Akasa A-RA03-M1B, upcoming case with heatpipes


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by runboy93 » Tue May 02, 2017 11:42 am
I got email from Akasa and some answers.

A-RA03-M1B coming out soon, maybe similar to A-RA02-A1B, but has heatpipes inside (improved cooling), but as components are placed differently, most likely only available for RPi 3.

Only bad thing might be the price, more expensive than earlier cases which are about 20+ dollars, still might be much cheaper than Wicked case (60+ dollars) or that another aluminum case (around 50 dollars)
Last edited by runboy93 on Thu May 11, 2017 12:47 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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by peterlite » Wed May 03, 2017 2:57 am
Metal cases are good for heat transfer. Metal cases require external antenna. Has anyone used the previous case with an external antenna? Does the new case have the same hole? What parts do you need?
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by runboy93 » Sat May 06, 2017 4:58 pm
Akasa shared some pictures with me, and it seems like there will be external antenna hole. I'm not sure can I share them here, but atleast can confirm things.

Edit: exactly same case as RA02, only included thermal things to package, and lid has cooling fins.
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by runboy93 » Thu May 11, 2017 12:15 pm
I think I can share manual of the upcoming A-RA03-M1B case (it might change anyway):

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by tweak42 » Fri May 19, 2017 10:32 am
That definitely looks like a cool match for the Asus Tinker Board. It runs on the toasty side.
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