View Single Post
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 19th March, 2005, 12:55 PM
dsio's Avatar
dsio dsio is offline
Steve Jobs
Join Date: October 2002
Location: Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Posts: 8,037

just looking at the picture i think the top panel is just about the only panel on that computer that *is* steel. theres a pretty easy test. grab a fridge magnet. aluminium is a non-ferrous metal, where as steel isnt. The magnet will be atracted to the steel and will not be atracted to the aluminium.

that is the easiest way to find out. With the case being that cheap i doubt its aluminium on top, as it would need steel for structural integrity if nothing else. good cheap case though.

if its aluminium happy cutting, but watch for buckling and warping. also beware as often aluminium is covered with a plastic kind of coating over the anodisation which resists scratches, but also catches fire when your hole saw gets too hot. Particularly thermaltake cases are like that but some others do too.

If its steel, make sure your local hardware store has a good supply of drill bits. Because you are going to need them on tap LOL.
Notebook: Apple Macbook Pro 13" i7 2.7Ghz (3.4Ghz max) 8GB DDR3 1333Mhz (Mac OSX 10.6.7)
Desktop: ASUS Rampage Formula X48
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 (Yorkfield) @ 3.60Ghz (Folding SMP Linux)
Running Fedora 15 Linux (GNOME 3)
Dual Dell 2407WFP
AOA Team fah

Drivers, Games, Demos, Mods and Overclocking Tools At AOAFiles
Reply With Quote