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by coppertubing
Sat Feb 08, 2014 12:16 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Keep i3 Haswell 35W TDP fanless
Replies: 17
Views: 11225

Re: Keep i3 Haswell 35W TDP fanless

The OP asked if it was possible to have a Haswell i3 35w TDP in a small fanless case. The correct answer is yes, it is possible. But right away, everyone started saying it's not a great idea, you have to underclock it, just add a fan, you really don't need to do that, there's no benefit, blah, blah,...
by coppertubing
Sat Feb 08, 2014 7:59 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Keep i3 Haswell 35W TDP fanless
Replies: 17
Views: 11225

Re: Keep i3 Haswell 35W TDP fanless

most people who think they need a fanless system, really do not. I agree. But is that really an argument to put a fan in there? :) Well, I disagree. That's like saying "most people who think they need an i7 instead of an i3, really do not." Who are you to say what the OP thinks he needs or wants. H...
by coppertubing
Sat Mar 02, 2013 5:11 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Amec Thermasol Flat Cool Pipes
Replies: 39
Views: 27242

Re: Amec Thermasol Flat Cool Pipes

Here is another build with the flat heatpipes. This time I used a black Habey EMC-600 case with Foxconn H67 mobo and Intel i3-2100T. Heatsinks are mounted on top of the case with the heatpipes running from the cpu up to the inside of the lid. Heat transfer is good, as the entire case acts as a sink,...
by coppertubing
Sun Feb 17, 2013 3:28 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Amec Thermasol Flat Cool Pipes
Replies: 39
Views: 27242

Re: Amec Thermasol Flat Cool Pipes

I tried PM as well but no luck.

Yes I have plenty of the flatpipes. Let me know how many you want and where to send them. I will quote you price.
by coppertubing
Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:19 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Amec Thermasol Flat Cool Pipes
Replies: 39
Views: 27242

Re: Amec Thermasol Flat Cool Pipes

Here is my latest build using the flatpipes, this time with two of them connecting to the heatsinks attached to the case sides. CPU is an Intel i3-2100T on a Foxconn H67 board. CPU temps stayed about the same, maybe a little better - 38C at idle, < 45C under normal load, about 65C under heavy load. ...
by coppertubing
Fri Jun 01, 2012 5:52 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Amec Thermasol Flat Cool Pipes
Replies: 39
Views: 27242

Re: Amec Thermasol Flat Cool Pipes

Hi Antoine, I can try to answer some of your questions based on my experience. According to Amec Thermasol , the max thermal transfer rate depends on the flatpipe thickness and orientation, and for their thickest pipe, it can be up to 300 watts. But like MikeC says, it also depends on some other thi...
by coppertubing
Wed Mar 21, 2012 2:50 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Amec Thermasol Flat Cool Pipes
Replies: 39
Views: 27242

Re: Amec Thermasol Flat Cool Pipes

Jay_S wrote:
coppertubing wrote:
Jay_S wrote:@ coppertubing

Can you explain in more detail how you mounted the flat heat pipes...
The heatpipe sits flat against the cpu ...
Thanks! Are the ones you have for sale the standard 150mm length?
Yes. They are 150 mm long, 40 mm wide and 2 mm thick.
by coppertubing
Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:59 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Amec Thermasol Flat Cool Pipes
Replies: 39
Views: 27242

Re: Amec Thermasol Flat Cool Pipes

ces wrote:Do you mean that they hover over the top of the case?
No, not quite. It's hard to see in the picture but I have a couple small plastic spacers between the heatsink and the case lid, so that the heatsinks "hover" to increase air flow around them.
by coppertubing
Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:43 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Amec Thermasol Flat Cool Pipes
Replies: 39
Views: 27242

Re: Amec Thermasol Flat Cool Pipes

[quote="ces
I don't understand what these fins are. Please explain.[/quote]

Those are heatsinks. I bought them from HeatSinksUSA. They are on the condensor end of the heatpipe to dissipate the heat from the CPU.
by coppertubing
Mon Mar 19, 2012 4:53 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Amec Thermasol Flat Cool Pipes
Replies: 39
Views: 27242

Re: Amec Thermasol Flat Cool Pipes

@ coppertubing Can you explain in more detail how you mounted the flat heat pipes to the CPU? Perhaps with close up photos? I have an old stereo amplifier case with massive heat sinks on each side, and I've been interested in hacking it into a fanless HTPC for a while. And these flat heat pipes loo...
by coppertubing
Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:25 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Amec Thermasol Flat Cool Pipes
Replies: 39
Views: 27242

