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Old 12-08-2018, 10:53 PM   #461
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Fun with hot melt glue...
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Old 12-09-2018, 06:28 PM   #462
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Yes lol, at least is not dangerous, just ugly...
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Old 12-09-2018, 07:05 PM   #463
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ugly is in the eye of the beholder, hot melt glue is a staple of ghetto!
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Old 12-11-2018, 12:25 AM   #464
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https://www.badcaps.net/forum/attach...1&d=1544304317
in reality you cant actually see the foam unless you get very close
This actually looks pretty good. Hope you don't mind if I copy your idea. I need to mount a fan on a PC case the same way (it's a very old case with no exhaust or intake fans anywhere other than the PSU fan).

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here you can see the guetto mounted fan using a molex conector cutted from a cd drive and blue leds
https://www.badcaps.net/forum/attach...1&d=1544304317
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Now that is 100% proper ghetto!

Cool PC, by the way. If I am not mistaken that PSU is a YoungYear / Apevia / Aspire unit. Those green sleeved cables should be UV-reactive - i.e. if you add ultra-violet lighting in the case, it will make those cables and their connectors glow too.
Good overclock on that C2D CPU too!

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hot melt glue is a staple of ghetto!
Usually yes. But if you apply it carefully without pulling any strings from it, you can actually make it look pretty well. I do it around the cables of the probes of my cheap HF multimeters to prevent the cables from twisting and breaking. It looks almost like I have transparent sleeves on them. Eventually the glue does crack as I use them. But then all I have to do is re-heat the glue again and everything looks normal again.

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Old 12-11-2018, 09:32 AM   #465
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no, i hate re-melt wax.

for me, a pack of epoxy and a tube of UHU/Bostik clear adhesive is the almost universal fix.
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Recently after trying hot melt glue (they're thermoplastic, not paraffin) I have a decision to use between hot melt vs epoxy... I like being able to reuse/repair hot melt where epoxy is pretty much set in stone after it sets.

Basically if it has to deal with any sort of heat, epoxy is used. If not, then hot melt glue.

On the other hand, is epoxy or hot melt glue cheaper per volume if I need to use it as potting material?
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Old 12-11-2018, 01:51 PM   #467
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This actually looks pretty good. Hope you don't mind if I copy your idea. I need to mount a fan on a PC case the same way (it's a very old case with no exhaust or intake fans anywhere other than the PSU fan).


Now that is 100% proper ghetto!

Cool PC, by the way. If I am not mistaken that PSU is a YoungYear / Apevia / Aspire unit. Those green sleeved cables should be UV-reactive - i.e. if you add ultra-violet lighting in the case, it will make those cables and their connectors glow too.
Good overclock on that C2D CPU too!


Usually yes. But if you apply it carefully without pulling any strings from it, you can actually make it look pretty well. I do it around the cables of the probes of my cheap HF multimeters to prevent the cables from twisting and breaking. It looks almost like I have transparent sleeves on them. Eventually the glue does crack as I use them. But then all I have to do is re-heat the glue again and everything looks normal again.
Thanks, yes it's a nice way to mount a fan on a drive bay.
Actually I don't think that PSU is made by apevia, is not that good but not near as bad as most apevia I have seen
This is the PSU, actually you posted a couple times on that thread
https://www.badcaps.net/forum/showthread.php?t=58330
From what I saw is a topower or at least based on the design
Look
https://www.badcaps.net/forum/showpo...postcount=1931
He said something about leadman but I don't think they can make something decent lol

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