High-Tech Rig, High-Tech Cooling

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computer repair,cooling,fan
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Going broke to buy a ultra-high-end gaming PC and not having any money left to cool it properly? Worth it.

~NSHA

Completely Out of The Way of Feet

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computer repair,Hall of Fame,holding it up,lego
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From the submitter:

My new video card is rather LARGE, and there was only one slot on the motherboard which could accomodate it. It's VERY close to my sound card (which also cannot be moved), and I noticed a strange "ping..ping..PINGPINGPING" sound coming from the case. All the heat generated inside was making the entire video card warp slightly (this only occurs when playing Fallout 3 with LOTS of mods) and the fan was coming into contact with some of the solder points on the sound board! Yikes!

He had problems with overheating so he decided to fix it with little pieces of plastic? This should end well.

Any Design Can be a Screwless Design

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computer repair,dual use,twist ties
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Uh oh, the fan is coming loose again. Better go buy another loaf of bread.

~NSHA

You've Been Served

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computer repair,laptop,server,wtf
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From the submitter:

I confess, this is my own work. I don't need much of a web-server, so when the old one died, I recycled an old netbook with the aid of a USB drive caddy. The gaffa tape was an added bonus to keep it all together - and prompted this submission.

I'm pretty jealous, TIFI's servers are about half this size and we haven't even been able to upgrade from Scotch tape yet.

$.75 Fix

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computer repair,cpu,motherboard
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From the submitter:

The CPU fan on my computer broke. The screw holes of the replacement fan did not match up with the old screw holes in the heat sink (there were notches cut out of the corners, there was nowhere to screw the new fan to). I had to find a way to make my own screw holes for the fan, without impeding air flow.

Good Thing You Had a Mobo in Your Pocket

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bathroom,computer repair,electricity,lights
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From the submitter:

I am in IT. Our bathroom light burned out. We have no extras but got a USB light!! Wall power to PSU to motherboard to USB port to USB light! FIXED!