Post your "Ghetto Mod" pics

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

  1. M76

    M76 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    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.
     
  2. Zarathustra[H]

    Zarathustra[H] Official Forum Curmudgeon

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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.
     
  3. guitarslingerchris

    guitarslingerchris Failure is just success rounded down

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    These two posts reminded me of something amazing and terrible I did way back with my i7 920 :D

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  4. horrorshow

    horrorshow [H]ardness Supreme

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  5. M76

    M76 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    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.
     
  6. CHocNut

    CHocNut n00b

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  7. viivo

    viivo Gawd

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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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  8. MATRIXSHARK

    MATRIXSHARK Gawd

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  9. Gorilla

    Gorilla [H]ardness Supreme

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    You call that ghetto? That ain't ghetto. That's some fine craftsmanship right there.
     
  10. Zepher

    Zepher [H]ipster Replacement

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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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  11. RazorWind

    RazorWind 2[H]4U

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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?
     
  12. LOCO LAPTOP

    LOCO LAPTOP [H]ardForum Junkie

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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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  13. mnewxcv

    mnewxcv [H]ardness Supreme

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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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  14. Omegas

    Omegas [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Income too high, no food stamps 4U!
     
  15. bstrang6

    bstrang6 n00b

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    I have those exact same helping hands that have been in the family for 60+ years lol
     
  16. faugusztin

    faugusztin 2[H]4U

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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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  17. munkle

    munkle [H]ardForum Junkie

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    I needed to cool a laptop better so sanded off the paint and I zip tied a heatsink on top of the existing heatsink.

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  18. jojo69

    jojo69 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    god I love this thread
     
  19. MMitch

    MMitch Limp Gawd

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    No kidding, thanks to you it was in the forum actions link on the mainpage :D I now have 70 pages to go thru armed with wine.
    Hold my beer (what)

    EDIT Wow 3 pages and back 3~4 years behind... damn was this necro threaded lol ?
     
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  20. CHocNut

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  21. viivo

    viivo Gawd

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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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  22. rob2000

    rob2000 Gawd

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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