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#76
Here's a nice little mod.


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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#77
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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#78
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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#79
my ghetto fan :p

 
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#81
Ive done alot of "ghetto" mods but dont have pics for them. I do have these though which arent that great.
Ghetto case modding


Fan to cool off overheating socket A


120mm Canon printer fan zip tied to case and 92mm Vantec Tornado sitting ontop of HDs.


90mm fan ziptied to Zalman cooler on highly oced FX 5600
 
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#82


Tilted my CPU fan so my northbridge gets some air(works too!)
 

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#85
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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#86
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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#88
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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#89


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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#90
Wow man thats awesome!
 
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#91
i'm a bumpin'
 
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#92
i think my second pc is entirely ghetto lol

 
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#93
I just did this becasue a friend requested it.

I guess he didnt think id do it or something.

 
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#94
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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#95
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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#96
behold
 
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#97
should be
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is it me or is that psu pcb a bit warped? might wanna loosen the screws a bit
 
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#98
is it me or is that psu pcb a bit warped? might wanna loosen the screws a bit
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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#99
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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