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Mobo's Heatsink painting! :D

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Hello.

Well I might be a little crazy... I HATE the Asus' P8P67 Deluxe color. Its like the worst color scheme I have ever seen of a Good, High-End Mobo. My rig is color red. My Case has been moded with Red leds and I just love red biggrin.gif

so, I want to know if its posible to paint atleast the MoBo's Heatsinks? I'm not 100% sure but I think deluxe's Heatsinks are attached with screws so it could be easy to remove them.

I would paint it with Non-conductive paint. My consern is if the added on paint will over heat the Chip.


BTW. I posted here 'cuz of the heat concern. biggrin.gif
Thanks!
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You'll void your warranty, but if ya don't care just keep the paint thin.
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I think the heat will cause it to come off.
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It will look like crap, trust me.
You're better off buying a new motherboard.
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It will not cover evenly too.
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What about anodizing it? biggrin.gif
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Not sure what it does to the heat propagation characteristics, but powdercoating would definitely be ok with those temperatures.

Pretty sure anodizing would work too, but I think that's a little pricier.

Honestly, the MOSFET sinks are the easiest thing to replace on a mobo, and even after you change the color on those, you're left with a blue theme board. If you're worried about your board fitting theme that bad, you're probably better off selling or finding a trade.
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It will look like crap, trust me.
You're better off buying a new motherboard.

this. paint will eventually come off due to heat. only solution i can see that may make it worthwhile is get it powder coated or high-temperature resistant paint.

btw either or, it'll affect heat dissperssion thus = higher temps. how much higher? depends on how many layers of paint you add. btw if this is your first time using spray paint, then just don't do it. spray painting is harder than it looks.
    
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Yea.. Spary painting takes skills.. I have spray paining lots of parts of my pc and I still suck at it.. tongue.gif
BTW. I just bought Asus Maximus IV... And the Scheme looks SICK
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