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Old 11-06-2011, 03:38 PM   #5173 (permalink)
harlequin2
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Yeah, just connect them up so they are always on. I'm surprised you bothered with fans as a decent lump of finned heatsink does the job very well. Here's a picture of mine, with the software modified to give over 600A and I've yet to see the heat spreader (mine's Cu) temperature go over 45 deg C even on a warm day (air temp 28 deg C)
The 4 bolts you can see are the ones through the heat spreader and there are 4 more, short ones, that simply clamp the heat sink to the case. Lots of thermal grease between spreader/case and case/heatsink.
You might note that my case is upside down to the original design as I didn't want the mounting flange on the same side as the heatsink - for obvious reasons.
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Last edited by harlequin2; 11-06-2011 at 03:43 PM.. Reason: added note
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