That looks really nice!Today I god a feedback from Noctua. Currently they are validating if a heatsink is possible with their current rentention kit. They send me a drawing based on a NH-L12 with 4x8mm heatpipes and the dimensions of my finlayout.
Furthermore I made a little change on my current design. I moved the complete surface 4mm more to the back. So the surface will be the same but the total dimensions of the heatsink is smaller.
Fan goes under the fins, I don't see why the fins couldn't be touching the panel. anyway, that's 46mm vs 48.
Airgap between fan and cpublock is only 5mm, you really cant squish that much.48 or 50 mm. doesn't matter. make it 50 and then you can squish it down to fit your other cases. (as long as the fan can still fit below)
not elegant, but best cooling performance for everyone with a little DIY involved
I mean it is one of the best z270 Mini-ITX boards out there with the dual M.2... So any asking for compatibility might have some merit to their requests, lol. Alternatively they could try and remove the VRM heatsinks on the z270i STRIX to fit a larger CPU cooler.INB4 everyone complains its not asus strix z270i compatible.
I stand by my measurements. I'd really like a competitor to the LP53 and the NH-L9i that can fit inside the S4 mini, if it's a FULL COPPER part. And yes I have the ASUS STRIX z270i, but I'm not afraid to remove one RAM stick, or both VRM heatsinks to allow for a better CPU cooler to fit on it, in the search for the best CPU cooler that can fit in the S4-mini.
I can only say it again, I will not make the heatsink smaller to only support the Strix. Furthermore I will not make it 3mm thinner to support the S4. The heatsink will be only a success if it is mutch better as the LP53. So we need every degree and every milimeter. The minimum order quantity will be mutch higher as for the A4-SFX. I think the Kickstarter campaign is more than 6 month away. So on that time you will have it in your hands there will be newer boards then the Strix.
Another note about my measurements in the post.
Have you seen the Calyos NSG-S0 / Official site?Pick one motherboard and one GPU to support, CNC the entire case out of a monolithic block of silver to precisely match all protrusions, and a thin layer of non-conductive thermal compound. Duh, it's easy, you guys make this seem so hard.
*Beyond my (probably not very) amusing comment....been following quietly following this project for a long time. Fascinated by it....I don't have the $$ to throw at it....but if I did I'd be a customer.
I think it is more of a compromise:
Heatpipes provides heat transfer,
surface area provides heat dissipation.
You want to optimize both ~> and I think that is what Noctua and Dan meant when they said 4 heatpipes is enough.....
Also when was this ever about the cost?
vc1,vc2 - vapor chambers h1,h2 - heatpipes TOP VIEW ╔====╗███╔====╗ =║====║███║====║= =║====║███║====║= fins =║====║███║====║= =║====║███║====║= =h1==h1███h2==h2= vc1vc2 FRONT VIEW -------vc1------- ░h1░░░h1░h2░░░h2░ -------vc2------- ====fan==== [vc2] [vc1] [cpu] SIDE VIEW vc1_______________ ||||| fins ||||| │ <-----h1h2 vc2¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯│ │ ====fan==== │ │ vc2_____│ │ vc1_______│ [cpu]
More heatpipes does not mean better performance, you can look to those heatsinks from scythe, they are absolutely full of heatpipes and super big but performance does not go near Silverarrow or Noctua nhd15 etc...whats important is not being "adequate", if we want to OC our cpus to 5ghz we need MORE THAN "ENOUGH". 5 or 6 heat pipes. cost cutting is LAME. 8mm, 6 HEATPIPES. NO COMPROMISE.