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Originally Posted by Photograph View Post
Ghetto bolt on attachment:








I even heatsinked the vrm's on the back of the board:





And here it is installed, as you can see it's a very tight fit in my case so I need a lot of cooling that doesn't use much space:







As ugly as it is, it's still 10-15° cooler than stock at load. Ghetto win!
After looking at your pics a bit more closely, I'm guessing that you made that heatsink more due to the fact that any other one would get in the way of some of your cables connected to your motherboard. Otherwise, I simply can't see how a regular heatsink couldn't fit in there.

Still, that's an amazing ghetto mod. Gives me the idea that we should have some kind of "ghetto rigging" Hall of Fame thread or something, because this is simply awesome.
 
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Originally Posted by Dorkseid View Post
Sorry Photograph...that setup is WAY too sophisticated to be ghetto. LOL

Looks like it's more Mission Impossible than MacGyver, all neat and tidy. Much neater than the time I tried to attach a 1kg CPU heatsink to my 6600GT...
Haha thanks Dorkseid

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After looking at your pics a bit more closely, I'm guessing that you made that heatsink more due to the fact that any other one would get in the way of some of your cables connected to your motherboard. Otherwise, I simply can't see how a regular heatsink couldn't fit in there.
Very true, my case has VERY little room in it for anything let alone stock solutions.

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Still, that's an amazing ghetto mod. Gives me the idea that we should have some kind of "ghetto rigging" Hall of Fame thread or something, because this is simply awesome.
That's a pretty good idea, now who do we contact to make it happen?
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That's a pretty good idea, now who do we contact to make it happen?
Oh heck, I would say the OP, and have him edit his post with a HOF or something, but I doubt he's even subscribed to this thread now. Plus, at the very least, someone would have to look through every single page and see what mods would be the best.

Too much work, IMO...well, for me anyway.
 
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I'm curious if he saw positive results from orig heat sink o_o

At least for case heat dissipation..

Can't remember but I don't think I ever posted my Ghetto Bench rig... had it running for about 8 months while I refused to touch my case until 3 days before I had to move =P... procrastination ftw!

But just a note... there are soo many more fans then you can see... lol...

1 fan under motherboard, 1 fan behind first 5870, 1 fan admist the wires on the right playing gorilla.. couple fans on the HDD that is off the screen. And a RAM cooler on the first 5870.

Edited by Neokolzia - 2/4/11 at 2:58pm
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Quote:
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I'm curious if he saw positive results from orig heat sink o_o

At least for case heat dissipation..

Can't remember but I don't think I ever posted my Ghetto Bench rig... had it running for about 8 months while I refused to touch my case until 3 days before I had to move =P... procrastination ftw!

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1 fan under motherboard, 1 fan behind first 5870, 1 fan admist the wires on the right playing gorilla.. couple fans on the HDD that is off the screen. And a RAM cooler on the first 5870.
Be honest, do all those fans really made a difference in temperatures or you did it just cause it looks cool as hell.
I'm guessing latter
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Just a test fitting, so most of the wires aren't there.
are those... rechargeable AA batteries?
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are those... rechargeable AA batteries?
No they are dynamite! Everybody RUN!
    
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Here's a basic template. Units are mm, but don't worry about following them to a T.

Fold along the dotted lines, using a nice 90 degree edge as a guide. Bend the top dotted line so that the 65mm edges sit flat.

Use some duct tape loops to keep the cardboard in place. A few loops on the bottom of the drive to keep it snug on the tower. Paint it up with a sharpie or spray paint.

Tools Required:
  1. Pencil
  2. Ruler
  3. Protractor
  4. Scissors
  5. Beer?

DISCLAIMER: Don't use beer and scissors together.
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here's my crazy idea of the day

http://www.overclock.net/air-cooling...ezer-64-a.html
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