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Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by p_o_s_pc, Dec 27, 2008.

  1. p_o_s_pc

    p_o_s_pc F@H&WCG addict

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    This was inspired by damulta. I was viewing his work log of painting his board so i thought i would give it a try...

    sorry didn't take a before pic so this one is going to have to do
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    the paint
    [​IMG].

    I didn't take a pic after covering everything so lets just skip to the first coat as you can see there are some spots that aren't even and some places that i didn't even cover but that will be taken care of on the 2nd coat if not then in 3rd
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    that is all for now will update as i work on it

    Update time
    This is after everything is done and back in the case. going to let it dry overnight before i put power to it. will update if everything still works
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    Update.
    everything works. I gotta think Damulta for the idea :toast: here is the pic of it running if you look by the HDD you can see 2 blue LEDS glowing
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    Update
    12/29/08
    everything still is working. haven't noticed any difference in temps other then what was expected when going from MX-2 to white grease

    update 12/30/08
    i have had it folding all night i ran orthos for about 2hrs before i stopped it but didn't take a SS as you can see painting the board and CPU HSF didn't affect temps too much if any.
    here are idle temps
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    here are load temps after orthos and F@H for about 8hrs
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    just so you can see another pic of the board here it is in my Antec 300 with my 8800GT
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    update 12/31/08
    passed ~7hr of orthos and not one problem
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    Update 1/7/09
    everything still working has been folding almost 24/7 overclocked since done.
    Update 1/20/09 last update for now. The board has been sold to my best friend and he is now using it. This was requested by him so it would stand out.
    [​IMG]

    11/05/09
    still working. It has been crunching and folding 100% almost 24/7 since finished. I think it is safe to say that painting it had no negative affect.

    8/7/2010
    still running great. I have had it crunching 100% with a X2 4200+@3.1ghz and then switched to a X2 250@3.7ghz. If your thinking about painting your board at this point i would say that it is safe to do and won't cause any harm if you cover everything.
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    Hope it all works nicely, i love my black 680i PCB:). As long as you put tape over the slots and sockets it should work fine.
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    i put tape over all the mosfets even the small ones in the middle of the board the sockets the pins the slots the CMOS bat everything i could cover i did. I hope it works but if not i will just buy the Zotac board that already has a black PCB :D
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    It's coming up pretty nice! :toast:

    I think black and white are the best colours for pcb's.
    The only black pcb I got is my xtreme music...:ohwell: My P5B is diarrea-yellow....:wtf: ugh At least with the blue leds it doesn't show that much.
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    2nd coat is done. will add a pic after i'm done eating. I have already put on the 3rd coat will take a pic after i am done eating. I will let it dry overnight and test it tomorrow
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    So what are we having.:D
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    COOL! Lookin forward to seeing it all finished and re-assembled! ;)
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    Swweet! a black and White one! Swwwweeet stuff!
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    DaMulta My stars went supernova

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    I think silver would be cool too!!!!

    Im at my sisters house atm i think i'm going to pick up some purple nail polish for my caps.
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    Silver would i looked at it but i was thinking that black would go best with everything else
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    haha

    Can't wait to see these up and working

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    I want to see someone paint it, then RMA it later on... :roll:

    Almost thinking of getting a cheap board set up and doing it! Some good stuff..

    D.. I bet your sister will let you use her's!
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    here is the 2nd coat
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    lol!! I think pink glittery nail varnish would be better tho ;)
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    I'm painting my vide card if this works!!!!
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    I agree, the black PCB is very ''sexy'':)
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    i got it done just letting it dry now. after i find my bracket for the HSF i will put it back on and take a pic
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    Just noticed.. That's the way to use up all the unwanted Christmas wrapping Paper!!!!!
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    :roll: i was wondering if anyone would say something about that...
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    haha awesome!
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    It took me coming back from making a salad to know... "Cleaner Eyes" so to say..

    Also.. Damulta... Get some sleep. I think your to "Hyper"... :roll:


    can't wait to see it all!
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    Any updates on if it works or not pos?
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    Nice nice nice.
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    gotta let it dry overnight before i try but i have the rig back together [​IMG]
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