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Old August 3, 2013, 01:11 PM
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I have nothing to today, why not painting a motherboard

bought 2 can of white plasti-dip and 3m masking tape

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chose a motherboard

I have a spare motherboard on a shelf, a Gigabyte GA-H77-DS3H, if I burn it, to bad, go to garbage


tape all connector, hint: use 3m tape, a way better (the Green one)





after one coat,

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wow I really like the results

some pics









and yes, easy to remove if you put enough layer
I have coat, 2 first are thin and 2 last are thick








I will try to do a tutorial, its very simple
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Old August 3, 2013, 01:20 PM
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Pretty Sweet. Just need some white/blue sleeving now.
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Old August 3, 2013, 01:23 PM
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Looks great! Especially on an already white test bench. :)
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Old August 3, 2013, 01:53 PM
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What about the mosfets on the board? I think they might get a tad warm.
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Old August 3, 2013, 02:21 PM
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Thanks

i let running for more than 4 hours with a 40% cpu usage and vrm stay cool, the only parts running a little bit hot is the liitle rectangular cube aroud the cpu (i dont know what is, im relly noob in electronics)

and this mobo dont have any heatsink, maybe dont need it loll

any other mobtherboar have heatsink, just tape it and no VRM or mosfet heat issue

seriously, i did it because i have nothing to do this morning and want to do this for a long time
this motherboard return to the shelf in the garage, and maybe never see 12v anymore
i want to know if its possible and now i know

the bench is my current project but with a Maximus VI Formula, for sure armor painted white
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Old August 4, 2013, 09:22 AM
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Update on testing

Very close to 20 hours of testings with 40% cpu usage
And no heat issue, no stability issue, work at 100%
ambient temp today is 29c in my office

all vrm still cold to touch, only thing with a little bit of warm is rectangular cap around cpu, only warm not hot

Its a h77 chipset and i use a i3-2100, no overclocking, use intel gpu, all stock

Keep in mind this mobo dont have heatsink on vrm/mosfet, thats why i painted vrm/mosfet
If you paint any motherboard with a heatsink, you will not have any vrm heat issue because you will tape the heatsink/vrm/mosfet
anyway mine are painted and i dont have any issue

Lollll someone saw my pics with plasti-dip mobo and already sold it in a build i will do for him
He wants it for a christmas gift lolll
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Old August 4, 2013, 09:51 AM
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good show Snef just don't use silver color or any metal colours
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Old August 4, 2013, 02:44 PM
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As this is an insulator the temps you should be worried about are those under coating not above it. If it's cool on the outside, that means the heat is being held in, ie next to the components. It may be ok but it's not something I'd care to try except maybe on a low power system used mostly for e-mail and web browsing.

BTW, should have taped off the CMOS battery too in case it needs changing or removal.
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Old August 4, 2013, 04:07 PM
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Plasti-dip do not isolate enough
Specially on vrm

Before painting, i run a test and vrm stay cool( ok warm not cool)
Same thing for cap, theyre same temp as before,
They are exact same thing with plast-dip
Plasti-dip do not conduct heat but im sure it not isolate enough for that
And i toke a menute to touch under the board and same thing , cold to warm, not hot

Only the rectangular cap is warm to hot, but i remove plasti dip on these

Same thing on battery, i remove it on battery and attery holder
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Old August 7, 2013, 03:04 PM
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I'm a little surprised you are having no heat issues.

I've painted PCB's before , but never like that . It looks really good !

I might have to try this out !

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