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Re: Best hardware for your Pi3?

Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:19 pm

If your concerned about a Pi getting hot ou might like this HAT that I spotted recently - https://www.aliexpress.com/store/produc ... 74371.html
I don't own one (yet) but I have bought quite a few things from aliexpress without any trouble. A controllable fan and a reasonable voltage regulator etc makes it look a decent deal. I've been working on a similar idea myself but this is cheaper than I could produce.
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Re: Best hardware for your Pi3?

Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:09 pm

timrowledge wrote:
Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:19 pm
If your concerned about a Pi getting hot ou might like this HAT that I spotted recently - https://www.aliexpress.com/store/produc ... 74371.html
I don't own one (yet) but I have bought quite a few things from aliexpress without any trouble. A controllable fan and a reasonable voltage regulator etc makes it look a decent deal. I've been working on a similar idea myself but this is cheaper than I could produce.
What would be the advantage of this HAT vs a heatsink + 30mm fan? Obviously this is controllable...

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Re: Best hardware for your Pi3?

Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:18 am

runboy93 wrote:
Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:01 pm
syn check aluminum case from my signature.
I already have a NESPi case on order, but I can definitely see the advantage of an aluminum case for heat dissipation

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Re: Best hardware for your Pi3?

Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:41 pm

piglet wrote:
Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:22 pm
You would need to shut down the pi before using the switch, to avoid the possibility of corrupting the sd card contents.
This urban legend is already busted. An Rpi3 with an up to date Raspbian and an SD card of good quality will not corrupt. You can cut it's power 25.000 times and it will still boot.

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Re: Best hardware for your Pi3?

Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:52 pm

bask185 wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:41 pm
piglet wrote:
Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:22 pm
You would need to shut down the pi before using the switch, to avoid the possibility of corrupting the sd card contents.
This urban legend is already busted.
As is commonly said; "citation needed". I would like to see the hard evidence and proof upon which that debunking is claimed.
bask185 wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:41 pm
An Rpi3 with an up to date Raspbian and an SD card of good quality will not corrupt. You can cut it's power 25.000 times and it will still boot.
Would you bet your life on it ?

And how do you explain away the corruption problems of those who seem to have arrived at such corruption by doing exactly that; simply pulling the power.

Perhaps that was just coincidence, merely correlation rather than causation, or perhaps their SD card wasn't "of good quality", but I personally would wait until one of the Pi Engineers told me it was entirely okay to just pull the plug before forgoing the shutdown procedure recommended.

Even if it does just come down to the SD Card itself; how does anyone determine whether their card may corrupt or not ?

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Re: Best hardware for your Pi3?

Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:17 pm

MSearles wrote:
Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:54 am
Could I please get suggestions on what the best setup would be for a Pi3? I've looked a little into it. I'd like suggestions for the best case, heatsinks, fans, and anything else one might need to have a perfect setup. I'd be using the Pi for emulation. Heatsinks to keep it cool, fans to keep it from being loud, and a good case. Is that all I would need? Is there anything else that gives the Pi3 optimum performance? Thanks everyone.

I was looking into this case, but am not sure if it allows for heatsinks and fans to be used with it - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00MQ ... _qh_dp_hza
The same case:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Clear-Case-fo ... 2547413366

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Re: Best hardware for your Pi3?

Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:52 pm

Syn wrote:
Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:09 pm

What would be the advantage of this HAT vs a heatsink + 30mm fan? Obviously this is controllable...
don't forget that it has a decent voltage regulator on board too. It's a nice combination of power in and heat out for not much more money than a fan etc to hack together yourself. And it looks like a couple of useful outputs for a bit more power than gpio can suppor.
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