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post #191 of 357
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Originally Posted by TheLAWNOOB View Post

Actually, ASUS painted their Mosfet heatink with ceramix paint, which they claim will improve thermal-transfering abilities of the heatsink.

Phanteks also painted their CPU heatsinks, and they beat the NH-D14 without breaking a sweat.

I seen people on OCN with Megahelms painted black, and they didnt fry their CPUs yet.

You're just painting all your crap together, including solder connections and slots and fans ...

If you choose paint that has been optimized for heat transfer, sure. But you're just painting thick layers of gunk onto your hardware ... that does not improve thermal performance.

Note: No paint can passively "improve" cooling. It is by default another layer that can only impede heat, if not affect it. The only possible difference is it adds more surface area .. but that's a stretch. It's most likely a realistically negligeable gimmick that is proven to work but has zero real world benefit
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post #192 of 357
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You're just painting all your crap together, including solder connections and slots and fans ...

If you choose paint that has been optimized for heat transfer, sure. But you're just painting thick layers of gunk onto your hardware ... that does not improve thermal performance.

I think you may have missed the point that the OP doesn't care smile.gif

Let him crack on like an evil genius and have fun with his gear (even if it does become toast, it'll forever be a warning to others if so biggrin.gif )
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post #194 of 357
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Originally Posted by TheLAWNOOB View Post

Actually, ASUS painted their Mosfet heatink with ceramix paint, which they claim will improve thermal-transfering abilities of the heatsink.

Phanteks also painted their CPU heatsinks, and they beat the NH-D14 without breaking a sweat.

I seen people on OCN with Megahelms painted black, and they didnt fry their CPUs yet.
The ceramix paint is 100% ceramic and is only a few micro inches thick ...
Phanteks just did a mere "grit" the performance boost comes from better fans
Those are nickel plated megahalems, i USE a nickel plated version of the BLACK nickel plated heatsink below
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post #195 of 357
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Alright guys, show me how to paint a motherboard (literally).
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post #196 of 357
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Alright guys, show me how to paint a motherboard (literally).

Powder coat a nm thin layer with non-conductive paint.

You could use a commercially thin layer of wax

Or better yet, don't.
Edited by dmanstasiu - 4/8/13 at 11:50am
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post #197 of 357
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I have seen people cover their PCB and paint the heatsinks and ram slots. They suggested inserting and removing the ram/PCIe card several times to get the paint out.
But oh god please don't paint your AM3+ socket.

or instead of being not smart you could put something in there while painting.
i know Plastidip could be used since it isn't conductive or capacitive. In some ways it's kind of like liquid electrical tape.
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post #198 of 357
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Powder coat a nm thin layer with non-conductive paint.

Not powdercoat. one sec

Or better yet, don't.

I dont see any pictures
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post #199 of 357
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or instead of being not smart you could put something in there while painting.
i know Plastidip could be used since it isn't conductive or capacitive. In some ways it's kind of like liquid eletrical tape.

Spending $20 bottle to fill my slots with non-conductive goo so I can take them off later and toss them into the trash.
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Btw the paint is not as thick as you think when it fully dries. I needed a razor blade to scrap them off.
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