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    fx5500 gpu cooler


    This is my ghetto mod, fan died needed to keep the low profile for other pci cards. so I used plastic steel puddy to rig up my own low profile cooler. an old bus heatsink and a fan from a dead laptop. works better then stock. no temps on an fx5500 but to the touch, big difference. 350/500 nibitor bios as well.








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    This is the GAINWARD 8800GTS 320 @ Accelero S1+memory/voltage ragulators heatskinks.

    http://www.imagesforme.com/show.php/737649_DSC02016.JPG





    Temps: Idle 38, load 54 passive ofc
    Last edited by Halos; 11-17-2009 at 08:12 AM.

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    don't forget to check out http://www.afrotechmods.com/ for some freaking cheap ghetto mods.

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    Still here

    Hey, Life got in the way of living. I have been away for a while.

    I checked out this topic again from start to the end. Thanks all you ghetto modders for making me giggle smile and swoon. Amazing and epic topic this is.

    btw that Athlon system I posted on page 3 of this thread:http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...2&postcount=62 is still running, though it has been rebooted because I upgraded the storage at one point and the PSU failed and needed replacing. The pencil mod on the CPU is still good too.
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    --!-- 0Ro! and me --!--
    our new ghetto RAMPot and MOSPot ord DR.Mos pot?

    sorry for my bad english
    Team Inkognito is ready for overclocking!

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    XFX 8600 GT resurrected by the oven trick after 6 month of being dead... now with a brand new Slot 1 - Pentium III - Cooler !



    she´s so happy

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    I did this a few days ago when I wanted toi use my stock GTX 260 heatsink and a swiftech universal GPU waterblock



    I had to remove the newly cut fins one at a time as not to ben the rest of them. Needless to say it was tedious as hell.

    I also had to cut two holes for the tubing to pass through.



    Not my best work. I should have used a sanding bit. Not too shabby I don't think but I know I could have done better.



    I did even them out a bit but my camera battery died so i have no final product pics yet, sorry.

    Another mistake I made was cutting the last heatpipe thinking I was going to remove it as well.


    I am going to try and solder a new piece of copper tubing there and patch it as I think it will help a little bit in the long run.

    Here is what it looks like with the Swiftech



    this corner gave me the most trouble

    I have since cleaned up the cuts there and on the side of the fins using a dremmel cutting wheel and "shaving" each fin on both sides to get it to look original.

    Another "fitting" pic


    So i assembled the pieces to see what it is going to look like somewhat.


    Looks like its fitting nicely.



    Snap the top on and here's what we have now



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    Nice job.

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    Update to the old ceiling computer. Still good for pr0n and laying around killing things.




    Dual Opteron 270's
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    Bunch of watercooling stuff
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    And added a 19" LCD since the last one. I might add another 19" if I ever get around to repairing this one I have laying here.
    System 1:____________________________________________Syst em 2:________________________________________System 3:
    Lian-Li PC-V1000Z case_______________________________Rocketfish case___________________________________Mounted on ceiling
    Intel Core i7 980x @ 4.2ghz @ 1.31v Load_____________2x Xeon E5620 @ stock_____________________________2x Opteron 270 @ stock
    3x2GB G.Skill DDR3-1333 @ 667mhz 9-9-9-24-1t_________6x2GB Kingston ECC Registered DDR3-1066 @ stock___4x512MB Corsair DDR-400 ECC @ stock
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    4x 500GB Samsung hdd_________________________________1x 500GB Seagate hdd______________________________1x 80GB Seagate hdd
    1x 1TB Seagate hdd___________________________________2x 320GB WD hdd___________________________________X
    1x 1.5TB Seagate hdd_________________________________1x 200GB Seagate hdd______________________________X
    Nvidia GTX580FTWHC2 @ stock for now__________________Nvidia GTX480 @ 830/1660/2050_____________________2xATI 3870 w/ EK waterblock
    Nvidia 8800GS @ stock________________________________Nvidia 8800GS @ stock_____________________________X
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    Quote Originally Posted by catawalks View Post
    Update to the old ceiling computer. Still good for pr0n and laying around killing things.




    Dual Opteron 270's
    2gb DDR400 ECC Registered
    Supermicro H8DCE-O
    Dual ATI 3870's
    Bunch of watercooling stuff
    Win 7 Ultimate
    And added a 19" LCD since the last one. I might add another 19" if I ever get around to repairing this one I have laying here.
    I've been waiting for years to hear something along the lines of "last night my monitor fell off the ceiling and cracked me in the head." - I'm still waiting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catawalks View Post
    Update to the old ceiling computer. Still good for pr0n and laying around killing things.




    Dual Opteron 270's
    2gb DDR400 ECC Registered
    Supermicro H8DCE-O
    Dual ATI 3870's
    Bunch of watercooling stuff
    Win 7 Ultimate
    And added a 19" LCD since the last one. I might add another 19" if I ever get around to repairing this one I have laying here.
    OMG!!!
    Is this SCULTRAIL overther hanging off the cieling?????
    great job!!!
    What are these?4850s?
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    Thermaltake 600rx (aging)

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    My most recent ghetto mod is a uni-sink hacked up to fit under an HR-03 with a ghetto retention bracket. Yes the dust did get cleaned off of the HR-03.




