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Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by DaMulta, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. micropage7

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    wow, i never had like that, usually thermal paste is getting hard but the color never turn like that
     
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    Its very unusual isnt it, ive never seen yellow either, i think its circa 2008 the card, it may be glue not paste.:)
     
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    hmm... now what to clean that off with. Alcohol and cotton swabs?
     
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    start with a razor scraper then go with alcohol and cotton swabs
     
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    No picture, my main system right now is as follows

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    Apex ITX case

    running the following HW

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    Intelo 1155 2600 CPU (not 2600K)
    2x2GB 1333 MHz corsair Sodimms. (some cheap stuff)
    1TB Greenpower HDD (eww but its what I had) (was running dual 32GB SSDs, but ran out of space)
    120mm lianli HS fan tucked into side HDD location

    using the stock PSU but I inverted the fan to add air to cpu, the 3.5" external is usign the USB 3.0 box from a p8p67 deluxe mobo. and the 5.25" bay for optical is actually holding the harddrive.

    Optical drives suck, and I only have one in all the pcs in my home. that computer is capable of making an ISO of the disk if I actually need one and serve it up to anyone in the house running a Pc.

    Any OS installations are done via USB, from FLP/XP to 7 and beyond. (and Linux if someone asks for it)

    Driving dual 1680x1050 monitors, but the most gaming I am doing lately is freecell and spider solitaire. My gaming rig is in pieces at the moemtn and when I am ready to get back into it, will be an open bench style 2600K capable of 55X multi and a 580GTX SC, on a 1920x1200 res monitor.

    Traded my wireless bluettoth desktop that has lasted the better part of 4 years, for a 5 lot purchase of HP branded KBs and mouses for $40. (my gamer will continue to use emachines ps2 kb and logitech 510 mouse).

    TBH cable management was easier on this than most desktop cases I have built lately, since there is such a short space to work with :) And the ITX format means nothing is ever very far away :)

    Tried adding my AIWHD, but it runs to hot and the PSU choked, going to upgrade that later and find a better cooled single slot card for light gaming.
     
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    What is that a picture of? It almost looks as if a small layer of aluminum stuck to the chip.
     
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    Its lighting, notice everything in the pic is slightly orange.

    EDIT: What could have sworn you said copper
     
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    That same stuff was what they used on my north bridge for my DFI NF4 boards. It is more of an epoxy. It can be worn off with alcohol if you have a week or so. I would suggest goo-gone or the Arctic Clean to dissolve it. If you don't have it around, I used a plastic scraper and flicked off what I could, then took alcohol to what was left.
     
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    thermal epoxy was popular, cant tell what the real color of the stuff in the image is, as EVERYTHING is orange.

    Might just be the pink bubble gum stuff, or the white epoxy, or the grey, also bubble gum style hardened paste

    Yes cleaning it is essential though, scrap what you can and acetone to remove it. (pour the acetone on a coffee filter and rub. rinse and repaet a dozen times.. after tou flcik off what you can with a plastic scrapper)

    Coffee filters, the enthusiasts/poormans lint free wipes :) you can go to wally world and get like 500 for $2. Or go to an electronics shop and by $5+ for 50.
     
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    Well, I wanted to play with my HT Omega sound card again, so I grabbed a Corsair 500r case.. I gotta say, I love the case. It has room, it's sleek, and loving to you.

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    you should get one of those evga backplates for that card lol, its scary looking :D

    and corsair cases havent dissapointed me yet, and it seems like the R series wont do either :D
     
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    I like my Corsair case quite a bit. :D

    That 500R looks good.
     
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    I wanted something good.. But, that "R" just jumped to me as something good.. And boy.. It isn't bad case. I'm loving it.


    Now, as the back plate.. I have it.. Just didn't want to place it on it.. Now, I'm thinking I should of since it's bending..
     
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    That would be because it isn't paste. That is glue or epoxy. They use that any time they want to hold that heatsink in place but don't want to use screws to do so. You'll have to scrape that off with something sharp. Fluid isn't going to remove that.
     
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    LoL @ AMD FX case badge on the Intel rig. :roll:
     
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    My second PC ATM: ASUS UX31E-DH52

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    The 500R is definitely gonna be my next case, hopefully.
     
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    It really is. However I have found I don't like these flat PSU cables. Normal braided cables can be routed much easier.
     
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    I personally like the looks of flat cables more. That Carbide case looks awesome.
     
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    damn they have the full compliment of cable extensions wish I could get those here for reasonable prices. I can get NZXT 24pin ext but at $24.95 I wont be buying one
     

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