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Poll Results: Which Color Version are you buying

Poll expired: Feb 28, 2012  
  • 58% (44)
    White/Black
  • 41% (31)
    Black/black
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post #891 of 13812
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Originally Posted by ProjectPwnage View Post

Thanks for the replies guys.
For my case fans, I plan on installing the Silverstone AP121. 9 of them. 6 on a 360 rad. 1 on a 120 rad. 3 around the case.
And XNine,
What do you mnean cover with vinyl?
Does anyone have any other ways of covering up the red on the motherboard?
And I'm not sure if I saw this here or somewhere else, but someone had painted the mesh on their black case orange.
How would I do that on the case? I want to paint it blue.
I've never really done any painting so it would be new to me.
Thanks.

You can get black vinyl film that you can cut, bend, mold, to whatever shape you need. It's sticky and non-conductive. MNPCTech carries it
http://www.mnpctech.com/Black_Vinyl_Film.html

If all else fails... Sharpie smile.gif

As for painting, I'm not sure the exact process they used wheover you're talking about. But typically you would sand the original paint color, then prime it, then paint it. Spraypaint is usually used in this process. I would use Krylon or Duplicolor since they make paint that sits well with plastics and metals.
post #892 of 13812
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Originally Posted by ProjectPwnage View Post

Thanks for the replies guys.
For my case fans, I plan on installing the Silverstone AP121. 9 of them. 6 on a 360 rad. 1 on a 120 rad. 3 around the case.
And XNine,
What do you mnean cover with vinyl?
Does anyone have any other ways of covering up the red on the motherboard?
And I'm not sure if I saw this here or somewhere else, but someone had painted the mesh on their black case orange.
How would I do that on the case? I want to paint it blue.
I've never really done any painting so it would be new to me.
Thanks.

This helps cover some of it: I also read allot about painting heatsinks.Some paints help with the heat tranfer and some hurt it.Even the color matters believe it or not.Look it up its pretty interesting.

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post #893 of 13812
Thanks for the link XNine.
And are you serious about the Sharpie?
If I do it, will I be able to use the slot alter on?

And mybadomen, what did you use to make it black?
Paint?

Thanks.
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post #894 of 13812
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Originally Posted by ProjectPwnage View Post

Thanks for the link XNine.
And are you serious about the Sharpie?
If I do it, will I be able to use the slot alter on?
And mybadomen, what did you use to make it black?
Paint?
Thanks.

I would just leave it as is. A few bits of contrasting color adds interest. If you vinyl/sharpie/paint your board you will kill the resale value later (unless you plan to keep it forever) and it probably won't end up looking like you imagine it. Just my .02.
post #895 of 13812
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Nah, as long as you aren't coloring INSIDE the actual socket, sharpie is just fine. I've seen people do it. It's not something I would do, I'm just saying it's an option.

The Vinyl that I suggested would work better. Yes, it's harder to apply than simply using a sharpie, but, you can always remove the vinyl if you want to make a Red/Black build or sell the board. That's the nice thing about the vinyl.
post #896 of 13812
So how exactly would the vinyl work?
Would I have to heat it or is one side just sticky?
It wouldn't damage any of the little things on the motherboard when I remove it would it?
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post #897 of 13812
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Nope, you just apply it carefully. One side is sticky. So you just basically make your measurements (cover the PCI slot with the paper backing still on the vinyl), cut it to length, then apply it. You can then just take an exacto knife and cut out the center (the slot where cards would go in)or even just leave it covering the whole slot if you aren't going to be using it. The film works a lot like window tint, so you can smooth out bubbles from it if there are any for a clean look.
post #898 of 13812
Nice.
And it won't get damaged by heat or anything right?
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post #899 of 13812
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Nope. It's not going to melt or anything, so you're all good. It's essentially just a giant sticker, just, not as....sticky. People use the film directly on MacBook Pros (which could be very hot).
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Awesome. =)
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