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#1 2017-03-14 19:51:32

thebasicgeek
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computer case bodges(mods that are imperfect but work)

the point of this topic is to allow for the discussion of modding cases to accept odd hardware, multiple motherboards... ect


Personal Power PC mac - Powermac g4 mdd (mirror drive doors) - single powerpc 7455 (g4) @1.25ghz, 1.5gb pc2700 ram, ATI Radeon 9000 Pro graphics card with 64 MB of DDR SDRAM, Generic pci usb 2.0 card, dual ide superdrives (dvd writer) , ibm deskstar 60gb ide hdd running macos 9.22,
80gb ide hdd running macos 10.4.11 tiger, 160gb ide hdd running macos 10.5.8 leopard

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#2 2017-03-15 15:04:13

jt
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Re: computer case bodges(mods that are imperfect but work)

LOL! I can definitely kick this topic off:

Two bodges in one!

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Original mid-nineties full length PCI Card installation's case support manglement.
Fairly recent VGA Adapter protrusion inclusion.

It'll be three "bodges" in one if I complete the 6360-PCIx2™ hack in the same 6360 case.





BTW: is "bodge" ozSpeak for a botched hodgepodge sorta deal? What's the derivation of the term?

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#3 2017-03-15 16:55:31

thebasicgeek
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Re: computer case bodges(mods that are imperfect but work)

awesome example of a bodge

ps bodge is British slang for a improper fix or modification of something to make it work in a desired way


Personal Power PC mac - Powermac g4 mdd (mirror drive doors) - single powerpc 7455 (g4) @1.25ghz, 1.5gb pc2700 ram, ATI Radeon 9000 Pro graphics card with 64 MB of DDR SDRAM, Generic pci usb 2.0 card, dual ide superdrives (dvd writer) , ibm deskstar 60gb ide hdd running macos 9.22,
80gb ide hdd running macos 10.4.11 tiger, 160gb ide hdd running macos 10.5.8 leopard

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#4 2017-03-15 17:25:06

jt
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Re: computer case bodges(mods that are imperfect but work)

THX, there's more where that came from as they say. wink

BritSpeak would have been my second guess, Cockney? Guessed down under because I didn't recall hearing Jeremy use the term for Richard's shenanigans.

I guess "proper bodge" ranks right up there with "military intelligence" and "computer security."

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#5 2017-03-17 06:09:48

cc333
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From: North S.F. Bay Area, CA
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Re: computer case bodges(mods that are imperfect but work)

About 9 years ago (wow! I can't believe it's been that long!!), I had a PC I built using spare and secondhand parts, and it was prone to overheating.

I reasoned that, besides the fact that it was averaging 100 outside (this was during mid summer), this was because there wasn't enough airflow, so I set about modifying the case so more air could get in. What I did was take tin snips to cut the cheap, sheet metal grille out of the fan area, and then I cut away the bottom of the front bezel with my then-new Dremel tool.

I don't know if it helped much, but it was better than nothing.

Soon thereafter I upgraded to a better case that didn't have that problem, but I still have the old thing, albeit with different innards (I made it into the best Pentium II Windows 95 machine it could be, and then the hard drive died mad).

c


Main Macs: Early '09 Mac Pro, Mid '12 MacBook Pro 13"
Secondary Macs: Early '08 Mac Pro, Mid '12 MacBook Pro 15"
Playthings: Mac SE/30, 3.0 GHz Mavericks-based HackServe, Many others....
Desired: Lisa, Kanga PowerBook G3, Apple IIc, Apple II, Spare parts, etc.

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#6 2017-03-21 05:18:34

volvo242gt
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Re: computer case bodges(mods that are imperfect but work)

Nothing major in my case, but my most notable mod was dremeling a Centris 650 CD-ROM bezel so it'd allow me to run a NEC Multispin 3x CD-ROM drive in my old 7100/80 that came with the Apple CD300i Plus tray-loader.  Looked kinda fugly, but it worked.  Didn't look as bad as not having a bezel there, though.

-J


68K: Q650 48/1.2G/CD
modern: Mac Pro 2.8GHz 8-core 6GB/500G/DVD-RW, A1150 MBP 2GHz CD, 2GB/80G/DVD-RW
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