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Protecting the motherboard from condensation -- how much is too much?

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I am planning to get a chiller for water cooling the CPU and possibly GPU, but not the motherboard. However, I want to push the temps down beyond the dew point, so I am planning to protect the motherboard form condensation.

The guides I have been finding, though, are pretty much all for LN2 and other deep-cold cooling methods, in which using insulation in order to hold onto the cold that is being applied is, I think, an important part of the strategy. I'm not planning to go down to such low temperatures. So I am wondering whether if I were following some of these guides, it might not be overkill. In the sense, that is, that some of the layers of insulation might not actually be counterproductive by making some of the non-chilled components too hot.

When the goal is just protecting from condensation damage, is it enough to just coat the components with liquid electrical tape and/or art eraser and wrap the tubes, or do you also really need to use layers of Frostking and neoprene etc?
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insulating the block and tubing from it should protect you from most if not all of the condensation. You'll need some eraser in the middle of the socket, but that's about it.

bump for more info from a more experienced individual than myself!
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eh..I'd imagine it would be like when i throw ice into my bong cooler..mini-eraser-job up top(about half of regular)
towel over that...I wrap the tubes with an old shirt..or socks :lachen.gif:.I already have a good coat of LET on the back of the board, though.
When you do the eraser..You go right up to the IHS..start there ..and press it down and out around the socket.
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