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Old 04-02-05, 12:57 PM Thread Starter   #1
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Cutting up old HS


I was thinking... I have a very old Gateway computer from 1995 with one of those 200MHz Pentium Is. It has a HS but no fan. Can I remove that, cut it up, and put some AS5 on my SouthBridge on my AV8 and then put that HS on top to cool it better? Also, could I put it on my memory on my X800XT? Is it easy to cut up? What will I need?

It's like this one:

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Old 04-02-05, 01:01 PM   #2
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yeah, i did something similar for my MOSFETS. i used a hacksaw to cut it up.

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Old 04-02-05, 01:02 PM   #3
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a hacksaw will cut it, but use a bandsaw if you can. my concern is the base though, it doesnt look like one flat base, but more like a staircase.
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Old 04-02-05, 01:06 PM Thread Starter   #4
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lol, that's not mine, that's just some pic I got off google. Mine is better quality. Well, I'm new to modding, so I don't even have most of the stuff you're talking about. lol hacksaw?

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Old 04-02-05, 01:45 PM   #5
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Be sure you have enough clearance for your video card. I've had to shorten fins because of clearance issues.
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Old 04-02-05, 03:06 PM   #6
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Use a bandsaw if you can, a hacksaw takes a very long time and alot of labor

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Old 04-02-05, 03:24 PM   #7
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ugh... "i want to mod, but i have no tools" you dont even know what a hacksaw is.... i would just buy ramsinks if i were you, check the classifieds, i got some nice ones there.
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Old 04-02-05, 05:31 PM   #8
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I use hand tools for all of my mods except for when my Flex Shaft drill will do the trick. A hack saw with a diamond encrusted blade will be much quicker than one with a steel blade. Make sure you get that for big straight cuts. For more precise cuts I use thin steel blades which like to snap a lot but work great when they are in once piece .

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I have also cut up old heatsinks and after much much much sawing with a hacksaw, I dug out the bandsaw

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I have also cut up old heatsinks and after much much much sawing with a hacksaw, I dug out the bandsaw
cheater, jk

i dont blame you, i cut a socket A HS into 4 pieces, and it took a looong time and a cut thumb. my mosfets are nice and comfy now though

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Old 04-02-05, 10:51 PM   #11
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ugh... "i want to mod, but i have no tools" you dont even know what a hacksaw is.... i would just buy ramsinks if i were you, check the classifieds, i got some nice ones there.
Way to encourage asking questions and learning. That's like a 5 year old saying, "I don't know anything about math, and therefore I am not going to school so I can learn about it!"

On topic, would a Dremel work? If it would work, would it be faster than a hacksaw?
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I've never used a hacksaw or bandsaw to cut up old HS's but I have used a dremel with a cutting disk. At least on the ones I tried this worked very well.
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Old 04-02-05, 11:24 PM   #14
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2) Um, yeh, I didn't notice that either.

Hacksaws aren't that bad if you have a good blade in it, esspecially if you're cutting aluminum. Sounds like some people need to take a trip to Lows and get one. If you are buying a blade, make sure to get one with fine teeth on it. A fine tooth blade makes things do much easier when you are cutting small stuff like fins.

BTW, a hacksaw is just a handsaw that cuts metal.
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