Post your "Ghetto Mod" pics

Discussion in 'Case Mod Gallery' started by wolfofsin, Apr 25, 2005.

  1. best [486]

    best [486] Limp Gawd

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    Haha! Yes, it is, do I need a tinfoil hat? :p
     
  2. Destonomos

    Destonomos [H]ard|Gawd

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    I wish I could see this "insane carpet" because its a red x to me.
     
  3. Jodiuh

    Jodiuh [H]ardness Supreme

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    Finally sick and tired of ATI's worthless cooler and vowing to never again spend $ on aftermarket VGA coolers, I ghetto zip tied my old Thermalright 8800GTX cooler onto a very willing 4850...red ties of course. :D The pads came from the 4850's reference cooler too!

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    Result? Left4Dead temps of less than 44 C compared to the single slot wonder's 88 C when @ 40% fan speed. Now it's time to get some real speed out of her! :D
     
  4. kencheeto

    kencheeto 2[H]4U

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    Man, that ziptie mounting makes me cringe. I used a HR-03GT and I would NOT trust something like that. I guess if it works for you!
     
  5. Jodiuh

    Jodiuh [H]ardness Supreme

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    I'll let you know if it falls off! :D
     
  6. Slyr7.62

    Slyr7.62 Gawd

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    Please do. Lol
     
  7. knockout05

    knockout05 n00b

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    GPU was running a little hot. Found a bus driver fan. Took my side panel off, clamped the fan to it and leaned it against my closet door. I couldnt clamp it anywhere on my 690:/
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  8. DexNFx

    DexNFx [H]ard|Gawd

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    I like the high end white fan you have there.
     
  9. BASIC

    BASIC Unethical Trader

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    If you blood throw it up.

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  10. illuminate

    illuminate [H]ard|Gawd

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    I'm going to be nice and not hate on the bandanna *cough*.. but..

    Noticing it's an antec 900, that means the cables suck, therefore means not-so-great airflow through the front and out the back 'cause of wires and stuff in the way. Then i see the bandanna covering the side intake which, seems like you want to burn your PC up...

    but that's just me. What do i know.
     
  11. shadowlord

    shadowlord 2[H]4U

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    maybe thats it why he put it there. to hide the cables.
     
  12. BASIC

    BASIC Unethical Trader

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    It's watercooled, *cough*
     
  13. Emission

    Emission [H]ardness Supreme

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    Still not a very good reason to block the intake. Looks pretty ugly too.
     
  14. BASIC

    BASIC Unethical Trader

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    But it's ghetto. That's the whole point of this thread. You sir, are clueless.
     
  15. Casper312

    Casper312 [H]ard|Gawd

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    lol im prob the only one that got it.

    Looks decent, if there was a bandana syle of stickers like the ones mnpctech has em, i would soo totally mod my case with it.
     
  16. BASIC

    BASIC Unethical Trader

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    Thank you for getting it. Most people on this forum haven't seen the light of day since birth.
     
  17. Ang

    Ang Gawd

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    I don't think blocking one side intake is going to do anything.. especially with amount of fans on that case.

    Anyway, if you're blood throw it up. what..what..what..

    edit: maybe there isn't actually a computer inside and it's just drugs.
     
  18. Emission

    Emission [H]ardness Supreme

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    That's what I thought.
     
  19. sabrewolf732

    sabrewolf732 2[H]4U

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    hahah the bandana mod is tight.
     
  20. illuminate

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    bong storage

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  21. Godzra

    Godzra n00b

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    Homemade rack mount - that never quite looked rite, it's strong but never really turned out.

    Home Depot angle iron, tried painting it- paint flaked, put in 16 port switch - switch died.

    I might try and redo it and tidy up the cables when I finally go to gigabit at the house.

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  22. Bogart

    Bogart n00b

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    My ghetto mod contribution. I took an old custom external hard drive enclosure case, some CPU heatsinks I had around the place and put together a mod for my XBOX. Wanted something to keep it quiet and cool. Aesthetically pleasing wasn't my primary goal just trying to be practical, so keep that in mind in your reviews. Something you can't tell from the pics is that the front panel is a black spray painted plexiglass that is light on the paint near the LEDs so that they show up when on, yet the front looks solid black still. Hope you enjoy.

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  23. Omegas

    Omegas [H]ardForum Junkie

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    errr ummm aaahhhh special? But I bet it cools well!
     
  24. dennisjai

    dennisjai 2[H]4U

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    Old fan squealing and way too loud.. ripped fan off and it gets way too hot, solution? JB WELD FTW

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    Stuck a screw into the JB weld mold to be more ghetto, what-up?
     
