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How about electrical tape sleeving? I shortened all my wires, heat shrunk the splices, and taped the wires together. I have Bitfenix extensions so I didn't want all the extra wire in my case.
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Or how about a power supply help up by Zipties? I plan to build a bracket to hold this up eventually, but this will work for now.
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Serious ghetto action in my fileserver450
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Oh man, finding this thread makes me ache for the old days. In the late 90s and early 2000's even the "pros" were ghetto rigging. Slapping things that didn't belong on other things was SOP. Everybody did ghetto mods, and I do mean everybody. Cases didn't have 120mm fans in those days and one had to walk uphill both ways you know.

One day I got bored and decided I wanted to mount a computer to the wall. I took an old Enlight AT (yeah you read right) case and went nuts on it with a reciprocating saw. I only wanted the 5.25 drive cage from it. Halfway through I figured out I could bend the bottom of case and just screw that into the wall, so I ended up with an L shaped piece of steel with drive bays riveted to it. I screwed the flat side into the wall with simple wood screws (yeah thats right, not even sheet metal). I just pushed on it to make the thing sit mostly straight on the wall, but then when I filled it up with drives it started to sag, so I reinforced it with zip ties. The mobo was a piece of junk (I think it was an MSI) out of a scrapped HP piece of junk that had a 300mhz K6-2 and 64MB of ram. That just got screwed straight to the wall. Cork with 1/8 masonite behind it for the win! The whole thing was used to play old games.


And yeah I know, pics or it didn't happen, but I assure you it happened. I don't have pics of a lot of awesome things I did frown.gif.



And who can forget plain wire ties (the wire kind, not zip ties) to hold fans in places they didn't belong. Camera batteries are dead or I'd start posting some things that are still rigged.
post #1156 of 7172
Just installed a H50 into a case with no 120mm fan holes biggrin.gif
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post #1157 of 7172
My rig waiting for my Silverstone FT02B-W to come.

5 hardrives and a ssd lol

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post #1158 of 7172
needed a case to house my upcoming micro 24/7 dedicated folding rig.

had to fit an H-100 in there somehow. amazing what can be done in between spraying coats of kandy and flake
It's a work in progress

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the original case
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post #1159 of 7172
Well I'm back with another Ghetto riggin shenanigans

Let's start with that my uncles PC got busted... bad capacitors. Basically dead MB.
So he wanted me to repair it. So I got an old AMD system which I wasn't using (DAMN I forgot to OC that bad boy ) Anyways I booted it and saw the chipset cooler wasn't working so....

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You guys call these ghetto? Shame on you, THIS is ghetto, check out my old rig that was handed down to me, it was a Sony Vaio that I had to mod the hell out of. Check out the Stater Bros waffle box case side, or the ikea fan zip tied to the back, or the psu zip tied to the side.


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