I am working on the case now so I don't have any updates on the phase unit itself. I put some links on the first post of this thread to various important points of this project because I felt like it. I thought that I may as well post some pics on how I went about insulating for 24/7 use. Not necessarilly the best way, but my way:
The first step I took was coating the entire back of the motherboard with Liquid Electrical Tape (LET). For some reason I cant find the picture I took of this step.
Then I removed the CPU hold down to uncover the area around the socket itself. Then LET held the metal plate that the hold down in place so it was pretty easy to replace. I coated the entire area around the CPU in LET as well, added some foam around the processor and replaced the hold down, cutting the foam where it came out under the hold down.
Next I put some armaflex tape across the top six or so inches of the motherboard. Then I punctured the foam tape with a pin and pushed the screws on the hold down through, tightened it down real good while being very careful not to damage the motherboard. Here you can see the let on the lower portion of the motherboard
Next I went up and down with the tape:
On the other side I added a layer of foam for insulation, cutting holes for the capacitors as I went along. Basically I just used the pushpin to cut holes for the mounting screws and pushed the peice down. I then pressed the foam down into the capacitors, which left an imprint of the locations of each capacitor so I could cut away at the foam with the pushpin and a small flathead screwdriver, leaving the hole just a bit smaller than the imprint. When I went to put the foam back on the motherboard I used the screwdriver to push it around and into crevices and around the capacitors.
And another layer with a hole in the middle for the evaporator.
Pretty much all I got for now, so... yeah.Edited by dinkledork - 9/8/11 at 7:54pm