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    Added a Slot 1 Intel fan. These fans rotate at 4000rpm and barely make any noise at all. Cutted some things up and pinned the thing down using dual sided tape.

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    I think there is a huge misunderstanding to what the definition of ghetto mods actually is. adding a stock intel fan to a video card and using a cutting board as a hold down plate with an actually decent copper weld / homemade cpu pot and saying its ghetto is like going to ethiopia and complaining to the kids that havent eaten in a week that you have heartburn from eating too much filet mignon.

    lets get back to the actual topic.
    This is the highest example of a "ghetto mod"

    9800 pro 128 AGP 8x
    Just the fact that im using an agp 8x card in the 21st century should be enough to qualify as "ghetto" but this is just the tip of the iceberg.
    "Iceberg" is the key word here guys. icebergs are cold thus the inspiration begind this my latest vga pot design. no need for fancy slim pots for sli. If you're truly ghetto then you know there is now way in hell you can afford anything beyond onboard vga. this 9800 pro was a like striking oil for me. no chance in hell i'll ever have 2 of them. single gfx only here.
    okay enough talk. this is my new TA "Turbo" edition vga pot from my Blue Light Special series of mods (patent is still pending though) I can't afford the patent fees right now. times are tough folks. hence the ghetto mod.

    9800 pro 128mb agp 8x


    nice insulation using a piece of the crank from an old fishing reel.





    using an old swiftech MCW50 h20 vga block I got the tension just right with some springs from 2 bic retractable ball point pens. then i squeezed 2 x 5/8 od 1/2 in id tubes in the holes and wrapped the insulation around the inlets to ensure I dont kill my most prized possession with condensation dripping off the tubes.

    now that I had the inlets to the ghetto evaporaror (gpu block) I looked around for something I could use as a fill port. I was going to use a t line and a funnel but then I was looking in my junk drawer in the kitchen and found this old plastic case my shure record needle was packed in.




    the record needle package was perfect because it has 1/4 in seal made from high-grade silacone polymer. I drilled 2 holes parallel inside the seal with a drill bit slightly smaller than the OD of the tube so it fit snug.


    now this next step is very controversial and still in the beta stage. You all know what evap holes do on a ln2 pot and how it boils fast or slow depending on the design and density of the base. This is a 2 chamber evap design. I had the idea when I was in this head shop in the west village and came across this bong called the "dual chamber meteor bong" basically the ln2 evaporates before it reaches the actual contact block. I put some aluminum foil at the bottom of the main inlet. I figured it looked more legit with the metal foil in there and will make the ln2 push harder to the next stage. then I sealed it with sticky resin I scrapped from an old pipe.

















    wrapped some more insulation and secured with a shoelace from an old pair of Koston's




    once the insulation process is complete I add the appropriate Part ID and branding.






    The finished mod ready to test but I need to wait until I get paid next month so I can get the dewar filled. It kills me that all this hard work is just gonna sit in the middle of my living room until the next paycheck clears 3 weeks from now.
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    thanks ehume. I worked poured my blood sweat and tears into this thing. I hope someday I can get one of those fancy Kingpin ultra slim vga pots but we all know thats never gonna happen. just gonna stay true and make the best of what I have.

    (crappy generic hip hop beat kicks in)
    Yo... its always a dice throw in the ghetto mods scenario.
    do I blow it all at once on a kingpin pot
    or spend the money on ln2 and use what Ive got.
    its the same muthfckn crap from day one.
    I be overclocking in the ghetto trying to get a decent run.
    i'm audi 5 and financially bound
    just waiting in shadow till the next ghetto child throws down.
    I'm poppin coochie, ghettoclocking till massman says when
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    amazing work bro, that is legendary!

    that is the very essence of overclocking man.

