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Old 03-10-2008, 10:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What is that black stuff all over the case? It looks wicked... seems like an easy way to cover up all the silver in my case since I have a relatively similar case?

And also, what is the purpose of that silver block at the bottom with all the tubes coming out?
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Default Re: Felt/Foam/Sound Dampening Material?

It's probably sound dampening foam. It's called acoustic foam. Acoustic foam - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The silver block is part of a watercooling system. Looks to be a divider or exchange for the fluid.
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jeeze, acoustic foam generates heat from the sound waves!? is it drastic or very very minimal?

I think I'll be lining my case with that as well
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I'm pretty sure it's very little heat. I don't think it can get that hot.
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hmm, can you think of any other alternatives to color my case black without actually painting/annodizing/power coating my case? lol

If I get crazy... I might sell my paintball setup (~300) and annodize my case... or maybe save up for a basic phase cooling setup to run externally from my PC for benching
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That stuff is black foam stuff and basically for looks...I think it makes it look good. Akasa makes some called Akasa Paxmate and I used it on my antec 900.
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