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Posted · Original PosterOP

So I've done a fair bit of really jank mods, from soldering about two dozen eBay molex connectors together in long strips to power a 3$ 12v LED strip to spray painting PSUs and using fabric and zipties as cable sleeves. But I wanna know: what're some of the jank things other LTT forum peruses have gotten up to? I know I'm not the only one doin this kinda stuff... right?


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I made a case out of a USPS flat rate box that I reinforced using even more flat rate boxes.


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On 2/26/2019 at 2:37 AM, campy said:

when my girlfriend comes over and sees my dining room and kitchen counters covered in pc parts from pre 2006 she immediately takes off her clothes

nothing sexual, she just doesnt want the nerd dust on her clothes 

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ive made homemade LED strips, made a desktop out of a broken core to duo laptop, used broken intel stock coolers to cool cpus, used my hand to cool a cpu while testing a mobo, ive held gpus on like 2 fingers while there running, i think im slightly more jank then you lmfao


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1 hour ago, Bitcolbyin said:

pics please

I'm afraid the landfill would not appreciate me digging through trying to find almost certainly decayed cardboard.


Main PC: sleeper Dell on profile boi

Laptop: Latitude E4310 w/ i5 580M, 8GB RAM, 120GB 840 EVO, Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 wireless card, Windows 7 Pro x64

Zeus: 2x 1266MHz PIII, Supermicro P3TDDE, 1x 512MB PC133 ECC, Radeon 9600 Pro 128MB, 30GB DiamondMax Plus 8 + 80GB IBM DeskStar, Windows XP Pro SP3

 

On 2/26/2019 at 2:37 AM, campy said:

when my girlfriend comes over and sees my dining room and kitchen counters covered in pc parts from pre 2006 she immediately takes off her clothes

nothing sexual, she just doesnt want the nerd dust on her clothes 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Seein a lot of love for cardboard but I feel like we can do better guys, c'mon get jank!

(I can really appreciate this though)

Also @Lagercat1 I do that stuff regularly, I forgot that was jank XD


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ran like this for about a year before i got a case

 

I swear theres a mobo under those boxes somewhere


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I was sick of some loud fans on an ancient laptop over powering me when talking on Skype so I put in a home made fan controller to essentially turn off my laptop fans while I skyped. 

 

This laptop was really shitty and I didn't care if it died. I ran a thread a while ago trying out all sorts of home made thermal pastes on it. 

 

Ah, good times. 

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Not computer related, but the throttle pedal came loose from the ball joint in my old car, I cable tied the linkage to the pedal......and drove over 40k miles like that, including a track day or five :)

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Not incredibly janky but once I had no where else to go with a hard drive so I just literally screwed it to the bottom of the case. 


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Foxconn Alvorix RS-880-uATX

MSI Radeon R9 380 Gaming 4G

2x4GB Generic 1600MHz DDR3

Seagate Firecuda 2TB 

Seagate Barracuda 1TB

Seagate Barracuda 320GB

Corsair CX500 (move along...)

HP Pavilion Case

Windows 10 Home

32 Inch Samsung TV 1080P 60Hz

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Laptop #1

HP G56

Celeron 900 at 2.2GHz

Intel 4500MHD 

2x2GB Generic 800MHz DDR2

120GB Samsung 850 EVO SSD

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REALLY Old (and unusable) Laptop

Intel Pentium M at a whopping 1.93GHz🔥

1x2GB Generic 800MHz DDR2

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40GB 5400RPM IDE drive

 

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when I was younger, I wanted my old pc side panel to look cooler, so I grabbed a can of metallic gold spray paint and I ran out of it halfway through the process... I tried painting over the whole thing, but it made it worse. So I tried to sand it back down to its original color, but I ran out of sandpaper and I never got that issue resolved...

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RAM16gb 2x8 DDR3 1600mHz

STORAGE500gb HDD, 2tb USB 3.0 Drive

PSU650w Corsair CX (NEW)

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This Should Be Complete By Fall 2019.

CPU: (Either) R5 2600x or Zen2

GPU: Zotac RTX 2060

RAM: 16GB 3000mHz Corsair Veng.

STORAGE: 1TB sata SSD (prob. 860 evo)

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1 minute ago, Redrooster said:

when I was younger, I wanted my old pc side panel to look cooler, so I grabbed a can of metallic gold spray paint and I ran out of it halfway through the process... I tried painting over the whole thing, but it made it worse. So I tried to sand it back down to its original color, but I ran out of sandpaper and I never got that issue resolved...

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That is very, very dank. 


Spoiler

Main Rig: 

AMD Athlon II X4 650 at 3.1GHz [4 cores, 4 threads] 

Foxconn Alvorix RS-880-uATX

MSI Radeon R9 380 Gaming 4G

2x4GB Generic 1600MHz DDR3

Seagate Firecuda 2TB 

Seagate Barracuda 1TB

Seagate Barracuda 320GB

Corsair CX500 (move along...)

