Post your "Ghetto Mod" pics

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wra18th

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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.
Ok, then. 2 Food Stamps for the french press rod and door handle plate plus the tiny bit of electrical tape that serves no purpose but to get a .5 food stamp. :D

But seriously, good job on the fans.
 

SticKx911

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Dead cell on an evoo laptop. Bought on ebay for $50. Couldn't find a replacement anywhere to my dismay. Bought an equivalent voltage battery on ebay (a $10 dell battery), soldered off and replaced the dead cell. Charged voltage isn't equal between the 2 yet, mostly due to one being over charged and the other not quite so. I’m still working out kinks, but it can survive an accidental unplug now at least.

Edit: It’s better lasting now that it’s gone through some short charge cycles. I’m probably going to continue to have some issues at least because the stock was a total of 38000 mwh and the dell is a 34000 set. So that means it’s 2000 less and that will probably mean unequal discharge. Windows sees less the the stock 38000 after a few shut downs on battery and an uninstall a few times. Still not throwing any errors which I kind of expected. Idk. For a laptop that's used for kids schooling at home, being able to survive the power plug slip up is worth the $10.

edit2: handful of cycles later and I'm able to make it through a tv show and still have time 89% and it still nut cutting off. woo!
 

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Here's my recent ghetto cooling mod on my lowly Dell Optiplex. I have a single slot AMD R7 450 GPU that runs pretty warm due to it's lame tiny cooler, so I drilled some holes in the bottom of the case and mounted a Rosewill 120mm fan to the case with random hardware I found in my shed. Dropped GPU temps apx 10C while gaming, so mod worked and was worth doing lol.
 
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Stole my pic from the Distributed Computing section.

Was running 2 PSUs with paper clips because I didn't have the adapter and the local shop didn't have a replacement PSU for the DOA they sold me. Did this so I could try running it ~50% until I got a good PSU.. Ended up breaking this one too when I tried loading it up with RAM. It wouldn't even complete a boot up before shutting down. The OS SSD and one of the PSUs eventually stopped working in "Dual Mode".. Shocker, it was a 300W and a 400W.
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Stole my pic from the Distributed Computing section.

Was running 2 PSUs with paper clips because I didn't have the adapter and the local shop didn't have a replacement PSU for the DOA they sold me. Did this so I could try running it ~50% until I got a good PSU.. Ended up breaking this one too when I tried loading it up with RAM. It wouldn't even complete a boot up before shutting down. The OS SSD and one of the PSUs eventually stopped working in "Dual Mode".. Shocker, it was a 300W and a 400W.
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Using aluminum extrusions = instant failure. This is too rich for this thread :U
 
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l337*g0at

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It's the year of the nasty 2020.
I bought a used Dell 3008WFP for $80. Previous owner didn't know it could do 2650x1600 with DP. I did.

Few days in, it starts doing some lines on the screen flickering all over the place. Took it to garage, blew it out with compressor and strapped a USB fan to it.

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Issue resolved. It was most likely the dust, but the fan is also sucking hot air out of this space heater.
 

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I have that modem/router, but use it bridge mode. Does it run hot?
I have it in bridge mode as well, it gets pretty toasty. Maybe it's defective in some way because even with the fan it's really toasty on the sides.
 

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what do you have it sitting on? its venting heat into it.
Cable card tuner, it doesn't really put off much heat. It's fine by itself, but they don't make them anymore and my mom uses it every day so I put the cable modem on top to suck the air through it to hopefully make it last a little longer. Cable modem is hot no matter where it is. The fan is on suck not blow.
 

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Cable card tuner, it doesn't really put off much heat. It's fine by itself, but they don't make them anymore and my mom uses it every day so I put the cable modem on top to suck the air through it to hopefully make it last a little longer. Cable modem is hot no matter where it is. The fan is on suck not blow.
stick some taller feet on the bottom of the router, should help.
 

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I don't know how I forgot to post this months ago but I was designing/building a new open-air case for my living room PC and I kind of got sidetracked building a guitar, among other things, and this is how my living room PC has sat for way too long.

Ryzen 3600, 32gb of something rgb and a 1080 ti all in a "temporary" loop of some spare parts and attached to the external radiator from my last living room build that was in a Phanteks Shift. The HX1000 is actually from one of Kyles' old machines that I picked up at one of the GenMay storage facility meets and despite being covered in coolant it has chugged right along for years.

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1. Old 80mm fan to cool the cable modem.
2. Modem placed on top of cable tuner to pull heat out of it. Don't have to have two fans now.
3. Molex connector is soldered into a usb cable and plugged in front of the computer.
4. Scotch tape holding the fan on.
 
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1. Old 80mm fan to cool the cable modem.
2. Modem placed on top of cable tuner to pull heat out of it. Don't have to have two fans now.
3. Molex connector is soldered into a usb cable and plugged in front of the computer.
4. Scotch tape holding the fan on.
Thank you 🙂
 
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