Post your "Ghetto Mod" pics

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

  1. Csokis

    Csokis n00b

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    My Philips SBC-HP250 headphone. :D

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  2. FourPlay

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    That foam is pretty fancy dude... How about some leaves or something?
     
  3. Krenum

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    yeah yeah, wrap it in some funny papers. :D
     
  4. mytechtv

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    No monitor mount? No problem!
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  5. xiamyou-pcs

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    The hard drive didn't fit in anywhere securely due to old style connector, i spent about 2 weeks thinking about how i could secure it. this is the best thing that came to mine

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  6. Jorona

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    Hah, I like it. Stealth shitty old HDD in a shitty old ODD. MOAR BEIGE!
     
  7. wra18th

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    3 food stamps for you! Awesome idea.
    4 food stamps for you plus a visit to a health care professional. That mod is just disturbing. Lol
     
  8. Emission

    Emission [H]ardness Supreme

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    That stealth HDD mod is something I've never seen before! 4 food stamps!
     
  9. starhawk

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    That's an interesting HDD mod :D I've never seen it before either... but one point of confusion: what was it about the connector that wouldn't let the thing fit properly? I've never really heard of that issue, either...
     
  10. jojo69

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    Yes, that 3.5 to 5.25 adapter is worthy of note, outstanding
     
  11. H-street

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    stealth HDD for the win! :)
     
  12. shadowlord

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    that HDD / ODD mod is hilarious !
    well done.
     
  13. D-EJ915

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    Most excellent. A friend of mine did the same with an old tape drive. It would be funny if someone did the tape drive but put an adapter board so you could slide in a 2.5" drive into it...
     
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    Old CDROM 5.25 to 3.5 "custom" adapter...inventive...
     
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  16. wra18th

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    Simple yet elegant. And low calorie on top to that. 3.5 food stamps.
     
  17. xbiker321

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    Airflow not good enough? Take a dremel to it..

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    Can't screw fan down after hacking up case?.. Hot glue it.

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  18. wra18th

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    The Dremel work is blasé. But the hot glue is definitely ghetto. 2.75 food stamps.
     
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  19. xbiker321

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    You like hot glue?

    Broken tab on G15 keyboard? Nothing a penny and cardboard taped together with hot glue on the bottom can't fix!

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  20. wra18th

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    That's pretty good. I think that deserves 4 food stamps.:D
     
  21. fx9

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    Whoa pretty ghetto on keyboard feet, 3 food stamps xbiker321
     
  22. munkle

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    So here are my ghetto mods. Here is my e3000 with its paper duct to keep it cool. And here is my external seagate drive mod. I took the removable base off and shaved down the sata connectors on the cables so they would fit in. Now the drive isn't limited to usb 2.0.
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  23. wra18th

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    @munkle

    That paper duct mod is definitely ghetto. 4.5 food stamps. Would've 5 if it was made out of old newspaper, lol.

    The SATA connector mod gets 2 food stamps because it's still kind of fancy.
     
  24. siralexu

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    not really all that getto but.. old monitor i had lying around in the back of a closet and a broken laptop fixes all my wives whining that she doesnt have her own pc

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  25. Omegas

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    dude, old ass 4/3 monitor sitting behind a laptop with it's screen ripped off, with a coolpad keeping it constantly cooled, a drop in SATA cradle as a permanent secondary drive, and adding a Berreta/Taurus 9mm just to do it? Def 4 ghetto food stamps. Would have been 3, but we know you're a real ghangsta with that piece in the pic. Coulda been 4.5 but it's too neat and no sign of drugs or money...
     
  26. wra18th

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    That is ghetto, man!:D Yeah, 4 food stamps.
     
  27. siralexu

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    smoked all the drugs and spent all the money on my ride! :D
     
  28. zaxour

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    Didn't feel like spending $30+ on a BlueLounge CableBox, so I made the following :)

    Undergrad Linear Algebra text book to keep the cats out!

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  29. jojo69

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    I concur
     
  30. wra18th

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    The box is too neat. Your score is 2 food stamps. Maybe if it was the box from a 12 pack of Bud Ice with some duct tape covering the torn cardboard it would rate 5 food stamps.
     
  31. Josephson_Junction

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    I managed to bring my external drive's temperature down from 60C to 33C.

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    ********** was on track to creating the perfect cheap, no-frills external eSATA enclosure... and then they completely screwed the ventilation up.
     
  32. miketf1

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    i butchered a cheap case i got at frys too. kept an external raptor nice and cool. then i discovered that thermaltake made a really nice usb 3.0 enclosure with fans.
     
  33. Gorilla

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    Ok, long story short, my Laing DDC-1 pump makes a horrible buzzing sound. The only solution that I have found so far is to wrap it in a microfiber towel I had lying around and some used paper towels and jam it into the USPS flat rate padded envelope that my sleeving supplies came in the other day. It make me sad as my system is not otherwise ghetto, but I haven't found any other way to silence the stupid pump.

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  34. colinstu

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    some people keep a 40 in a brown paper bag

    others keep their water cooling pump in a flat rate envelope.

    +food stamps

    (something tells me the pump is getting warmer now too?!)
     
  35. SticKx911

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    Take apart the pump and replace the impeller. If that's not do-able, it sounds like new pump time. With sufficient water supply the pump should make minimal noise. (just my experience from not-PC pumps, so it may not be 100% applicable).

    The noise would worry me because its a symptom of many other possible bad things; mostly either broken or damaged impeller or housing which all will lead to failure or least poor water flow.
     
  36. Gorilla

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    I have no idea where I would get a new impeller. I've only been running the pump for a couple days so I doubt anything is worn out yet. I've taken it apart a couple of times and there is no visible sign of damage. I'm actually trying to get an aftermarket pcb for it that is supposed to improve performance and decrease noise but no luck on that so far. Anyway, I'll probably just leave the envelope on it until I can figure out a better solution or get a new pump.
     
  37. cortexodus

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    This doesn't fall as far into the realm of ghetto as other gear I've seen in this thread, but this is my main machine as of today. Finally got my third asetek cooler! :D

    Had to yank the optical drive to stick the CPU rad into the 5.25" bays. It's held in place with some random packing foam. I made a little baffle/duct for the top exhaust fan out of a cardboard box with some more of that foam zip-tied to the box. External HDD on top to keep it from lifting off from the air pressure. The asetek units are zip-tied to the GPUs ;)

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  38. Emission

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    Does it at least net good temps?
     
  39. cortexodus

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    Just sitting here with a couple Chrome tabs and Winamp up, I'm seeing the following:

    CPU: 14C
    GPU1: 31C
    GPU2: 27C

    After playing Dead Island for about 40min I was up to 53C on GPU1, which I think is just because it's ingesting warm air from the CPU and GPU2.

    I put the CPU on some Prime95 for awhile... Maybe 15min? and the CPU leveled at about 40C but hit 41C shortly before I stopped it.

    My office temperature is probably ~20C (68F)

    I think the greatest benefit really comes down to it being pretty quiet even when I'm gaming it up. I suppose my greatest worry is that the VRMs on the GPUs are only cooled inasmuch as those blower fans are spinning around freely along with pressure forcing air past them and out the back slots and grills in the case.
     
  40. Emission

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