My CPU cooler Mod

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MONGO_abaday
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My CPU cooler Mod

Post by MONGO_abaday » Fri Jul 03, 2015 6:02 pm

So I did a quick little spray paint mod to my new CM Hyper 212 Evo cooler that I just bought. I didn't really want a bright silver topped heat sync in my primarily red/black build so I decided to spray the top black to make it look a bit more fitting. I also changed the fan on it for a Corsair Air Series SP120 red LED to help with the red side of things.

I started by using some fine sandpaper to rough the top surface of the heat sync so the spray paint would adhere a bit better to as I didn't have any primer. I then washed it off to remove any grit and dust that had come from roughing it.
The next stage was to stick like a newspaper skirt around the heat spreader second from the top using tape (I was going to use masking tape but forgot to but some so just used electrical tape instead as I knew it would come off easily again and not leave residue). Once covered, I sprayed it with two quick coats of satin black paint and left it to dry for about 1 hour. Then proceeded to fit it to my rig. :thumbup: Here's some pictures below what do you guys think of it?

(sorry about the awful quality of some of my photos, my phone struggles in some of the lighting so you can't properly see the full effect once the cooler is fitted.)
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Re: My CPU cooler Mod

Post by Tea-Assault » Fri Jul 03, 2015 10:59 pm

I'd stick my dick in that
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the end is really fµcking nigh
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Re: My CPU cooler Mod

Post by Fields » Sat Jul 04, 2015 12:36 am

I must be the only person who avoids the shiney and bright light cases and fans, but hey if you like it then good for ya!

Next time though, cosmichrome that crap.

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Re: My CPU cooler Mod

Post by Mack » Sat Jul 04, 2015 5:28 am

well done, I hope you picked the right heat resistant color, I hope it will not be peeled :thumbup:
here black coolers http://www.prolimatech.com/en/products/ ... p?itemid=8

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Re: My CPU cooler Mod

Post by MONGO_abaday » Sat Jul 04, 2015 5:36 am

Thanks, :angel: it was more cost effective for me just to respray it I found. Than pay out an excess for a already black cooler that had equal performance to the hyper 212 evo. The paint is just normal car body spray paint but it shouldn't peel as its only sprayed onto the top heat spreader.
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Re: My CPU cooler Mod

Post by King6moh » Sat Jul 04, 2015 8:32 pm

Looks good! What GPUs are those in xfire?

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Re: My CPU cooler Mod

Post by MONGO_abaday » Sat Jul 04, 2015 9:45 pm

Two stock HD7870s but I'm about to switch them out for two MSI R9 290Xs that I just bought along with a new PSU
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Re: My CPU cooler Mod

Post by King6moh » Sun Jul 05, 2015 1:41 pm

Nice! Should be a good upgrade

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Re: My CPU cooler Mod

Post by Róka » Fri Jul 10, 2015 9:02 pm

Hubba hubba
Tea-Assault wrote:I'd stick my dick in that
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