mhoney
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Perfect Overclocking Aluminum Case

Fri Oct 14, 2016 4:15 pm

If anyone is looking for the perfect case for overclocking a Raspberry Pi 3 and you want it to look good then check out Cogent Design's Rpi 3 aluminum heat sink case.

http://cogent.design

Doro626
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Re: Perfect Overclocking Aluminum Case

Wed Feb 22, 2017 6:09 pm

It looks nice, like the wicked aluminum, flerc and mechatronic, however those have some type of heatsink that makes contact with chip on the board. I don't see anything like that here. Does this cool by virtue of just being aluminum?

mhoney
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Re: Perfect Overclocking Aluminum Case

Thu Feb 23, 2017 12:26 am

Our case makes direct contact with the CPU also.

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Re: Perfect Overclocking Aluminum Case

Thu Feb 23, 2017 3:53 pm

Oh I see it now. I should have zoomed in.

Thanks.

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Re: Perfect Overclocking Aluminum Case

Fri Feb 24, 2017 1:19 pm

Very nice!
But 2 1/2 times the price of the gorgeous Flirc one.. (which I own)

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Re: Perfect Overclocking Aluminum Case

Fri Feb 24, 2017 2:13 pm

startrek.steve wrote:Very nice!
But 2 1/2 times the price of the gorgeous Flirc one.. (which I own)

Steve
I've got a Flirc case too, it's very nice.

I think this one is prettier but it's hard to justify the cost.
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Re: Perfect Overclocking Aluminum Case

Fri Feb 24, 2017 2:56 pm

another vote for the Flirc - excellent passive cooling for our RPi3 'net radio, thermal print server

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Re: Perfect Overclocking Aluminum Case

Tue Feb 28, 2017 1:24 pm

https://www.aliexpress.com/store/produc ... 20410.html

Cannot be sure about quality (from China), but atleast there are passive cooling for 3 places, I think thermal pads are not included, so you should buy them yourself, screws and rubber feets are included in the package. Very good price, delivery may take a while.

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Re: Perfect Overclocking Aluminum Case

Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:18 pm

I think the mechatronics art beats the wicked aluminum. Flirc looks very plain as does the AliExpress.

I would prefer the MA tbh :shock:

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Re: Perfect Overclocking Aluminum Case

Tue May 09, 2017 12:37 pm

Why not have an aluminum top, completely finned out, and a plastic bottom? It would maintain the same amount of surface area (roughly) and also reduce the cost quite a bit. All you would have to do is put lots of ridges across the entire surface instead of just having a small wave.

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Re: Perfect Overclocking Aluminum Case

Wed May 10, 2017 3:10 am

Hi, looks great.
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Re: Perfect Overclocking Aluminum Case

Wed May 10, 2017 5:47 pm

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KAHlifC6q-Q

Yup, sandpaper is best option to file those spots.

He used 0.15mm and 0.25mm 3M brand thermal pads, IMO 0.5mm is perfect for this case, very small pressure is good for heat reduce.

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