bolts and try and get some U channel stuff to hide and block cut edges.
     
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    http://www.dangerden.com/Videos/120mm-fan-hole-cut.html

    ^_^ The above link takes you to danger den - it is a guide on cutting a 120MM Fan hole. I followed this same guide for 2 of my cases. I had to buy a 114mm hole saw (114mm is the diameter of the fan blades on a 120mm Fan). I am unsure of what diameter the fan blades actually are on a 80mm fan, but you will probably need a 70'ish MM hole saw.

    If you want it to look legit - follow the danger den guide.
     
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    look up tjharlow on youtube.com. this guy knows his ****. one of his vids does a pretty good explanation on how to do a window mod. it isnt that hard to do, just make sure you take you time and do it right the first time.
     
  6. ground_zero298

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    Never rush anything if you want it to look good, it takes as long as it takes to do it right. Plus always try to think of the outcome/what ifs before you start, example "if I screw this up, whats my back up for a legit fix" and "can i properly execute this to finish it off where it looks stock" Always have a idea how to final fit/finish before you even start. Will the blade burn, chip, or mar the surounding area's, do I have the tools to properly sand, polish, or finish the area?
    Take your time and post up pics when your done.
     
  7. Deathspank

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    i use a hole saw attached to a coreless drill, then i use a de-burring tool to tidy it up afterwards. you must go slow though because you want to cut through the plastic not melt through it.
     
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    I used a dremel with a cut of wheel and it worked with no problems, I followed the step to do it with a jigsaw. Just take your time, this video can help
    Here
     
  9. Mega_Death

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    Jigsaw and patience;
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    Got the window and velcro tape at Home Depot on the cheap. The window molding cost a bit more from FrozenPC if I remember correctly.
     
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2009
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    Turned out nice, good job on that.
     

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