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

  1. lucasweir

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    ha is that really necessary?
     
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    Yes it is since there is no air flow in the CD rom cage. But it stays nice and cool. The main reason the heat sinks are on it is because its suspended in the air.
     
  3. AUTOgod

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    ooh! ooh! i have one! (2 actually):

    at first, everything appears normal:
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    then you look closer at the chipset:
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    an old case fan, with the cover of a calculator and a cd case, stuck together with glue, and the help of a blowtorch and a screwdriver.

    then you look behind the front panels:
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    a radiator stuck in with sticky pads and a 3.5" to 5.25" adapter.

    not the most ghetto ive done, but still fairly ghetto :)
     
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    My ghetto-modded HR-03 GTX on my 280. The photo shows the Enzotech nb heatsink, which I had to file out the mounting holes a bit, bolted to the card. There is also a collection of various Enzotech and other brands of smaller heatsinks, depending on the clearance to the heatpipes, motherboard's northbridge cooler, etc., on the card's ram chips and vrm's.
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    Next shot (see the right side back corner of the card) shows the card installed with my patented (jk) "sag-eliminator" which is an old cathode ray tube I cut down to size and put some plastic washers under it for fine-tuning. It is kept in place by just resting on a bolt through an existing corner hole in the card and attached to the bottom of the case with the velcro pad that came with it. This allows for quick adjusting and removal of the card. I used three old Thermaltake low-profile copper sinks under the HR-05SLI NB cooler, to which is zip-strapped a slimline 80mm blue-glowie fan.
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    The two 120mm Skythe fans are simply secured to the heatsink with plastic zip-straps. I also cut a 120mm wire fan guard in half and bolted each half to the exposed halves of the fans to keep any stray sinks from dropping off into the fan blades and being launched back into the videocard or elsewhere:D
     
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    That looks a little too pro! Zip ties and twisty tie wraps are for mounting Gheto celleron HSF ontop of a peltier ontop of GPU, without the bolts n stuff :p
     
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    Thanks, coodiggy. I will remember that when I get the custom copper tube section, welded to my cut-out HR-03 base, back from the machine shop. And the shipment of Ln2 arrives:D
     
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    sweet!
     
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    What's behind door number 2 :)

    My Simi Ghetto PC. There's another panel just like it on the other side :)
     

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    Well I just got the "special" cooler from Sneeky!

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    see, if I hook up my three wired fans, I can also get hand cooling while having my desk cooled! knocked about 4c off the top of the desk and my hands are quite "cool"
     
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    hand cooling LMFAO :roll:
     
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    as you can tell from my other pictures.. i tend to take nice high speed pictures so you can't even see the fans moving! Man, this is gettin' my nipples hard!
    the cooling from the fans that is...


    ROFLMMFAO
     
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    getto cooled 3850 with gx810. 120mm fan pushes air in and radial fan pushes it out. lowered idle temps to 35C idle and 52C load :D (both fans at 5V, inaudible)

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    that's more like it :) is that a solid copper fan support :p
     
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    I'm interested in the plug pinout for a Logitech x-230
    My son bought the subwoofer section only at the GOODWILL store and it is useless without wires.
     
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    I promised it a week ago! my rookie selfmade, somewhat sturdy wooden benchcase... i worked the whole week on it 3-4 hours a day, not so easy as it looks...it could be more beautiful, but its definetly practical!

    the second apparatus is a self constructed res... i made it today... its not even dry... what do you think, will it work?
     

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    Nice benchbox! The res is truly ghetto mod though, but I hope it withstands pressure testing :D
     
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    @Velvet Wafer:

    I like it, I know its nothing fancy but once everything is install I think it will work. Ver nice ghetto mod:toast:
     
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    isnt the res supposed to be nearly pressure free?? how much should i expect?

    it will work, i constructed it with a dead mobo+psu for size measuring... i only worry about the grounding...
     
  20. Thrackan

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    Inside a closed loop you will always build up pressure in the res a bit. Mostly because air can be pressurized and your res will be the place in your loop with air in it.

    Shouldn't be too much pressure but I'd test it first either way ;)
     
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    ah fuck, do you think a medium tight screw in+teflon tape+glue will hold the pressure?

    end and back are mainly screwed in very tight... one had a small leak (during mouth pressure test :p), so i used a little glue on the threads
     
  22. Thrackan

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    Just test it, I honestly can't predict it from this distance :p
     
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    i hoped for self experiences themating major leakage with near component death:laugh:
     
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    Believe me, I would have shown that off if I did :D
     
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    should i? wasnt even 2 weeks ago. my old res (thermaltake) blew, due to me pressing 2 hoses against each other on a piece of copper (cheap adapter). it blew exactly over my hds, and beneath my board (it is in the drive bay, and to the time it blew, its was lying, completly closed). luckily the swish hit nothing... the water simply ran trough hidden channels in my case... an emergency system, that, guess who, THERMALTAKE had invented... somehow ironic,isnt it? nevertheless, my running rig didnt even shut down, and nothing got damaged... but i was quite shocked :eek:
     

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