  25. kenprescott21

    kenprescott21 Limp Gawd

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  26. Emission

    Emission [H]ardness Supreme

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    Duct tape and cardboard FTW!
     
  27. vsboxerboy

    vsboxerboy 2[H]4U

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    Would the magnet from the subwoofer have any effect on the xbox hdd?
     
  28. Kuromizu

    Kuromizu Gawd

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    These mods are awesome. They remind me of my old machines. I'll have to dig up some pictures lol.
     
  29. thebeephaha

    thebeephaha 2[H]4U

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    My 8800 Ultra under load was screwing with my soundcard, you could hear interference pretty bad.

    I got tired of it.

    I took one of those plastic clamshell hard drive containers, cut it in half, cut off the edges and I just happen to own some aluminum tape...

    End result?

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    And you know what? Totally works. No more noise.
     
  30. rahavsmt

    rahavsmt Gawd

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    Just removed the system from a ghetto case. With the ghetto fans and the open air I managed to increase the clocks of my GTX280 SLI from 712/1456/1332 to 720/1512/1332. The cpu clock stays the same at 4.0Ghz. Its an i7 920.
     
  31. Vlad_13

    Vlad_13 [H]ard|Gawd

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    Bwaahahahh!!! Signature 850 FTW! :D
     
  32. Krenum

    Krenum [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Wow thats pretty inventive man, good job, I'll definitely use this idea if I ever come across this issue.
     
  33. Emission

    Emission [H]ardness Supreme

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    Who needs cases anyway? ;)
     
  34. DumpsterDiver727

    DumpsterDiver727 Limp Gawd

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    5's poppin 6's droppin.

    haha.
     
  35. Emission

    Emission [H]ardness Supreme

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    So I was getting fed up with my GPUs standard hair-dryer cooling solution (not really a 'hair dryer' but not very effective for the noise), and I went digging through my stash of pc parts for a fan. I found one off of a heatsink I wasn't using anymore and it fit the purpose perfectly. Before, I was getting ridiculous temperatures at the standard fan speed, and this is AFTER applying some AS5, which helped greatly in its own right. These temperatures are from 10 minutes of F@H load (100% load situation). The original temperatures are with the case door off, keeping it on meant a 10C increase in temps across the board. The impressive part about this is that there's only a 1-2C difference with the door on/off now. The door was kept off for the entirety of this test.

    Before:
    Fan Speed Standard (35%):
    Idle: High 50s Celsius
    Load: Mid-High 70s Celsius
    Fan Speed

    Fan Speed 55%:
    Idle: 43C
    Load: 66C

    After:
    Fan @ 5v (Whisper quiet):
    Idle: 41-42C
    Load: 64-65C

    Fan @ 7v:
    Idle: 41C
    Load: 60-61C

    Fan @ 12v (Slightly louder than 55% stock cooler):
    Idle: 41C
    Load: 56C

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    My 4 Slot Cooling Solution :D:
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    Because we all know that the manliness of a cooler is directly proportional to the amount of slots it takes up. Not bad for a quick n' dirty fix :D. My next trick is to try using both fans, which I'll report back on that soon.
     
  36. Emission

    Emission [H]ardness Supreme

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    After having repositioned the fan slightly, my temps dropped a bit, and I overclocked the card. With the fan at 7v and the card overclocked to 800/1800/2050, Idles at 38-39C Core, 30C Ambient. Gaming load peaks at 52C Core, hovering in the 50-52C area, 38C Ambient.

    Trying both fans was a fail. I was doing that to cool the circutry off to the side thats normally cooled by that fan, but after repositioning the big fan, that problem is fixed anyway.

    This was fun, can't wait till I get my Scythe Musashi and overvolt it :). My current clocks aren't max, theres a good safety barrier of ~30 MHz on the Core, ~50 MHz (100 DDR) on the memory, and maybe 50 MHz on the shaders before I need to up the voltage from stock.
     
  37. Slyr7.62

    Slyr7.62 Gawd

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    Nice GPU cooler modding there Emission, I might mod my 260, or get a HR-GTX/AC Extreme.
     
  38. illuminate

    illuminate [H]ard|Gawd

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    That is a great idea emission. My 9600gt isn't overclocked enough, nor runs hot enough, even with settings maxed to need some hardcore cooling. It idles at 37-38c, and max, playing Quantum of Solace on max @ 1680 x 1050 it hit 61c... now that i think about it.. that is pretty hot.. but my 7600gt XXX oc'd would hit 78-79c... it was nasty
     
  39. vaneson

    vaneson n00b

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    Keystone Light Hs... FTW!!
     
  40. Jodiuh

    Jodiuh [H]ardness Supreme

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    I had a roommate that drank natural ice. That stuff was just terrible.