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Sydney
2λчиэλ
+783|5923|Reykjavík, Iceland.

Funky_Finny wrote:

I broke my power button by hitting it too hard so now I start my computer with a screw driver
That IS ghetto.
bugz
Fission Mailed
+3,311|5392

DonFck wrote:

Because you know that the coffee's almost done, and the cigarette is starting to work as it should on mornings like these, you're looking forward to taking a dump with a fresh cup of dark roasted Guatemalan blend in one hand and todays paper in the other.
made me think of this...
Freezer7Pro
I don't come here a lot anymore.
+1,447|5277|Winland

Gonna revive this wonderful baby, now, with some new ghetto mods.

I got my hands on some decent hardware for a decent price (Barton 2600+, 512MB DDR333 and a 200GB HD for a total of 25€), so I decided to install the stuff in my secondary gaming rig, to make it more BF2-capable for two-man LANs. The CPU being a Barton, I oc'd it quite a lot (1900MHz to 2400MHz), pushing the limits of the low-CFM 80mm fan on the heatsink, making the CPU idle at 58 and run at 70+ under load, so I dug up my half-dead Freezer7Pro fan and screwed it onto the heatsink. Took 18C off my idle temp and 14 off my load temp:

https://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb8/Freezer7Pro/IMG_0064-1.jpg

https://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb8/Freezer7Pro/IMG_0065-1.jpg

One of my older mods is done to this 450w PSU. I replaced the fan that broke after a while and put an automatic fan controller in it. I also removed the fan grill.

https://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb8/Freezer7Pro/IMG_0066.jpg

I want to see more posts in this thread from now on, it's one of the best threads in Tech.
The idea of any hi-fi system is to reproduce the source material as faithfully as possible, and to deliberately add distortion to everything you hear (due to amplifier deficiencies) because it sounds 'nice' is simply not high fidelity. If that is what you want to hear then there is no problem with that, but by adding so much additional material (by way of harmonics and intermodulation) you have a tailored sound system, not a hi-fi. - Rod Elliot, ESP
Freezer7Pro
I don't come here a lot anymore.
+1,447|5277|Winland

I got tired of my secondary rig's 80mm PSU's fan, and taking the top off of a 120mm PSU wouldn't work because of the heatsinks on the inside, so:

https://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb8/Freezer7Pro/IMG_0069.jpg

https://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb8/Freezer7Pro/IMG_0070-1.jpg

1337 PSUs, inc.

https://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb8/Freezer7Pro/IMG_0071-2.jpg

https://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb8/Freezer7Pro/IMG_0072-2.jpg

It doesn't have to look good, all it has to do is work.
The idea of any hi-fi system is to reproduce the source material as faithfully as possible, and to deliberately add distortion to everything you hear (due to amplifier deficiencies) because it sounds 'nice' is simply not high fidelity. If that is what you want to hear then there is no problem with that, but by adding so much additional material (by way of harmonics and intermodulation) you have a tailored sound system, not a hi-fi. - Rod Elliot, ESP
_NL_Lt.EngineerFox
Big Mouth Prick
+219|5610|Golf 1.8 GTI Wolfsburg Edition
I am so glad that you won't get to mess with my hardware. At the end, it would have looked as if it were a prop on a comedy show.
max
Vela Incident
+1,652|5647|NYC / Hamburg

I did a bit of ghetto modding today on my PC. Mainly improved cabling. I don't have any piping right now so the edges of the holes I cut are still a bit rough. I'll get some tomorrow. Pics taken with my leetzor phone. My mom stole my camera again

I of some stuff I removed I didn't make pics cause you can't really see anything interesting. Anyhow a HD bay and some useless metal bits were also lost

Cut out the back mesh of the casefan.
https://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h297/nigelf/computer/DSC00311.jpg

New hole for 12V 8pin "P4" connector. Also blue heatsinks on the power regulators
https://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h297/nigelf/computer/DSC00310.jpg

New hole for SATA, fan cable and front pannel headers
https://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h297/nigelf/computer/DSC00308.jpg

