Advise on motherboard purchase

Ric Moore wayward4now at
Sat Oct 2 03:08:23 UTC 2010

On Fri, 2010-10-01 at 22:41 -0400, Doug wrote:
> On 10/1/2010 8:30 PM, Roy Smith wrote:
> > On Fri, 01 Oct 2010 18:48:52 -0400, Doug wrote:
> >
> /snip/
> >> BTW:  It's not so easy to make neat rectangular holes in a plastic
> >> panel.  If I were doing it again, I think I'd find a thin piece of sheet
> >> metal to mount the connectors, then make a big ugly rectangular hole in
> >> the plastic false front, and rivet or bolt the neat sheet metal piece to
> >> the cut-out plastic.  Quicker and less hassle.  Of course, if your front
> >> panel has some unoccupied flat metal space, you could mount the
> >> connectors there.
> >>
> >> To make neat rectangular holes in sheet metal, use an Adel™ nibbling
> >> tool.  Drill a starting hole in the middle of the workspace to fit the
> >> nibbler in, and then make the nice rectangular hole.
> >
> > Have you tried using a Dremel tool to make the rectangular hole in
> > plastic?  They have a variety of cutting wheels that one could use on
> > plastic.
> >
> >
> >
> AAMOF, I did try a tool very similar to a Dremel, with lackluster 
> results. The plastic tends to sort of melt, and clogs the tools.
> No matter what you do, you wind up cutting by hand and filing a lot.

Slow speed, as slow as it will go for plastic. Light touch. Just lightly
kiss the surface with the cutting wheel, so it cuts rather than melts.
My Dremel be my fRiEnD. :) Ric

My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.
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