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    OK, my contribution to the poor and underpriveleged ghetto modders:

    #1 That stealth is even easier done with foam double-sided mounting tape. It flexes so you don't need a hinge to make the bay filler swivel, and a stick-on cabinet bumper works well to push the eject button. Definitely looks better with the original bay fillers though. For the full ghetto effect, buy it at WalMart.

    #2 A used dryer sheet and a rubber band around the fan makes a great filter, and you may even get some anti-static benefits from it. Smells nice too.

    #3 Another WalMart special: Vinyl color. They only have it in black and gray at my closest location, but it's only $3.50 and nothing works better on plastic. Good for those beige drive bezels as it actually dyes the surface, and won't interfere with the drive working as paint might. No sanding or primer needed either.

    #4 While we're in the auto aisle....pick up a replacement cigarette lighter for about $3. Drill a hole, hook up just 2 wires, and voila! Instant 12V power source for cell phone chargers, CD and MP3 players, etc.

    #5 Salvage. When someone unloads an old AT form-factor case on you, strip it for extra hardware, LEDs, fans and wires, and save that AT power supply! It will power up with a simple pushbutton, unlike ATX PSUs that require being plugged into a motherboard or special mods to power on. Good for bolting on your wall above the workbench for testing lights and fans before installing them. Drop a chain in the now empty PSU hole, fill with concrete. Instant boat anchor!








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    I think the best tool I have is a glue gun. I think my enitre case is held together with that stuff.

    I really should sort my top window out at some point :rolleyes:

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    Thanks WordBiker. For the knowledge.

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    Not sure what the size is on the stock HS fan is, think its 60mm or so. that just wasnt cutting it for me. so i removed that fan and "attached" a 80 mm fan to the HS. it lowered the temp by about 5 degrees C.

    Just a cheap alternative until i get my aerocool HSF in the mail:geek:
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    My favorite cheap mod is stocking filters, nice and easy.
    Stuff the pink foam- I like expansion foam, like builders use. Its not as cheap, but at least its grey. Stick it down with some contact adhesive on the inside of your case, and it cuts the noise down lots.
    The other thing that I like is "Faomies", its some sort of craft stuff, like the pink foam, but thinner, and comes in various colours, including black. Great for under fans.
    Vinyl book cover is great for plastic.
    Wordbiker, I love stripping out old AT (or even ATX) cases, but have taken it a step futher- bin treasure! If you look around, there are plenty of places that chuck out the old boxes into the bin, just waiting for someone to stip them down, and make them live again. This has the added advantage of being good for the enviroment, besides being (techincally) illegal, so you can feel 'good' while being 'bad'. No point those 80mm fans, leds and other things going to landfill, is there?

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    Lol, very nice suggestions everyone :thumb: . Well, I have a new one: carpet matting for vibration absorption. I have my tower on the floor (much quieter than on the desktop), however, my subwoofer is on the floor too. So, I but a piece of carpet matting, folded in over, and viola! a double layer of matting to protect my comp from the sub. It looks like all hell, but hey, it does the job and it'll have to do til I can get some quality rubber matting. : peace2: Mista K6.

    P.S. The electrical tape in the front is to prevent it from flaking all over the place, which is happens to do whenever you bump it *laughs at the ghettoness*
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    I've made myself new airfilters from a pair of my old dirty boxer shorts.. Kinda worn out and thin so they clean good without restricting to much air..

    lemme know if ya want me to smash up a pic of em in place.. kinda ghetto sexy IMO..

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    Quote Originally Posted by The__tweaker
    I've made myself new airfilters from a pair of my old dirty boxer shorts.. Kinda worn out and thin so they clean good without restricting to much air..

    lemme know if ya want me to smash up a pic of em in place.. kinda ghetto sexy IMO..
    I think the dryer sheets would smell better ;)
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    OK, this is a new one born out of necessity.
    For my watercooled SFF, I started looking for a way to eliminate having to unplug 12 wires from the side of my case that has an EL lightstring, and 5 individually wired EL panels every time I want to access the inside. I looked at electronics parts catalogs, cell phone charger bases, and stuff made for car doors for an electrical contact that would engage when you slide the panel on. All of it was too expensive or too bulky, or just didn't meet the needs I have. Someone on another forum suggested using phone jacks.... which are very similar to RJ45 networking jacks, some of which I had left over from networkwiring my house. Now, I haven't actually done this mod yet, but looking at them...they're perfect. I plan to mount the keystone jack, the part that mounts inside a wall plate, to the interior of the case. Then I'll mount the male jack minus the locking clip on the panel so it engages the keystone. This gives me 16 possible contacts as I will use a pair of them. The wires are all color coded, as are the punchdown connectors on the keystone for easy wiring. The EL panels are very low voltage and will only require one wire apiece. The EL lightstring uses more voltage, so I will split the remaining contacts and combine them...in essence, creating my own multi-strand wire to carry more current. Ghetto because it's using components that are dirt cheap and that I already had, sophisticated because how the jack is designed, there's no possibility of plugging it in the wrong way, or crossing contacts like the stereo miniplugs I've seen used for other mods. For just one or two devices, Cat3 telephone plugs are also available in keystones. AMD_man did a test run of this, and so far it works quite nicely (Thanks for being my Guinea Pig buddy...he he he).
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    Sweet, so thats 8 per a wire right? Very helpful mod, thx Wordbiker :thumb: . : peace2: Mista K6
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