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Modding A Rather Cool Motherboard Mod.

Discussion in 'Modding' started by Guest-23315, 31 Dec 2008.

  1. Guest-23315

    Guest-23315 Guest

    SO this guy decided he wanted a motherboard with a white PCB, so he basically just spray painted his Asus 790i Striker, risking £200 odd in the process...:

     
  2. rowin4kicks

    rowin4kicks a man walked into a bar ...

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    I'm sorry but that just looks crap

    just my opinion
     
  3. Xtrafresh

    Xtrafresh It never hurts to help

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    i hate to agree, but i dont like it either :(

    Good to know that i wont have to try though :D
     
  4. cpemma

    cpemma Ecky thump

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    Red, white & blue. Very patriotic. :D
     
  5. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    the sight of that just killed a little part of me, makes me very sad!

    It must have been, 'yeah that'll look cool!' at spraying, 'oh, sh*t, oh well might aswell use it now..'
     
  6. ComputerKing

    ComputerKing <img src="http://forums.bit-tech.net/images/smilie

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    that mobo is CRAP! WTF. IT LOOKS dam ugly. OMG. those guys still got brains or not any more ?
     
  7. DaveVader

    DaveVader Fast Action Response Team

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    I love white PCBs but OMG facepalm! Epic Fail!
     
  8. bentleya

    bentleya Lian Li Snail :)

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    Yes i want white PCB, but No you have just made it look C***, Pure FAIL!!
     
  9. Moriquendi

    Moriquendi Bit Tech Biker

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    Doesn't really do it for me, I mean it was OK but it seems he got drunk and went wild with a red felt tip...

    Moriquendi
     
  10. stuartwood89

    stuartwood89 Please... Just call me Stu.

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    But the black PCB looks so cool, why would you want to have it white? Now it just looks grubby.
     
  11. bigsharn

    bigsharn Officially demotivated

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  12. highgeere

    highgeere Not quite there.

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    The white board wouldn't have looked that bad if the other components had matched, but marking all of those bits in red was a poor choice. Still, as a proof of concept(that you can spray a board) it is pretty cool.
     
  13. stuartwood89

    stuartwood89 Please... Just call me Stu.

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    Good point, but I would have tested it on a much cheaper board first. And I would have picked a colour other than white.
     
  14. Macros_the_Black

    Macros_the_Black Yup.. I'm a f-ing reptile

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    Hehe, I've had the same idea for a mod that I might do in the future, though I was thinking about using an airbrush to do the job. Since I feel there is stuff to be learned from this I have a few questions?

    1) Did you use a regular spray paint can?
    2) If so, did you warm it up in hot water prior to painting?
    3) How far away from the MB did you hold the muzzle of the can while painting?
    4) Did you lay down the color in many thin layers or fewer thicker ones?
    5) Did you move the spray can in some kind of systematic pattern (like rows that begins and ends outside the MB)?
    6) Is the paint glossy or mate?
     
  15. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    I hope all his caps now overheat and blow to teach him a lesson, this is what happens when a rich 14 year old gets hold of a spray can and dosen't think it threw.

    either that or he is an over paid red neck!
     
  16. Thatguy119

    Thatguy119 Member

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    Or mabye he just made a bad descicion with the colours and isnt actually a stupid 14 year old or a red neck, and before you go slagging people off because they have a expensive component, look in your signiture. IS that a £400 graphics card i see?
     
  17. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    oh jesus we got one here, let me guess your offend because you too are a 14 year old, if you took the time i mentioned the fact that they were a 'stupid 14 yr old'

    And the matter of the fact that £400 graphics card cost me £244, and i happen to earn a tidy penny as a design director a medical device company.

    I am in no way slagging anyone off for having high end gear, at all. It could be a cheap ass board and i would have said exactly the same.
     
  18. Xtrafresh

    Xtrafresh It never hurts to help

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    well the point is he doesn't treat his components like crap :p

    All ranting aside, i gotta give some credit for the effort, but i think we can all agree that the end result is below expectations.

    I think though that coloring a PCB is something we all thought about at some point. What would be a good way to do it? Let's turn this thread around and make it a brainstormsession on what he should have done.

    I'll start:
    • tape off _all_ the components that are not the PCB. This includes all contacts, all caps, all chips, etc etc. Possibly including all text on there too, though that might need a special solution.
    • use better paint
    • use less paint. This layer is too thick
    • Keep that felttip away from your hardware at all times!
     
  19. highgeere

    highgeere Not quite there.

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    • don't use white
     
  20. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    I dont think there is anyway to do it tastefully as the PCB is coloured by adding dye to the resin in the fibre glass.

    The best ones i have seen is full coverings of the board which hides alot of it with aluminium sheet or acrylic.

    either that or the simple mod of taking a UV pen to the edges of the PCB's to give them a green or purple glow under UV light.

    DFI with there UV reactive PCI, PCI-E, memory slots were pretty cool!
     

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