diy

Forum discussion tagged with diy.
  1. stefanpng

    Question Has anyone ever soldered an additional fan header?

    I'm re-homing an HP Elitedesk 800 G1 sff into a new case, but it only has one CPU fan header and no chassis fan headers. However, under closer inspection there is one spot for a chassis fan header on the motherboard, but it doesn't actually have the header installed, just bare pads. photos...
  2. GE11

    Question diy sata to usb?

    ok so is there a way to diy one of these i don't feel like buying one
  3. operationc4

    Question Modifying USB port to support fast charging

    So I haven't had much luck researching this since my searches get diluted with non-technical sources. I have a USB port in my car that connects to the stereo so that my phone can connect via Android Auto. The problem is that the charging speed from that port is quite lacking to the point where...
  4. ArchLuke

    [SOLVED] Adding acrylic armor to my motherboard ?

    I am adding acrylic armor to my motherboard. The armor will be wrapped with carbon fiber vinyl. Will doing such damage my mobo? I do not think vinyl is electrically conductive, but I just want to make sure.
  5. AmeedMv

    [SOLVED] i5-11600K & a GTX 1070

    Hey all.. So I built my PC in December of last year. Here is the configuration. i5-11600K bequiet Dark Rock 4 Cooler ASUS Z690-P Motherboard 16GB x 2 | 3200Mhz GSkill RAM 1TB WD Blue SSD Corsair RM750 PSU Cooler MasterTD500 ARGB 3 Front Intake & 1Exhaust fan at the back I just got a great...
  6. C

    Mental Dice by Tony Anverdi - DIY

    Hey all! I was stunned, how moving a "magic" trick using (Mental dice) could be. Basically, those are standard size "gaming" dices with tiny sensors and tiny reciever, which allows you to secretelly see what number the dice rolled! By far I met a lot of people who are wondering , how exactly...
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    [SOLVED] How to connect Fans 1070 TI to Motherboard

    Hi, I bought a second hand 1070 TI Asus Strix, I notice that the fans were not spinning, I bought a replacement set but when I connected them to the 6-pin connector they are not spinning either, I tried to detect them with Asus GPU Tweak and MSI Afterburner without success. So I guess there is...
  8. Cybrex

    [SOLVED] UV Snake Light

    Hey everyone, I'm not sure if this is the place to post but I hope that someone here knows electronics WAY better than me (cause I pretty much know nothing since I haven't really done anything with wiring and such since high school....so long ago). Anyway, I recently bought a 3D Printer. A...
  9. Dankpepe5000

    [SOLVED] What can I make out of a LCD tv what doesn't boot

    So basically I have a LG TV , what works , but doesn't boot. It just blinks 3 times but the screen never turns on. I was wondering if there was anything I can do with it , maybe make a spare screen what doesn't need the TV's OS. I'm not sure if this is the right forum to ask in , but maybe...
  10. J3J3K1

    Discussion DIY Thermal Paste

    So most if not all of us know for a fact that making your own thermal paste at home isn’t ideal for a multitude of reasons but I for one am in really big need for it, while I was cleaning my computer I decided I should re-apply my thermal paste, wiped it off and when everything was said and done...
  11. Y

    [SOLVED] power up the MB by external 12v PSU?

    TL;DR: title and bold. I want to build a custom case for my PC, as minimal as possible I run mATX motherboard with 57mm cpu cooler height (no GPU). My setup is fairly small, and according to my measurements I consume on idle 30-35W with peak at 75W I thought about getting flexATX PSU which...
  12. Jamok23

    [SOLVED] Laptop style display

    Hey guys, a little back story. I'm a family man, with a wife and 2 kids, so I like to be in the living room, rather than upstairs out of the way, messing on my computer. So I'm looking for ideas. Basically I want to be able to use my computer in the living room, but I have no room for a desk...
  13. D

    [SOLVED] DIY NAS Build questions

    Hi, I'm considering a custom DIY NAS build solution and would appreciate your help. My needs: storage for family photos and videos, more than 15 years worth of photos and videos (currently on different external devices, backed up but it is becoming a mess to keep track of everything and...
  14. D

    Question I am trying to fix my old TV, please help!

    Hello everyone, I am not sure if this the correct place to post this but I need some help. I am trying to fix my old TV, I don't remember the model but it has this panel (LC370EUH-SCA1-LG - https://datasheetspdf.com/datasheet/LC370EUH-SCA1.html). Actually the TV had issues like visual noise and...
  15. Mk782001

    [SOLVED] Replaced GPU Fan, no temp changes

    Hey Guys, A few weeks back, someone suggested to replace my broken 1060 GPU fan (which was crap btw) with another fan (a wayyy better fan) I don't see any temperature differences. Both gave me 91-92C at 100% Load which doesn't thermal throttle me but still is pretty high, even after replacing...
  16. P

    Question Repairing Lenovo Yoga 700-14ISK and a piece fell out, what is it??

    Hey all, I have a Lenovo Yoga 700 14ISK with the i5 and 128gb ssd that I used for college a few years back. My brother is starting college and I'm working on fixing it for him as a gift. I've repaired other laptops in the past but this is my first time inside this one. The main problem with it...
  17. T

    [SOLVED] Need help with best computer pick

    Hi guys, I am looking into buying a computer to build. My budget is about 300$ but I would prefer to build one for 200$ or less so I can still have some money leftover for buying music production gear. The computer needs to be able to run the music production software Maschine and needs to be...
  18. F

    Question 1st DIY build wont display

    Hey all, The main issue i'm having trouble with is getting any monitor to show any display. I've recheck the 24pin, the 8pin by the cpu, and the "led" plugs they gave me thats hooked up to the power switch. I've tried reseeding the gpu into the 2 different pci ports it can fit into. I've...
  19. [SOLVED] DIY PC Cooling question

    Hey everyone! This is a simple question, I'm doing a DIY PC project to kill time and have fun during quarentine (building my own case and such), and I found 2 air coolers while looking around the house. One is the stock Intel cooler that came with the chip (C2Q Q9400) and the other one is this...
  20. kjrr.2136

    [SOLVED] DIY sound bar from old laptop speakers !help!

