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On top of this, the thermal armor just acts as an exhaust system. It takes air in from a downward blowing cpu ( or assist fan ) and blows it throw the board from the center out to the edges. So painting is going to little harm to it, if any at all.

Did not know how that armor worked. I have seen people claim it works and other claim its a gimik. If the thermal armor acts as a heat shield and not a heat sink then painting it with Engine paint should help it to do its job a little better I would think. What is that thing made of anway? plastic or metal/aluminum?
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It's made of plastic. As for it's effectiveness, if you don't have a well vented case, then you may see a little help with the dedicated assist fan. But other than that, it's mostly a gimik. I got my P67 Sabertooth purely just for the looks of the thermal armor with the sole intent to paint a decent design on it.

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Edited by Shrak - 2/23/12 at 8:31am
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It's made of plastic. As for it's effectiveness, if you don't have a well vented case, then you may see a little help with the dedicated assist fan. But other than that, it's mostly a gimik. I got my P67 Sabertooth purely just for the looks of the thermal armor with the sole intent to paint a decent design on it.

I could see that thermal shield working great in a case that has MSI TwinForzer Style coolers. Might protect the mobo form a little bit of the heat dump.
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post #34 of 45
If you are water cooling. The assist fan helps. Personal experience.
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If you are water cooling. The assist fan helps. Personal experience.

I water cool, I don't use an assist fan. Board stays roughly the same temp as everything else wink.gif
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True I have painted a few heads in my day. But I'm questioning what would look better aestheticly on at the moment. Red board against red case or black board against black case or mismatch
post #37 of 45
I say keep the Mobo color , sleeve the wire red and black, do a transparent red liquid cool. Keep the case the same also.
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I say keep the Mobo color , sleeve the wire red and black, do a transparent red liquid cool. Keep the case the same also.

well I have Red tubing and the red led lit water block, I was thinking since the inside is a matte black, I was going to paint it Glossy black, while keeping the outside the same. then put the white nzxt led stripe inside to hilighlight everything inside.

then sleve everythig in red
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Edited by KenSaysRawr - 2/24/12 at 6:42pm
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I got everything in:-) now a quick question. Should I put the rad on the inside and fans on the bottom pushing out, or put the rad on top of the case and put the fans on top pulling air?

sorry double post
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