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

  1. james888

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    If its real gold scrap it, if there is enough there.
     
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    Dude. If it would be "real" gold, even if it would just be like a very thin layer, no one would give it away for free :D . I'm looking forward to actually build something with it, even if it is just a lab power supply for small electronic projects.

    It says 400W on it, but since i can't spot any TÜV certificate for it, i would not put more than 300W on it and I am definitively not going to use it for any solution which runs longer than a few hours.
     
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    Aw, hell no. An early LC-Power PSU. LC6550 silent gold, IIRC.
    550W my ass. That thing won't go over 400W and that will be pushing it.
    They're actually alright PSUs if you keep the load below 60% the rated output. I used a LC6550 V2.2 at around 60~70% load, non-continuously/normal PC use, for 2 and 1/2 years until the caps started to whine.
    Since that's one of their earlier models, I wouldn't push it, unless you actually want to see fireworks.
     
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    That'd be really a ghetto firework :D
     
  5. micropage7

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    cool, its interesting. the size is right and glad it works well
     
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    just replacing my hdd cage, using hard plastic and using brochure for vibration dampening
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    after cleaning, i find my motherboard bend a little, maybe coz the weight of cooler, so i made supporting structure by using paper again :D:D:D
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    Here they are, I can either connect my SATA/USB converter to the disk directly or have some data/power cables in between in order to power the fans too.

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    what material that you use? looks like cardboard? double cardboard?
     
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    Only thing its missing is expanding foam. Try and incorporate some Great Stuff Expanding Foam somehow.
     
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    ahahaha for a second i thought it was a scam !! Like Iphone boxes filled with sand
     
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    That's not ghetto, it's straight-up baller.
     
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  12. de.das.dude

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    i thought you would be able to source some carbon fiber panels from your sister XD
     
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    Yeah, it is a cardboard box covered up with paper. Initially i wanted to use it to ship something to someone, and needed to cover up some ugly spots that had appeared due to me removing some shipping labels that were already on it because of a shipment it had been used for already. Instead, I ended up using another box for that so I decided to use this one for this project.
     
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    Ladies and gentlemen, I think we have a thread winner here :D :D :D
     
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    Can you wrap it in ducttape with a ducttape bow at the top?
     
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    The only possible way to make that better is to remove the paper, and cover it with duct tape.
     
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    Lol. Cross posted the same thing.
     
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    A duct tape handle would not work given the weight of the whole. If I come across a box with the right dimensions I might "invest" in some proper duct tape and try to make a new box; right now I do not wish to risk ruining this one by accident. Additionally, it is not standing in plain sight right now anyway.
     
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    how do you connect it all up to the pc?
     
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    actually not much ghetto, i add paper to minimize the retention stressing motherboard too much
     

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    Hi folks.

    So i found some old PC parts in my lab an started putting together a debug system for my ghetto cluster. This is NOT intended to be either safe or reliable in any way - it is just a PC made out of random junk.

    "Specs" are:

    - Intel Pentium 4 2,4GHz (OC'ed to 3,46GHz)
    - Really old Gigabyte Mobo (don't exactly know which...)
    - 1GB RAM (4x256)
    - Some gold PSU i found laying around (something around 300W i guess)

    I took the motherboard tray out of some old PC and painted it black, screwed the mobo on, took the PSU an stripped some cables of:

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    Next step: Color the custom cooler (passive), create a top shield for the mobo with the project name on it.

    Cooler atm:

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    (it will be black, with a red X. The pic above is just a sketch)

    So long!
     
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    ^^^Needs a xbox plastic jewel thing in the center of the cooler^^^
     
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    Yeah, thought about some emblem. But i don't have any nor any ambition to make one ^^
     
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    Painted the next metal parts. Bent PCI covers make the perfect supports for the larger black sign that will cover the unused PCI slots on the mobo. The first layer of color was applied to the cooler. Now we wait for the paint to dry.

    (the sign is actually a backplate from an ODD)

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