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Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by Nitro-Max, Mar 17, 2008.

  1. Cold Storm

    Cold Storm Battosai

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    yeah, cut off the mic wires, the mic, and use it as regular headphones
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    On my old Duron rig my CPU cooler wasn't being recognised and the pc wouldn't run without one being recognised so i had to plug the cooler into a case fan pin socket thing and run a small pentium 2 fan above my hard drive. Thats all i had i guess i could have run a case fan but back then it wasn't a big deal.

    The pc recognised the Intel fan basically that there was a fan running and the cooler kept it cool as hell and the fan kept the hard drive cool. I still got that rig so i might run it again but due to cost its a bit off at the moment, i need a graphics card a psu and a new case old ones bashed.
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    OMg i just took a pics of my headphone fix, but cameras batteries disharged. :(
    I'll charge them and post the pics :)
    BTW it was 750Mhz Duron under that water pot :)
  4. Nitro-Max

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    I agree with you 100% I prefere DIY lol its less insulting really but i didnt make the phrase up its just somthing thats stuck Im from the uk so we dont really have ghettos we just have rough estates lol and we use the term DIY the ghetto thing is from the U.S side.

    I also like your water cooling pagalms lmao:laugh:
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    I really like how this threads going i must say. GREAT STUFF
  6. TechnicalFreak Guest

    Ghetto systems?
    Sure..
    Pic 1. An example how I take 2 fans and solder them "together" (instead of having 1zillion cables all around)
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    I needed something to cool the ram of my old 9800SE.. cut a heatsink into pieces and glued them on place (thermal "glue").

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    I also needed something to blow directly over them.. So I took a fan, soldered on the 3:rd wire and connected it to the mobo..

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    Ofcourse having 8 fans in a system can get a bit loud.. So I connected them all to a thrower switch (usefull for when not playing games etc.etc.)

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    Ever seen them mini-jacks with dual "out"? Well it was sunday, and all shops were closed and I needed one.. So I made one.

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    Why buy things when you can actually use things around you and make them?
    ReCycle.
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    thats true. My best friend made a fan switch out of the Zalman switch for the Vantec CPU fan I got.. I didn't want to hear 132cfm going all the time! lol open up the case, and its hidden behind a cable.. sweet and easy!
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    Almost forgot - selfmade fan controller

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    Can connect up to 5 fans and switch between 12v and 5v
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    hey, do what you gatta do! Looks pretty sweet man!
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    holy crap can I get a resize?:roll
  12. cdawall where the hell are my stars

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    I want IBM tape, lol.

    That's the best I've seen in this thread so far!
  14. Cold Storm

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    Rangerone... I guess you gotta do what you gotta do! Thats some sh1t right there! Wanna see the whole case now!
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    got a couple more in mine
    p3 cooler on the voltage circuits, with a fan controller from an old psu, temp controlled
    60mm fan ontop of gfx
    edit - the zalman nb cooler has been in a vice to stop it getting in the way of gfx card
    emi plate on soundcard from old hd
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    and a stealth mod on the drives
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    The acrylic window fell off my side panel, so now it's taped to the drive bays. I also added a heatsink and fan to an very, very old VGA card, I found a pinout of a PCI connector and soldered the fan directly yo the GND and +12V pins. I cut up an old NB cooler to cool the MOSFETs on my Sapphire X1950 PRO. Right now I'm putting together a RAM cooler made from cheap heatspreaders and 2 NB fans, it'll be controlled through a potentiometer. I cut a big hole in the front of my case to help my 120mm intake fan push more air.

    My most ghetto mod has got to be how I ripped the whole plastic front off my old case and pointed a floor fan into it because the computer was overheating. :p There's probably more but I can't remember.
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    awesome EMI shield! Never thought of that! Now if I can just find one in a nickel/copper alloy . . .


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    thought I'd throw mine in as well - dual 60mm intake duct that fits into two 5.25" bays; made from scapled casing of a couple of old CD-ROM drives and 2 Evercool 60mm fans:

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    DaMulta My stars went supernova

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    Newest ghetto mod, my mobo has an 8-pin power connector. Now you can use a 4-pin, but since I'm overclocking I figured it would be safer to use 8. So I bought a molex to 4-pin adaptor, shaved down the male ends to fit the socket and shaved down the sides of both 4-pin connectors to fit together. Looks like crap but it works. :p

    I'm also planning of making a shroud or something to direct the extra air coming out of the side of my Xigmatek CPU cooler to cool my RAM.
  20. klva80

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    pics man, pics
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    I used plumbers pipe strap to hold down my D-TEK water block. It worked great till I upgraded my MB and bought the proper mounting hardware.

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    sli

    this is my sli crossfire rig :laugh:

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    Geofrancis says thanks.
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    its kinda naked isnt it :)
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    ya is for better coling
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    LOL this reminds me about the thread i made a while back about SLIing sound cards :roll: Who wants to SLi their sound cards? Dual Co

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