when i put my current pc together, it was more of an upgrade. i put the guts of my HP in a new case to learn how to do the construction, and have thusly (word?) replaced everything except the hard drive (adding more, keeping it), the mobo, and the processor. i'm happy with my setup, and will switch it over to an athlon 64 system by college time. to get to the point of this thread, i took the exhaust fan off my old case (the new case has two) and am using it as a new intake. the case is designed to use all 80 mm fans, and i think this on is maybe 88 or 92 with a frame built around it. originally, i had this held in place with duct tape, but after opening up the case today to do a little tweaking i switched over to 2 paper clips stretched across the case and run through holes in the front (still behind the plastic grill and air filter). for some reason, this has struck me funny as hell. i'd call it a minor redneck mod. overall point: post some redneck mods you have done in the past or are currently working with. i'm hoping for some funnier or more interesting or enlightening than mine, perhaps simply unique ways to add "character" to your hard-working machine. let's see what turns up.