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I found this gem in the tech cupboard at the university college I live in (Myself and a few others volunteer to do A/V setup for most events run by the college). Someone had gaffer taped a computer CD drive to an old power supply, Shorted the connections required to ensure it was always powered on and then salvaged an old mouse on a long wire (blue and white) so the drive tray could be opened by a switch. The 3.5mm port on the front of the drive could then be used for audio output.






Also, Spotted this fantastic use of cable ties by by work's maintenance department. Apparently the production machinery being 'modified' here was using what looked to be a standard ATX from factor 250W PSU with a single molex connector for output. This was the closest matching spare we could find.

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Originally Posted by selk22 View Post

Well this thread is amazing and I love perusing these posts!

Here is one of my ghetto mods recently.. 7870 with broken fan and no warranty... NO PROBLEM!

what brand is the card looks like a  power color to me


Edited by davcc22 - 1/5/14 at 8:43pm
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Originally Posted by Deni View Post

I did that once, accidentally to an amplifier board. This was in "96 or "97 and I was opening a desktop speaker. They were quite powerful and wanted to see if I could use them in the car as well ... I was 16 or 17 ..

Well, I removed all the screws but didn't remove the volume, bass and treble knobs. Ended up breaking the PCB in half. I was heartbroken redface.gif .

So I started connecting (piggyback?) all the broken lines of the PCB with wires and soldering iron. In the end I was very happy that I fixed it biggrin.gif.

Unfortunately, I don't have those speakers anymore so can't take a picture of the work.
WOW how did that Mobo break ??
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Originally Posted by davcc22 View Post

what brand is the card looks like a  power color to me
It is actually XFX smile.gif
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It is actually XFX smile.gif

Yay, another member added to the very exclusive "unfortunate XFX owners who had to ghetto mod its cooling system" club tongue.gif
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I swapped out the thermal paste on mine if that counts. Arctic Silver, baby! The stickers on the screws say "void if removed." Guess what? I left them there. I just punched holes in them with a screwdriver. Since it never indicated what would be voided, I think the warranty is still applicable. thumb.gif
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Yay, another member added to the very exclusive "unfortunate XFX owners who had to ghetto mod its cooling system" club tongue.gif

Haha that looks very familiar.... biggrin.gif
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Yay, another member added to the very exclusive "unfortunate XFX owners who had to ghetto mod its cooling system" club tongue.gif
Hey! Not all XFX coolers suck bauls, my 270x stays super clilly at 1175/1500 (never peaks 55C in BF4)
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Eh. Take some duct tape and a soldering iron to it. Just like new. thumb.gif
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Yes, duct tape, lots and lots of duct tape.

That broken mobo pic just reminded me of what AVGN did an episode about the NES R.O.B games. He got so tired of using ROB that he sawed two controllers in half, duct-taped the ends with the cords and plugged his "ROB controller" in both ports so he could bypass the need for that robot.
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I've just chewed my way through 257 pages of ghetto awesomenes biggrin.gif Took me 2 days to muster the strength to sit here and watch it all but my god there's some awesome stuff in here biggrin.gif
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