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I've started insulating my motherboard

i didn't have liquid electrical tape at hand... so i stole my sister's nailpolish.... how thick of amount should i apply to the smds? thicker= better?
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I've started insulating my motherboard

i didn't have liquid electrical tape at hand... so i stole my sister's nailpolish.... how thick of amount should i apply to the smds? thicker= better?
As long as you have it covered that should be good with nail polish. Only reason to put LET on thick is so it comes off easier.
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not really too far ot i hope

A friend of mine purchased newark dry here in nj
cheapest dry ice in the tri state area
50lbs $35 or ten pounds $10

now he is making getting dry ice very easy

something called dry ice depot even the local 7-11,quick check or wawa can carry it now.


http://lasertechnology.com/
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Originally Posted by badatgames18 View Post
I've started insulating my motherboard

i didn't have liquid electrical tape at hand... so i stole my sister's nailpolish.... how thick of amount should i apply to the smds? thicker= better?
so what board are you starting with?
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i thin you should also recommend a digital thermometer, and explain how you need one that supports temps down to -200C, as the majority, even K type ones don't. What i did, was I searched to J-Type probe thermometers, and I came across this one for really cheap, it comes with two probes, and works really well.

For DICE its not that important, but its a very handy things to have.


my local safeway has dry ice.

A place called robert's oxygen, they had LN2 for $35 for 25L and $60 deposit on a dewar, but if you do it a lot they don't charge you deposit, like they don't charge me anymore. most places like that never sell LN2 to consumers, they always sell it to schools or companies, so they never have smaller containers, but they said sometimes school teachers buy some, or someone buys some, so they might have it. I called and asked and got recommended to many regional shops before finding mine.
Edited by Sin0822 - 8/27/11 at 3:39pm
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i thin you should also recommend a digital thermometer, and explain how you need one that supports temps down to -200C, as the majority, even K type ones don't. What i did, was I searched to J-Type probe thermometers, and I came across this one for really cheap, it comes with two probes, and works really well.

For DICE its not that important, but its a very handy things to have.
Amazon.com: Thermocouple Probe Thermometer - 2 Channel Type K/j By Sper Scientific: Industrial & Scientific
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First in the list of extras is a thermometer. It's not necessary with dry ice (though it is helpful), but it's a must when benching LN2 with any Intel chip and some AMD chips. There's really only one item for the budget minded and after that it's a pretty steep slope upward in terms of pricing. I purchased mine (8060) on Ebay for about $40. If you're watchful, you can get a nicer one (DT302/304) for around $100.


EDIT: I'm trying to find the link to the 8060 that I have. It's cheap and gets the job done!

EDIT2: Found it!

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You can always add an optional area for higher quality products or other things that go with benching such as GPU and RAM pots. I think just starting most people want to keep it as cheap as possible anyway.
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You can always add an optional area for higher quality products or other things that go with benching such as GPU and RAM pots. I think just starting most people want to keep it as cheap as possible anyway.
The cpu and gpu pot are the most important imo, the ram pot doesn't give us a give advantage.

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EDIT: I'm trying to find the link to the 8060 that I have. It's cheap and gets the job done!

EDIT2: Found it!

Digital K / J Type Thermometer
That 8060 works quite well... A few of my team mates bought a bunch of those and have not had any issues with them. I got lucky and found a Fluke 51 for $30 on the Bay a few months ago and snagged it.

This one -- Too bad the $30 ones all sold out quickly... but $50 for a Fluke is still quite a bargain.
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Yeah, I just picked up a DT302 for $70. On the way now
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