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post #21 of 31
it shouldn't effect it much if at all.
only way it should have any effect on cooling is if your case metal actually gets warm, this would hamper its heat dissipation, but it really shouldn't
i still want to do this, but i'm thinking im going to wait untill i get a new case
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post #22 of 31
can i get this tape at walmart?
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post #23 of 31
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Its not going to have a MASSIVE impact on your cooling however it is something to keep in mind ... It is a rubber insulation tape after all.

Heat will dissapate much easier without it being there.

But as was mentioned I wouldn't worry about it too much.

Another thing to consider is that this will work much better at concealing the sound of your CPU fan than anything else.

That is because it is completely internal and isn't blowing air out of an opening on the back of the case or side of the case. Those fans in particular you would either want to purchase a fan controller (if you can) or actually replace the fan to something that can run around 2200 rpms ...

This is not a replacement for fan controllers and or low rpm fans.

As far as walmart goes - its possible however I can't confirm anything about any store carrying it other than home depot.
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wow I messed that one up....

please delete this post - my apologies.
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post #25 of 31
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wow I messed that one up....

please delete this post - my apologies.
Lols. Bump much?


Its a nice tutorial. I used this method on a few cars a while back. Layers really are key to this. I would probably use a a layer of the metal tape as the last layer to keep the heat away from the other layers as much as possible. I would imagine that it would make it better in terms of cooling if that was a concern of anybodies.
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would aluminum tape be any good as last layer? like the aluminum tape used for cooking hoods or dryer vents?
 
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post #27 of 31
Quote:
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would aluminum tape be any good as last layer? like the aluminum tape used for cooking hoods or dryer vents?
Thats what I was suggesting, I think it would help keep the heat out of the tape below it. Wouldnt make HUGE difference in temps, but it might help cut back on the built up heat with just the rubber tape.
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post #28 of 31
cuz i have a huge roll of aluminum tape now after installing a new range hood. trying to put it to good use =X xD cuz u really have no use for aluminum tape unless u do that stuff a lot.. =X
 
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post #29 of 31
Great idea. I would gladly try this on my rig but I just don't know if it would cause too much of a heat gain. I am running with an 08 Alienware Aurora desktop. I feel like it's got good airflow but I am no expert.
post #30 of 31
that may have just been the biggest BUMP in OCN history
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