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Upgraded my cooling fans a bit and added this to the front panel: (Please forgive me for terrible phone cam quality)

Yes, that is attached with cable ties to the 5,25 inch bays.

This fan turned out to be a bit loud. And by a bit I mean I couldn't talk over it without losing my voice by shouting. biggrin.gif Since it only dropped temps by 3C on the socket at prime95 SmallFFTs load, I decided I only need it while stability testing. My original front fan had a switch for switching off its LED, however, since I replaced it, that switch has been sitting there uselessly. So I took that loud fan's 3pin to MOLEX adapter and that switch and borrowed my mate's soldering iron:


Let's face it: that fan was always a waste of money and what I did was pointless. But hey, I got bored and now I have a slightly ghetto mod. biggrin.gif
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Once it hit rock bottom, the computer (Huey) ran reliably. Prior to that, the PSU had fried my two 400 GB hard drives within a span of two weeks. One of the times, I even saw a blue spark and a little puff of smoke. Fortunately, a really cool guy at work, who had a side business building, repairing, and blogging about computers, more or less offered me a free one, which I eventually accepted. It was AM3 based system that I named Dolemite. I upgrade him whenever I have a few extra bucks.

This is Dolemite on his 2nd birthday. I got him a new 4 TB hard drive (because I can't afford Western Digital).

HAHa Aaww happy birthday i have to do this for my PC ''Rusty''
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found this on you tube 

you got a link for video ?
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no way that's a ghetto rig, them Noctua's are expensive!!!
    
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here you go sir this guy cracks me up every time

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My old store-bought Hewlett Packard Pavilion was about 10 years old when parts started failing. I was broke and didn't have any money to replace the parts.

The fan in the power supply was fried, so I took the case fan and taped it to the PSU. Otherwise, the PSU would get hot turn off after 5 minutes. The case fan had previously blown air through a duct onto the CPU's heat sink, and was the only working fan in the system. To compensate for the lack of air over the Pentium4 chip, I moved the power supply, with its taped on case fan, over to the P4's heatsink, and both units shared the same fan. Of course, that couldn't have been the end of my problems.

One of the parts that attached the heatsink to the Pentium4 had snapped off. Without pressure between the CPU and heatsink, the chip overheated and turned off. To get the pressure back on the heatsink, I taped two stone bookends together, and placed them on top of the PSU, which was resting on the heatsink. The rocks were secured with tape.


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Once it hit rock bottom, the computer (Huey) ran reliably. Prior to that, the PSU had fried my two 400 GB hard drives within a span of two weeks. One of the times, I even saw a blue spark and a little puff of smoke. Fortunately, a really cool guy at work, who had a side business building, repairing, and blogging about computers, more or less offered me a free one, which I eventually accepted. It was AM3 based system that I named Dolemite. I upgrade him whenever I have a few extra bucks.

This is Dolemite on his 2nd birthday. I got him a new 4 TB hard drive (because I can't afford Western Digital).

Happy birthday Dolemite! thumbsupsmiley.png
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My minor ghetto rigging to hold/hide my Hue controller in my 350D. It's held in place with tiebacks and zipties laugher.gif



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My minor ghetto rigging to hold/hide my Hue controller in my 350D. It's held in place with tiebacks and zipties laugher.gif




I always wondered, do the hue controllers come with LED's attached to them, and if so how many and what length is the LED strip. Also, how bright would you say the color is on a scale of 1 to 10 with 1 being **** I can't believe I bought this light, and 10 being close to a 30 watt lightbulb.
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