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|10th September 2004, 20:10||#1|
How do I make a "perfect" round blowhole?
I've bought a new case and before I install my hardware in it, I would like to make two blowholes for my radiator.
I have a dremel but I have to admit I don't have much experience with it and I don't want to mess it up because it's a new case I've seen blowholes that looked very good and were made with a dremel. But I've also seen blowholes that weren't round at all although they were supposed to be...
Any tips? Are there other tools I can use besides a dremel?
I was also thinking about making rectangular holes and using rectangular fanguards, like this one for example:
I wish I bought this. Maybe any idea where I can get things like this in many different sizes? I've seen such single screen but the size was 150 mm x 150 mm and that's to big to make a dual fanguard.
Or maybe something like this:
But without the dust filter Any idea if they sell things like these in local hardware-shops?
|10th September 2004, 20:17||#2|
Join Date: Mar 2004
Use a hole saw and attach it to an electric drill is the easiest way. But the hole saw will cost you $20.
With patience, dremel will take about 30 minutes for one hole.
Practice makes perfect. Try it with an old case.
Opteron 165 (2) @2.85 1.42 vcore AMD Stock HSF + Chill Vent II
|10th September 2004, 20:20||#3|
dremel sux to make nice round holes. if you have an alu case, get a circle cutter. I bought once one for RB, it cost 40€. I've heard it made very nice blowholes
|10th September 2004, 21:09||#5|
Yes, I was in the store today and I was looking for a hole saw. But I only found them for wood not steel and only the sizes 111 mm and 140 mm but not 116 mm (that would be perfect).
What's a circle cutter? And what's RB?
And it's not an alu case but I can try
|10th September 2004, 23:21||#6|
I don't know if it's the exact name in English , but i always make my blowholes with an electric jigsaw ( wipzaag ) with fine blades .
Just make sure you tape the top , so you don't scratch it , make al your marks , drill a hole in the big circel that will become your blowhole , put the sawblade through the hole you just drilled , and start sawing slowely folowing your lines . After that you'll just have to file and sand the edges a little , and you'r done .
|10th September 2004, 23:24||#7|
Join Date: May 2002
|11th September 2004, 00:12||#9|
Yeah, I was thinking of that too. It could work because a hole of 116 mm is pretty large so maybe it's easier to make a circle with a "wipzaag"
Thanks! I forgot that Google is my friend
Google sais it means RichBastard
I'll go to some shops tomorrow and check out what hey have. Thanks for the help!
|12th September 2004, 13:41||#10|
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