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Guide Motherboard Painting

Discussion in 'Modding' started by hacker 8991, 8 Jun 2004.

  1. robotguy9000

    robotguy9000 What's a Dremel?

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    doesnt paint have any conductive elements in it?
     
  2. Prophet

    Prophet Minimodder

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    That is teh cool! Hmmz, looks for the old PC to make a shoddy system, bolt to some wood and spriy pretty colours :)

    Proph.
     
  3. hacker 8991

    hacker 8991 What's a Dremel?

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    How many times must this be answered? NO

    PAINT IS NOT CONDUCTIVE!

    - tf
     
  4. lunix_user

    lunix_user What's a Dremel?

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    I have a dual Mac.
    It's dual 1 ghz.
    with a gig of ram and a ti4800.
    :D
    thats not off topic at all!
    :hehe:

    UNIX AND LINUX (PLUS *BSD) RULE!
    :rock: :rock: :rock: :rock: :rock:

    anyway, I thought about doing that. But, my science teacher told me that the paint I would use (air brushing) would be conductive and would F**k the mobo/ other parts up/

    BTW, i didn't hear anything about the heatsink?
    am I stupid and missed it?
    if you do the heatsink, make sure you dont do the bottom (im just making sure, :) )
    In fact, it's probably stupid to even think about doing the heatsink, as the paint will trap heat.
     
  5. hacker 8991

    hacker 8991 What's a Dremel?

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    uhh offtopic-ness...

    Air brushin might mess it up, but regular rattle cans have no effect. And the heatsinks will be on the chips when painting has started.

    I'm still waiting for this humidity to clear up so I can paint.

    - tf
     
  6. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

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    I was just wondering that

    Looks to be interesting...

    you should go for that color-shift stuff :)
     
  7. coil

    coil What's a Dremel?

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    I have to say I wouldn't bring a vacuum anywhere near my computer. My vacuum regularly shocks me (about once every 30 seconds) when I do my carpets (less when it's humid).
     
  8. NOMIS

    NOMIS What's a Dremel?

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    That white mobo looks awesome bro
    Can't wait to see the new one :)!
     
  9. metarinka

    metarinka What's a Dremel?

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    Hey that looks really good, I read through this guide, I'm in the process of doing this right now to a 1ghz athalon system (just put down the primer). It was nice to see how you did the slots (thats the way I did it) I wasn't worried about the enamel paint being conductive and the heatsinks on this thing were already ice cold, so I figured there wasn't much to worry about. I didn't paint my drives though as you can't see em. I dont think the thermal issues would really be a big deal unless the paint was on reallly thick or this was like the main heatsink and you o/ced. Anyways g/l I hope yours comes outs well.
     
  10. Thunder_return

    Thunder_return What's a Dremel?

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    Nice guide , would look really cool with UV-paint ,
    the mobo glow blue , the ram glowing green and so on.

    Would look cooler than the DFX Lan party .
     
  11. sk8ero

    sk8ero What's a Dremel?

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    hmm im thinking of doing my hard drive tops in metalic blue, would this be ok? wat about the air holes on the top? how does it effect heat
     
  12. hacker 8991

    hacker 8991 What's a Dremel?

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    sk8ero: Some hard drives don't even have air holes, so I would say cover them with tape and go for it.

    Thunder_return: This is just a guide. You can use any type of paint that you want.

    metarinka: Good luck! Sorry that I cannot get this guide done for you (stupid weather), but I hope it turns out great! Be sure to post some pics.

    coil: Some peopl have problems with vacuums, but I just use that tiny one you see in the picture, not a full-blown one with attachments.

    The guide is coming along, but 100 percent humidity makes it kind of hard. I'll finish up part 2 today or tomorrow. Be patient.

    - tf
     
  13. Jesterjedi

    Jesterjedi What's a Dremel?

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    i feel sorry for the mobo...


    :waah: :waah: :waah: :waah: :waah: :waah: :waah: :waah: :waah: :waah: :waah: :waah: :waah: :waah: :waah: :waah: :waah: :waah:
     
  14. bleecher

    bleecher What's a Dremel?

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    what!??!?!

    Hard Drives do have air holes! -which i discovered doing a submerge system.
     
  15. hacker 8991

    hacker 8991 What's a Dremel?

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    JesterJeid: Why?

    - tf
     
  16. metarinka

    metarinka What's a Dremel?

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    I'll be sure to post some pics, but It might be a week or two, since I dont have a digi cam right now
     
  17. VirtualJedi

    VirtualJedi What's a Dremel?

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    Still hoping to see the end result of this. :hip:
     
  18. Jedi

    Jedi What's a Dremel?

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    My thoughts aswell atm but i'll wait to see how the end results is :p
     
  19. danmagicman7

    danmagicman7 What's a Dremel?

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    Uhm, the guy probably painted over the little hole which has a small air filter piece in it. Now you HD's arn't going to work...for long...

    He painted the freeking video card heatsink...that is definately going to have an effect.

    Also, the paint may melt or even burn, the paint is just insulating the motherboard and bathing it in its own heat.
     
  20. hacker 8991

    hacker 8991 What's a Dremel?

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    Ooo great first post. Diss my work.

    Also, the paint may melt or even burn, the paint is just insulating the motherboard and bathing it in its own heat.

    Did you even read the thread? The only parts that gets hot are those rings with coils.

    He painted the freeking video card heatsink...that is definately going to have an effect.

    Yeah, and in the original thread by lamcdonald, he painted the CPU heatsink. No negative effects.

    Uhm, the guy probably painted over the little hole which has a small air filter piece in it. Now you HD's arn't going to work...for long...

    HDDs are airtight and manufactured in clean rooms. If there is an air hole in one, it does not touch the platters, which means that it would be impossible to get spraypaint on the platters.

    Do some research before you go a-flaming me.

    Happy first post :rolleyes:

    - tf
     
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