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That's a lot to hide. eek.gif

LOL! Already did for the most part

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post #1622 of 7172
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Originally Posted by mironccr345 View Post

Ahh, nice! What were you rocking before the CRT monitor?
I had a 23" Samsung BX2335 which I had to sell due to horrible screen glare.
post #1623 of 7172
My ghetto wind tunnel. It's made out of the Newegg box my 200mm fans came in. Attached is a protractor at the end to measure how far the piece of paper I have taped on the end raises.



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Zip Ties!!


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I think my mobo qualifies here:



 
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[i7 5960X @ 4.8GHz] [Rampage V Extreme] [Titan 1400MHz (1500MHz bench)] [Various] 
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[250GB 840EVO +2x SpinpointF3 1TB RAID0] [LD PC-V2 SS Phase Change] [XSPC X2O 750 pump/res] [Monsta 360 full copper + EK XT 360 + XT 240] 
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[Crossover 27Q LED-P 1440p+ASUS 1200p+LG 1080p] [Corsair AX1200] [Dimastech Easy v3.0] [Sennheiser HD558s] 
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FX 8320, FX 8350, Phenom II x2 555BE i7 3930K, i7 860, i7 4770K, 68x Celeron D CVF, commando, 2x RIVE, Z87X-OC Asus 4870x2, Sapphire 4870 
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2x 5870, 5850, 5830, 5770 2x 3870x2, 3870 GTX Titan, GTX 480, GTX 590 GTX 285, GTX 260, 4x 9800GT, 8800GTX 
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4x4GB vengeance, 2x4GB predatorX, 2x1GB OCZ DDR2 Intel X25-M 80GB LD PC-V2 SS Phase Change OCN Marksman 
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2x old tek slims (GPU) Various watercooling stuff win7, winxp AX1200 
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test bench / cardboard box 
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Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
[250GB 840EVO +2x SpinpointF3 1TB RAID0] [LD PC-V2 SS Phase Change] [XSPC X2O 750 pump/res] [Monsta 360 full copper + EK XT 360 + XT 240] 
MonitorPowerCaseAudio
[Crossover 27Q LED-P 1440p+ASUS 1200p+LG 1080p] [Corsair AX1200] [Dimastech Easy v3.0] [Sennheiser HD558s] 
CPUCPUMotherboardGraphics
FX 8320, FX 8350, Phenom II x2 555BE i7 3930K, i7 860, i7 4770K, 68x Celeron D CVF, commando, 2x RIVE, Z87X-OC Asus 4870x2, Sapphire 4870 
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2x 5870, 5850, 5830, 5770 2x 3870x2, 3870 GTX Titan, GTX 480, GTX 590 GTX 285, GTX 260, 4x 9800GT, 8800GTX 
RAMHard DriveCoolingCooling
4x4GB vengeance, 2x4GB predatorX, 2x1GB OCZ DDR2 Intel X25-M 80GB LD PC-V2 SS Phase Change OCN Marksman 
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2x old tek slims (GPU) Various watercooling stuff win7, winxp AX1200 
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test bench / cardboard box 
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post #1626 of 7172
Is that... hot glue in the socket? I'm assuming that helps with condensation, right?
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Sony 20X Sata DVD-RW Scythe Mugen 2 rev B (3) Scythe Slip Stream SY1225SL12H-P Antec Tri-Cool 140mm 
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Antec Tri-Cool 120mm Scythe Ultra Kaze DFS123812-3000 Windows 7 Pro 64bit ASUS PA248Q 24.1" IPS 
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post #1628 of 7172
This should be called the MacGuyver thread!
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Back when I was rocking an Athlon XP 2100+, after about a year of unexplained BSODs, I figured out that the stock cooler was inadequate. Once it was replaced, I had this big aluminum heatsink just sitting there so I decided to use it on my graphics card. I bent the fins down into a sort of flower shape similar to some Zalman something I had seen at the time, and used zip ties to mount it and a fan on my graphics card at the time as it was more metal than the stock cooler for that. The zip ties allowed me to avoid buying adhesive TIM.

With modified cooling on both CPU and GPU, I started my first overclocking experiment. The process of enabling an overclock on the CPU itself was a ghetto-rigging process. I had to use superglue to close a laser-cut hole in the top of the CPU between the two pins that I had to short to enable lower multipliers. Then I used small pieces of tape to cover everything except the path of the trace I was creating. Finally, I used a "Rear window defogger repair kit" from an auto parts store to paint a conductive trace between the pins.

The GPU was much easier, only requiring ATItool or Rivatuner or somesuch. Final result: I was able to run the CPU FSB at 400Mhz instead of I think 266 at stock. I think I got only a 100Mhz OC out of the final CPU frequency, but the increased FSB was where it was at back then. I was also able to run my Geforce 4 TI 4200 at 4600 speed.

Oh yeah and I cut a terrible-looking hole in the top of my cheap case and put in a top exhaust fan. I think this was before any cases in stores had top exhausts (2003).
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I hope some of you guys have good fire insurance...
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Corsair K65 FSP Group AURUM 92+ Series PT-550M 550W PLUS PL... Corsair Graphite Series White Steel Mini-ITX 38... Razer Naga Hex 
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Steel Series Arctis 5 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 4790k @ 4.6Ghz 1.3 volt GIGABYTE GA-Z97N-WIFI LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI S... EVGA GTX 980 FTW ACX 2.0 4GB CORSAIR Vengeance Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DD... 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 850 Pro Series Corsair H100i Windows 10 Pro Dell 27 inch 144hz G-SYNC Gaming Monitor 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Corsair K65 FSP Group AURUM 92+ Series PT-550M 550W PLUS PL... Corsair Graphite Series White Steel Mini-ITX 38... Razer Naga Hex 
Audio
Steel Series Arctis 5 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
AMD FX-8350 Vishera @ 4.86 Ghz 1.5V ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 AM3+ AMD 990FX EVGA GTX 660 TI 3GB EVGA GTX 660Ti FTW+ 3GB 
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16 GB DDR3 1600 G.Skill Samsung Pro 850 256GB SSD LG BD Corsair H110i 
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Windows 7x64 Professional CORSAIR HX Series HX750 750W ATX12V Antec LanBoy Air 5 switch fan controller 
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AMD Phenom X4 965 Black Edition MSI NF750-G55 AM3 NVIDIA nForce 750a SLI HDMI ATX ASUS GTX 550TI 1GB 8GB 1333 DDR3 G. Skill (2x 4GB) 
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