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    News - Copper foam cooled fanless PC seeks crowdfunding

    SilentPower of Germany aims to make the "smallest high-end PC in the world".
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    Re: News - Copper foam cooled fanless PC seeks crowdfunding

    I'm assuming there's some kind of dust filter over all of this?!

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    Re: News - Copper foam cooled fanless PC seeks crowdfunding

    good price for now

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    Re: News - Copper foam cooled fanless PC seeks crowdfunding

    Quote Originally Posted by cptwhite_uk View Post
    I'm assuming there's some kind of dust filter over all of this?!
    That's a really good question. I'm gonna have a look on their website. If those gaps build-up with dust, which they will if it's on the top of the chassis, then it won't work, surely?

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    Re: News - Copper foam cooled fanless PC seeks crowdfunding

    Wow that is innovation but I also agree with what others said and if it gets dust it seems like only the top thin layer will only accumalate it rather than the entire foam.

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    Re: News - Copper foam cooled fanless PC seeks crowdfunding

    Quote Originally Posted by cptwhite_uk View Post
    I'm assuming there's some kind of dust filter over all of this?!
    As it's copper I guess you could easily vaccum most of it out, but I think you are right in that this will be a magnet for dust!

    Hopefully they'll make it easy to detach and wash!
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    Re: News - Copper foam cooled fanless PC seeks crowdfunding

    In case anyone is thinking of a DIY version
    http://www.goodfellow.com/catalogue/...0&CatSearNum=1

    Not cheap though (and quite fragile)
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    Re: News - Copper foam cooled fanless PC seeks crowdfunding

    Versarien replied to my enquiry to say that its copper foam technology in PCs is currently designed just for inclusion in water cooling systems. However the company will be talking to SilentPower about the sourcing of copper foam for its project.

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    Re: News - Copper foam cooled fanless PC seeks crowdfunding

    Quote Originally Posted by peterb View Post
    In case anyone is thinking of a DIY version
    http://www.goodfellow.com/catalogue/...0&CatSearNum=1

    Not cheap though (and quite fragile)
    Expensive for a DIY project, then you have the problem of how to attach it to the solid plate that contacts the CPU/GPU
    You can't use solder as the Cu foam acts as a wick, soaking up all the solder and getting blocked.

    Not something that could be used in the open air, but graphite foam is very interesting when used as a wick in a heat siphon/heat pipe as it's 4x more efficient at heat transfer than copper.
    Last edited by Corky34; 30-06-2014 at 03:46 PM.

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    Re: News - Copper foam cooled fanless PC seeks crowdfunding

    On the positive side, it's nice to see some innovation.

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    Re: News - Copper foam cooled fanless PC seeks crowdfunding

    Quote Originally Posted by Corky34 View Post
    You can't use solder as the Cu foam acts as a wick, soaking up all the solder and getting blocked.
    Either buy some more copper and melt it down and 'dip the foam in it' or melt the bottom of the foam, only needs around 2.5k C

    The principle behind the copper foam would mean that as long as it's connected somewhere the heat should be dissipated so you could in theory just drill out a hole large enough for a 'heat pipe' and run that into it with some conductive glue..

    Also got to love about the marketing hyperbole... in 2015 that is not going to be high end lol

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    Re: News - Copper foam cooled fanless PC seeks crowdfunding

    Innovation ?

    Look at this from 2005:

    http://www.overclockers.com/copper-foam-heatsink/
    http://www.overclockers.com/copper-foam-heatsink-ii/
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