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I want to drill into my computer and make a fan grate on the top of it and make it for a large fan.?

I just want to drill into the top of my aluminum based case so it will provide more airflow to the insides of the computer.

frollard7 years ago
Just remember the basics of airflow = hot goes up, and air has to come from somewhere to go somewhere.

Notably - a top port needs to exhaust air in all but a few situations.

Also, anything you open up on top needs an equivalent air intake somewhere down lower - either the case side or front.

Remove any electronics from the case while working on it - a single aluminum shaving could wreck a motherboard by shorting the wrong thing at the wrong time.

Cover the area you want to drill a grill with masking tape, and tape down a printout of where you want the holes (or draw them on the tape) to protect the aluminum. Make sure your intended fan spot can indeed fit a fan inside.

Use a drill bit intended for metal at the right speed, and dont push too hard. Let the drill do the work.

Then, make sure there's 4 mounting holes for a fan inside, screw it on, and enjoy!
chessman.exe (author)  frollard7 years ago
Thank you, that's gonna help, Where could i get dis printout? hmm...
google 'online graph paper generator' and you'll be able to make plenty of patterns.
chessman.exe (author) 7 years ago
I just drilled holes in the top of my case :\ thats it