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

  1. KainXS

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    bought a sero 7 pro to replace my dead nexus 7 that I dropped:((its a good clone of it) but the sero 7 has no heatsink in it like the nexus 7 and runs way too hot and throttles constantly I cut out a piece of aluminum and put it in.(I removed the 7's copper shield)
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    no more throttling but I'm hoping to get some thick copper foil to replace this quick job.
     
  2. Frick

    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    The hole on the lower left (which is the lower right side on the motherboard tray) is supposed to be a screw hole. It isn't, so I added the nut and the ... what do you call those? Is that a spacer as well, or does it have a more mechanical, manly name? Anyway it works fine.
     
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  3. DF is BUSY

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    a washer?
     
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  4. Frick

    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    Yes, that.
     
  5. de.das.dude

    de.das.dude Pro Indian Modder

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    not a very manly name but its a washer all right lol
     
  6. Jetster

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    I thought you were kidding
     
  7. JunkBear

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    It can be manly if you tell a girl...Baby i'll screw you until your washer blow! ;)
     
  8. Suhidu

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    The power wouldn't stay on for this drive I was powering via a cheap molex->sata power adaptor for the time being, so I started jamming toothpicks in it. It's working now, after breaking a couple toothpicks into my hand, and I still have some left for my teeth. pic2post.jpg
     
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    Ghetto enough but power adapter is 99 cents only. :p
     
  10. ste2425

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    Doing oil change on car. Had no chocks but did have spare DVD drives.
     
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    Now THAT is proper ghetto.
     
  12. JunkBear

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    Getting ghetto chicks in a New Beetle. :p
     
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    This isn't ghetto so much as it's just laziness. I've "modded" a Dell OptiPlex in to a dual PSU stand, one holding a secondary PSU to power one of the 5870s, the other to replace the potentially failed PSU installed in the case. Had to take the drive out due to clearance issues. Premium bubble wrap separates the two drives to avoid any electrical issues.

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    Random Murderer The Anti-Midas

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    Great idea. Think I'll use it in the future ;)
    That's a great test bench. non-electrically conductive, large enough to fit all your components, easily modified, and cheaply replaced. Love it!
    Is that a Chenming or a Chieftec? My AMD rig is in my old Chenming that's seen me through four or five PCs now, great towers!
     
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    The case? Thermaltake Xaser II. I think the frame was used by a LOT of other manufacturers though, so yes. It's probably those too. :p
    Solid, too. That thing is a tank!
     
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    Random Murderer The Anti-Midas

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    TT Xaser was the other case I couldn't remember ;)
     
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    Today I've updated my Ghetto Cluster. Got this hint; you obviously can't be careful enough when over-cpuing your clock!
     

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    Sounds like that engineer's speech center is sensitive to Over BRAIN clock which may cause it to can't work properly.
     
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    ghetto psu cover, i cut it when i use lian li case, so the cable could reach top left connector.
    since now i use haf xb, theres no need to use that cut out, so i cover it by using plastic from shampoo
    oh i forgot i re use old zipties to hold those cables :p
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    This type of polyethylene plastic melt easily. You should find something else for safety. Also when they warm up even with warmth of shower they let go in ambient air some chemicals. So basically you are warming the plastic with the psu and putting it up in your breathing air by the exhaust fan. Just saying.
     
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    yeah could be, but before i cut out the psu cover it has clear plastic cover, to protect the electric from shorting and it works well until now so i guess its pretty safe to use plastic from shampoo bottle since its thicker and maybe it will add some menthol too :roll::rockout:
     
  23. JunkBear

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    No it's not the same type of plastic. Anyway do what u want i was just warning for health safety.
     
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    Speaking of PSUs. Today someone came by my lab to give me his old PSU. He told my it would be a "gold" PSU. I thought he meant something like a Corsair 80+ Gold, but I was wrong.

    The PSU is literally gold. All gold, the front, the back, the Fan sticker and even the screws! Someone even began to sleeve the wires. Who in the world would buy something like this:

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    Now, any Ideas on how i should use it? Maybe grabbing one of my older lab PCs and make the whole thing shiny gold like the PSU, crafting the fanciest PC ever :D ?
     
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    Toothpick Holder to hold up my sagging 7970...

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