New hole for 24pin and 2x6pin PCI-e power connectors
https://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h297/nigelf/computer/DSC00306.jpg

New intake fan & hole on bottom. The bottom card always ran a bit hot. I would have liked to have placed it a bit further back but the case feet are in the way
https://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h297/nigelf/computer/DSC00305.jpg

Status of temp HTPC until my case arrives, I move and I buy a new TV + amp. Think the 120mm fan is overkill for the northbridge?
https://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h297/nigelf/computer/DSC00303.jpg

HDs all over the place. Pink foam so I don't get resonance in the chest they are on currently
https://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h297/nigelf/computer/DSC00304.jpg

Last edited by max (2008-04-27 19:55:22)

once upon a midnight dreary, while i pron surfed, weak and weary, over many a strange and spurious site of ' hot  xxx galore'. While i clicked my fav'rite bookmark, suddenly there came a warning, and my heart was filled with mourning, mourning for my dear amour, " 'Tis not possible!", i muttered, " give me back my free hardcore!"..... quoth the server, 404.
bf2gammer
Member
+14|5300
you guys crack me up. this is one of the best threads in the history of BF2S. keep it alive!
CrazeD
Member
+368|5752|Maine

_NL_Lt.EngineerFox wrote:

I am so glad that you won't get to mess with my hardware. At the end, it would have looked as if it were a prop on a comedy show.
Agreed...
jsnipy
...
+3,275|5602|...

signa wrote:

I painted the inside of my P180's door black

http://home.comcast.net/~signa/P180_2.jpg
^click for full
lol i took mine off


secret fan speed panel
https://img72.imageshack.us/img72/4719/img7770xa0.jpg
Freezer7Pro
I don't come here a lot anymore.
+1,447|5277|Winland

CrazeD wrote:

_NL_Lt.EngineerFox wrote:

I am so glad that you won't get to mess with my hardware. At the end, it would have looked as if it were a prop on a comedy show.
Agreed...
FYI, the 1337 PSUs inc PSU wasn't exactly a serious project...
The idea of any hi-fi system is to reproduce the source material as faithfully as possible, and to deliberately add distortion to everything you hear (due to amplifier deficiencies) because it sounds 'nice' is simply not high fidelity. If that is what you want to hear then there is no problem with that, but by adding so much additional material (by way of harmonics and intermodulation) you have a tailored sound system, not a hi-fi. - Rod Elliot, ESP
cospengle
Member
+140|5567|Armidale, NSW, Australia

jsnipy wrote:

secret fan speed panel
http://img72.imageshack.us/img72/4719/img7770xa0.jpg
Hey good idea, I've just got my fan controller weged in a 3.5" bay opening....definately looks ghetto.
Nappy
Apprentice
+151|5309|NSW, Australia

homemade external ide drive thingy
unnamednewbie13
Moderator
+1,927|5851|USA

My DSL modem sits on top of an air cleaner vent. Did a good job of extending its lifetime.

Last edited by unnamednewbie13 (2008-04-28 02:30:58)

Sydney
2λчиэλ
+783|5923|Reykjavík, Iceland.
I wonder if I should remove the dust filter and cover off of my 120mm intake fan? It really seems to limit the airflow.

Or, leave the cover on, and saw off the fan grid like max did (lulz, rhyme)
max
Vela Incident
+1,652|5647|NYC / Hamburg

PBAsydney wrote:

I wonder if I should remove the dust filter and cover off of my 120mm intake fan? It really seems to limit the airflow.

Or, leave the cover on, and saw off the fan grid like max did (lulz, rhyme)
tin snips FTW
once upon a midnight dreary, while i pron surfed, weak and weary, over many a strange and spurious site of ' hot  xxx galore'. While i clicked my fav'rite bookmark, suddenly there came a warning, and my heart was filled with mourning, mourning for my dear amour, " 'Tis not possible!", i muttered, " give me back my free hardcore!"..... quoth the server, 404.
ghettoperson
Member
+1,943|5729

max wrote:

PBAsydney wrote:

I wonder if I should remove the dust filter and cover off of my 120mm intake fan? It really seems to limit the airflow.

