MiSTer FPGA Aluminum Passively Cooled Armor

MiSTer FPGA Aluminum Passively Cooled Armor

MiSTER FPGA
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Regular price $75.00
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Experience the superior performance and protection of the MiSTer FPGA Pre-configured Bundle (with Aluminum Armor). Designed with the passionate user in mind, this bundle has already received rave reviews from satisfied customers all over the world. The case is even used by some of your favorite developers! The industrial-grade DE10-nano FPGA boasts a high max temperature rating of 100C. Trust in the durability and functionality of this top-of-the-line bundle. 

No fan = no dust = no noise.

MiSTer doesn't require active cooling.

The case is the heatsink, dissipating internal heat to the exterior.

Instructions: https://misteraddons.com/pages/guide

Includes all needed hardware for assembly including aluminum push buttons!

IO Board Button disclaimer

REQUIRES AN IO BOARD WITH ~4.25MM BUTTONS. All IO boards ever sold by misteraddons.com have the correct-sized buttons

WILL NOT WORK WITH IO BOARDS THAT HAVE TALL BUTTONS

USB Hub Requirements

REQUIRES A USB HUB WITH DC POWER JACK AND USB BRACKET. NOT COMPATIBLE WITH THE “C” SHAPED USB BRIDGE. IF YOU DON'T HAVE A USB BRACKET, PLEASE ENSURE YOU HAVE HEADER PINS BEHIND THE MICRO USB PORT. USB BRACKETS ARE AVAILABLE HERE https://misteraddons.com/collections/parts/products/usb-connectors

 

 

Thermal Characteristics

This thermal image demonstrates the aluminum case's ability to dissipate heat. The yellow areas are the hottest and black is the coolest.

 

These measurements were performed in 2020, just before the case was released. Since that time, thousands have been sold and used all around the world. Rest assured the case provides both adequate cooling and protection. The FPGA used by the DE10-nano has a max temp rating (TJmax) of 100C. It's an industrial-class device and this aluminum armor is the best enclosure for it.

It's normal for case temperatures to reach 40-50C. That's 1/2 the rated temperature of the FPGA :)

These charts show measurements of a small heatsink with no fan (No Case (Heatsink), a traditional case with fan and heatsink, and the aluminum case measured on the top and on the heatsink arm itself.

 

Customer Reviews

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B.C.
Hands down the best looking case!

I have quite a few mister setups and this one + the m32pi addition is far and away my favorite. Exceptional craftmanship!

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Kevin Nelson
The red case turned out great!

Bought a red case, IO board, and USB hub to go with the DE10 that I already had, and it all went together perfectly! Great customer service as well! Seriously the best in the business when it comes to MiSTer parts.

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Jason d
Great case and great customer service

Loving the aluminum case! Blue is very sharp. I’m on my 3rd different mister case and this is the best one so far. He really helped me out when I made a mistake. Great customer service. Thank you.

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Sylvain Sirois
Aluminum Armor upgrade

I ordered all the parts to update my old Mister build to a current one. I got all the answers I needed prior to ordering which helped out a lot. Upon reception of the parts, a QR code led me to a video detailing the steps, it only took about 20 minutes to complete my hardware mod. I'm truly satisfied with the results :D

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TV's Ben
The silent FPGA protector

My MiSTer is silent now thanks to this, and it fits perfectly. Every port and plug on my IO board, USB board, and DE10-nano is lined up and available, and it dissipates heat nicely.