Post your "Ghetto Mod" pics

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guitarslingerchris

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Is that a shuttle SFF?

I had one of those for my Core i7-920. I hated the built in cooler and was considering doing something like this, but was limited from doing what I really wanted by th esmall form factor PSU, so I decided to sell it and get a full tower instead.

I learned my lesson to never go small form factor again, back in 2010. It's just too limiting, and in the grand scheme of things has no benefits, as there is always plenty of space under the desk for a large case.
I think this could fit in here, altough the first iteration wasn't that getto:
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But it just overheated like hell,, and the outside surface of the case got up to 60C°

So I took drastic measures:
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And then abandoned the whole small gaming PC project. Now it's just a home server / HTPC with a GT1030. And a Xeon E5-2670 at stock. Without any protruding parts.

You can find the story here.
These two posts reminded me of something amazing and terrible I did way back with my i7 920 :D

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M76

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Is that a shuttle SFF?

I had one of those for my Core i7-920. I hated the built in cooler and was considering doing something like this, but was limited from doing what I really wanted by th esmall form factor PSU, so I decided to sell it and get a full tower instead.

I learned my lesson to never go small form factor again, back in 2010. It's just too limiting, and in the grand scheme of things has no benefits, as there is always plenty of space under the desk for a large case.
Yes, it is. But it's an X79.

I don't know why, but I just like to experiment with small / unique form factor cases. I've had so many over the years, all filled to the brim with hardware. Before this one I used a Node304 and fitted 9 HDDs in it. I had an Aerocool M40, a PointofView M2 Station, and a Thermaltake Bach in the past 10 years.
 

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My Intel case uses a ribbon cable for the front panel connections, plugs right into an Intel Server/Workstation board but not into a consumer board.
I took off a front panel connector from a dead motherboard and soldered front panel connector wires that I took from a case years ago to make a conversion interface.
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My ghetto mouse bungee is the pinnacle of things that kind of hold the mouse cord out of the way.

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My GPU bracket, however, is a marvel of technology and an example of engineering genius heretofore unknown to man.

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Why bother making the GPU not sag if the solution is that ugly, though? Were you having actual problems with it pulling out of the connector on the motherboard?
 

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My ex girlfriend moved out and left the bookcase that we built together. So I turned it in to a server/network rack. Not exactly the right spacing but will do. Not exactly done either, still need to do some cable management.

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Not ghetto enough. Could be marketed as 'premium hardwood server rack' and appeal to people who want something to match their furniture.
 

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MSI GeForce GTX 1050 AERO ITX has no zero fan mode, and minimum fan speed it allows me to set is 35%. All this is solvable with fan controller tied to the GPU temperature (like Speedfan).

But ordering and delivering a 2-pin GPU to 3-pin fan cable would take long time. Say hi to my ghetto mod - wiring 2-pin to 3-pin fan connector via jumper cables i had for my Raspberry Pi :):
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viivo

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What's a man to do when he needs to attach a ModMic to some headphones without a proper adhesive in the world? That's right, he hot glues the shit out of it.

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Bonus for the 3.5mm jack I installed. Instead of using bondo or some other filler to smooth out the old one, I piped in glorious hot glue and finished it off with electrical tape.
 

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had to mount my h100i pro crooked as the new mobo heatsinks would not allow the fans to fit inside in the stock mounting location. Had tried mounting fans on top but without a guard it was not my favorite plan. place holder till i get a photo
 

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Been awhile thought I'd post some stuff, first headphones

Phillips citiscape downtowns ownership 7 years

Replaced flat flex cable and internal left to right bridge wire
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Eventually the pads desintigrated and my replacement wire went bad as well so...

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And I have an old KOSS set and had a crappy platronics headset with microphone so this happend at the suggestion of a friend "Why don't you just rip the microphone off and glue it to your other headset." Had these for 19 years.

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dbz_ssj4

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Network equipment is never designed to last long enough, I get all my equipment from goodwill so it usually ends up there due to overheating.

Cable modem
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Wasn't happy with the way it looked...

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ah that's better

After doing that didn't take any crap from my router, same procedure

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And some random stuff...

Drop panel mount for a projector, downside was that the wind outside would bounce the image up and down

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Had to find a way to mount some speakers in my Saquoia's factory mount... Bought some adaptors, decided that I didn't want to lose my mids so I glued/screwed this ring in, placed a foam pad(not pictured) to cover the holes and soldered the new speakers to the OEM wire harness.