Or, leave the cover on, and saw off the fan grid like max did (lulz, rhyme)
Dremel FTW
max
Vela Incident
+1,652|5647|NYC / Hamburg

ghettoperson wrote:

max wrote:

PBAsydney wrote:

I wonder if I should remove the dust filter and cover off of my 120mm intake fan? It really seems to limit the airflow.

Or, leave the cover on, and saw off the fan grid like max did (lulz, rhyme)
Dremel FTW
the danger of me killing myself is way too high. I'm sure I'll end up in a bloody pulp
once upon a midnight dreary, while i pron surfed, weak and weary, over many a strange and spurious site of ' hot  xxx galore'. While i clicked my fav'rite bookmark, suddenly there came a warning, and my heart was filled with mourning, mourning for my dear amour, " 'Tis not possible!", i muttered, " give me back my free hardcore!"..... quoth the server, 404.
Freezer7Pro
I don't come here a lot anymore.
+1,447|5277|Winland

max wrote:

ghettoperson wrote:

max wrote:


Dremel FTW
the danger of me killing myself is way too high. I'm sure I'll end up in a bloody pulp
Set back a couple of 100 dollars.
The idea of any hi-fi system is to reproduce the source material as faithfully as possible, and to deliberately add distortion to everything you hear (due to amplifier deficiencies) because it sounds 'nice' is simply not high fidelity. If that is what you want to hear then there is no problem with that, but by adding so much additional material (by way of harmonics and intermodulation) you have a tailored sound system, not a hi-fi. - Rod Elliot, ESP
Parker
isteal
+1,452|5474|The Gem Saloon

ghettoperson wrote:

max wrote:

PBAsydney wrote:

I wonder if I should remove the dust filter and cover off of my 120mm intake fan? It really seems to limit the airflow.

Or, leave the cover on, and saw off the fan grid like max did (lulz, rhyme)
Dremel FTW
dont know what you guys use them for on PCs, but i have three dremels that take care of at least 40% of my work.

so, YES!!!


if i may, the newer Dremel Stylus is absolutely great.
its batteries leave something to be desired, but its cordless, small and it fits perfectly in your hands.

i got mine for $70, i believe.
Sydney
2λчиэλ
+783|5923|Reykjavík, Iceland.
I never heard about no Dremel ^_^
Brasso
member
+1,549|5710

PBAsydney wrote:

I never heard about no Dremel ^_^
dremel

https://lifesatrip.files.wordpress.com/2007/08/dremel500.jpg

Last edited by haffeysucks (2008-04-28 09:21:04)

"people in ny have a general idea of how to drive. one of the pedals goes forward the other one prevents you from dying"
Sydney
2λчиэλ
+783|5923|Reykjavík, Iceland.

haffeysucks wrote:

PBAsydney wrote:

I never heard about no Dremel ^_^
dremel

http://lifesatrip.files.wordpress.com/2 … mel500.jpg
Never seen one, is it a kind of grinder?
jsnipy
...
+3,275|5602|...

PBAsydney wrote:

haffeysucks wrote:

PBAsydney wrote:

I never heard about no Dremel ^_^
dremel

http://lifesatrip.files.wordpress.com/2 … mel500.jpg
Never seen one, is it a kind of grinder?
there are all kinds of heads for it (like a power drill). Think of it as a drill pen.
CrazeD
Member
+368|5752|Maine

PBAsydney wrote:

haffeysucks wrote:

PBAsydney wrote:

I never heard about no Dremel ^_^
dremel

http://lifesatrip.files.wordpress.com/2 … mel500.jpg
Never seen one, is it a kind of grinder?
It's a very high speed rotary tool (30,000RPM) so it can cut things very effectively. It has cutting wheels (like in the picture) which are used to cut metal, plastic, wood, pretty much anything, then it has sanders, etching bits, polishing/buffing wheels, different types of stones, etc. You can pretty much do anything with a Dremel.
Bertster7
Confused Pothead
+1,101|5661|SE London

If only I still had my homemade PSU to take some pics of. But I threw it away after it caught on fire - one great reason not to build your components yourself!

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