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Where Ghetto Mods get born...
Alright, before I start to ruin more topics by expressing my sometimes ridiculously off-topic fiddling and tinkering thoughts, I decided to create a special place where all of us tinker-thinkers can come and put their tinkering ideas.

Wot's that? Care to elaborate on the matter?
But of course! I'm the kind of guy that sees stuff lying around in his room and wants to make something with it. Many of these mods will be referred to as ghetto mods, as they will utilise zero or very little freshly bought goods.
Making leftover stuff into something new, useless or not, is something of a sport to me.

But how do I participate? Does it involve picking numbers/my nose?
Nay, nothing special is needed. Just spare parts otherwise cluttering a random space in your room, and a little inspiration for yourself and others.
This club is both for displaying ideas and to ask for them. Think of it as a think tank.
Of course, input is highly appreciated.

An example using two standard fangrills, eight screws and two HDD's:



My current "inventory":
A copper-core Core2Duo cooler
Several 80/92mm fans
some 80/92mm fangrills
TONS OF SCREWS :D
two big things that are meant to be fangrills but suck at it due to turbulence noice:wtf:

Leftover cables (16 of em) from a 20-24 pin converter plus a 20pin female/male set
Some cutoff molex cabling
Copper braid I just cut out of a rounded IDE cable
The fanduct formerly residing on the side of my mATX case
An old working PSU with a crap noisy fan (doesn't necessarily have to survive)
Lots, and lots of ducttape

Current ideas (in random order):
Whack the aluminum fins off of the stock cooler and gaze at the shiny copper:eek:
Make some interesting concept cooling using the copper braid or summit on the stock cooler
Find out if mounting an 80mm fan on the bottom of the stock cooler really is as pointless as I think it is :D
Also, the heatsink fits exactly inside the fan duct somehow:wtf:

Alright! I think I like this kind of stuff!
Great! Feel free to show your ghetto modding here and hopefully help some fellow fiddlers to build something amazingly simple and cool!
 
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wish i still had pictures of my ghetto mounted 12cm fan on my old S1, damn that GT ran cool and silent.

Ghetto mods FTW! :rockout:
 
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i have a problem, my case gets filled with gf's cats fur, and my case is a real peice of junk [its in my system specs

i was thinking about takeing it down and filling all the holes with tape, except maybe the holes on 1 side, and filtering them with a dryer sheet taped on the side of the case.... does that count? or is that like, sub ghetto

packing tape btw
 

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this is the current WR holder for radeon 7500's
 

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Lol... I *Heart* this thread Already!
 

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you been droped a few more on some just so you know ;)
crap i did didnt i hmmm i need a C2D mobo my 3000+ cant keep pace
 
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i have a problem, my case gets filled with gf's cats fur, and my case is a real peice of junk [its in my system specs

i was thinking about takeing it down and filling all the holes with tape, except maybe the holes on 1 side, and filtering them with a dryer sheet taped on the side of the case.... does that count? or is that like, sub ghetto

packing tape btw
Making fan filters out of say, pantyhose, is a very legit ghetto mod :D

Good to see people like this thread! Personally, I'm gonna chuck the Core2Duo cooler in the freezer and see if that helps to get the fins off of the core. I'm really thinking about making a new cooler out of it using copper braiding.
 

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Excellent idea for a thread Thracken:respect:
 
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ha ill post a pic of my radoen 7000 with a fan zip tied haa
 

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i need some way to mount two 5.25 hard drives...but it has to mount perpendicular to the bottom of my case...idea's?
 
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i need some way to mount two 5.25 hard drives...but it has to mount perpendicular to the bottom of my case...idea's?
5.25" HDD's? :D

well, I'd start with ducttape, until you fix something better...
 

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5.25" HDD's? :D

well, I'd start with ducttape, until you fix something better...

oh wait...hard drives are smaller aren't they :roll: my optical drive is 5.25" :p what ever! i just need some way to mount hard drives in my case...i guess it would be easier if i posted pics of it huh?
 
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worked for me...
 
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heres how i mounted my drives lol.

 

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uhh...not going to work in my scenario :( im thinking mounting tape...
 

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ok i just made have to do some more ghetto-ness with my mod...it is already a plexiglass cube with steel brackets and holes made from jigsaws :D
 

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I've got a bent coat hanger holding an 80mm fan over my northbridge chip. I'll post pics when I get home. It's fabulously trashy looking.
 
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Its my first post, so be easy. This was all for fun, nothing was meat to happen!



ATI Rage 128mb run with a custom pot and dry ice.

 
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Its my first post, so be easy. This was all for fun, nothing was meat to happen!



ATI Rage 128mb run with a custom pot and dry ice.

EHH! :D That's wicked!
 

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Its my first post, so be easy. This was all for fun, nothing was meat to happen!



ATI Rage 128mb run with a custom pot and dry ice.

thats not a ghetto computer, thats a ghetto trash can with cord attached to it.
 
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