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

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

  1. datfreak

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    Probably not getto enough to be in this group, but I did use a angle grinder, zip ties and fan wires twisted together to make my kids dell 9020 sff pc quieter.
    2 x 60mm and a 120mm slapped on/over a 1050ti. Testing now and seems better, a fan shroud (cardboard?) would probably improve it more. IMG_20190318_165845 (small).jpg IMG_20190318_191701 (small).jpg
     

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  2. Alby1976

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    and no marking up for the cut by the look of it, you'll fit right in, good sir.
     
  3. Ratzz

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    I've been having a minor issue with my as yet unfinished 'Ultimate AIO Case?' build.

    Whilst watching movies, I've been experiencing some regular hard locks. It only occurs when I am watching video.
    When I touch the HDD's, which were simply taped together for now, they were quite warm, perhaps too warm.

    So this happened.. the freezes have stopped :thumbup: It will do until I sort a proper home for the HDD's..
    The little 80mm Noctua, with an old plastic Jaycar grille over the blades to prevent accidents, is doing its job well :)

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  4. macktheknife

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    Hard locks caused by HDD heating up.. that's unusual.
     
  5. Ratzz

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    Yeah I thought so. I was clutching at straws, but it seems to have cured the problem. I can understand a freeze in the video, but a hard lock seems weird given they aren't OS drives.
     
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  7. Groff

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    When you can't quite get your psu and data connectors to fit on a poorly designed drive sled...

    Fibre washers to the rescue.

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    And makeshift dustfilter - flyscreen and duct tape...

    I now use superglue for a nicer finish

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  8. Dodge M4S

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    Can we post non PC ghetto mods? :p my power drill died and so did the battery to my battery drill. I "hard wired" my car charger to my drill with masking tape and some wire and its been working fine for the past year :D:thumbup:. The cell still in there is dead, isolated and I just needed it as it had the terminals lol. Maybe one day I'll make it less ghetto :o

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  9. Groff

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    Just need to change your user name to Dodgy now :leet:
     
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  10. Ratzz

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    I did that to a bosch cordless drill once. It was a long time ago, it was a 9v. I didn't use the drills original battery though, I removed the battery and hardwired the drill to a pair of alligator clamps.

    I had a 12 plate 4WD battery lying around, it wasn't quite up to scratch enough to be a reliable battery for the Chev V8 diesel I had in the Cruiser, it didn't like a lot of load, but it charged to about 14v and held it fine. So I used to sit the battery outside of the donga I was living in, next to the workbench I had in the annex.

    When I needed a drill I used it as a wired drill by hooking it up to the car battery. I rarely used a drill anyway and I was too tight to buy a power drill :lol: . Also, I only used to run the generator about 3hrs twice a day, so battery power was more convenient. On that battery, the drill never went flat once that I can recall :thumbup:

    It was exceptionally light, sans its original battery, and being somewhat overvolted it was quite the little beast. I just used to charge the battery directly from the generator once a week or so whenever it happened to be running anyway.

    It was about 2 years before the power grid got close enough to hook up to, surviving on mostly 12v. It was a bit like travelling in a caravan but without the travelling, traffic, and overly friendly old farts who wouldn't leave you alone.

    No pix, just a pointless anecdote really :lol:
     
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  11. MUTMAN

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    We can't bust heads like we used to, but we have our ways. One trick is to tell 'em stories that don't go anywhere - like the time I caught the ferry over to Shelbyville. I needed a new heel for my shoe, so, I decided to go to Morganville, which is what they called Shelbyville in those days. So I tied an onion to my belt, which was the style at the time. Now, to take the ferry cost a nickel, and in those days, nickels had pictures of bumblebees on 'em. Give me five bees for a quarter, you'd say.
    Now where were we? Oh yeah: the important thing was I had an onion on my belt, which was the style at the time. They didn't have white onions because of the war. The only thing you could get was those big yellow ones...
     
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  12. /invariance\

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    Lol mutman, been watching too many Simpsons’ episodes? ;)
     
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  13. MUTMAN

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    I've seen that show once or twice..
     

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