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In this first one you will notice a small fan fastened to the motherboard chipset using some string wrapped around the heatsink.
Fully installed into the PoS
And here is a fan secured to two open 5.25" bays using rubber bands.
LOL rubber bands
Back from when I was a wee little mate.
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post #2492 of 7172
I bet the rubber bands make for good vibration damping tongue.gif

And I'd disagree, with the front open like that and the multi colored face, it's pretty ghetto hahaha
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Most ghetto rig I've ever seen was from this lady at my church. Older lady, her husband had passed away, and all his stuff was on this computer. Well, it kept locking up and she couldn't do anything with it. I told her I'd certainly be willing to take a look at it.

I get this thing home, open the side of the case, and there's this big piece of aluminum L-channel screwed across the left side of the case front to back. To that is attached another piece of aluminum L-channel pointed at the motherboard. Takes me a few minutes of digging in the wire management nightmare to realize the purpose of the L-channel pieces.

This motherboard had originally been fitted with the wire hoops to hold the heatsink onto the north bridge. Due to one thing or another, one of the hoops had pulled out, causing the heatsink to fall off, and shortly thereafter the motherboard would lock up. Her husband had rigged it to hold down that loose side of the heatsink clip.

Well, years later the opposite hoop had pulled out, causing the heatsink to literally fly off the board and embed itself in the dark recesses of the case where only dust bunnies usually reside.

Unfortunately, I had to un-ghetto it. I desoldered and redrilled the holes in the motherboard and bent up some replacement hoops from thicker brass rod. These were placed through the holes, bent over and clipped at the pad edge (mil-spec style) and resoldered. They won't ever pull out.
post #2494 of 7172
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Originally Posted by theseopenfields View Post

The LEDs on my switch were starting to annoy me at night, so I decided to move it into my NAS.

I cut the cord from the wall wart and crimped a 3-pin header to it, which is then connected to a molex adapter.



Here it is in the NAS, which is fairly ghetto in its own right. It fits perfectly between the drive cage and the 3.5" bay with a bit of tape to keep it in place. No more annoying lights!


Using tape over the lights of the switch is faster and more practical. biggrin.gif
post #2495 of 7172
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Using tape over the lights of the switch is faster and more practical. biggrin.gif

A Sharpie felt pen also works well most of the time to dim an excessively bright LED.
     
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I bet the rubber bands make for good vibration damping tongue.gif

Only if the fan is suspended by them...this one is resting on the 5.25 drive biggrin.gif
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mmhmm I was just musing aloud there; my husband has a fan in his system that vibrates quite loudly, I may have to 'fix' it. tongue.gif
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mmhmm I was just musing aloud there; my husband has a fan in his system that vibrates quite loudly, I may have to 'fix' it. tongue.gif

Thats what she said.. Oh wait, nvm tongue.gif
Edited by Roxycon - 12/27/13 at 3:57pm
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mmhmm I was just musing aloud there; my husband has a fan in his system that vibrates quite loudly, I may have to 'fix' it. tongue.gif

You're not suggesting......SABOTAGE?!  eek.gif  :devil-smi

 

Fixing it depends on what's causing the noise, and where, might even be the fan itself.

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*Feigns innocence* I would never sabota- there was just that one time I really, really wanted, erm... *clears throat softly*

I've got an extra Corsair fan but it wouldn't fit into the stupid molded front bezel of his horrible HP case. Rubber bands 'might' just do the trick. smile.gif
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