    Hello i am thinking of making a Bluetooth sound bar out of my old laptop lenovo laptop ( ideapad 510) internal speakers, from the internet i learnt that you need to change the digital signal to analog and then amplify the signal before connecting it to the speaker. I am a little worried about...
  21. Phaaze88

    [SOLVED] So the GTX 1080Ti is approaching 3 years old...

    I figured it's almost time I opened it up, clean it more thoroughly, and change the paste myself - I've got plenty of NT-H2 on hand. These are questions more towards people who've done this already: -is the paste application any different than the traditional cpu one(drop in the middle)? The...
  22. MrOddlyFox

    Question More Powerful 200mm Fan

    Hello there! It's been a while for me. My current obstacle is I have a Thermaltake 200mm Pure 20 Series CL-F015-PL20BL-A case fan that I am using for a project. It has a higher CFM rating than the previous fan, but at its diameter and RPM the overall flow is pretty pathetic. Well, for the...
  23. J

    Question Regarding reverse voltage on combining powersupply wires

    I have a power supply I'm gonna "convert" into a general power supply for various experiments, but one specific thing is bothering me, and it's about if I can combine the various 12V, 5V and 3.3V (respectively/separate per voltage), and if doing so, should I be worried about reverse voltage? (I...
  24. ComputerWhiz305

    Question What's a good filter material?

    The front of my PC case has a ton of empty external drive bays, all of which have covers that are list vents. Then there is a vent on the top and side of my case. All of these vents are unfiltered, so I find that a decent amount of dust accumulates in my case after a fairly short period of time...
  25. C

    [SOLVED] I need to upgrade my desktop

    Greetings everyone :) Its been about 4 years since my last upgrade and i kinda lost track of what is good right now, so i need some advice. I am not gaming that much anymore, thats why my GTX970 and my i5 are sufficient for now. I am basically just coding and cutting videos. The biggest...
  26. L

    Question Can i "merge" 2 laptops into 1? PLS help

    Long story short i have 2 laptops: 1 full, and 1 without case. The thing is the full laptop is a HP, but it is awfully slow (AMD E1-6010 APU....), and i want to swap the whole motherboard out with the other motherboard (the other is one from an Asus with an i7 and a gtx 960M). So what do you...
  27. A

    Creating a 12v rechargable battery pack?

    Hello, I am curious about making a battery pack for my Lynx 10.1in tablet. It takes a 12v power supply, usually via outlet power supply but I wanted to use some old laptop batteries I have laying around to make a battery pack. I have googled and searched to no proper solution.or maybe I'm not...
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    [SOLVED] Remove Red from AOC Monitor

    So I have been looking for a new monitor for a while, and what I'm looking for is a 1080p 144Hz monitor that is G-Sync compatible and doesn't break the bank. Considering this factors I came to the conclusion that my best option was the AOC G2590FX. The thing is the monitor has an horrible red...
  29. A

    Question Custom ThinkPad Sleeper - Thoughts? Feasible?

    To preface, I've done limited research on the possibility of this idea, so somebody who is more knowledgable may find this an incredibly stupid idea. Being somebody who loves old and vintage things, I've always toyed with the idea of building a sleeper PC in a vintage case. This past weekend I...
  30. Cant find correct switch

    Guys i simply cant find a 4 pole 4 way switch or the single switch i found didnt specify what poles went were Could u help me out?
  31. G

    Discussion Making my own display

    I want to make my own display using these parts...
  32. stundrah

    Question 120mm fans with 100mm propellers

    I know this is a weird question, but I am looking for PWM fans with a propeller size of exactly 100mm (10cm). The reason: I want to replace the propeller and motor of my Enermax T.B. RGB fans for PWM fans (some sort of DIY / Makeshift project) The original fans I am modifying are 120mm but...
  33. L

    Question Can a short kill a PSU

    Okay so I saw a few videos on youtube of people DIYing RGB strips into their PC by using an RGB Strip and its controller and then connecting it to molex. Now I want to do that but I cannot really afford killing my PSU or anything and I wonder if I do that and somehow the strip or controller dies...
  34. 3dtoaster

    Question Improvised cintiq from intuos pro l and laptop display

    Hello I want to improvise a monitor tablet by sticking a laptop display on top of my intuos pro l. I want to use a controller board to connect the screen to the pc. I was curious if writing with a pen/stylus directly on the display can be damaging. Initially I was thinking of using a...
  35. editor1

    Question Power Inverter without surge protection for a diy portable power station ?

    Hi I want to make a portable power station. Is ther a way I can disable the surge protection on the outlets of a power Inverter ? I want to use my UPS battery back up for my pc.
  36. G

    Question How do I convert my USB based Wireless Mouse to a Wired one?

    I have a USB Based Wireless Mouse (https://www.amazon.com/TECKNET-Ergonomic-Wireless-Chromebook-Adjustment/dp/B013WJRG5C/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1550934224&sr=1-1&keywords=tecknet+m003). I have lost the USB Receiver and I would like to use it as a Wired one. I have bought a new...