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

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  1. /invariance\

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    What? The Ultimage AIO Case? Fuckn lowlife.
     
  2. Ratzz

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    Yep the very one. I took it with me because I know a guy in an aluminium fabrication joint in Caboolture who has done some stuff for me before, and I was going to see if he could duplicate it with a few minor changes in 3mm aluminium plate. Easier than sending half arsed drawings.

    Unfortunately too big to fit in the boot so it was on the back seat of the car. I was knackered, set up my instant popup tent against the car on the passenger side. Must have hit unlock instead of lock on the keyfob, in my exhausted state. Bastards came in through the drivers side and it was gone when I woke up 2 hours later.

    In its current state, I had recently upgraded to a very nice 5900X, and to make matters worse I had stopped to see a mate on the way who had a spare (he had preordered two but the other guy who had wanted one backed out after he received them) Nitro+ 6900XT. Bought it off him for $1700, total bargain. Mates rates, etc, he paid $4200 for the pair, he could easily have offloaded it for close to 3k I reckon.
    Fucking spewing, a really nice chip (48x all core @ 1.32v 100% load, running cool on a 280 AIO) and a totally unobtainable GPU, along with a 64GB kit of 4400 GSkill's.

    Home contents insurance wouldn't cover it because it was 'in transit', comprehensive car insurance wouldn't cover it because no damage was done to the car - and even then it would have been unlikely, they would have fixed a broken window or something but not the computer except under 'special circumstances' apparently.

    They also got my Dell G7 which had been on the front seat. Fucking thing was 3 weeks old. There is a chance that insurance might cover that though, weirdly. I think that would be because it is actually designed to be portable, unlike the big rig. The claim is in, but hasn't been approved as yet.

    Not happy Jan.
     
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    BlueRaven Brute force & optimism

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    That's fucked mate, you did a great job on that thing. Sorry to hear it.
    Fuckin' deadshits probably don't even realise the full value of what they got. :(

    Nice ghetto job on the "temp" case though. Black sikaflex, I like it (except when it's all over my hands, and the gun, and my other tools, and....)

    Hope the Insurance Gamblers come through on your laptop claim.
     
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  4. Genukie

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    ghetto easter, milwaukee battery had 2 bad cells, replacements were 40bux for each 18650, so better off buying another m18 5amper

    So with 6 spare 2500mah lg 18650s decided to upgrade the mamba 30min battery life.
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    easy yeh?
    Nope.. had to hack the shit out of it, relocate the capacitor, chop the rgb pcb and reroute it, yeh i cvould of spent 15bux on a 2500mah lithy poly which would sit snug without having to all this, but it wouldnt be ghetto.
     
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    Going to a fair amount of effort for the old reduce-reuse-recycle there man.
    And yeah, ghetto as hell, nice work. :D:thumbup:
     
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    This is what the thread is all about.. masterpieces like these. Great work :thumbup:
     
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  7. Genukie

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    i honestly thought it was really hollow inside and i could make it hot swappable, but yeh, it's going great, been 2 days of full use, i was abit worried, considering 18650s has a higher discharge rate. Duude i bought 100pcs of super bright led'sfrom china for 3bux, im never going to worry bout not having enough lighting when working on the datto anymore with these quality batteries
     
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    Got a record of the serial number? I often look at Gumtree for used cards and would be happy to keep an eye out.
     
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    I made the same offer but he's all over it already with the coppers and family members.
     
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    I was thinking of doing this exact thing with my mamba but was too chicken to do it.
    Did you happen to document your mod any chance so I can follow along?
     
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    I'm pretty sure those photos are the only documentation that exists. :D
     
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    Couldn't really fit a res in the case, decided to try and add a fill port to help the system bleed better as it's a noisy bitch on start up. Managed to drill the hole and plumb it in, next step will be to swap the 2 fittings around so they sit better but didn't want to drain the loop.

    Also needed some biocide as I forgot to add any when initially building. Ended up being much cheaper to buy silver and wedge it in the fill port tube and have it extending into the mini res. Seems to be working a treat! IMG_20210427_074743.jpg
     
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    Mad toight, well done getting everything in. :thumbup:
    So you just flip the PC around so the fill port's facing up and let it burp the air out?
    I think I tried something similar once, but it took frikkin ages to bleed the final bubbles out so I went back to using a bay res.
    With a strip of silver glued in on the waterfall lip so a good amount of coolant passed over it.
    Never had biological issues, but I went back to using a 70/30 water-glycol mix for better cooling properties/stability/pump lubrication.
    (And let's be real, I liked the blue colour in me toobs :)).
     
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    Green is better.. if it doesn't kill the mould it conceals it.. :lol:
     
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    ^ Ghetto mods, ladies and gentlemen.
     
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    Got sick of my batteries running out on the headphones and so decided to make them inductively charged. Had the headphone stand which had a charger for my iphone, got a wireless charge receiver from aliexpress for bugger all. Removed the charger from the stand and used some framing steel brace to reposition it. Switch is there so it does not toast the battery.
    Sweet - always charged and ready to go baby.
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  17. MUTMAN

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    so much gaffer tape
    my pants just got tighter :)
     
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  18. kombiman

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    Now that's tight, lazy and ghetto! You win the award for this week!
     
  19. davros123

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    Lol. I am humbled
     
  20. Ratzz

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    Hell yeah. Officially one of the best ghetto mods in the thread. Combines high tech with low tech to the nth degree :thumbup:

    I bought a charging cradle with an inbuilt RF transmitter for my headphones to get past charging my headphones. Sennheister RS-120's, pretty average entry level for the brand, but does the job for listening to video, which is all I needed. They also have about 70m range, through multiple walls and down the driveway (being RF rather than BT), just as a bonus. I only bought them specifically to avoid having to plug the damn things into a charger every day, as I am wearing them about 16hrs daily...

    I see the coil you've plugged into the headphone USB jack. I bought a couple of those exact ones. One for USB C for wifeys phone, and one for USB micro A for my phone.

    I also bought a couple of cheap Qi charging plates for charging our phones, but if they were charging at all it was painfully slow. The problem was, I didn't know which was to blame, the phone adapter or the Qi charging plate.

    The charge plates were identical to THESE wood ones.

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    In our case, the USB end is hidden in the wallet style phone covers we use, but I ruled those out by trying them out without the wallet covers and it made no difference.

    Let me know how well your system works over the next few days, I'm interested because it may mean I can rule out the ones that plug into both devices and just buy better charge plates.
     
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