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Remember - the first coat always looks hideous!
I did 3 passes, and by the third they were finally starting to look decent.

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If i were you, i would paint just one connector thats still attached to the board then test that connector afterwards to see if it still works etc.
That's not a bad idea, except I don't have a floppy drive or a USB device going into this build. And I'm afraid to do this on the PCI-e slots since their functionality is critical whether I keep the board or sell it.

I've decided to try and sell it, by the way. I'll sell it for 120$ shipped within the US. So if anyone is interested, give me a holler.


RAM coolers came in today from Performance-PCs. They look really good.



They're not all pictured, but there's 3 of them for 3 DDR-3 sticks that I'm running in triple channel.

I wanted to see what they looked like installed on the motherboard. Since it's necessary to remove the heat spreaders from the RAM first before installing them, that's what I began to do.



The heat spreaders came off quite easily. These were the OCZ Gold sticks that I'm using.

A shot of the RAM cooler from the top.



I'll be running Bitspower rotaries into these since they'll be stacked so close together on the board.

Here's a shot of the entire heat spreader removed from the RAM.



The coolers come with thermal pads, but the ones they shipped are too thick to use with double-sided memory, so I'll have to see if I can pick up some thinner pads tomorrow.

And it's snowing again here. Can't believe it. It's snowed 4 times in the past 1.5 months. That's unheard of for this area.

Night, all.
post #662 of 1675
Use TIM instead. Will that work?
 
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Use TIM instead. Will that work?
Something tells me the blocks won't be very firmly secured :/
    
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Something tells me the blocks won't be very firmly secured :/
^This.

What I need is some thinner thermal tape.
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where do u live? whats unheard of is snow in a desert like vegas xD we've had snow a few times in the past few years =X xDD
 
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:/ That is a bummer...
 
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Those ram blocks look a lot nicer than I expected. I am a koolance hater from long ago but their record recently has really started to turn that around.

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where do u live? whats unheard of is snow in a desert like vegas xD we've had snow a few times in the past few years =X xDD
I'm guessing the southeast
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I think the zero-g chamber needs to be illuminated with white CCFL's from all directions on the inside to remove shadows.
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I think the zero-g chamber needs to be illuminated with white CCFL's from all directions on the inside to remove shadows.
It will be lit from inside using either one or two spotlights. No CCFLs as I don't like the look of them for this build, which is more of an exotic look.
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Doin a great job man. I know you have been told this, but your pics look awesome. what do you use to take em? The build is coming togather nicely. keep it up!
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