Last week, I put together a water-cooled Raspberry Pi 4 and overclocked it to 2.0Ghz. It worked really well, but the system is really big and quite expensive. So, I wanted to compare it to a couple of other Raspberry Pi cooling solutions to see which is the most cost-effective, while still being efficient.
I compared the thermal performance of plain aluminium heatsinks, a compact case with a cooling fan and heatsinks, an Ice Tower, and then the water-cooled Pi.
Here’s a link to the write-up of the results – https://www.the-diy-life.com/thermal-test-on-raspberry-pi-cooling-options-is-water-cooling-worth-it/
Purchase Links For Cooling Solutions
Heatsink Cooling Kit – https://amzn.to/3lVCsew
Cooling Fan Case – https://amzn.to/3kRY7Tr
Ice Tower – https://amzn.to/2Kyhu7F
Ice Tower (Low Profile) – https://amzn.to/2IYO01W
Water Cooled Pi (Build Guide) – https://bit.ly/3pR9tuy
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