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

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

  1. macktheknife

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    The wifi antenna on top really sets the whole thing up.
     
  2. MUTMAN

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    i see screws to hold the mobo to the wood, so a bit of a let down there
    but to be fair, using concrete wall plugs as stand-offs is genius and gets you back in the points
    well played sir
     
  3. Ratzz

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    Thankyou, Thankyou :D [bows to the crowd]
     
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    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    Is that a vid card with a massive h/s up the top?
     
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    If you call 25mm high and 75mm long massive, yeah :lol:
    Its a fanless GT 710.
     
  6. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    It's all relative ; )

    You use it because you couldn't find a fan? :D
     
  7. Ratzz

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    Maybe I should add a fan for bonus ghetto :tongue:
    Its either that one or a HD9500, the only two GPU's I currently own. Tiny as it is, it still is the more powerful of the two. And it doesn't need supporting, sitting loose as it is in the GPU slot. Its so short it doesn't even reach the retaining clip, its literally just sitting there.
     
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    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    A fan + another two hs's then another fan + another hs :D
     
  9. macktheknife

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    Drill some holes through the side and do push-pull.
     
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    The most overcooled GT 710 in history :lol:
     
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    wifes ITX wasnt getting great airflow thanks to the AIO so decided to add another fan, might drop it down to be vertical yet to get air more directly on the board.
    Board also only had 2 fan jacks and refused to have enough power to run a splitter so had to rip out the sata and use a heap of molex adapters!
    ghetto.JPG
     
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    fan died in my NAS.

    92mm fans are plentiful but they're industrial so they're all noisy and crap

    3D printed an adaptor for a nice noctua, no way it would fit where the 92mm did....

    so just removed the grab handle and bolted it to the back of the chassis :D

    [​IMG]
     
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  13. macktheknife

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    Has there been a ruling about if 3D printing something is ghetto? Maybe just drape a zip tie across the top.
     
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    Custom made bespoke item. No way is that ghetto.
    If you use say a fan adapter as a support for the gpu or something else not in its design idea than that qualifies
     
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    Any more progress? :)
     
  16. Dingostolemyghz

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    You're right, no way custom 3d printing is ghetto.
    I would suggest bespoke items are fine, as long as they're made from cardboard, cable ties and tape.
     
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    I've had some issues with my temporary GPU and case. Having nothing to brace on, the GPU has occasionally slipped a little and I've lost video output.

    It's fixed now.. just a gentle clamp does the job :thumbup:

    [​IMG]
     
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  18. macktheknife

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    Just when you think perfection cannot be improved.
     
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    100% ghetto home made watercooled SLI laptop. This is the kind of thing I think of to keep myself from being bored. Ghetto because I wanted minimal outlay while building one as a project to play around with the cooling on it. If I screw it up and stuff dies no great loss.

    (Of course naturally when I first fire it up the Extreme Edition CPU 3940XM is all of a sudden dead - I'm not inclined to pay ~$250 to replace so testing for now is on a 3.8ghz quad eating 55W instead of a 4.5ghz eating 90W)


    190302-IMG_20190302_215603 (Medium).jpg

    Ingredients:
    1/4 inch OD copper tube from hvac supplier
    DIY waterblocks, rads and heatplates harvested from the stock heatsinks
    Bunnings 6mm pvc soft tubing (more heat resistant silicone tubing is in the mail)

    There has to be zipties to qualify as ghetto - there's one black ziptie on there in the upper right - when complete all joins will be double zip tied as hose clamps because there just isn't the clearance for anything bigger in a lot of spaces

    Tiny $10 pump and 55c boost converter pcb arrived today so I can start wiring an internal pump run off 5V (SATA or failing that, USB) inside the empty optical drive bay (lower left)
    Along with a couple of screw top saliva specimen tubes that I will be making into an air trap/reservoir/fill&bleed port.
     
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  20. Ratzz

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    Awesome work :thumbup:
     

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