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Thread: T3h uber l337 Water Cooled Cardboard Box!

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    Talking T3h uber l337 Water Cooled Cardboard Box!

    You guys'll probably find this one amusing... First, a bit of background, though...

    I've been planning on doing a nice bit of modding to a Sonata2 to use as a display machine; however, due to the amount of modding and painting involved, it would likely take me about two weeks from start to finish. Unfortunately, I didn't have that kind of time available before a little 'opening party' that was thrown a couple weeks ago... so... I decided to use a cardboard box instead.

    It was actually surprisingly difficult to get things mounted in there...then again, I don't normally build computers into cardboard boxes . Also, all of the tubing and stuff was cut for the Sonata, so it's kinda crazy in there (with a little extra wire mess thrown in for added ghettoness).

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    Anyway, I can't wait to find the time to overclock it (especially since my warehouse/office gets really cold). At stock speeds (which really isn't saying much) the CPU is idling at 22*C...which is a mere 4*C above the ambient room temp

    ...That's 4*C assuming that the thermostat on the wall a few feet away is somewhat accurate... and assuming that the temps reported by nTune aren't just FUD....

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    Dude, may I be first to say that F UCKING ROCKS !!

    That is awsome. Nice work.

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    Nice work !!!!
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    Wow, that is an awesome box mod

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    nice work, isnt it a bit dangerous? i mean, is the cardboard able to hold all that weight???

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    awesome just dont let the cardboard get wet and saggy :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by skane
    i mean, is the cardboard able to hold all that weight???
    Well, so far, yes... Hopefully it'll stay that way

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    Who's up for phase change in a cardboard box now ?

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    Nice cardboard is awesome

    not as good as your build hehe





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    Hahah all you've done there eva is put you watercooling inside a box. lol. Close but no cigar

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    yeah need a bigger box to fit all that stuff horizontally LOL
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    That is the Funniest box I have ever seen
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    Where can I get one? LOL!
    Nice mod!
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    lol insane almost no weigth if you want to go to a lan party me wants one...
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    Nice one :worm:

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    Needs duct tape!

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    That's just awesome! What a looker!

    Eva, btw is that a PCP&C 510 or 850 SSI you have there on a box in the corner?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExtraPickles
    Needs duct tape!

    -pickles
    Unfortunately, I didn't have any duct tape there while I was working on it... but the DVD-ROM is secured almost entirely with tons of packing tape (at one point, the pump was too...but then it attempted to fall off. As a result, it is both taped and bolted to the box)

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    very well made for a cardboard box though, good job
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    AWESOME! Great for Lanparty's. Great mod.

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    lol this is a unique mod
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    First case is sweet; second, not so sweet... both need wire management


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    Ghetto but nice

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    From now on, whenever someone asks me what I mean by term "Ghetto Fabulous" I am directing them to this thread.

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    That's. AWESOME.

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