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    Ghetto Mods?

    Anyone done any interesting ghetto mods they could post for a interesting read/sight.

    Stuff like cutting up heatinks for cooling
    Using ruber bands as hd mounts etc.
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    ooh yes this does sound interesting! unfortunately I've not done anything ghetto myself...

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    I've done a couple, dunno how ghetto they are but they aren't, what I would call, bourgeoise mods. I'll post some when I get around to it later today.

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    Well, I did a ghetto mod for my sister.....
    I called it Ghetto-a-PC (pronounced GET-HER), she needed a PC real quick so I did this:

    System spec's:
    Socket 370 1000Mhz PIII Toluando (or whatever that series is called)
    ASUS TUV4X Mobo (excellent mobo for PIII's, btw)
    An old ATI card
    512MB RAM like 168 Pin I think...
    20GB ATA HD
    350W PSU
    LITE-ON DVD Burner
    Case: some card board box's
    Misc: Zip-ties and Duck tape (no screws...)





















    Here it is on her desk

    hehe, it lasted for a month or so until the mobo died on me now she's got a more modern dell that I fixed up.....
    I can't help but laugh, it was fun
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    Smee, that's überghetto! Was your sister happy with it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichelinGuy View Post
    Smee, that's überghetto! Was your sister happy with it?
    Haha thanks! Well, when I showed it to her she was like "what the heck is that?!?!?" and I told her it was her new computer and she was like "ummm, it's temporary right?????"
    lol, she didn't really care, just as long as the computer worked....
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    Nothing that I ever post will be as ghetto as smee's creation but here's some stuff anyways:

    Here's a computer that I made 2 years ago. It was designed to lay flat on surfaces but when I got a new computer, it was demoted to a standing secondary computer on my desk.



    The harddrive is being held up using an aluminium frame which is taped to the case wall and held up using the white foam stuff. As said, it's supposed to lay flat on the table so I had to make a few modifications.



    The PSU is held up by the tiny little piece of wood in one of the corners - can't wait to wake up in the middle of the night from the sound of my PSU destroying the rest of my computer.



    A view from the front, standing on its side on my desk.



    And lastly, the stickers that can be found on the front.




    It should also be noted that the lower optical drive is in an aluminum bracket system whilst the top one is once again fastened using tape and the frame around the hole to the outside.


    Another ghetto mod is the GPU cooler which I made a thread about:

    http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...d.php?t=181787


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    haha awesome posts so far keep them going.

    love the cardboard box pc :P
    reminds me of my dads friend who built a pc around a 2by4 piece of wood
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    rubber bands work great to hold fans over top of ram.

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    That wooden case has the potential of being a real tight project i think.
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    Thanks boqonx. I put some serious work into it around 2 years ago but the deadline approached (was a school project) faster than I hoped and I couldn't do some stuff that I would have wanted to do.

    For example, the cables are just thrown in there and it's impossible to remove the graphics card right now, without removing 9 long screws as well as more than a meter's length of glue. Things like that were hard to solve under time pressure and considering that I was 16 and that it was my first computer build ever (I had only had crap such as HP and Compaq before), it came out pretty decent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smee View Post
    Well, I did a ghetto mod for my sister.....
    I called it Ghetto-a-PC (pronounced GET-HER), she needed a PC real quick so I did this:

    System spec's:
    Socket 370 1000Mhz PIII Toluando (or whatever that series is called)
    ASUS TUV4X Mobo (excellent mobo for PIII's, btw)
    An old ATI card
    512MB RAM like 168 Pin I think...
    20GB ATA HD
    350W PSU
    LITE-ON DVD Burner
    Case: some card board box's
    Misc: Zip-ties and Duck tape (no screws...)

    Here it is on her desk

    hehe, it lasted for a month or so until the mobo died on me now she's got a more modern dell that I fixed up.....
    I can't help but laugh, it was fun
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    Quote Originally Posted by smee View Post
    Well, I did a ghetto mod for my sister.....
    u re-define ghetto
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    Quote Originally Posted by inCore View Post
    The PSU is held up by the tiny little piece of wood in one of the corners - can't wait to wake up in the middle of the night from the sound of my PSU destroying the rest of my computer.

    That's actually really elegant... I love it

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    @inCore: I love the CCFL or whatever it is (bubbles?) thats just thrown in there. not attached to anything or even straight haha!

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    Here is one I did along time ago to my old x800xl.

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    CRT monitor ghetto mod

    Here is my ghetto mod. It was quite unnecessary, but did it anyway...
    (I love the CRT for seeming endless precision) this is a 17 inch monitor, weighing in at 65 pounds (according to shipping)
    I hope the text in photo is ledgible, I don't want to type it out.


    the inspection sticker underneath the heatsink is now thermal paste, remove the screw from heatsink, and sticker should be like new to read...
    I added this after the bi-yearly cleaning that takes the house fire appeance off of the plastics inside, and for those thinking this 50 dollar monitor is getting cheapskated, I paid 540 dollars (without shipping) in 1999...

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    Lol, what about using an aircompressor for blowing away all the dirt in there? :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maarten-NForce View Post
    Lol, what about using an aircompressor for blowing away all the dirt in there? :P
    Not ghetto enough... you gotta use a bike pump!

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    Quote Originally Posted by karbonkid View Post
    Not ghetto enough... you gotta use a bike pump!
    lol god how ghetto are you do you not buy fans and just blow on chips all day lol.... or hamster wheel connected up to a manual fan that turns it...
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    Well this is mine, I call it a custom airflow redirection system. Its some paper taped together, and taped to my Freezer 7 / 80mm case fan for more airflow



    Not bad for 10 mins work! Lowered temps around 1c idle and 3c load, so quite pleased! When I was making it, the paper was held in place just by the suction alone, which made it much easier and worked well as a proof of concept

    Not sure if its the best way to introduce myself to the forum but hey, at 17 I can't throw around the little money I have so you just have to have sympathy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Viper9201 View Post

    Not sure if its the best way to introduce myself to the forum but hey, at 17 I can't throw around the little money I have so you just have to have sympathy!
    Heh, welcome and no worries. Yes, it's XtremeSystems but we can also appreciate any useful DIY mod/hack/tweak/jury rig

    Hence this thread, for example.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Viper9201 View Post
    Not sure if its the best way to introduce myself to the forum but hey, at 17 I can't throw around the little money I have so you just have to have sympathy!
    I spy a G80 GTS in your rig, it's surely not THAT little money

    I thought of making similar ducts from glass fiber and epoxy glue, the kind they use to fix boats and similar things.
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    Not extreme ghetto but i strapped a socket A hs to my 7900GS and it did wonders. load temps down from 60C+ to just touching 50
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    Quote Originally Posted by Viper9201 View Post
    Well this is mine, I call it a custom airflow redirection system. Its some paper taped together, and taped to my Freezer 7 / 80mm case fan for more airflow



    Not bad for 10 mins work! Lowered temps around 1c idle and 3c load, so quite pleased! When I was making it, the paper was held in place just by the suction alone, which made it much easier and worked well as a proof of concept

    Not sure if its the best way to introduce myself to the forum but hey, at 17 I can't throw around the little money I have so you just have to have sympathy!
    i spy a artic cooling fan :P haha d/w i love there cases myself.
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