The i3/i5 version is a bargain at $305. Not clear how this one mounts to the socket either. Maybe super glue.A seller on Etsy is attempting to commercialize a custom passive CPU cooler that spans from $1,800 to $7,300.
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thinking too hard, the spheres can be shaped into the top of a plastic bottle, looks like they were shaped in the top pf a plastic bottle.A couple hours in Blender/Rhino, and a day to print...I could make make something that looks exactly like that.
Show us one actually installed.
Because "3D printing" is cool and edgy.Why 3D print the bases instead of just molding or milling it?
Zip Ties.More importantly, it's unknown how the CPU cooler is fastened to the CPU socket on the motherboard.
That's in line with my thoughts also, but with some caveats.In a pebble-bed reactor, convection flow is enough to keep it from melting down. There could be something to the design.
That's one of the caveats. Probably won't be much natural convection through the pellet stacks..., you still need adequate air flow, else it wont work.
It's possible to force air through. Pebbles are often used in filters for compressed air, so that shouldn't be a problem, but then if won't be fanless...Pebble beds only work where there is some medium to transfer heat. Air will not flow through this so there is no transfer medium.