Re: Amec Thermasol Flat Cool Pipes

coppertubing -- you go! OK, then. If anyone wants to purchase one of these Amec Thermasol Flat Coolpipes, send me a PM. They are as described on the Amec website and the part number is MHP-2040A150A. The price is US$10 apiece plus shipping. I can accept Paypal. I have about 40 pieces available but ...
by coppertubing
Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:35 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Amec Thermasol Flat Cool Pipes
Replies: 39
Views: 27242

Re: Amec Thermasol Flat Cool Pipes

I've been waiting to see if there was any more interest in these flat coolpipes before updating this thread, so now I will. I was able to purchase a small quantity of them, mainly because I wanted to build more of these silent systems for myself, since from what I've learned so far, they work quite ...
by coppertubing
Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:11 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: low profile cooler in habey emc-800b
Replies: 10
Views: 4536

Re: low profile cooler in habey emc-800b

matt_garman wrote:And of course there could be other options that I haven't conceived.
The Habey is a great little case. Here is how I built my EMC-800 based htpc:
viewtopic.php?f=8&t=63014

Similiar cpu - i3-2100T - but fanless using the coolpipe and some heatsinks.
by coppertubing
Wed Dec 14, 2011 7:01 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Amec Thermasol Flat Cool Pipes
Replies: 39
Views: 27242

Re: Amec Thermasol Flat Cool Pipes

how much do they cost and can you specify the model you got? The Thermasol part number for the coolpipe is MHP-2040A150A. Unfortunately, they will not sell single pieces to the public, only OEMs. However, I am talking to their sales department about buying a quantity of them to resell, if there is ...
by coppertubing
Tue Dec 06, 2011 7:58 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Amec Thermasol Flat Cool Pipes
Replies: 39
Views: 27242

Re: Amec Thermasol Flat Cool Pipes

Always wanted to try this, and interesting that such a thin strip of material is so effective at transferring heat. Is the material easy to bend? or break? And do you know of a similar source for heatsinks in the UK/Europe? cheers :) The coolpipe is easy to bend. I've bent it back and forth several...
by coppertubing
Sat Dec 03, 2011 7:45 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: DIY fanless mini-itx HTPC
Replies: 2
Views: 5748

Re: DIY fanless mini-itx HTPC

That's pretty slick! Do those big heatsinks get warm to the touch when your run Prime95? Also, you're running the i3-2100 T ---do you think this scheme would be capable of cooling a regular i3-2100 (65W TPD, versus 35W for the T)? Yes, after 30 minutes of Prime95, the heatsink gets hot. The case it...
by coppertubing
Thu Dec 01, 2011 5:57 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: DIY fanless mini-itx HTPC
Replies: 2
Views: 5748

DIY fanless mini-itx HTPC

I recently modified my mini-itx HTPC to make it fanless and completely silent. All it took was a couple of large aluminum heatsinks from HeatSinksUSA , which happen to look quite nice with the silver Habey case, and a Flat CoolPipe from Amec Thermasol . Here are my specs: CPU: Intel i3-2100T Mobo: A...
by coppertubing
Wed Nov 30, 2011 7:47 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Amec Thermasol Flat Cool Pipes
Replies: 39
Views: 27242

Re: Amec Thermasol Flat Cool Pipes

So I guess I can answer my own question now. I was able to get a couple sample pieces of the Flat Cool Pipes and built a fanless mini-itx system. These cool pipes are very nice - flat, flexible and able to keep an Intel i3-2100T cool without fans in a small case. Here are the system specs: Intel i3-...
by coppertubing
Fri Oct 07, 2011 3:56 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: mCubed HFX heatpipe graphics cooler
Replies: 5
Views: 2515

Re: mCubed HFX heatpipe graphics cooler

Does anyone know of another source for these heatpipes. It seems the mCubed site no longer exists.
by coppertubing
Wed Aug 31, 2011 7:23 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Amec Thermasol Flat Cool Pipes
Replies: 39
Views: 27242

Amec Thermasol Flat Cool Pipes

Does anyone have experience with these flexible heat pipes?
They look to be ideal for low profile cases or other custom and hard to fit cooling situations.