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    how to cut through metal on the antec 900

    basically im annoyed about the clutterness of cables in my antec 900
    so basically i wanted to put a couple of holes in it, so i can run some cables through the other side of the case, such as the power cables and sata cables for the cd drives, hdd and the cpu power cable etc

    so basically has anyone got any tips on any tools such as drills or anything that i can use to make these holes

    many thanks!

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    Re: how to cut through metal on the antec 900

    Dremel is the best way, not too expensive either.

    Just be careful and make sure to remove all debris before reinstalling components...

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    Re: how to cut through metal on the antec 900

    cheers dave!
    would come to yours and make you do it for me, but my pc is gna be stayin in glasgow for some time now!

    can anyone name anymore companies, as there arent many dremel's near me..

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    Re: how to cut through metal on the antec 900

    Yeah a dremel, make sure you do it slowly...you can get one from most DIY stores like BnQ, not sure but I think Argos may even stock something similar.

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    Re: how to cut through metal on the antec 900

    Argos - www.argos.co.uk


    do u think that could do the trick?

    also has anyone ever modded their antec 900 like this, and can anyone offer any advice, as i dont want my fingers being chopped off, or ruining my case!!

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    Re: how to cut through metal on the antec 900

    DREMEL COMPATIBLE MULTI-TOOL..+ 105pce ACCESSORY KIT on eBay, also, Kits, Dolls' House Miniatures, Dolls Bears (end time 19-Feb-08 21:47:57 GMT)

    i've also seen this,

    btw which bit of the accesory kit should i actually be using to cut through the metal?

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    Re: how to cut through metal on the antec 900

    When you've cut the hole, get some plastic sleeving and cut it lengthways. Then pipe it round the inside of the the cut to cover the sharp bits. Handy stuff.

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    Re: how to cut through metal on the antec 900

    Quote Originally Posted by r_j_k_p View Post
    DREMEL COMPATIBLE MULTI-TOOL..+ 105pce ACCESSORY KIT on eBay, also, Kits, Dolls' House Miniatures, Dolls Bears (end time 19-Feb-08 21:47:57 GMT)

    i've also seen this,

    btw which bit of the accesory kit should i actually be using to cut through the metal?
    That's a good deal, there should be cutting discs included in there.
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    Re: how to cut through metal on the antec 900

    Quote Originally Posted by 0iD View Post
    That's a good deal, there should be cutting discs included in there.
    do u see any cutting discs in the set?
    i dont recognise what they look like

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    Re: how to cut through metal on the antec 900

    Well the image on the accessory pack & the image below it show cutting disks & disc holder.
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    Re: how to cut through metal on the antec 900

    A step / cone cutter on a normal electric drill is very good leaves a nice clean hole use pilot hole first to start.

    if you make the hole 20mm diameter you can buy electricians rubber gromets to finish the edge makes a very pro job. stepped cone cutter here:

    225984 Heller Cone Cutter Drill Bit Heller 225984 HSS Sheet Metal Cone Cutter Drill Bit 5-20mm Size2 - From Lawson HIS - UK

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    Re: how to cut through metal on the antec 900

    Virtual-Hideout.Net | Guides | Dremel Introduction & How-To Guide

    a dremel guide that involves cutting chunks out of a case
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    Re: how to cut through metal on the antec 900

    Quote Originally Posted by switchmode View Post
    A step / cone cutter on a normal electric drill is very good leaves a nice clean hole use pilot hole first to start.

    if you make the hole 20mm diameter you can buy electricians rubber gromets to finish the edge makes a very pro job. stepped cone cutter here:

    225984 Heller Cone Cutter Drill Bit Heller 225984 HSS Sheet Metal Cone Cutter Drill Bit 5-20mm Size2 - From Lawson HIS - UK
    unfortunately im away at uni, so i dont even have a normal electric drill to play with so need to get a multiset set anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scruffy View Post
    When you've cut the hole, get some plastic sleeving and cut it lengthways. Then pipe it round the inside of the the cut to cover the sharp bits. Handy stuff.
    That's a good idea. What sort of pipe/hose would you recommend? I guess it would need to have a very small internal diameter. Something fairly soft would also add as vibration damping for fans.

    Would love to hear your ideas on this.

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    Re: how to cut through metal on the antec 900

    Quote Originally Posted by cotswoldcs View Post
    That's a good idea. What sort of pipe/hose would you recommend? I guess it would need to have a very small internal diameter. Something fairly soft would also add as vibration damping for fans.

    Would love to hear your ideas on this.
    was just looking in my drawer and i have an old rf antenna cable things , and was thinking that the ends of it could be chopped off, and then slicing it down the centre, with a stanley, all the way long and removing whatever cables are inside of it.
    a bit like gutting a fish

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    Re: how to cut through metal on the antec 900

    is what your cutting going to be bare metal or painted? if its bare you could always break out the wet&dry to smooth and round off the edge. of course the tubing will help if the hole ends up "less then perfect
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