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Fixed a bluetooth speaker. Only one speaker was attached electrically and I had to attach this red wire to the speaker post without removing the speaker. Solution, cut a bit of paperclip tin the ends and heat the whole thing up until the solder melted to the post. Had to hold the paperclip post whit a needle nose pliers.

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Replaced a 2 4400uf caps with 4 2200uf caps. Thats all I had on hand...

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And just something I'm playing with right now

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I bet nobody has seen this in a while. I had to cut the end off my Zalman cooler mount to fit on the Abit NF7-S V2.0 CPU socket because the capacitors are in the way. :ROFLMAO:

Specs so far..
Gaudy 2001 silver case with vertical bubble lights on the front and blue UV tinted lexan windows (Kingwin maybe?)
Athlon XP 3000+
Abit NF7-S V2.0
MSI GeForce 4 Ti 4600 (AGP 8X Ti 4800 dual DVI model)
Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Platinum w/ front bay
8x DVD-ROM drive
1.44MB floppy drive
Crystalfontz 3.5" bay LCD
..just have to add my Corsair XMS Pro DDR-400 RAM, a Maxtor 80GB hard drive, and power supply.

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I bet nobody has seen this in a while. I had to cut the end off my Zalman cooler mount to fit on the Abit NF7-S V2.0 CPU socket because the capacitors are in the way. :ROFLMAO:

Specs so far..
Gaudy 2001 silver case with vertical bubble lights on the front and blue UV tinted lexan windows (Kingwin maybe?)
Athlon XP 3000+
Abit NF7-S V2.0
MSI GeForce 4 Ti 4600 (AGP 8X Ti 4800 dual DVI model)
Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Platinum w/ front bay
8x DVD-ROM drive
1.44MB floppy drive
Crystalfontz 3.5" bay LCD
..just have to add my Corsair XMS Pro DDR-400 RAM, a Maxtor 80GB hard drive, and power supply.

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That isn't really that ghetto... Just old
 

viivo

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I'm a grown-ass man and I will bear no shame for decorating my case with stickers.

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Contains more ironic "fucks" than all your local independent coffee shops combined.


If you're going to have shit, it may as well be coordinated:

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M76

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My most Ghetto Cooling solution to date.


Glacialtech Igloo 2450 on an I7-3820

Note: The noise you hear is not from the cooler, those are actually electrical noises made by the brilliant Chinese MB.
 

M76

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I have improved the design.

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It's barely even ghetto now. There are no zip-ties.

Shorter screws, a beefier fan, that can actually keep the CPU from thermal throttling. I just ran cinebench 20 on it, with the fan not even spinning up to max RPM. Guess the extra pressure on the heatsink also helps with temps. It is on par if not better than Intel's bundled cooling solutions.
 
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Needed to cram ATX X470 and Aorus RTX 2080 into an ITX case to save on some space soo....

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240mm/20mm rad to go in with 14mm thick fans and then modders mesh to cover the side gaps, and maybe lego blocks to cover the top and bottom gaps :)
 

viivo

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Ghetto-izing a backplate that doesn't fit flush with a cooler's mounting hardware.


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*Use of the word "ghetto" by this poster is not intended to be derogatory but a euphemism for ingenuity and using materials at hand.
 
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viivo

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Bonus! Ghetto Support Arm™ ® ©.



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*Use of the word "ghetto" by this poster is not intended to be derogatory but a euphemism for ingenuity and using materials at hand.
 
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No electrical tape, check.
No Scotch tape, check.
No exposed wire strands, check.
No cardboard box, check.
Neat and professional looking, check.

No Food Stamps, check!! Too neat.

This should be on its own thread as a how-to. :ROFLMAO:
 

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I have been known to use bread ties to keep fan cables in place on a budget build or two.
 
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Well, it's obvious you spent some money. If the support arm was made from a coat hook or an old Blow-Pop from last Halloween, you would score many Food Stamps
 

viivo

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Well, it's obvious you spent some money. If the support arm was made from a coat hook or an old Blow-Pop from last Halloween, you would score many Food Stamps

The rod was part of a french press which broke, like all french presses. That's connected to a door handle plate on top of a piece from an old case. Nothing spent on that.

Hm, I do have a few old AMD CPUs I'd like to incorporate. Maybe I can make a better arm by gluing them together to contact more of the video card.
 
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