"Tight & Lazy"... The Ghetto Mod Thread

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

  1. RyoSaeba

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    Nay just use those twisties ties. :thumbup: :D
     
  2. neRok

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    Ah, I forgot to mention them. So good when you buy a fan and it comes in a box held in with a few of them. Free cable management right there :D
     
  3. JonnoHR31

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    Maybe he is the IT guy :lol:
     
  4. drummer

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    Haha. Nah. Plan on using zip ties to fix it a bit better. Didn't have any at work.

    I guess you could say I'm the IT guy. But not really. It was really Just something quick while I was using it to render on. It's a machine that might get turned on every month or two.

    Case is a bit awful might suggest getting a new one.

    Our IT system at work would make any IT professional cry.
     
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  5. Mistikal

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    Had nowhere to mount the SSD in my N36L, had to improvise.

    Could be better, but I made sure to cut the zip ties at knuckle busting angles to ensure it remains somewhat worthy of the thread.

    Foam was salvaged from the packaging, and is sticky-backed to the chassis. I realise the foam isn't needed as there are no moving parts, but I wanted something to take up the pressure of the zip ties rather than potentially bending the shell of the SSD.

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  6. RyoSaeba

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    I use velcro with sticky backing for mine. :D:thumbup:
     
  7. 5tumpy

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    If that's ghetto then my whole rig is ghetto... lol...

    Cable tied SSD's are not only completely normal, it's a brilliant way to save space inside your case! They don't even need to be that tight that you need to worry about damaging it, all it needs to do is hold the SSD in place...
     
  8. fanpeople

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    Does using cardboard as a bay cover because you decided that there was no longer a need for an optical drive count....

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    But then require an optical drive and....


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  9. Pic0o

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    Milk Crate Stand

    So I am still rocking my LCD Milk Crate Mount. I also learned that Refurbed Core 2 Duo era machines, with a refurb certified Windows OEM key are ~$65 shipped here in the states.

    Mind blown. I got myself a dedicated wipe / repair machine for pretty cheap. Ghetto backstory:
    I had my widescreen LCD stand break, so I took the one off the imaged 17" LCD. Made a mount with some screws, pipe mounting to put the display to a milk crate.

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  10. AntikytheraBB

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    people ghetto their fans but how much balls does it take to ghetto a 3930k's cooling?

    so i have a Hyper 212 Plus and couldn't find a LGA2011 mounting kit in Australia even though it could use one that would work with 212 EVO.

    so i was able to scrounge some 2011 bracket screws but with the original mounting hardware it was about 1mm between CPU die and cooler.

    so i put a washer between the Xbracket and the top of the heatsink.


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    ~1mm washer


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    better focus but not good angle. the tan object is a piece of Elastoplast bandaid stuck to the top of the heatsink to help limit rotation. someone suggested gaffer tape but i didn't have any handy.

    temps at stock are ok for now and i'll post back once i do some OCing and stress testing...perhaps in the other order might be wise.
     
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  11. TheMathewNorman

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    Ghetto 1U rackmount Power/Reset panel for a computer I used to have sitting on a shelf in the rack at one point. Built it myself, using premium parts... of course :lol:

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  12. TheMathewNorman

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    Oh, and I almost forgot my ghetto dust filter (had to get out of bed when I remembered this one so I could jump on the PC!)

    "I hope you can't see the Chux logo"

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    :wired:
     
  13. Nateid03

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    option a: go to bunnings and buy the correct fixing that you need for the job to make it look how it should...
    option b:

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  14. newlife

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    Personally I like option C

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    Would be nice if this board had mounting holes :lol:
     
  15. Nateid03

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    bahahaha yer that definitely trumps mine - hows the thermals?
     
  16. Ratzz

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    Thats awesome.. the pink is a nice touch too :thumbup: :lol:





    Beats the heck out of my ghetto remote switch, lights and USB etc lol

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    I think my case is more ghetto though ;)

    I am particularly proud of the 200mm fan on its quick release shock cord mounts. Does an awesome job of cooling the board, drives and the NVME on the back of the board (when the cover is on) and takes all of 3 seconds to remove or replace when working on the rest of the machine. Its pretty roomy and easy to work on in there with the fan out.

    Its not really necessary when it comes down to it. The pair of 140's intaking on the front seem to provide plenty of flow through the rad and across the system. But it looks cool :)

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    Thats the unfinished remainder of the case sitting outside the back window..

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  17. Hive

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    2016 and this still makes me laugh.
     
  18. Ratzz

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    hehe - looks like they bit a hole into it. im spending far too much time on this thread now - this is all golden
     
  20. newlife

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    Hot! Because I've got a haswell cpu in a bad need of a delid but I can't tell if temps are good or bad because it's the only haswell board I've got and without mounting holes I have no way to tell for sure although I've put a 2.5kg ln2 pot on top and it made no difference

    Haha thanks and really red but stretched it looks more pink and nothing is going to beat the shoebox

    Here's something I've had for a while but ghetto sub zero cooling using ice and a metho/water mix good for - 10 to - 5

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    Edit: Forgot to say but I'm also using a aquarium aerator to move the water and stop a hot spot forming around the rad
     
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