• Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

Ghetto Mods

Joined
Aug 28, 2008
Messages
1,341 (0.24/day)
Location
USA
Processor Intel® Core™ i7-8700K CPU @ 3.70GHz
Motherboard EVGA 121-KS-E375
Cooling Stock (Temp.)
Memory GEIL 8192 MB X2 (DDR4-2137) - XMP 2.0 - P/N: CL16-16-16 D4-2400
Video Card(s) NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER (TU104-410)
Storage Samsung SSD 860 EVO 1TB & Samsung SSD 950 PRO 256GB
Display(s) LG 32" Widescreen
Case Corsair Carbide Series 400
Audio Device(s) Onboard
Power Supply Corsair HX850 Platinum
Mouse Razer Viper Ultimate
Keyboard DAS
Software Windows 10 20H2 64 Bit
ha is that really necessary?
 

Elijah86

New Member
Joined
Dec 20, 2007
Messages
50 (0.01/day)
System Name Ookami
Processor Q8300
Motherboard P5B Deluxe Wifi
Cooling Thermalright HR-01 Plus
Memory 2GB OCZ Platinum + 2GB Corsair
Video Card(s) ATI HD4850 512MB
Storage WD250GB
Display(s) Viewsonic 19"
Case Cooler Master Centurion 531
Audio Device(s) Audigy 2 Platinum ZS
Power Supply Antec Trio 650W
Software WIN 7 + WINXP FTW
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.
 
Joined
Jan 28, 2009
Messages
109 (0.02/day)
Processor Intel i7 4790k 4.4 GHz 1.2v
Motherboard Gigabyte Z-97x Gaming 5
Cooling Zalman CNPS9900NT
Memory 24GB Corsair 2133Mhz
Video Card(s) XFX Ghost 7950
Storage OCZ Agility 3 120GB, Toshiba P300 3TB
Display(s) Left: Dell SP2208WFP Center: Acer S240HL Right: LG Flatron L225ws
Case Coolermaster Cosmos
Audio Device(s) Creative X-Fi Mobo
Power Supply EVGS Supernova G2 850w
Software Windows 10 X64
ooh! ooh! i have one! (2 actually):

at first, everything appears normal:


then you look closer at the chipset:

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:

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 :)
 

Retro*

New Member
Joined
Apr 9, 2009
Messages
117 (0.02/day)
Processor 2500K
Motherboard Asus M4E
Memory Corsair Doms
Video Card(s) 7950 Crossfire
Storage Samsung 830 256GB
Display(s) Acer X223w
Case TJ07
Power Supply XFX Seasonic OEM 1250
Software W7 64 Pro
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.

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.

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
 
Last edited:
Joined
Sep 20, 2006
Messages
460 (0.07/day)
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
 

Retro*

New Member
Joined
Apr 9, 2009
Messages
117 (0.02/day)
Processor 2500K
Motherboard Asus M4E
Memory Corsair Doms
Video Card(s) 7950 Crossfire
Storage Samsung 830 256GB
Display(s) Acer X223w
Case TJ07
Power Supply XFX Seasonic OEM 1250
Software W7 64 Pro
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
 
Joined
Sep 20, 2006
Messages
460 (0.07/day)
What's behind door number 2 :)

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

Attachments

  • CACA8332s.jpg
    CACA8332s.jpg
    35.5 KB · Views: 682
  • CACA8328s.jpg
    CACA8328s.jpg
    32.6 KB · Views: 650

Cold Storm

Battosai
Joined
Oct 7, 2007
Messages
15,010 (2.51/day)
Location
In a library somewhere on this earth
System Name Haro
Processor AMD 1700x
Motherboard AsRork x370 Taichi
Cooling EK Custom Loop - CPU only
Memory 32gb G-Skill Trident Z
Video Card(s) EVGA 1080 Superclock 2
Storage Too Many
Display(s) Viewsonic VX2450WM-LED 24" & LG 32 IPS
Case Cooler Master Cosmos II
Power Supply Cooler Master V1000
Mouse SteelSeries Rival 500
Software Win10 Pro
Benchmark Scores i5 750 4.62ghz pi runs // Evga FTW p55
Well I just got the "special" cooler from Sneeky!





