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Old December 4, 2010, 02:30 PM
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Default What happen if you color your heatsink with a permanent marker?

I bought a Fenrir Christmas Edition, as the regular edition is sold out. I do not like the top red color, is it ok to color that part in with a permanent marker to make it black? Will that reduce its ability to cool my CPU? Thanks in advance
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Old December 4, 2010, 02:52 PM
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don't see why it would but i trust the guys who make them. justmy2cents lol
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I dunno, maybe permanent marker ink is an insulator? I dunno, i think i will color it anyways.
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Old December 4, 2010, 03:12 PM
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maybe if it gets too hot it will light up as in on fire but i seriously doubt it
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Do some temperature testing before and after you color the heatsink. The more information for the community the better!
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besides you getting high on said fumes? probably not much else
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Just gonna color the top? That's only 1 fin out of a lot. Shouldn't make any difference. I think I would use paint though, rather than a black marker...
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Shouldn't impact performance too much, but you're going to end up with a bad smell for a while. I wouldn't do it, chances are it'll turn out uglier than when it first started out.
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It's going to turn into acid and melt your computer. It will then grow arms and legs and melt your family!

In all seriousness, I doubt it'd stay on too well anyways, but it shouldn't cause any harm. I also agree it would probably end up pretty ugly looking.
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I ordered some car paint marker and i'm going to try coloring it :) hopefully it turns out fine
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