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 Post subject: The official low-budget modding PC
PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2005 3:52 pm 
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Since the idea came up of modding my computer I am giving myself a $100 budget to mod my PC :lol: . Some before pictures:

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Those are pre-modded pictures of my PC. This is the list of steps to mod my PC with the $100 budget:

1. Organize wiring.
2. Buy wire sleeves
3. Buy rounded cables
4. Have a blow hole added to the top
5. ??????


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Okay that's $10. What do you want to to with the other 90? lol


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2005 4:00 pm 
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havent decided yet :?

here is my PC re-wired:

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Also have this random fan laying around... What should I do with it:

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AHHH MY SOCK IS IN THE PICTURE!!!


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Radek194 wrote:
AHHH MY SOCK IS IN THE PICTURE!!!


There's your reason for the blow hole!! WEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!

Definitely go out and get some cable wrap/ wire sleeve though. That should be everyone's first mod after adding a window. :)


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find a way to add that dual fan underneath your GPU. more cooling, more overclocking. mod. add some CCFLs dude. Uv is great if you get UV reactive cable sleeving. just some ideas...


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you know what big socks mean...


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Radek194 wrote:
you know what big socks mean...


Big Shoes :)

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MantaBase wrote:
Radek194 wrote:
you know what big socks mean...


Big Shoes :)

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You know what big shoes mean? :lol:


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for not using wire wrap your wireing job look pretty good, might i suggest a image etched into the side window


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Do something with those drives- either paint them all silver or black, something.


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The best place for my 100th post... YAY!!


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Radek194 wrote:
Also have this random fan laying around... What should I do with it:

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Isn't that a HDD cooler? I don't know, the side mounts throw me off.


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yes it is


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Well...uh...then...use it for your hard drive if you feel like it.


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Blondie wrote:
Do something with those drives- either paint them all silver or black, something.

thats a good idea, i just used black drives(i want a blue/black/silver theme)


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Well...uh...then...use it for your hard drive if you feel like it.
Well my case cant support it.. :cry:


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My spending part is on hold since I bought Media Center 2005 things. I can find a way to put that HDD fan somewhere though..


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Your wiring job can be much improved, I know because I also have the SuperLanboy and it has many cable management options available for you. I'll post back with some pics of mine to give you ideas when I can host them. As for the extra fan, I ziptied another blue 80mm fan to the inside of the HDD cage to suck the air from the front 120mm fan across the HDDs and blow it into the case faster/further, which, with no wires in the way, makes a very effective cooling strategy. I think the blowhole in the top of the case is not the greatest idea because it seems like it would negate theflow of air to the exhaust fan from the front intake because they would be colliding, but thats just IMO.


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I found a place to install that HD fan... I just need to cut and put a grill so It can blow out hot air.


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Ok, I stuck the pics on an old Geocities account from a skule site, I apologize for the JPEG artifacting, I had to compress them a fair bit to make tham suitable for my dial up connection.

This one shows the HDDs turned backwards, and the outtake fan wire strapped in. I also tiwsted the wires for the CPU and Northbridge HSF 'cause it looks neat

Same as before almost, only a nicer angle. See the 80mm fan ziptied there?

This shows how you can manage the cables at the back of the drive bays, note the adhesive backed pass throughs for the zip ties, get some because they are a lifesaver for cable management.

Well, I hope that gave you some ideas, theres lots of places to hide stuff so you should be able to have the inside clean easily! :)


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