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    word to your fugger!
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    Open air cardboard chassis made from a simple slab of cardboard. Holds up the weight pretty well I think

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    I've done a lot of ghetto side fan mods on friends ty cases. They usually helped with GPU temps with the cool air blowing on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trans am View Post
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    imo, it qualifies as 'ghetto' for 2 reasons alone:

    1) its got a 'turbo' sticker
    2) is that an AGP card with a PCI-Express adapter????? in a X58 mobo????
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    Ahh dang, just had my first cardboard box case this weekend, had to close the lid in case a cat wanted to jump in or pee in it........let me get a picture (I was painting the real case)
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    cat pee is non conductive dude... don't sweat it!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tiro_uspsss View Post
    imo, it qualifies as 'ghetto' for 2 reasons alone:

    1) its got a 'turbo' sticker
    2) is that an AGP card with a PCI-Express adapter????? in a X58 mobo????
    I didn't even clue into #2 right away...had to take a triple look of it to notice it myself....
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    Quote Originally Posted by tiro_uspsss View Post
    imo, it qualifies as 'ghetto' for 2 reasons alone:

    1) its got a 'turbo' sticker
    2) is that an AGP card with a PCI-Express adapter????? in a X58 mobo????
    I also think that number 2 is a really good question^^ If this is possible than i want such an adapter^^
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    if one was to build a cardboard case- this would be ok for 24/7?

    i really cant be bothered to go buy a case for a ipcop machine and cardboard is free

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    Quote Originally Posted by tiro_uspsss View Post
    imo, it qualifies as 'ghetto' for 2 reasons alone:

    1) its got a 'turbo' sticker
    2) is that an AGP card with a PCI-Express adapter????? in a X58 mobo????
    Boy, I don't see a PCI-Express adapter. It looks like the AGP card is just slotted into the PCI-E slot. I remember Albatron making one back in the day but I don't think it ever made it to market. I like the OCZ memory voltage booster. Up to 3.9 volts...good times with BH-5's...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Origin_Unknown View Post
    if one was to build a cardboard case- this would be ok for 24/7?

    i really cant be bothered to go buy a case for a ipcop machine and cardboard is free
    Put a fan and cut plenty of holes, it was getting HOT!!
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    grabbed my friends 450D, so went a lil overboard with pics, sorry!

    the case in question:



    a Lian Li PC-201B

    how to get more airflow thru ur coolermaster 4-in-3:



    reverse mount them, ^ like so. then, get some double-sided tape & place fans in the front-end plate thingy, like this:



    in the above pic u can see the rear fan in top bay device - essentially push-pull fan config as u can see the bottom bay device is full (with 4x RaptorX )

    still looks the same @ front:




    edit: NOTE: if mounting the bay devices like this, angled SATA data cables & 'T' SATA power cables are a MUST, anything else is not an option!

    & how to get more HDDs in ur Lian Li V2000/V2100/PC-201:



    mount ur PSU in bottom, then cut holes: 1 for 120mm fan, 4 for fan screws.. like so:



    if u cut the hole too big (like I did) cover excess with duct tape
    the case now can hold 24 HDDs
    edit: castors/wheels are a mod too.. will be changing them out for 2-wheels per axle & all 4 will be braked, for a more 'industrial' look

    not all that ghetto - but practical
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    no hardware was harmed in this picture.....well it didnt break


    @trans am im going to give that pot/block a shot next thanks for the inspiring work ethic, and lack of funds I can truly identify with that.
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    my geto full motherboard block

    get 10 deg lower on MCH this way.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MadHacker View Post
    my geto full motherboard block

    get 10 deg lower on MCH this way.


    doesnt look 'appealing' but darn nice results!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tiro_uspsss View Post


    doesnt look 'appealing' but darn nice results!
    I have always been function over form.
    except for the few people here. nobody really Cs my computer...
    so dint' care how it looks, just that it fits my budget and servers the purpose it needs to.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MadHacker View Post
    I have always been function over form.
    except for the few people here. nobody really Cs my computer...
    so dint' care how it looks, just that it fits my budget and servers the purpose it needs to.
    same here if it works = sweet, if it looks ugly = meh
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    my other water blocks
    Ram Block, I have to redo it, it traps air in the top

    and videocard


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    Quote Originally Posted by MadHacker View Post
    my other water blocks
    Ram Block, I have to redo it, it traps air in the top

    and videocard
    now those are ghetto haaaawt
    give some rough temp results, pleeeease?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MadHacker View Post
    my other water blocks

    and videocard
    Very nice

    what vga is that? and what temps aprox did you get with that wc?

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