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Coloring GPU

#1Sergei_DukanovPosted 12/5/2013 2:43:06 PM
How hard would it be to color the black cooler on my HIS to white? I wont color the fan and so far, I am getting mixed results from my search attempts. Its iceq edition with the single fan and massive cooler.
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#2PraetorXynPosted 12/5/2013 6:50:39 PM(edited)
The problem with what you want to do is the fan.
Paint/powder coating will add weight to the fan, and in most cases will throw off its balance, which can make it perform worse and shorten its life a lot.

It shouldn't hurt anything to color the rest of the cooler housing besides the fan, but I wouldn't color the fan itself.

Believe me, I know your pain; I've spent way too much time looking for a red fan with comparable static pressure and radiator performance to Gentle Typhoon AP-15's, but the AP-15 is still miles ahead.

EDIT: Sorry didn't see the part about not coloring the fan.

What cooler are you trying to color now? Is it for the CPU or GPU? I was thinking GPU.
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#3TropicMoon10Posted 12/5/2013 6:50:19 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0yYrcf-0jY
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#4LordSeiferPosted 12/5/2013 6:57:04 PM(edited)
if you were to paint the heatsink itself you would ruin its thermal properties. so dont do that.
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^ this
#5Sergei_Dukanov(Topic Creator)Posted 12/7/2013 8:16:53 AM
LordSeifer posted...
if you were to paint the heatsink itself you would ruin its thermal properties. so dont do that.


Really, even a light type of paint? The black is so dull and I wanted to make it white :|
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#6wildog2006Posted 12/7/2013 8:30:27 AM
as in, don't paint the metal fins or the heat pipes of the heatsink itself. painting the shroud is fine, its just cosmetic.
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#7Sergei_Dukanov(Topic Creator)Posted 12/7/2013 8:33:33 AM
wildog2006 posted...
as in, don't paint the metal fins or the heat pipes of the heatsink itself. painting the shroud is fine, its just cosmetic.


Yeah, I should have clarified a bit. I only plan on painting the black shroud and nothing else. I wont risk damaging the card by painting the board or any of the components.
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#8happyscrub1Posted 12/7/2013 9:41:56 AM
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