[mythtv-users] Those tasty Zotac boards

Robert Johnston anaerin at gmail.com
Wed Jun 17 04:32:38 UTC 2009

On Tue, Jun 16, 2009 at 22:30, Robert Johnston<anaerin at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 16, 2009 at 22:26, Matthew Keefe<learningtehlinux at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I have a project in mind but it's very space sensitive.  I know the boards
>> are just short of 7 inches square, but how tall are they, with the heat sink
>> and without?
>> I dunno how you'd cool that puppy without a heatsink, unless they make some
>> seriously low profile ones.  I'm hoping to shoehorn one of these boards into
>> an enclosure that is 1 inch in height.  Other dimensions ought to fit.
> Micro watercooling? Heatpipes? All-aluminum top plate with a copper
> slug between it and the CPU to use the case as a massive heatsink?

I know replying to yourself is bad, but I've also just thought of:

Seal the entire unit watertight and fill the gap with mineral oil.

The oil acts as heat conductor to the case, which then dissipates the
heat via convection.
Robert "Anaerin" Johnston

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