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

  1. MadCow New Member

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    Here's a nice little mod.
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    Yes, that's a 7600GT cooler on a 7200GS using the stock push-pins. :laugh: Runs cool as hell, it was idling at around 60c before, now it's closer to 35c, with no more than 45c full load.
     
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    Well, I guess these count.
    First set of pics is my cooling solution for my nVIdia GeForce MX 420, which I was worried would overheat from OC'ing. The fan is the cooling fan from a dead i486 DX2, and I still had the mounting screws. I connected it directly to a molex, by shoving paperclips in it! :D
    It works fine, and my PSU hasn't exploded.
    The wires are connected by twisting the metal together, and then cellotaping it. It works. :rolleyes:
    That took about 10 minutes to make.:roll:

    Next piece of work is my laptop stand: It is made from a paper binder book, with slots cut out for the fan and hard drive airflow. It raises the screen about 1 1/2 inches, and puts the keyboard at a nice angle. Five minutes of finding the book and then cutting it up, and my laptop is cooler than ever!:toast:
     

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    Not really that ghetto, and I know many of us have done this, but decided to post it up anyway. I just got some new fans for a back-up case I plan on using in the next few months or so, and with no motherboard to rig up to turn it on I turned to the handy paper-clip jerry rig. :toast:
     
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  4. klva80

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    my ghetto fan :p

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    its like its floating like a ghost
     
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    Ive done alot of "ghetto" mods but dont have pics for them. I do have these though which arent that great.
    Ghetto case modding
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    Fan to cool off overheating socket A
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    120mm Canon printer fan zip tied to case and 92mm Vantec Tornado sitting ontop of HDs.
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    90mm fan ziptied to Zalman cooler on highly oced FX 5600
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    Tilted my CPU fan so my northbridge gets some air(works too!)
     
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    here is mine i took my AMD Athlon 1800+ stock heatsink and drilled holes and cut it and mounted it on my 9600XT with some screw fromt the hardware store lol


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    Hey guys just registerd here and thought I'd bump this thread a little, I have put a 2 extra fans in my system, 1 down where there was just a grill opening for air to go in/out I have mounted a fan there to exhaust all the hot are my 2 9600GT's [in SLI] put out. I also put a little fan over my 4GBs of ballastix Tracer ram because they can get quite hot!

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    wow.....
     
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    can't let this thread die so, I was having some problems, basically a hissing sound in the audio in my htpc because I guess theres alot of emi in there so I made an emi shield for my old audigy se using

    Cardboard(lol)
    EMI Foil
    EMI Fabric
    Aluminum
    Antistatic Foam

    post a pic later
     
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    Post Service Limited Edition case :rockout:

    was supposed to be a mockup for a plexi case I was making, and unfortunately, it turned out better than the final case.
     
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    Wow man thats awesome!
     
  16. 1freedude

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    i'm a bumpin'
     
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    i think my second pc is entirely ghetto lol
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    I just did this becasue a friend requested it.

    I guess he didnt think id do it or something.
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    hf that was literally my second computer! just to make sure pentium 166 w/ mmx? native 16m mem? 2 available mem slots? hahahaha!!!
     
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    its now a p4/celeron with 1gb ram :),
    i think what you mentioned was what got ripped out lol. i need to go find the bits,
     
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    behold
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    should be
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    is it me or is that psu pcb a bit warped? might wanna loosen the screws a bit
     
  23. 1freedude

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    seems that way...and it is.

    look behind the left heat spreader...there is a shim. short of making custom screws, i had to bend it. they were too short. when i tightened it down, the left HS lifted off the big HS. I put that shim in and it stiffened it up. on the next one, i will make custom screws and a backing plate.
     
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    could maybe screw the psu hs direct to the big hs, just drill a couple holes, add some as5 for better heat transfer hehe,
    but pretty good job so far, hope the rest goes well.
     
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    Solar power..I charge this battery in the sun and run a 32w flouro and 35w soldering iron. runs for about an hour
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