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 Post subject: Fanless heatpipe on i5-6500 & MiniSYS T8.
PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2016 8:41 am 
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I am fairly new to this mini-itx stuff. Built an Amiga 500 pc using a Zotac IONITX-g and a C64 pc using an intel thin itx, both atom based.

Next up I want to put an i5-6500 & Asus H1101-PLUS-D3 into an MiniSYS T8 case that has a custom heatpipe cooler. Both sides of the case can act as radiators and the heatpipes attached to them, so the only worries I have are:

1. Is it a good move to run totally fanless? Either I use the custom heatpipe cooler or I use the stock intel cooler.
2. If I use the custom heatpipe cooler, do I put artic silver on the heatpipes that attach to the sides of the case? I know it has to be aplied to the cooler where the pipes all slot in. A block of metal fixes them to the sides of the case.
3. Would it make sense to shoe-horn a decent 90mm slim fan in there and run it slow?

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 Post subject: Re: Fanless heatpipe on i5-6500 & MiniSYS T8.
PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2016 11:07 am 
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Totally fanless works fine for normal use. And by normal use I mean that the system will not be doing anything heavy that fully loads it for hours on end. Don't go fanless if you intend to run protein folding simulations 24/7. :) I don't know anything about the MiniSYS T8 but I've built fanless systems in cases from HDPlex and Streacom.
If you decide to use fans, I'd get a different case. A cheaper one, built to allow some airflow.

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 Post subject: Re: Fanless heatpipe on i5-6500 & MiniSYS T8.
PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2016 4:47 am 
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Altairst8te74 wrote:
1. Is it a good move to run totally fanless? Either I use the custom heatpipe cooler or I use the stock intel cooler.

If you go that route, don't use the stock cooler. Either fanless or a different enclosure.
BTW, is it a good move? I can't help.


Altairst8te74 wrote:
2. If I use the custom heatpipe cooler, do I put artic silver on the heatpipes that attach to the sides of the case?

Thermal paste always helps: but use a different compound, AS is not that good nowadays.


Altairst8te74 wrote:
3. Would it make sense to shoe-horn a decent 90mm slim fan in there and run it slow?

Seemingly that enclosure doesn't have proper ventilation holes, so a fan could mostly recirculate hot air: I don't think it will really improve the relevant thermals but just try it, in case.

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 Post subject: Re: Fanless heatpipe on i5-6500 & MiniSYS T8.
PostPosted: Sat Mar 04, 2017 1:46 pm 
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Vicotnik wrote:
Totally fanless works fine for normal use. And by normal use I mean that the system will not be doing anything heavy that fully loads it for hours on end. Don't go fanless if you intend to run protein folding simulations 24/7. :) I don't know anything about the MiniSYS T8 but I've built fanless systems in cases from HDPlex and Streacom.
If you decide to use fans, I'd get a different case. A cheaper one, built to allow some airflow.


How did you get on building the heatpipe cooler on the HDPlex and Streacom. I want to do it clean and not make a mess. I want to find the tool that comes with the HDPlex kit, the little stick thing with a ball on either end. Would mean I could do a clean job with the thermal goop.


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