MiSTer FPGA Aluminum Passively Cooled Armor

MiSTer FPGA Aluminum Passively Cooled Armor

MiSTER FPGA
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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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CJ
Great case, makes it look more professional

I had ran my mister naked for a while. Accidentally statically socked it and damaged it, decided it was time to get a case for the next one. It really ties the machine together. Also, I didn't notice the old fan much before, but its nice that its totally silent now, the case does a great job as a heat sync you can feel it warm on all sides. It wasn't that hard to put together either, the video is a little out dated and (it even mentions it in the description) you don't need to fuss with the tiny washers anymore, and mine came with the light beams installed already. It's definitely worth the extra bucks to just get one with the case, don't try and save a few bucks like I did the first time =)

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Kidpanda
Stunning case for the DE-10!

One of, if not the best case for the mister. Ultra quiet,(of course being passive), and the color really pops. Love the case and look forward to getting more. Highly recommended!

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Paul

Beautiful skin for an elegant machine

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Edward Gallagher
it could not be cooler (this is not a thermal dynamics joke)

just LOOK at the thing

pro tip: team up with a buddy (or buy two sets) so you can set yourself up with contrasting button colors. :CHEFS KISS:

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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!