Sunday, July 1st 2018

ASUS Intros Tinker Fanless Aluminum Case

ASUS rolled out the Tinker Fanless Aluminium case, a custom-design case for the Tinker Board and Tinker Board S hobby-kits by ASUS that rival Raspberry Pi. The case is built from a block of aluminium with brushed-metal finish; which opens from one side (rear), held together by a single thumb-screw. It has cutouts for all of the Tinker Board's ports and connectors - four USB, an HDMI output, Ethernet, DC-in, two card slots, and slots for the optional WLAN module. The case has enough room to let you mount the SoC heatsink that's included with Tinker Boards. The case measures 90 mm x 67 mm x 36 mm (WxDxH).
Source: FanlessTech
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11 Comments on ASUS Intros Tinker Fanless Aluminum Case

#1
natr0n
The internal wifi will suffer tremendously.
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#2
bug
Does it cost 2-3x as much as the board?
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FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
So overclocking your Pi is a thing now??
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bug
FreedomEclipse, post: 3865148, member: 38411"
So overclocking your Pi is a thing now??
That was yesterday. Today it's all about unlocking more cores :P
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#6
Hillbilly
This is great news. I love my tinker board, but man does it run hot.

natr0n, post: 3864656, member: 102496"
The internal wifi will suffer tremendously.
True, but tinker boards support external antennas.
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#7
Nephilim666
So they made a chassis without airflow which is made of a great thermal conductor (aluminium) and didn't have it interface directly with the hot parts of the product.
Instead you get to efficiently heat the inside of the sealed box because you can still use your heatsink inside it.
:kookoo:
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lexluthermiester
FreedomEclipse, post: 3865148, member: 38411"
So overclocking your Pi is a thing now??
This isn't a RaspberryPi. And OCing an RPi has been done since the OG RPi.
Hillbilly, post: 3865259, member: 109385"
This is great news. I love my tinker board, but man does it run hot.
I've got a big heatsink/fan combo on mine, and with a custom kernel OC at 1.8ghz. Stays cool.
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Hillbilly
lexluthermiester, post: 3865895, member: 134537"
I've got a big heatsink/fan combo on mine, and with a custom kernel OC at 1.8ghz. Stays cool.
If I may what heatsink/fan combo are you using?
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lexluthermiester
Hillbilly, post: 3866154, member: 109385"
If I may what heatsink/fan combo are you using?
Custom made from an older heatsink originally intended for a motherboard chipset. Got out the Dremel tool and shaped it as needed. Then mounted a 5v 50mm fan to it.
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