[Project] Goby's TT Armor LCS Build - Page 6 - Overclock.net - An Overclocking Community

Forum Jump: 

[Project] Goby's TT Armor LCS Build

Reply
 
Thread Tools
post #51 of 801 (permalink) Old 08-16-2006, 01:12 AM - Thread Starter
New to Overclock.net
 
gobygoby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Posts: 952
Rep: 110 (Unique: 82)
Now yesterday I was at work and was looking through the extra parts closet and was looking throught the two dozen or so extra vid cards. I noticed a card I had seen before ( in a picture anyway). I thought for moment and figured it out. It was a matrox Mystique VGA. If you know anything about the PSOne LCD mod, then you know this card is very popular for driving the LCD. So I talked to our Systems analyst and he said that they probably werent ever going to use it so I could have it for FREE!!!

These cards only go for about $10-$15 on ebay, but still I got it for free!!!!!



I was totally stoked!

Then.................today at work, I was talking to our systems analyst again and he was throwing away a 20gig WD Protege HDD!!!!!! Nothing wrong with it, they just dont need it...I bet they have over 100 old used drives just sitting in a box, probably way more then that! It only spins at 5400 rpms, but it was free!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SCORE!


"Today was a good day"
gobygoby is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #52 of 801 (permalink) Old 08-16-2006, 01:22 AM
New to Overclock.net
 
Namrac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Kalamazoo, MI
Posts: 10,811
Rep: 701 (Unique: 432)
Fry's has alot more PC stuff than Best Buy does... I wish I lived out west.

20110813 - RIP

Take me out into the black, tell them I ain't coming back.
Burn the land and boil the sea, you can't take the sky from me.
Namrac is offline  
post #53 of 801 (permalink) Old 08-16-2006, 01:28 AM - Thread Starter
New to Overclock.net
 
gobygoby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Posts: 952
Rep: 110 (Unique: 82)
Now for Mod #2. (Mod #1 - Painting the Chassis)

If you have an armor you will know what I am talking about. When you open/close the doors they squeek like no tomorrow!!!!!

Thats about as annoying as sitting behind a tall guy in a movie theater withouth stadium seeting!

So I followed xF5x FAQ...and made a small mod!

While I was at Walmart getting the clear coat, I lookd for rubber washers. I couldnt find anything exactly like the ones in the FAQ, but I did find a multi pack of rubber washers for $1.98



The smallest washer in the bunch fit the best. there were two of them in the pack.

Doors and Hardware removed


Washer on the door post


The washer by itself was a little to thick, So I had to cut it in half. I used an exacto knife for the cutting.
Before


After


Close up of the cut washer - here you can also see my mod. I wrapped the post in scotch tape. Only went once around, not too thick..This totally eliminates the squeeky sound!


Washer on both sides. I only used a washer on the bottoms. Since the doors dont rub on the top, there was no need to put one on the top. and if I put one on the top and bottom, the door wouldnt fit on.


Doors open and washer on both sides.


Doors closed


Doors open - close up


Totally easy mod and only costs a few dollors...or free if you have spare parts. and also with this mod, the doors dont swing around, they are very stiff and can be positioned in any position. very nice!
gobygoby is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #54 of 801 (permalink) Old 08-16-2006, 01:37 AM - Thread Starter
New to Overclock.net
 
gobygoby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Posts: 952
Rep: 110 (Unique: 82)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Namrac
Fry's has alot more PC stuff than Best Buy does... I wish I lived out west.
Ya I would love to be closer to a Fry's. Its about 40 mins from my house. I could spend all day walking around there. They have EVERYTHING!!!!!! A modders paradise. blank chip boards, project boxes, switches, and tons of the stuff you can only find on-line. It was nice to actually see some of this stuff in person. That Thermaltale external water cooling tower is REALLY tall! and there are a lot of nices cases out there.

Oh ya, one more thing about Fry's. They have about a gajillion employees working in the store......but they dont stalk you waiting to help you find something. I was only asked 3-4 times if I needed anything. I was glad I was left alone. I just wanted to check them out.

Fry's = awesome!
gobygoby is offline  
post #55 of 801 (permalink) Old 08-16-2006, 02:28 AM
New to Overclock.net
 
lightsource's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: California
Posts: 4,975
Rep: 438 (Unique: 267)
Fry's is pretty good for a store.

But it obviously will never beat Newegg or ZipZoomfly.


lightsource is offline  
post #56 of 801 (permalink) Old 08-16-2006, 08:44 AM
New to Overclock.net
 
aajvs99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 76
Rep: 0
two words for that frys store: HOLY ****!

dang im plannig a day trip down there. i live in michigan so hopefully not to far

ok anyways back on task the project its still looking good even tho the clear got jacked. nice finds from work! i always take stuff from the company my dad works for. old hds that i make externals out of and then sell em well have fun keep up the good work!

aajvs99 is offline  
post #57 of 801 (permalink) Old 08-16-2006, 10:23 AM
New to Overclock.net
 
zerohour's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Upstate New York
Posts: 2,084
Rep: 140 (Unique: 102)
I never never seen a Frys, let alone be in one. Do they even have them in my state?
zerohour is offline  
post #58 of 801 (permalink) Old 08-16-2006, 10:25 AM
New to Overclock.net
 
Namrac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Kalamazoo, MI
Posts: 10,811
Rep: 701 (Unique: 432)
Quote:
Originally Posted by zerohour
I never never seen a Frys, let alone be in one. Do they even have them in my state?
They're more west, and a bit south. We don't have any in Michigan.

20110813 - RIP

Take me out into the black, tell them I ain't coming back.
Burn the land and boil the sea, you can't take the sky from me.
Namrac is offline  
post #59 of 801 (permalink) Old 08-16-2006, 10:33 AM
New to Overclock.net
 
NiK_0_0's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Toronto
Posts: 420
Rep: 9 (Unique: 9)
And theres no Fry's ANYWHERE in Canada so I'm SOL.

What is Mod #3??!!

Great work,

NiK~

NiK_0_0 is offline  
post #60 of 801 (permalink) Old 08-16-2006, 10:35 AM
New to Overclock.net
 
cokker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Norwich England
Posts: 2,901
Rep: 195 (Unique: 128)
Looking good! Can't wait to see the end result!

I wish we had shops like Fry's over here

cokker is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Overclock.net - An Overclocking Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off