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The Ghetto Mod Thread

Discussion in 'Modding' started by BlueRaven, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. scotteee

    scotteee Member

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    this is from years ago now, but thought i'd throw it up as it was my home mede ghetto test bench along with my ghetto watercooling ;)

    notice the quality timber in the test bench made from a real magazine shelf, with the quality black spray paint over the timber

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    Also note here, my PSU mounting system and height adjustment system
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  2. PrOgOoFa

    PrOgOoFa Member

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    That kit out of a mercury xD
     
  3. Creekin

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    Optical Laser based! :leet:

    fuckin LOL @ the galaxy wc kit!!! :lol:
     
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    BlueRaven

    BlueRaven Brute force & optimism

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    How long did it take for the block to corrode and the rad to fill up with shit? :tongue:

    Great work by the way. Love the PSU stand and the highly secure looking drive arrangement. :lol::thumbup:
     
  5. scotteee

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    it was pimpin ;) i remember there not being many test benches on the market n thinking well hey my magazine stand looks test bench like ;)

    then it just kind of grew from there into the heap ghetto you see there :p

    watercooling never stayed on long enough to corode luckily enough :p

    it came off and was replaced with this, ghetto mixed with class ;)

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    take careful note of the custom motherboard backing made from only best materials and the double screw fittings, to give extra length, always important
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    BlueRaven

    BlueRaven Brute force & optimism

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    The cascade is frickin awesome but the stack of 20c pieces....

    ROFPMSLF :lol::lol:

    That puts my earlier effort with a couple of cable ties to shame.
     
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  7. James086

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    To be fair though this is an emphasis on "ghettoness" and his cost about $1.20 while yours was probably only about 30c. :p
     
  8. Creekin

    Creekin (Taking a Break)

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    Blue is well known for being a cheapskate....hence this thread.. :lol:
     
  9. Psychotria

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    Apparently my high-tech HDD mount belongs here

    Ok, last night I made the HDD "enclosure". The HDD will be installed on the bottom inside of the case

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    That's not paracord, it's elastic shrouded in nylon... bought it from spotlight. 80c a metre (or something like that) and it's almost the same colour as paracord orange. Used a cable tie to fold over the end and then sleeved with heatshrink.

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    The elastic now tightly attached to the fan

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    4mm polypipe (used for irrigation) for sound dampening. Sliced the polypipe down one side so it could be stretched over the side of the fan and then secured in place with hot-melt glue

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    Hard drive in its enclosure. I was going to do some further work to stop the HDD moving in the north-south direction (along the long edge of the HDD) but it really doesn't move at all. I held it upside down, pushed it, etc, etc and it's not going anywhere
     
  10. Moptimus

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    All I can think of is noise from the fan running constantly against that hdd - nowhere for the air to go. I'd suggest chocking the hdd out off the body of the fan, maybe some poly hose like you have could be convinced to work.
     
  11. Psychotria

    Psychotria (Banned or Deleted)

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    Who says the fan is going to be running :D
     
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    BlueRaven

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    Well played Sir.

    *slow clap* :thumbup:


    This is my favourite OCAU thread.
     
  13. kambo_rambo

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    Thats proper ghetto mod.
     
  14. Psychotria

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    Just out of interest I plugged the fan in and powered up the HDD. I can't notice any difference with the fan on or off. Perhaps there is enough room at each side of the HDD for the air to escape -- you can't really see it in the photos, but there is quite a large gap on the LHS and RHS of the fan where the HDD doesn't cover the fan.

    Edit: I'll solder a switch onto the fan. Since it's ghetto I might heat a nail to melt the solder (don't laugh too much, I did it the other night to tin some wires because my soldering iron broke)
     
  15. TERRA Operative

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    Why solder when you can twist and tape?
     
  16. Psychotria

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    Good point. Twist and tape is much more in the spirit of this thread :lol:
     
  17. KriiV

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    Professionally ghetto :Pirate:
     
  18. iSTELTHYi

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    My dual monitor stand (Bottom monitor using the standard stand, lego stops so it doesn't tilt forward, the mount is bolted into the VESA mounts on each monitor)

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    The end result :)

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  19. v8tfcorty

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    On the ghetto scale I guess this does not rate but its a socket 1156 HSF on a 775 cpu, I did not have a 775 HSF handy and the 1156 did not "click" into the Mobo so I pulled it down with nuts and bolts.

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    Mobo fitted with nuts and bolts using small dia clear tubing for stand offs.

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    Stealth mounted HDD and PSU.

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  20. electro rc

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    not sure if these qualify:
    needed more front usb ports so i taped a 4-port hub to a heat sink and then to the front of the case.
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    also added a handle to the top of my case (had pics but cant upload them) it's made from an old belt clamped down to the case with offcuts of aluminum and pop riveted on. Ghetto enough?
     

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