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if I make a shroud for my mobo like in the sabertooth, would it be good or bad? Itd be the exact same but with a black pcb sheet. Here is a pic of the sabertooth for reference
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if I make a shroud for my mobo like in the sabertooth, would it be good or bad? Itd be the exact same but with a black pcb sheet. Here is a pic of the sabertooth for reference
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I have a Sabertooth. Honestly, it's nothing than something to make it look good. I haven't noticed a difference in temps between it on and off. Since I like the look when it is on, I kept it.
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Not sure what you mean by good or bad.

I don't see any harming doing so, just be sure you use the proper material thats non-conductive.
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I have a Sabertooth. Honestly, it's nothing than something to make it look good. I haven't noticed a difference in temps between it on and off. Since I like the look when it is on, I kept it.
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Not sure what you mean by good or bad.
I don't see any harming doing so, just be sure you use the proper material thats non-conductive.

I just wanted it because I am doing a theme case with blue/black so the shrouding would be black with everything coming off blue. It's for simply aesthetics nothing else. Plain pcb isn't conductive is it?
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pcb isn't conductive, otherwise your whole entire mobo would short itself out = )
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pcb isn't conductive, otherwise your whole entire mobo would short itself out = )

oh wow i didn't mean pcb but plastic. Stupid habit when i press p i instantly think pcb lol
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If it is purely for the look, I think it is OK.  As I suppose you are not going to use a downward blowing CPU cooler, I would still incorporate a small (eg 50mm) fan to a central tactical position to blow some air to the now 'enclosed' gap between the mainboard and the shroud.

 

This is because, even though all the important hot elements have heatsinks and will not be covered up, the other components also generate heat (as little as it might be) which can accumulate over hours of operation.  So, a little amount of air movement should be beneficial.

 

sabertooth vest with 50mm fan.JPG

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If it is purely for the look, I think it is OK.  As I suppose you are not going to use a downward blowing CPU cooler, I would still incorporate a small (eg 50mm) fan to a central tactical position to blow some air to the now 'enclosed' gap between the mainboard and the shroud.

This is because, even though all the important hot elements have heatsinks and will not be covered up, the other components also generate heat (as little as it might be) which can accumulate over hours of operation.  So, a little amount of air movement should be beneficial.

600x372px-LL-f0b547dc_sabertoothvestwith50mmfan.jpeg

alright thanks, will do
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