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"
 
Joined
Jan 7, 2008
Messages
3,924 (0.67/day)
System Name Main / Home Media Serever
Processor Intel i5 2500k @ 4.75ghz / AMD AM3 5200+ x2
Motherboard ASRock Fatal1ty P67 Performance / Biostar 790GX
Cooling Xigmatek Dark Knight / XIGMATEK Apache
Memory 12gb of G.Skill Value Series DDR3 / 4x 1gb DDR2
Video Card(s) XFX Radeon 6870 1gb / Asus Radeon 5450 512mb
Storage 2x Samsung 830 64gb SSD Raid 0 & 750gb WD Blue HDD / OCZ Vertex II 80GB & 10TB of HDD Space
Display(s) 2x Acer 24" LED / Samsung 50" LED
Case Xigmatek Asgard II / APEX PC-389-C
Power Supply Rosewill 750w / Antec EArthwatts 380w
Software Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 / Ubuntu 14.04
hand cooling LMFAO :roll:
 

Cold Storm

Battosai
Joined
Oct 7, 2007
Messages
15,010 (2.51/day)
Location
In a library somewhere on this earth
System Name Haro
Processor AMD 1700x
Motherboard AsRork x370 Taichi
Cooling EK Custom Loop - CPU only
Memory 32gb G-Skill Trident Z
Video Card(s) EVGA 1080 Superclock 2
Storage Too Many
Display(s) Viewsonic VX2450WM-LED 24" & LG 32 IPS
Case Cooler Master Cosmos II
Power Supply Cooler Master V1000
Mouse SteelSeries Rival 500
Software Win10 Pro
Benchmark Scores i5 750 4.62ghz pi runs // Evga FTW p55
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
 

Odin Eidolon

New Member
Joined
Feb 12, 2008
Messages
920 (0.16/day)
Location
Rockclimbing somewhere in Italy
Processor e6300 @ 3000, stock Volts
Motherboard msi p35 neo2-FIR
Cooling HDT-1283
Memory 2gb tracers 1066 micron d9GMH, cooled by a modded CoolIt Memory Cooler
Video Card(s) HIS 4850 ICEQ4
Storage WD Caviar 16 320gb WDAAKS + 640gb WDAAKS
Case CM RC-690 sligthly modded
Power Supply Bequiet darkpower PRO 850W (say overkill? :D)
Software kubuntu 8.10 + Windows XP, soon Windows 7 too
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)



 

hotwaterwizard

New Member
Joined
Jul 18, 2009
Messages
1 (0.00/day)
I just turned the old sub/amp box part of my old logitech x-530 speakers into a seperate sub.I dl'd the specs for the amp chip(a tda7377 if anyone is interested) and figured out the connections.It seems to work fine,there is no hum when its on and it kicks some bass.I believe its 25-30 watts going to the sub speaker.

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.
 
Joined
Jun 16, 2009
Messages
5,123 (0.95/day)
Location
North of Germany
System Name Nexus PC
Processor Intel Xeon E3-1231 v3, 3600 MHz
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-H97-HD3
Cooling Thermalright Macho V2
Memory 24GB DDR3, 1400MHZ CL8
Video Card(s) Sapphire Radeon R9 290
Storage Samsung EVO 960 250gb, EVO 850 250gb, Vertex 3 128gb. 2 TB of Rotational.
Display(s) 1xAsus MX299, 2x Asus MX239, Oculus Rift CV1
Case Sunflower Tower
Audio Device(s) C-Media CMI8738/C3DX
Power Supply Corsair TX850
Mouse Cyborg R.A.T. 7
Software Win7 64Bit Ultimate
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?
 

Attachments

  • DSCN3460.jpg
    DSCN3460.jpg
    189.8 KB · Views: 920
  • DSCN3463.jpg
    DSCN3463.jpg
    182.7 KB · Views: 780
  • DSCN3466.jpg
    DSCN3466.jpg
    179.5 KB · Views: 837
  • DSCN3471.jpg
    DSCN3471.jpg
    185.1 KB · Views: 756
  • DSCN3481.jpg
    DSCN3481.jpg
    192.1 KB · Views: 814
  • DSCN3485.jpg
    DSCN3485.jpg
    195.6 KB · Views: 756
  • DSCN3488.jpg
    DSCN3488.jpg
    199 KB · Views: 734
  • DSCN3495.jpg
    DSCN3495.jpg
    199.8 KB · Views: 759
  • DSCN3510.jpg
    DSCN3510.jpg
    172 KB · Views: 833
Joined
Oct 10, 2008
Messages
3,471 (0.62/day)
System Name Acer Aspire V3-771G-53218G75Maii
Processor Core i5 3210M (2,5-3,1Ghz)
Memory 8GB DDR3 SODIMM
Video Card(s) Geforce GT650M
Storage Samsung 830 256GB - 750GB Toshiba drive
Software Windows 7 x64 Home Premium (non-acer-bloatware)
Nice benchbox! The res is truly ghetto mod though, but I hope it withstands pressure testing :D
 
Joined
Nov 26, 2008
Messages
4,251 (0.76/day)
Location
California
System Name New Build - Oct. 2021
Processor Intel i7 10700k
Motherboard Asus TUF Gaming H570-PRO
Cooling Corsair H100i
Memory Corsair Vengence 16gb 3600 mhz
Video Card(s) Gigabyte RTX 3060ti 8gb
Storage 1Tb Samsung 970 EVO NvMe m.2
Display(s) 27" LG Ultragear 144hz
Case Fractal Design- Meshify 2
Audio Device(s) Onborad dts
Power Supply Corsair RX 650 W
Mouse Roccat Kiro
Keyboard Razer Tarantula
Software Windows 10 Home x64
@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:
 
