Can you tell me more about this picture above with the SSD? Is the SSD mounted on there? What is the small device in between the RPi and the SSD?HawaiianPi wrote: ↑Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:05 pmFirst two I got from JBTek, and I think I paid $6.99 for one and $7.99 for the other.
Last one I bought was from CTYRZCH for $3.90, but it came with a broken support spacer.
All of them came with loud fans, but the JBtek case fan did move a surprising amount of air for its size (although less surprising with its 300mA power requirement). I replaced the fans with Noctua NF-A4x10 5V, which are excellent, but cost twice as much as the cases (and almost half of what the Pi3B it's cooling cost).
When my 4B2 arrives tomorrow it will likely replace the 3B in this case.
I also have a Flirc Pi4B case on pre-order, so that's one of the 4B4(GB) models covered. Haven't worked out what the other one is going into yet (only planned to get two at first, but got tired of waiting for the 4GB models to ship).
Yes, the SSD is mounted to the case. The horizontal spacing of the case supports and the M3 threading matched the SSD mounting holes, on the back side anyway. The two supports on the front of the SSD are just acting as feet (resting on the top of the case). I could drill a couple of holes and screw the front feet in, but the SSD weighs almost nothing, so it isn't needed.
You can use both if you want, but if you are going to use a fan the heatsink may not be needed.
Heat sink case Finally arrived and it’s for a 4 as per description
Can you post temperatures with and without this case please?springtide wrote: ↑Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:51 pmHeat sink case Finally arrived and it’s for a 4 as per description
Seem to work and fit great!!
Does the same item works also on the pi4? There are listings for Pi4 too but are more expensive so I wonder if it is same item relisted or there is some difference.
fanoush wrote: ↑Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:17 pmDoes the same item works also on the pi4? There are listings for Pi4 too but are more expensive so I wonder if it is same item relisted or there is some difference.
Yes, but that does not answer the question, it could still be universal enough to fit as it is not whole case. Anyway here is one for pi3 https://www.ebay.com/itm/362682376363 and indeed it looks different around hdmi ports and ethernet and also the chips (RAM?) are in different location.
It has been a bit of heatwave here (for UK), so room temp is close to 25c and the RPi4 hovers around 56c idle (with desktop) with the heatsink.rshev wrote: ↑Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:24 amCan you post temperatures with and without this case please?springtide wrote: ↑Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:51 pmHeat sink case Finally arrived and it’s for a 4 as per description
Seem to work and fit great!!
You'd possibly improve your temperatures having the fan blow in, rather than suck out. I'm currently seeing temperatures quite a lot lower than that with the same fan and similar heatsink setup. (Even overclocked to 1750)knute wrote: ↑Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:24 pmI saw somebody post the other day about some small fans by Noctua so I bought a 5V version. It really keeps the temp down. Now with ambient temp 27C the Pi idles at about 40C. I ran it at 98% to 99% for 20 minutes and it was about 60C at the end. I have one of those little aluminum heat sinks on the processor and the GPU? I bought my Pi from Canakit and it came with a case that I cut a hole in the top of and that was a big improvement even before the fan. I think the fan is the way to go, at least for now.
In other words if the Pi is expected to do much, you should plan on a cooling solution. This was sometimes necessary with the Pi 3 but it seems mandatory with the Pi 4. However it may not require complicated or expensive methods.The Pi4B will operate perfectly well without any extra cooling and is designed for sprint performance -
expecting a light use case on average and ramping up the CPU speed when needed (e.g. when loading
a webpage). If a user wishes to load the system continually or operate it at a high termperature at full
performance, further cooling may be needed.