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Sounds like a plan, yeah 24/7 is a whole different game. I over kill on mine, I try not to, but I kind of like doing it..
 

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Well now that this thread is stickied I'll be updating it when I get my phase back, should be pretty soon.


Sounds Great!! I thought that I might as well sticky this one and make the gallery thread official at the same time.
 

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Do you have a link for the frostking and the shop towels having a hard time finding these things online...
 

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I got my shop towels and Frostking at homedepot but here's a link to Frostking online.

You can substitute shop towels for paper towels (not as good) or you can insulate with kneaded eraser instead.
 

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I got my shop towels and Frostking at homedepot but here's a link to Frostking online.

You can substitute shop towels for paper towels (not as good) or you can insulate with kneaded eraser instead.
Thanks yomama; ill look at homedepot to see if I can just get it locally...
 

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there is always a possibility of condensation getting to your board, the best thing you can do is insulate as thoroughly as you can, i prefer kneadable eraser as a base layer, you can get a very good cover on the board using it
 

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there is always a possibility of condensation getting to your board, the best thing you can do is insulate as thoroughly as you can, i prefer kneadable eraser as a base layer, you can get a very good cover on the board using it

Yeah kneadable eraser is the best method. This guide is a little outdated, I'll update it next time I have to reinsulate.
 

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I use a combo of eraser and liquid tape...works great! ...still trying to figure out how to keep PCI-E slots from freezing up though
 

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I use a combo of eraser and liquid tape...works great! ...still trying to figure out how to keep PCI-E slots from freezing up though

Just insulate around and behind the pcie slot. Then put some grease into the slot. Probably the safest way although you might be able to make it airtight if you put eraser around the slot with the card inserted to create an airtight seal.
 

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+1 Nice work, I am bookmarking this!
 

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all I do is liberally paint the entire MOBO and GPU with liquid electrical tape and throw vaseline in the PCI-E and DIMM slots as well as the CPU socket and you are good to go, its a hell of a lot faster than spending hours with kneadable eraser
 

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all I do is liberally paint the entire MOBO and GPU with liquid electrical tape and throw vaseline in the PCI-E and DIMM slots as well as the CPU socket and you are good to go, its a hell of a lot faster than spending hours with kneadable eraser
I used to use grease and liquid electrical tape and found it a huge hassle whenever you upgrade. Getting rid of that stuff is a PAIN. Now I'm insulated with kneaded eraser 24/7 under phase and have had no problems with condensation. I think spending an hour doing kneaded is worth not trashing the board, you can just keep it on til your next session


I'll try and upgrade this guide with my updated insulation methods next time I have to insulate.
 

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will insulating your motherboard permanently (chiller for daily use) result in any overheating near the vrm area? I'll be using either neoprene, or Elastomeric Closed Cell Foam. (which one is better?)
 

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will insulating your motherboard permanently (chiller for daily use) result in any overheating near the vrm area? I'll be using either neoprene, or Elastomeric Closed Cell Foam. (which one is better?)
No, the low temperature helps with that issue (sort of spreads through the board). I have actually revised my insulation method to using kneaded eraser.

Follow the guide I linked above, I use neoprene on top of the eraser so my layer's actually look like so:

Cooling apparatus of choice
neoprene gasket (circle cut out over cpu)
shop towel
kneaded eraser
motherboard

Make sure to get a good seal with the kneaded eraser if it's for 24/7 use. I do not recommend using ANY kind of dielectric grease in your socket. I ran phase change for months at a time without any problems. It's all about the seal.

Hope this helps.
 

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No, the low temperature helps with that issue (sort of spreads through the board). I have actually revised my insulation method to using kneaded eraser.

Follow the guide I linked above, I use neoprene on top of the eraser so my layer's actually look like so:

Cooling apparatus of choice
neoprene gasket (circle cut out over cpu)
shop towel
kneaded eraser
motherboard

Make sure to get a good seal with the kneaded eraser if it's for 24/7 use. I do not recommend using ANY kind of dielectric grease in your socket. I ran phase change for months at a time without any problems. It's all about the seal.

Hope this helps.
yep... thanks! i'll be follow this guide and post pics when done
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Thank you for the insight. rep+
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