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That motherboard will warp very badly over time...do you really need SUCH a massive heat sink? If this is for a HTPC...just undervolt the i5 as much as possible. Also, does it have to be COMPLETELY quiet? Can't you get a really silent fan, and therefore a much lighter heat sink?
I have no idea how big the heatsink needs to be to sufficiently cool an i5 quadcore.
Seeing that ATX boards can support coolers like those mentioned it should be possible to mount those on a mini ITX board too - and I have an idea how to mount the heatsink to the mobo, but with the mobotray supporting the weight. From what I have seen, the weight of those tower-heatsinks is ranging from 650 to 870g - somehow there´s not much difference regarding the size.
And neither undervolting nor mounting a fan is an option (atm).
Guess I´m sounding a little bit stubborn here so...

Couldn´t find any details on how much heat those heatsink can handle in a passive setup.
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how about some small struts, like the lego hydraulic things, so you can adjust the height they reach? just a quick idea.
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Interesting. Passive coolers would work on Mitx boards. Though if its vertical and you tip it over. It will break something
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post #14 of 46
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Update-time!

First part arrived: the Dfi Lanparty MI P55-T36:




It´s almost the same size as the I/O panel


Other parts I already had: Blue LED´s for lighting the base panel + resistors and switches (to turn the LED´s off)


I also have a few sheets of black 3mm acrylic and leftovers of 8mm clear acrylic (from Conundrum).

Parts ordered:

i5 760 (4x2800MHz)
Scythe Yasya Towercooler
HIS HD 5740 1Gb
LG Blue Ray Combo Drive
WD 2TB Caviar Green
4Gb GeIL Evo One
Corsair 500CX - PSU
Lamptron vandalresistant switch (black with blue ring)
Some cables (extensions, USB, ...)
Arctic Cooling MX3
And sleeve, heatshrink and screws by Nils


Stay tuned!
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Looks good - that Yasya comes with an excellent fan BTW - you could use it somewhere else in the case Also, just curious, why did you buy a quad? Shouldn't a i3 dualcore be easier to cool?
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Does anyone have any proof that a large heatsink mounted vertically on a mITX board would warp/damage it? It won't even have the weight of a fan on it. I assume that with the proper backplate it should be just fine. OR if needed, design a larger one, or one that bolts through to the motherboard tray. You would take a minor hit in cooling capability if you went to the standard TRUE instead of the copper edition. I have one and I believe it only weighs 790g!
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Im planning something sort of like this, cudos to another MITX builder. Because of the weight issues, i'm going to be mounting my motherboard differently though, so my tower cooler will stand straight. Also, you might run into problems with the backplate for your cooler, I've seen several pics of people having to cut/mod their backplates to fit on a mItx board. Unless your too far into this, I'd recommend checking into a horizontal mount. The case will be wider, but less high. Guess it does come down to asthetics^^.
Either way, best of luck to you, and i'll be watching this!
    
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Looks good - that Yasya comes with an excellent fan BTW - you could use it somewhere else in the case Also, just curious, why did you buy a quad? Shouldn't a i3 dualcore be easier to cool?
I want this PC to last as long as possible - and still be reasonably fast in a few years.

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Does anyone have any proof that a large heatsink mounted vertically on a mITX board would warp/damage it? It won't even have the weight of a fan on it. I assume that with the proper backplate it should be just fine. OR if needed, design a larger one, or one that bolts through to the motherboard tray. You would take a minor hit in cooling capability if you went to the standard TRUE instead of the copper edition. I have one and I believe it only weighs 790g!
That´s exactly what I have in mind!!

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Im planning something sort of like this, cudos to another MITX builder. Because of the weight issues, i'm going to be mounting my motherboard differently though, so my tower cooler will stand straight. Also, you might run into problems with the backplate for your cooler, I've seen several pics of people having to cut/mod their backplates to fit on a mItx board. Unless your too far into this, I'd recommend checking into a horizontal mount. The case will be wider, but less high. Guess it does come down to asthetics^^.
Either way, best of luck to you, and i'll be watching this!
Thank you very much!
I think I´m too far into this - it really comes down to aesthetics!!

Cheers!
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Happy New Year!

Guess what - next parcel has arrived






So I already have the mobo, the world´s best sleeve and really beautiful screws!

Everything else should arrive next week!

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4) Parts have arrived!





Mock up build to show you how I plan to arrange the cables:





The Yasya dwarfs the board








I should start working on the case this weekend!

Cheers!
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