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White plastidip on motherboard. Disassembled Apogee Drive II and sprayed the block with blue plastidip. Tapped the screw holes to be M4. Changed the pump housing for the EK heatsink. Sprayed that white with some cheap gloss radiator paint.

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Originally Posted by WiSK View Post

White plastidip on motherboard. Disassembled Apogee Drive II and sprayed the block with blue plastidip. Tapped the screw holes to be M4. Changed the pump housing for the EK heatsink. Sprayed that white with some cheap gloss radiator paint.

Now that's pretty!!
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Could you make a makro of the dip surface on the board? How will it influence the board temperature? I can imagine how long you sit down an mask all the parts which should noz be white
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Could you make a makro of the dip surface on the board? How will it influence the board temperature? I can imagine how long you sit down an mask all the parts which should noz be white

Unfortunately, you can see a lot of bubbles on the surface when you look closely. This is because I was impatient: sprayed too much at once, and was probably standing too close. Some areas look much better than others. I think with some better care and skill I could have gotten a nice flat surface. In fact, I could still correct it, but I don't want to make this into a thermal insulation. I don't know how much worse the board temperatures will be, but I left the VRMs and chipset heatsink unpainted. Also the back is unpainted and there should be enough airflow behind to keep it reasonable.

Masking is not so much trouble, but getting the tape off after it has become part of the rubber is tricky. You need to cut it with a sharp knife, without cutting into the PCB.



Not really macro. I've spent more on plastidip than on my camera tongue.gif
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I love what you've done WiSK - now that's what you call smothering love to your components smile.gif I was thinking of doing the same thing to my mobo but haven't mustered the courage to do so. I guess I'll just admire those who can biggrin.gif
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I love what you've done WiSK - now that's what you call smothering love to your components smile.gif I was thinking of doing the same thing to my mobo but haven't mustered the courage to do so. I guess I'll just admire those who can biggrin.gif

Thank you smile.gif
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Nice Work Wisk, it's got a really nice colour scheme going now biggrin.gif
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So how much space does it leave you after mounting atop the pump on the bracket? I'm interested in one, might also go for a bitspower pump/res top...since I'd like to avail my fillport function by routing 90 degree fitting to the top fillport.
About 12mm left until PE 240.

@WisK That's beautiful. Great job

So what kind of temps are considered normal? I need something to compare thumb.gif
    
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Hmmm, That leave very little on the top if I'd want a rotary fitting to link up to the fillport and rad exit. Thanks for the info Hefner! Much appreciated! smile.gif

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Aqualis res/pump combo:



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Temps whilst browsing(max):
CPU: 29°C
GPU: 31°C

temps whilst 100% load(max):
CPU: 56°C
GPU: 51°C

Future plans:
-Add noise insulating foam
-ST60SF-G
-3x Aerocool Dead Silent fans on 7v
-6mm thick glass side panel
-Make custom pump mount bracket
-Replace PSU fan

In SLE's pictures it looked like it was no problem seeing your components through the smoked sidepanel but in real you literally cannot see anything through it so I might as well get some real glass for that real high-end finish. biggrin.gif

Anyone else having squealing caps/coils on the ST45SF-G? I can't tell whether it's my GPU or my PSU. They're too close to eachother to locate the sound lachen.gif
    
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