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Hi guys i want to start working my way up to extreme oc-ing. I am done with aircooling tongue.gif, so anyways i am still a novice so ill train on old hardware and check if i am doing it right, insulation.

The method that i am going for is the kneeded eraser/nail polish/neoprene.

Steps:
1. apply nail polish and dry with hairdryer
2. layer of kneeded eraser
3. neoprene sheet
4. paper towel

Also same is applied to the back of the motherboard, cpu area and vrm. I also know that i have to wrap the pot with neoprene and whats not (seen alot of videos and read alot of FAQs).

My 2 questions are:

1. What is the best dryice pot that is compatible with 775/1366/1156-1155/2011 and all AMD sockets?
remember i am outside of the united states, and in my country its very hard to ship stuff like that so i cant make a mistake, nor i cant buy the pot and order the accessories later (AKA dragon F1 Gemni 2.0 doesnt have dryice accessories yet).

does the Dragon F1 Extreme Dark suits my needs?


2. Any comment on the above steps? regardless of being careful and cautious and whats not?

I will watch out for temperature, moisture, voltages..etc

Also how much do i need when it comes to quantity of dice?

I think ill get 2kgs 1st since ill only freeze the cpu and operate it on low temps and try to remove everything, clean the board and boot up the system. A couple of times doesnt hurt, i am practicing thats all.

As for hardware available regardless of old stuff, asus maximus IV extreme, asus crosshair V formula, and (maybe) rampage IV.

In the end the stuff isnt mine, but i got some help.

Sorry if the post is long...
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post #2 of 9
There are very few pots specifically made for dry ice and in many cases and good LN2 pot will also function as a pretty good dice pot. If you want quality, the F1 Dark will definitely deliver that.

As far as features that are helpful for dice, a wide mouth is definitely preferable. On that front, I'd look into the OCN Marksman pot. It's wonderful for LN2 and very strong for dice as well.

Here's how I insulate:

  • Cover the socket area in liquid electrical tape.
  • Build up eraser around the edges of the processor
  • Use a gasket made out of cell foam (neoprene)
  • Use a couple layers of paper towel on top of the cell foam
  • Wrap the pot in neoprene
  • Wrap the pot in papers towels

Do NOT put Armaflex directly on anything... If you're going to use it, put a layer of tape down first. It's impossible to get off.
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post #3 of 9

*you can apply the light-grey Frost King wrap directly to PCB's.. it removes clean in one piece without any sort of prep. wink.gif

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Cl3p20 could kingpincooling.com ship to say...Lebanon??? I think he ships worldwide, so us included.
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post #5 of 9
If you place an order for a GPU pot, ask him to remove all trace of the phrase "Tek-9."

One of the Brazilian guys got into trouble for "shipping weapons parts" because of the brand name. No joke.
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i have no idea.. iam not affiliated with KPC

post #7 of 9
EVGA is doing the distribution now, I believe. Send Vince a PM over on the KPC forums.
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post #8 of 9
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Originally Posted by MoBeeJ View Post

Cl3p20 could kingpincooling.com ship to say...Lebanon??? I think he ships worldwide, so us included.


I just got my F1 dark last week took like 4-5 days from Taiwan to US. I think shipping to Lebanon shouldn't be
a problem. Email Vince here Vincent.L@evga.com just in case you have more questions about the product and
shipping etc.


hth
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post #9 of 9
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Thanks guys, ill keep you posted and updated. I am trying to get them via a company here, if all fails am gona give him a PM or send a mail. Problem here is that we have taxes and VAT and customs and it might be tricky and expensive. But hey you only buy them once wink.gif.

I am going to start training for insulation first on an asus p43ql- epu and work my way up. My goal now is to get the cpu to below zero, oc a little bit, and remove everything and power the pc on.

I am being extra careful as using nailpolish and eraser. I know alot of people bench with eraser alone since there will be no air pockets = no moisture. But some motherboards do hate even the slightest drop of moisture, alas msi.

Ill keep you updated, thanks for all your help.
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