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Arctic Passive Cooling Laptop Modification

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final update: I replaced the asgard 2 amp with a brick. the brick works better too. the density of the weight is perfect to its size, I am getting better heat dissipation now. and if I overclock I turn on the fan.... the passive is good enough for me though so I rarely bother with the fan now that the brick is doing an even better job.

also note my custom cooling on the nvme drive (to the right of the right most plant, you can see the end of it)... in TPU's review of this same drive crucial p5 1tb - it would hit 100 celsius, mine has never gone above 60. i added a nice EK air heatsink to it I had laying around, and some extra copper. The plants are from Ikea, and so I don't have to just see a monstrosity out the corner of my field of vision LOL

You are hell-bent on getting the most of that laptop, aren't you? Props though, it's ghetto but if it works for you, whorah!
 
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You are hell-bent on getting the most of that laptop, aren't you? Props though, it's ghetto but if it works for you, whorah!

well without this mod it overheats and stutters in demanding games. with the mod it works just like a desktop setup with external monitor kb/mouse etc

so its really a matter of do i want to enjoy my hobby of gaming or not, and since i have so many backlog games that max out on gtx 1070, i still don't regret my decision of doing this and selling my rx 6800 rig.

I'll get me a new rig eventually, prob an all AM5 rig with ddr5 ram and rx 7800 xt gpu. whenever all of that comes out. let's hope construction moves ahead of schedule on those other TSMC factories. lol

also lets hope more countries add more taxes to crypto everything.
 
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final update: I replaced the asgard 2 amp with a brick. the brick works better too. the density of the weight is perfect to its size, I am getting better heat dissipation now. and if I overclock I turn on the fan.... the passive is good enough for me though so I rarely bother with the fan now that the brick is doing an even better job.

also note my custom cooling on the nvme drive (to the right of the right most plant, you can see the end of it)... in TPU's review of this same drive crucial p5 1tb - it would hit 100 celsius, mine has never gone above 60. i added a nice EK air heatsink to it I had laying around, and some extra copper. The plants are from Ikea, and so I don't have to just see a monstrosity out the corner of my field of vision LOL

I love the plants looks. Hide the ugly.
One of the best 3 words humans has ever invented.

So you didnt assemble them?
I thought he bought the seeds from ikea, the plants came later.
 
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final update: I replaced the asgard 2 amp with a brick. the brick works better too. the density of the weight is perfect to its size, I am getting better heat dissipation now. and if I overclock I turn on the fan.... the passive is good enough for me though so I rarely bother with the fan now that the brick is doing an even better job.

also note my custom cooling on the nvme drive (to the right of the right most plant, you can see the end of it)... in TPU's review of this same drive crucial p5 1tb - it would hit 100 celsius, mine has never gone above 60. i added a nice EK air heatsink to it I had laying around, and some extra copper. The plants are from Ikea, and so I don't have to just see a monstrosity out the corner of my field of vision LOL

Who need fans when you can get a brick - thats so cool :D
 
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I thought he bought the seeds from ikea, the plants came later.
there must be some step that involves assembly, its the Ikea rule.
 
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Joined
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Cooling Artic Liquid Freezer 2 - 420mm
Memory G.Skill Sniper 16gb DDR3 2400
Video Card(s) GreenTeam 1080 Gaming X 8GB
Storage Samsung EVO 500gb & 1Tb, 2tb HDD
Display(s) 1x Nixeus NX_EDG27, 2x Dell S2440L (16:9)
Case Phanteks Enthoo Primo w/8 140mm SP Fans
Audio Device(s) onboard (realtek?) - SPKRS:Logitech Z623 200w 2.1
Power Supply Corsair HX1000i
Mouse Logitech G604
Keyboard Logitech G910 Orion Spark
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Space Lynx

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final update on this project, I wanted to remind myself how hot it ran before this project, so i put it all back together normal like, and yep it was terrible idea. 97 celsius. wow I am dumb.

ok back to frankenstein arctic cooling I go. LOL

if laptop manufactures keep saying 95 Celsius is acceptable, I'm really going to be considering a super tiny mini-itx and portable monitor. they make high refresh usb-c portable monitors these days. so eat **** laptops, give me better cooling or I will become master of my domain once and for all! it will be annoying as crap carrying it all, but to be honest, the giant power bricks of laptops are still worse than a 60% size mini mech keyboard and usb c high refresh screen 17" + i already carry mouse so that doesn't count and the PSU will be built into the tiny tiny mini-ITX case...

hmm I may do this anyway!!!

VICTORY IS AT HAND! next gen boys!!! HERE WE GO!!!! :rockout::rockout::rockout::rockout::rockout::rockout::rockout::rockout::rockout::love::love::love::love::love::love::love:
 
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