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Default Copper driver heatsink option. . .

I came up with a DIY idea for a driver heatsink. I started out with this -



It's a copper reduction bushing for plumbing. I picked one up at the hardware store for a buck or two.

After some quality time with the hacksaw and a fracking big hammer, I got this -


33 grams of delicious copper. This will get cut down further and glued onto a FlexDrive. Should be enough material there for a few cheap heatsinks.


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I feel like that it would be a lot easier to just get some thin copper plate :P
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The advantage here is that it's cheap and available pretty much anywhere. Also, the quantity is better suited to small scale DIY interests. That, and making stuff is fun
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The guy wants to smash stuff with a hammer. Let him do what he likes!
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Default Re: Copper driver heatsink option. . .

Or you can get these:

1.2mm Laptop DELL HP GPU CPU Heatsink Copper Pad 10PCS | eBay

Those are the thin ones. However will still do the job.


THis Guy here if you scroll down also has thicker ones if you contact him:
12x 15mm*15mm Copper Shim Pads for Heatsink VGA GPU CPU | eBay

Use a Dremel and be done in a matter of Minutes.

However your idea proud2deviate is good but just time consuming.

I do like how it came Out.

How thick is it.?

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It's about 1/8" or just over 3mm thick.
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^ ~3mm is a great size. That should be enough for any of our needs.
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Default Re: Copper driver heatsink option. . .

Great idea, I have another that I used to do:

Since most of our hosts are circular on the inside, a curved sink is better on heat transfer then a flat or hammered one.

Before I had a mill or lathe, a simple way to do it was to get a flat copper disk, the same diameter of your internal cavity (or if you have a lathe or mill, then its no problem reducing it to the required daimeter) of where you are planning to put your driver, and simply cut off an edge off this copper disk. Now upon the cut edge you just did, you have a flat plane to attach your driver, and the outer disk can fit nicly with lots of contact on host's side.

Nowdays I just turn it to the size I need then mill it flat, but this method can be done with a hacksaw and a file with enough patience, but essentially like so:

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The guy wants to smash stuff with a hammer. Let him do what he likes!
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And these... <holding up hands> aren't the hammer.

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