magnetik Wrote:I'm very interested to hear how well essentially extending the CPU heatsink to a larger area works...
Maybe it might be easier to make a custom heatpipe setup to draw away the heat?
Could be, I'm just gonna play around with it. Custom heatpipes aren't easy by any means - I'm going that route for a work project. It takes alot of research, design, and CNC manufacturing. I'm trying to keep the parts pretty basic, something I can just have lazer-cut, drill and tap, and put together fairly easily. I also want the case to out-last the motherboard, so I don't really want to invest too much into this particular board.
The fact is the motherboard is designed to be ran fanless, on the test bench it doesn't break 40 degrees. There is quite a bit of heat at the back of the motherboard, I feel like I can make a big difference by transferring it away here.
The thermal transfer medium
I have is very high quality. I should be able to reach a C/W ratio of 1.0 or thereabouts.