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    What my previous Ghetto mod cam out looking like, not too shabby



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    So I decided to start a project,
    I called it Project Cool n' Quiter.
    I have a Delta PFB1212UHE-F00, 252CFM 67dBa fan. Ofr the past few months I've been using it at 5v, but the motor on the fan doesnt like 5v. Its been barely spinning, like 1200 RPM (mind you at 12v it spins at 5500RPM). So I feel like its been wasted. I also have at Delta AFB1212SHE, a 152 CFM, 53 dBA fan. At 5v this fan runs at 1300 RPM, and moves plenty of air while remaining quiet enough.
    So using a normal switch, handybox, some speaker wire, ductape, electrical tape, and a few other cheap items I made a nice switch for the monster fan for OC runs.
    I stuck two aluminum nails into a molex, one in 12v and one in ground. Taped it up real nice so they didn't touch. I then took some 16-gauge speaker wire and wired it from the molex nails into the handy-box via PCI-slot. I spliced the fan and speaker wires grounds together with a wirenut, and put the hots on the light switch.

    I put the AFB on top of my Xiggy (ductape) pulling air 24/7 while the PFB remains off. I also put some sound deadening material to make it a little quieter, but that was a waste of time.

    Next goal is to buy Megahelms, and another AFB.

    Some pics:
    Pics are huge, just click link.

    http://www.epichardware.com/pics/DSCF0079.JPG
    http://www.epichardware.com/pics/DSCF0081.JPG
    http://www.epichardware.com/pics/DSCF0084.JPG
    http://www.epichardware.com/pics/DSCF0089.JPG
    http://www.epichardware.com/pics/DSCF0080.JPG
    http://www.epichardware.com/pics/DSCF0083.JPG
    Last edited by NickF; 12-21-2009 at 11:04 PM.
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    I have done some mods to my Cisco PIX 506e firewall I picked up for free from my old employer.

    First I upgraded the RAM for 32mb of PC-100 SDRAM to 256mb of PC-100 SDRAM. I then went ahead and upgraded the CPU from a 300mhz Celeron to a PIII 600mhz. Too bad I can't adjust multiplier.



    The thing only had one 50mm fan cooling the tiny heat sink. The thing was hot and loud. I cut a hole in the top and put in a 120mm fan ontop of it. Thing now runs cool and quiet. It is no longer hot to the touch.



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    The stock AMD heatsink only allows 60mm fan to be mounted, but I want to use a 80mm fan. So, I used Zip Ties to mount the 80mm fan on the stock heatsink.




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    Quote Originally Posted by matiasca View Post
    ...oven trick ...
    dude lol this oven trick is unreal, thanks for cheering up my day

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    Did you try it? I have a waterlogged 8800GT I'm going to try it on as I have nothing to lose right?

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    It is real and it works.
    I know many users who did in my friend-forum, i invite you to take a look

    http://www.lp.com.uy/foros/index.php..._fromsearch__1

    http://www.lp.com.uy/foros/index.php...orce-al-horno/

    My 8600gt:

    http://www.lp.com.uy/foros/index.php...-vga-al-horno/


    cheers


    pd; Language is Spanish, I'm Uruguayan

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    This is currently how i cool my xbox 360 (not joke), the stock fans stopped working. Xbox currently has no fans plugged in at all, just this big window fan blowing on it, it works better than the origonal fan ever did!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ownage View Post


    Modded a Hyper TX2 to a low-profile cooler.



    CPU temps are better than ever
    so ur saying that the CPU temps are better WITHOUT the fins???
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    thats probably quieter than my stock xbox.

    Quote Originally Posted by GTSRboy View Post
    This is currently how i cool my xbox 360 (not joke), the stock fans stopped working. Xbox currently has no fans plugged in at all, just this big window fan blowing on it, it works better than the origonal fan ever did!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tiro_uspsss View Post
    so ur saying that the CPU temps are better WITHOUT the fins???
    i'm pretty sure that little heatsink does it job with decent airflow.

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    Have a look at my 4850... It actually works pretty well, the VRMs are surely quite comfortable with all that cooling, and the're happily giving the GPU 1.35v which are good for 800/1150. With 1.38v it goes up to 830/1150 stable.. Enjoy! Card was bought nearly a month after it got released.. Still going strong with those volts.

    Temps during summer with the fan at 12v:
    Idle: 38-40°
    Load: 55-60°

    During winter, 12v:
    Idle: 28-30°
    Load: 48-52° IIRC

    Furmark usually loads at about 5° higher.. Ghetto, but I found a good use for the stock C2D fan with copper core, a NB HS from a pentium II board and an old K6-2 HS XD

    Last edited by Dr. Vodka; 02-16-2010 at 06:17 PM.

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    My wireless G USB dongle. Came from my P5K-E wifi edition. Overvolted from 3.3V to 5V, with an additional heatsink with MX-2 thermal compound

    Last edited by noroger; 02-17-2010 at 05:12 PM.

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