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

  1. HUSKIE

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    Much BETTER and NEAT that the air cooling...... Please check the old air cooling

    Modified corsair H100 upgrade tubings from black old ugly tube to the transparent tubing with 13mm od soft tubes with red dye...

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    Really nice temps.. Thanks for my DIY AIO corsair H100
     
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    I changed the tubes on my H100 and i used a broken foot pump that i literally stumbled across in my shed.

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    Saved me a few quid and i didnt like the old crinkly corrugated ones at all.
     
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    Double posting with a different topic


    I am seriously thinking about finding one of these old school desks and fitting my sons pc inside. He loves the other wooden cases i have made and i think it would be very practical and cool


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    Yeah should be pretty easy to do, sounds like fun project.

    Well i have been a TackIR user for many year ( Since TIR3 ), well i got a TIR4 many moons ago how ever the stand broke on it a long time ago and was getting annoyed using valco to solve the issue. I had some spare dense foam and thought of a way to solve it by making a hole for the cable of the TIR4 and making a slot hole for the microphone i use too.
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    not too ghetto, add some protection for cables by using thin cardboard and clear tape
     
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    While I applaud where boredom has taken you.... what exactly are you protecting against? The cable is secured at both ends, so unless the pcb is moving, they are fine being naked.
     
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    yep its safebut the mouse has little room there and the cables are pretty flimsy actually its just to prevent the cables get snapped when i clean it up
     
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    Not computer-related, but still electronics-related...

    Ghetto EMI shield!
    Those NRF24L1 modules are famous for being sensitive to interference, so if you want to get an acclaimed 1km range out of it - you've got to do some minor improvements.
    Some guys simply wrap it in an aluminium foil, or use a conductive sticky tape (like the ones inside your phones and tablets), but I had a spare shield from Nexus 7 motherboard, and strapped it with some electrical tape.
    This method is more reliable, does not have a risk of shorting your components, and does not make it look like oven-baked chicken wing :roll:

    And another one from the same project. I had a bunch of spare cellphone batteries, and I really wanted to use one inside an RC remote.
    Unfortunately, soldering wires directly to the battery may make it go poof, and buying a new LiPo specifically for this project was out of question (I'm trying to use as much shit that's just laying around as possible).
    So, I spent the next 10 minutes making a DIY battery holder from a cheap protoboard (bought a 10-pack for a $1 some time in 2013) and a paperclip.
    The end result is very pleasing. The battery actually snaps-in and stays in place, even if I drop the remote.
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    I modified a piece of ash tree into an ash tray come multi purpose utencil holder. Very versatile and decorative.

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    I call it The Twisted Seagull.

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    Ghetto Router cooling Mod + DD-WRT install How To.

    Click if Your Curious ;)

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    Dorset where else eh? >>> Thats ENGLAND<<<
    Guess you need to build your own replacement case :) and include a > 120mm fan :)
     
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    the cooler is upside down so less effective. The way the liquid in the pipes work, in my understanding, is that the heat boils it turn it into a gas and the hot gas rises and cools then returns to liquid state to then return to the pool at the bottom. A quiet fan would help too. I could be wrong...
     
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    Pioneer VSX-56TXI needed some TLC, some one broke a bunch of the speaker terminals on the back, all so noticed that the original design had a rear fan too but seems like they left it out in production so i added my own which works of a small USB adapter.

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    This is my mod for when a GPU fan goes bad. You can do this with a stock Intel cooler or another GPU heat sink with proper clearance using zip ties.
     
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    @basco I had to bash the hard drive caddy thing with a hammer so i could install this gpu.

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    Tiny screw and non magnetic screwdriver?

    PTFE tape works.

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    I just use a HDD magnet and attach it to the top of the screw driver if one of those. Just be careful of your fingers as some are pretty dam powerful.
     
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    Ive made a gift for my wife. She's going to love it.....:D

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    Oh no, it's not an x5650... :shadedshu:
     
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    Its AMD of course. I couldnt drill into an Intel chip.....that would be sacriligeous.
     
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    You did not de-pin it then :) was that because :)she can use it to :)comb her baps hair :)
    I can say that because i'm not in the same Village :)
     
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    thats more like it !!!:laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:
     
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    Not a mod and more of a fix due to idiots sending 48lb's items in the post only wrapped up in cardboard.Dials got damaged and were loose so by taking the dial apart and placing a very small piece of plastic in the right place fixed it :).

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    Spot the piece of plastic .
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    A little cleaning be all done.

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