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 the paint . 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 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 Update. everything works. I gotta think Damulta for the idea here is the pic of it running if you look by the HDD you can see 2 blue LEDS glowing 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 here are load temps after orthos and F@H for about 8hrs just so you can see another pic of the board here it is in my Antec 300 with my 8800GT update 12/31/08 passed ~7hr of orthos and not one problem 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. 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 email@example.com and then switched to a X2 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.