King of Cable Management
- May 17, 2016
I was focused on efficiency only, but you're right, cost is another important factor!I was just curious how a aluminum design would perform in comparison because it would be much cheaper to manufacture.
I guess as a CNC owner the aluminium option will still be cheaper for you, but will the copper version without heatpipes still be that expensive?
I'm asking because from the tests I made with my CoolerCase (see sig), the vapour chambers were a bit disappointing in helping to spread the heat. This project is on hold but I will check that more deeply one day...
So maybe attaching the foam directly to the copper plate will work as good as with the pipes.
When the new heatsink is ready I'll try to summarize all experiments and make a "normalized" comparison.
Another idea I still want to try is soldering small copper fins (with or without heatpipes) to a solid copper plate
Full of interesting things to come, sounds good!but first let's see how the new aluminum heatsink performs when it's ready.