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Old 04-22-07, 12:46 PM Thread Starter   #1
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Lightbulb Tale of Two Towers


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The Tuniq Tower and it's supporting tower !

A quick hack using L shapes aluminium bars and worry no more stressing my "mother" !

I know, never heard any incidents or bad story nor affect it's performance, its just I hate that feeling after seeing it was hanging there without firm support.

It is adjustable almost on any directions and the Tuniq isn't attach to it, just lay down on that L shaped support platform that covered with neoprene. !

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Without that supporting tower, my Tuniq will tilt down because of it's weight about 2 mm measured from the edge !


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The supporting L bar is layered with neoprene pads.
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Old 04-22-07, 12:57 PM   #2
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looks good ... i was thinking of some kind of wire suspension for mine ... i don't like how it wobbles

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Old 04-23-07, 08:48 AM   #3
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Hmm, I like. but aren't you restraining iintake?

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Old 04-24-07, 12:03 PM Thread Starter   #4
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Not exactly blocking the intake side fan since mine is located near 4:30 O'clock from the Tuniq, or side by side with that supporting tower.

Anyway, as I said its "adjustable", if needed, I can push further that tower deeper in the case (push towards that GFX card with black fan).

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Old 04-24-07, 11:29 PM   #5
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I think its great! nice one!

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Old 05-13-07, 10:00 PM   #6
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Nice, I'll probably just cut a piece of wood when I'm needing to get a huge heatsink.

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Old 05-13-07, 10:07 PM   #7
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Nice work man! That's pretty nifty, and not too ugly or large.

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Old 05-13-07, 10:15 PM   #8
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you care to make one to sell?
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Old 05-13-07, 10:30 PM Thread Starter   #9
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Thanks for the nice words !

Actually that is "Version 4" .. lol !

Previous versions were so simple and was a total failures since they're not flexible enough, and was having difficulties to "perfectly" align with the Tuniq supporting side. So I made "adjustment" points at almost all axis and fastening points that I could think of or at least possible using that simple L bars.

The bottom bar position can be also shifted in or out or rotate to find the "perfect" alignment for the top L supporting bar which will "perfectly" hold the Tuniq firmly.

Anothing thing is, it is far enough not to make any problem with huge GFX card.

Just watch those adjusting points to imagine the fastening process, a perfect support alignment and also perfect force on touching the Tuniq's side.


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Old 05-13-07, 10:33 PM Thread Starter   #10
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Whoa ! I'm honoured to hear that !

Unfortunately I don't have the time, it was made during my leave period. C'mon, by looking at that pic you can easily make one using simple tool such as drill, dremel (to cut that long adjustment hole) and drill two holes at the bottom of the casing. Mine took about 2 hours.

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Old 05-13-07, 10:37 PM   #11
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You may want to get a compressor and blow that heatsink its rather dusty =P

Great job man! does it cause any vibration?

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Old 05-13-07, 10:45 PM   #12
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Quote:
Whoa ! I'm honoured to hear that !

Unfortunately I don't have the time, it was made during my leave period. C'mon, by looking at that pic you can easily make one using simple tool such as drill, dremel (to cut that long adjustment hole) and drill two holes at the bottom of the casing. Mine took about 2 hours.
Problem is, I don't own a power drill, or a dremel. That plus the cost of materials would put my total cost for that support tower to what? $50 if I got a cheap drill? I'll try and think of something.
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Well no vibration at all, but again, that Tuniq side (bottom) is laying firmly (not too tight and not too loose) on neoprene pads that is layered on that inner side of that big L shapes bar which supports it. Sorta dampening/bumpering layer.

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Pic update for adjustments possibilities !

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Old 07-24-07, 06:19 AM   #15
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very nice.....for my titan amanda i just got a zip tie and wrapped it round my psu lol.

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Old 07-25-07, 08:47 AM Thread Starter   #16
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Thanks Sam ! Any chance share a pic of that ghetto mod ? Might help others someday.

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Old 10-15-07, 09:40 PM   #17
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Hrm I like this Bing. I am recently sharing your paranoia over something going wrong. I am in the market for one of those motorcycle manifolds as well...

Thanks for the ideas.

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Old 10-16-07, 08:26 AM   #18
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Very cool! Looks good and I like the adjustability. I was thinking about doing the same thing, but ended up just bolting my backplate to my motherboard tray. That doesn't stop it from potentially tilting some though, just takes stress off the motherboard from me moving my PC. Nice system
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Old 10-16-07, 10:55 AM Thread Starter   #19
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Thanks, yeah that adjustability also can accomodate other large tower heatsink type.

The last two screws at the main shaft (up/down adjustment) were the last to get fasten while the casing was laying horizontally.

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Old 10-16-07, 07:44 PM   #20
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Nice work.

I am just curious what prompted you to do this? I have been using a Tuniq unsupported (stock install hardware) since the thing was released and I have yet to have any issues with it. I can understand if you move your case a lot, but other than that... why?

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