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Old October 2, 2013, 11:36 PM
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Great work on those tubes and sleeving

very inspiring
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Old October 3, 2013, 08:29 AM
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Great work on those tubes and sleeving

very inspiring
Thanks.



Trying to dye some cables and connectors. Ended up being the wrong ratio it seems as some of the connectors turned out blue. But all the wires tured out black.






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Damn coolant is hard to photograph. This has just a very slight increase in exposure and it starts to look more pastel and less dark. :o

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Old October 3, 2013, 08:40 AM
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Is that product supposed to be corrosion free when it comes to metal? I'd be very leery when it comes to exposing braided wire to immersion in any liquid for fear of it breaking down the metal, especially small braided wire where the exposed surface area greatly outweighs the total conductor mass.
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Old October 3, 2013, 01:16 PM
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Nice shots..drool!
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Old October 3, 2013, 04:34 PM
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Is that product supposed to be corrosion free when it comes to metal? I'd be very leery when it comes to exposing braided wire to immersion in any liquid for fear of it breaking down the metal, especially small braided wire where the exposed surface area greatly outweighs the total conductor mass.
Hmm. No idea. The LED + cable I dyed still works. Is this something I should worry about?
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Old October 3, 2013, 06:18 PM
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Hmm. No idea. The LED + cable I dyed still works. Is this something I should worry about?
It's not so much the immediate effects on the wires I'd worry about, it's the effects over time. Corrosion and brittleness of the insulator wouldn't be apparent right off the bat, but undoubtedly will have an effect on them which will get worse as time goes on.

I'll let others pipe in with their opinions, but I personally wouldn't take a chance on the wires becoming brittle (probably just cause an open cct if they break and simply stop functioning) or even worse, having the plastic insulation become brittle and then breaking away and possibly causing a short which can cause either damage to equipment, or even conceivably a fire.

I'm sure that's being a bit overly pessimistic on the possible outcomes, but like I said, it's not something I'd personally take a chance on.
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Purchased a 4770K to see if it clocks better than my 4670K. Before I ever powered it on I delidded it. Then lapped the IHS to a mirror finish. Pulled apart my EK CPU waterblock to clean it while I had it out. And to my surprise I noticed that the nickel plating had started to wear off underneath the o-ring.























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Super shots

you used the hammer method I assume?

that doesn't look promising on the block...yikes
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you used the hammer method I assume?

that doesn't look promising on the block...yikes
Yes I used the hammer & vice method again. You shouldn't be using plywood though as it is just too soft. Took way more hits than it should have. But it was all I had laying around.

Defnitely not impressed about the block. Makes me wonder about my GPU block.

The macros were done w/ a reverse mounted 18-55. Extremely goofy to focus since zoom is now focus and focus is now zoom. But once you figure it out it is rather sharp.
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how did you polish up those EK blocks ?

only reason i've never bought EK was because of the new frosted acrylics
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