The first place of the mobo with the first casing (drilled), second casing was the closed one, but for the rest pretty mutch the same as this one. The closed version was to reduces the amount of airflow over the mobo. Can you imagin a mobo that gets to cold:
Pic 1) is the normal and the modify top of the air-inlet. You can see 4 bolts.
Pic 2) is the backside of the air-inlet with the mobo attached (i was testing the space for the metal bar (black with the grove in it)
Pic 3) the old air-intake. On the bottom you can just see the fan (blower)
Pic 4) the mobo in the car bolted to the air-intake (it had a specific order in witch bolt / screw to tighten up) Putting the mobo in its place took about 30 minutes (some of the nuts where very difficult to reach.
Pic 5) The water draining hole with the wiring
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The air-intake is lifted up about 3 cm. And there are two holes that drain the water away. Threw one of the holes i thread the wiring.
The temp of the mobo is about the same as the outside air-temp. If i lived in a hotter country, or the global warming picks up this is still the space i think is the best for the mobo.
I’ll post this too in the worklog, i got a feeling Red’s gone delete this post.
While 30+ off topic posts is probably enough, I just wanted to mention that there are still CPU size peltiers out there if fan noise is an issue for anyone. I used one on my old 386 (when it was the latest technology....the 386, not the peltier :lol:) and they work great. Here is an example.
I would be very cautios with using Pelter units on CPU - 1st you still need to get heat out from the top of it somehow, 2nd - if it fails which in car is very likely - your CPU is toast in the matter of seconds.
I did a quick look through this thread and didn't see any linfo list on the Intel DQ45EK Mini-ITX board, I just purchased it and love how fast this thing is...I'll get some pics up tonight, I want to skim though this thread more to make ure no one else has reviewed it so I'm not the work :)
Slightly off-topic, but here's the only slim cooler I could find for core 2s:
I believe this will fit in a VOOMPC case.
Actually, there is also another one, but I couldn't find any place to buy it: http://www.jetart.com/detail/75191/75191.html
while I really like all the copper on the second link you posted, the fan cage on this one I like better, maybe a combination of the 2
Ebay ITX Fan
After using this board for some 3 months , it's pretty nice, but runs REALLY hot;
Procesor was 105F+
MoBo was over 150F
The I/O Controller would get 200F+
Memory Controller Hub would get near 170F+
I removed the default heat sinks and added a new one (Evercool Serpent Northbridge Chip Cooler) to the I/O hub and then moved the origanl I/O Hub heat sink to the memory controller. Temps are all now at or near 100F+ except the I/O controller which is under 140F
I put this in an In-Win B639 in black!
MSI Fuzzy GM965 link not working! It's cached in google and first link when searching, but page not found on the MSI website.
The link for the Fuzzy GM965 is http://www.msicomputer.com/index.php...8&prod_no=1187