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Old September 25, 2008, 03:26 PM
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i told you about that stuff months ago...use it damn near every day myself

it is as good as any thermal tape but the key is prep. clean surfaces on both sides makes a world of difference, and not wiped with a clean q-tip clean...100% alcohol clean. the other trick i have started doing is to heat cycle it before using the hardware. AKA, mounting everything with gravity being your friend and hitting it with a few minutes with the blow dryer on hot then cooling them down. not sure if it helps but 'feels' like it might. either way, with clean mounting surfaces it works just fine anyway, never have anything fall off that wasn't helped
Hey 3oh6, wow... You got a good mini guide with words, now about some pics :P

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Also found this on their site.... BestByte.net - Discount Computer Hardware & Reliable Service:=

First PSU connector tools I've seen which give me a warm fuzzy about being able to do fan connectors as well.
You know I was seeing that the first time I visited the site.. Not too bad for $23.00
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Old September 25, 2008, 03:28 PM
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It is gunna be sweet sincing the hell out of everything haha. :D I have loads of mini sincs of various sizes and shapes I pulled off stuff I killed over the years.
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Hrm.....

This stuff is great as well, but $.45 / foot.... wish it was less expensive....

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That is expensive? 5 bucks would get you all you ever need.
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10 feet?????

I can easily use 3 or 4 per build for cable managment. :)
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Still, $2 per build is pretty cheap. :)
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Yeah, now that I think of it... it's not all that bad. I just might take a fit and order 20' of the 3/8" and 20' of the 5/8" stuff. This is the first place I've found that stocks it, and it's exactly what I'm used to using. :)
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Hrm.....

This stuff is great as well, but $.45 / foot.... wish it was less expensive....

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I found some of this stuff (I call it spiral wrap) at Reno Depot and Rona in the electrical aisle. Don't remember the price though.

Someone asked about the Enzotech sinks? I had the chance to use them last night on a build; With proper surface preperation (95% alcool on both surface), I found them to be quite sticky. I also had the opportunity to use the Zalman blue sinks and found that the adhesion was far less than the Enzotech sinks, with the same surface preperation.

I didn't use any heat, though I agree with Jody that it may help with the adhesion: the adhesives used in tapes sometimes can be activated with heat, thus increasing the adhesion.
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I found some of this stuff (I call it spiral wrap) at Reno Depot and Rona in the electrical aisle. Don't remember the price though.

Someone asked about the Enzotech sinks? I had the chance to use them last night on a build; With proper surface preperation (95% alcool on both surface), I found them to be quite sticky. I also had the opportunity to use the Zalman blue sinks and found that the adhesion was far less than the Enzotech sinks, with the same surface preperation.

I didn't use any heat, though I agree with Jody that it may help with the adhesion: the adhesives used in tapes sometimes can be activated with heat, thus increasing the adhesion.
Cool.... I've checked all of the other hardware stores in the area and have yet to find any. I'll have to figure out if there's a rona here in moncton and check them out.
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Someone asked about the Enzotech sinks? I had the chance to use them last night on a build; With proper surface preperation (95% alcool on both surface), I found them to be quite sticky. I also had the opportunity to use the Zalman blue sinks and found that the adhesion was far less than the Enzotech sinks, with the same surface preperation.

I didn't use any heat, though I agree with Jody that it may help with the adhesion: the adhesives used in tapes sometimes can be activated with heat, thus increasing the adhesion.
good to hear the Enzotech tape is, if nothing else, useable and decent. probably about the same as the sekisui and 100% better than the stuff that comes on Swiftech MC14s. it is funny but having a roll of this thermal tape is just unbelievably helpful...those that order it, you will definitely be thankful you did.

as for the heat cycling, again, it feels like it helps right off the bat but that may just be placebo. either way, with proper alcohol cleaning on both surfaces before hand, the sekisui is definitely good enough. thanks for the info on the Enzotech heat sinks, much appreciated
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