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Old 11-25-2008, 11:09 PM   #1
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Default trying to figuere out what my comp. case is made of

lately ive been wanting to mod my computer's case and i want to know what tool i can use to cut out a window

this is my case
http://www.foxconnchannel.com/produc...D=en-us0000008

under material it says 0.8T GI... i know i sound daft but is that aluminum? I can never tell one metal from another

and what would be the easiest way to cut this? For some reason i want to say angle grinder, but i dunno..

any suggestions?
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Old 11-25-2008, 11:13 PM   #2
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0.8T GI is steel. A dremel would do the job for that case mod.
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Old 11-26-2008, 12:35 AM   #3
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You would want a dremel. You can find them for $30 with none of the extras. I went for the kit for future use.

http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/...cStoreNum=8125
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Default Re: trying to figuere out what my comp. case is made of

You can use a jigsaw as well,thats what i cut my case with.
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You can use a jigsaw as well,thats what i cut my case with.
i've used the same thing in the past, works perfectly.
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yes i used a jigsaw to cut out a prebuilt
I/O panel so i could drop in a new mobo, just be sure to get all the scrap and well. i use a leafblower and vacuam
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Old 11-26-2008, 08:25 PM   #7
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Default Re: trying to figuere out what my comp. case is made of

thanks for the tips guys

i have a dremel tool somewhere, but im thinking of going with the jigsaw, cause i believe that will give me a straighter line...any comments on that?
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