Joined
Jun 16, 2009
Messages
5,123 (0.95/day)
Location
North of Germany
System Name Nexus PC
Processor Intel Xeon E3-1231 v3, 3600 MHz
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-H97-HD3
Cooling Thermalright Macho V2
Memory 24GB DDR3, 1400MHZ CL8
Video Card(s) Sapphire Radeon R9 290
Storage Samsung EVO 960 250gb, EVO 850 250gb, Vertex 3 128gb. 2 TB of Rotational.
Display(s) 1xAsus MX299, 2x Asus MX239, Oculus Rift CV1
Case Sunflower Tower
Audio Device(s) C-Media CMI8738/C3DX
Power Supply Corsair TX850
Mouse Cyborg R.A.T. 7
Software Win7 64Bit Ultimate
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...
 
Joined
Oct 10, 2008
Messages
3,471 (0.62/day)
System Name Acer Aspire V3-771G-53218G75Maii
Processor Core i5 3210M (2,5-3,1Ghz)
Memory 8GB DDR3 SODIMM
Video Card(s) Geforce GT650M
Storage Samsung 830 256GB - 750GB Toshiba drive
Software Windows 7 x64 Home Premium (non-acer-bloatware)
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 ;)
 
Joined
Jun 16, 2009
Messages
5,123 (0.95/day)
Location
North of Germany
System Name Nexus PC
Processor Intel Xeon E3-1231 v3, 3600 MHz
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-H97-HD3
Cooling Thermalright Macho V2
Memory 24GB DDR3, 1400MHZ CL8
Video Card(s) Sapphire Radeon R9 290
Storage Samsung EVO 960 250gb, EVO 850 250gb, Vertex 3 128gb. 2 TB of Rotational.
Display(s) 1xAsus MX299, 2x Asus MX239, Oculus Rift CV1
Case Sunflower Tower
Audio Device(s) C-Media CMI8738/C3DX
Power Supply Corsair TX850
Mouse Cyborg R.A.T. 7
Software Win7 64Bit Ultimate
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
 
Joined
Oct 10, 2008
Messages
3,471 (0.62/day)
System Name Acer Aspire V3-771G-53218G75Maii
Processor Core i5 3210M (2,5-3,1Ghz)
Memory 8GB DDR3 SODIMM
Video Card(s) Geforce GT650M
Storage Samsung 830 256GB - 750GB Toshiba drive
Software Windows 7 x64 Home Premium (non-acer-bloatware)
Just test it, I honestly can't predict it from this distance :p
 
Joined
Jun 16, 2009
Messages
5,123 (0.95/day)
Location
North of Germany
System Name Nexus PC
Processor Intel Xeon E3-1231 v3, 3600 MHz
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-H97-HD3
Cooling Thermalright Macho V2
Memory 24GB DDR3, 1400MHZ CL8
Video Card(s) Sapphire Radeon R9 290
Storage Samsung EVO 960 250gb, EVO 850 250gb, Vertex 3 128gb. 2 TB of Rotational.
Display(s) 1xAsus MX299, 2x Asus MX239, Oculus Rift CV1
Case Sunflower Tower
Audio Device(s) C-Media CMI8738/C3DX
Power Supply Corsair TX850
Mouse Cyborg R.A.T. 7
Software Win7 64Bit Ultimate
i hoped for self experiences themating major leakage with near component death:laugh:
 
Joined
Oct 10, 2008
Messages
3,471 (0.62/day)
System Name Acer Aspire V3-771G-53218G75Maii
Processor Core i5 3210M (2,5-3,1Ghz)
Memory 8GB DDR3 SODIMM
Video Card(s) Geforce GT650M
Storage Samsung 830 256GB - 750GB Toshiba drive
Software Windows 7 x64 Home Premium (non-acer-bloatware)
Believe me, I would have shown that off if I did :D
 
Joined
Jun 16, 2009
Messages
5,123 (0.95/day)
Location
North of Germany
System Name Nexus PC
Processor Intel Xeon E3-1231 v3, 3600 MHz
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-H97-HD3
Cooling Thermalright Macho V2
Memory 24GB DDR3, 1400MHZ CL8
Video Card(s) Sapphire Radeon R9 290
Storage Samsung EVO 960 250gb, EVO 850 250gb, Vertex 3 128gb. 2 TB of Rotational.
Display(s) 1xAsus MX299, 2x Asus MX239, Oculus Rift CV1
Case Sunflower Tower
Audio Device(s) C-Media CMI8738/C3DX
Power Supply Corsair TX850
Mouse Cyborg R.A.T. 7
Software Win7 64Bit Ultimate
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:
 
Top