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How-to Make a CPU Keychain

Former staff writer    -   November 19, 2004
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Clear the Forest of Pins, De-Pinning and Drilling � The epic adventure begins

Now that you have completely cleared the forest of pins, time for the easy part that will separate the �screwed beyond belief CPU�s� and the keychain CPU�s! Grab your favorite rotary tool; my weapon of choice is the classic drill. Remember, those CPU�s with ceramic PCB�s will crack if drilled too quickly, and also a diamond tip drill bit is required. If you got silicon PCB CPU, any ordinary drill bit will to through it like butter.

Now that you have your beautiful hole, attach the key ring.

Now isn�t that just amazing? You have to agree, that is the coolest keychain ever created in this world. Words just can�t describe it! And you know what? You just made yourself one! I bet you are excited to see it in action.

Now can you imagine entering your house like that? Or going to a LAN with your case keys attached to this? Just visualize how cool that would be!


Conclusion
Well that�s it for this guide, this is defiantly something each and every computer crazy freak out there should have, and in fact I have three! This is not an overly complicated creation, but due to the many different circumstances, there are many different possibilities of de-pinning, drilling, etc. I went through many different methods of de-pinning before I landed on this. If you are de-pinning a ceramic CPU, you could always grab that trusty dremel, but I would suggest that you take cover because once those pins go flying the situation would be equivalent to a trigger-happy gamer spraying. I hope you found this guide helpful, and that you have been successful! Never again will you ever dare lose your keys because you wouldn�t want to loose your cherished keychain. Oh, and don�t forget to post pictures of your keychain!

If your CPU has an IHS, (integrated heat spreader) consider etching something into it!




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