HP Pavilion Case

Windows 10 Home

32 Inch Samsung TV 1080P 60Hz

Spoiler

Laptop #1

HP G56

Celeron 900 at 2.2GHz

Intel 4500MHD 

2x2GB Generic 800MHz DDR2

120GB Samsung 850 EVO SSD

Spoiler

REALLY Old (and unusable) Laptop

Intel Pentium M at a whopping 1.93GHz🔥

1x2GB Generic 800MHz DDR2

Nvidia GeForce GO 128 something or other

40GB 5400RPM IDE drive

 

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-Lenovo Thinkpad X220 - [8/10]

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-Intel Core i7 2600/k - [9/10]

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1 minute ago, star_pilot475 said:

That is very, very dank. 

that mishap embodies my 15-year-old self just getting into PC's back in 2014. I have improved since then, I swear :D 


My Current Rig

(((Currently in between builds)))

If part is listed as (NEW) it means that i recently bought it and it will be incorporated in my next build.

CPUI5-3550

GPUZotac RTX 2060 (NEW)

RAM16gb 2x8 DDR3 1600mHz

STORAGE500gb HDD, 2tb USB 3.0 Drive

PSU650w Corsair CX (NEW)

CASENZXT 500i        (NEW)

 

The Rig That I'm Working Towards.

This Should Be Complete By Fall 2019.

CPU: (Either) R5 2600x or Zen2

GPU: Zotac RTX 2060

RAM: 16GB 3000mHz Corsair Veng.

STORAGE: 1TB sata SSD (prob. 860 evo)

120GB sata Boot Drive (for Windows 10 and non video games)

PSU: 650w Corsair CX

CASE: NZXT H500i

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Back when I had my LGA 775 system, I was gifted an aio liquid cooler, but the mounting bracket was made for LGA 1156 sockets, so I made my own mounting mechanism using solid core wire. It was stiff enough that there was no way the cooler was ever going to fall off the CPU, and I just made loops in both ends of the wire for my mounting screws to go in. After that, I looked up some guides on how to make DIY thermal paste and decided to mix toothpaste and vaseline together since I was 14 and had no money. Believe it or not, the PC worked perfectly until I decided that this janky mounting system might not be the greatest in the long term, so I put the original gigantic heat sink and fan back on it. That old Dell XPS 410 is bulletproof, and it still works perfectly fine to this day.


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Cooler: Cryorig H7 Case: In Win 101 (Black) PSU: Corsair CX450 Gray Label

 

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zip tied fans, of which the back two are not even connected, a hdd resting on screws without any support, a zip tied aio radiator, not even supported by anything front io, as well as the start button, and a ssd screwed through drilled holes to support it all in a 2004-5 asus case with completely cut front side for any kind of airflow (the original case had hdd mounts there), and without a side panel. Ran like this for 4-5 months until i got an actual case.

 

Edit (forgot to mention):

Not even the new case is jank free, its a view 27 to which i have hotglued an led strip which is connected to a motherboard without a rgb strip header and is actually soldered to a fan header connected to pwr_fan header on the motherboard (i should mention that its a W strip and not an RGB strip)

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Oh boy let me at it,
- heat gun to a dead GPU die to fix it; check
- Opening up an old PSU and trying to bypass a couple of safety relay's to see if that will fix it; didn't work but check
- replacing a dead laptop display with a cheap 20" LCD TV; check

- Melting thru the casing of a laptop with a hot knife to get at the CPU, check
- Placing a giant ice cube under said CPU to keep it from overheating, check
- Motherboard's Sata controller dies, use a 16GB micro SD card installed in the cheap integrated card reader as a boot drive (sorry linus I did it first and more janky) & an external hard drive enclosure for game library; check
- 40" flat screen TV dies, figure out it can make it work again by melting a hole in the back with a hot knife so I can unplug the back-light, turn the TV on then plug the high voltage wires back in while the TV is running; check
- removing the MB from a laptop and baking it in an oven to fix the discrete GPU, check (before I got the heat gun)
- Striping the wires out of some ethernet cables and soldering them to my mechanical keyboard to replace the faulty USB cable; check
- random ass heat sink & fan zip tied to CPU socket; check
- DIY thermal paste; failed (see bellow) but check
- Toothbrush and alcohol to an intel LGA socket cause said thermal melted and got all under the CPU; check
- Chipset heatsink fell off, tie it back on with twine; check
- replacing laptop fan with desk fan; check

Everything worked except if specified otherwise. I took the name, "Necrocomputing" for a reason.

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My rig's cable management.

Blame the Fury X.


Volume / Normalized 100% / 89% (content loudness 1.0dB)

Yes, I'm gay and don't give a shit about pride. My sexuality isn't my personality; my VHS tapes and my video captures are.

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On 3/23/2019 at 1:36 AM, harryk said:

> Me working at remote site

> Need VGA cable 

> Have no VGA cable

> Have many cat5 cable

> ...

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fucking genius! xD


Hey man, you do you and I'll be me ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Where do I start.. 

 

The jankiest job I've done is having to case mod a case to fit a bigger motherboard.

 

and the motherboard doesn't even work with specified case. I bet I could get it to work, I have to change repin my PSU to get it correct. and then I have to fiddle with I/O switches like reset and power.

 



If my answer got you to your solution make sure to 'Mark Resolved!
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