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I was always concerned on how hot the driver gets on top of the light so I had some bits and bobs laying around I had a heatsink for an old PC and fan and some thermal paste so I  rigged it up and it cooling pretty well to be honest my train of thought is the cooler you keep that driver the longer it will last

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@weekendtoker nice work dude 

 maybe we turn this into a comp.. maybe time to brake out the watercooling spares 😀

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On the older models there was enough extra cable to mount drivers outside tent but doesnt look like it any more 🙁

Anyway, shyte drivers...just get a menawell 😉

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Thought about this just the other day on my spiderfarmer light but I had gotten efficient and threw the old computer bits away. I’m not too keen on the fan but the cooling fins are a win in my mind. I’m going to contact my son to grab me a half dozen heat sinks off the scrap pile and try this  myself. Even with meanwell drivers cooler has got to be better.

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I over specced my new Meanwell driver on the TS2000...it runs around 50% cooler than the Shenzhen specials 😉

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@echo thank u definitely you know it would be a fun Project  

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 there is a little bit of extra cable but now they've added a dinner Box with a  link to link function and I don't fancy cutting wires because of warranty issues if they get funny plus I'm not in a tent I've built a big cupboard I don't really want to be drilling holes through it depends how hot it gets in the summer it is an option I suppose

I've had a lot of good things about a menawell driver  

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@monkeydo  I never throw anything away without stripping it  my missus goes crazy lol I always find a use for something definitely the heatsinks would be a good idea I only use the fan because it connects on top of the heat sink as one unit and it used to sit at 50 degrees now it's sitting at around 29 so to me that's a massive difference. keep me updated on your heatsink project. definitely the cooler you keep them the longer they last I know the capacitors / resistors don't like heat for long periods of time  

 

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I over specced my new Meanwell driver on the TS2000...it runs around 50% cooler than the Shenzhen specials

Bigger is always better lol  

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That's a great idea with the cpu heatsink 

Any body else could use thermal Conductive Silicone Glue and a 4" wide heatsink off ebay and 4" fan, once the thermal Conductive Silicone Glue goes off its stuck soil, need to degrees the surfaces before glueing.

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@jacks_farm thank you that's a really good idea to about the Conductive Silicone Glue but I didn't want to do any permanent fixings it's under warranty I can just wipe mine clean take the wire off and send it back

But definitely going to look into the glue and get some when it's out of warranty is it expensive

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@jacks_farm thank you that's a really good idea to about the Conductive Silicone Glue but I didn't want to do any permanent fixings it's under warranty I can just wipe mine clean take the wire off and send it back

But definitely going to look into the glue and get some when it's out of warranty is it expensive

Glues less than a £10 on ebay, I just thinking it's better than drilling and taping into the case for older leds, just quick easy and low cost,

Check this out, brought a hp 8300 for £80 and chucked in my old 1050 ti gpu and my son has a basic gaming pc ( loves fortnite) 

Works great 

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Definitely good idea love the modification on your PC never really played games on a PC but think I might give it a go just got myself a

Dell Optiplex 7020 MT Intel Quadcore i7-4790 3.6GHz 16GB DDR3 1TB ssd Win 10 Pro got it really cheap

  need to get a graphics card for it haven't got a clue what to get yet but I think that might be powerful enough to play games at least I'm going to put emulators on it I'm only got it for this foum/youtube as well I have basic knowledge of PCs I used to be really good at Windows XP but haven't touched one since and it's all new but I'm sure I'll get it lol

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Posted by: @weekendtoker

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Definitely good idea love the modification on your PC never really played games on a PC but think I might give it a go just got myself a

Dell Optiplex 7020 MT Intel Quadcore i7-4790 3.6GHz 16GB DDR3 1TB ssd Win 10 Pro got it really cheap

  need to get a graphics card for it haven't got a clue what to get yet but I think that might be powerful enough to play games at least I'm going to put emulators on it I'm only got it for this foum/youtube as well I have basic knowledge of PCs I used to be really good at Windows XP but haven't touched one since and it's all new but I'm sure I'll get it lol

You have a great setup but a low powered psu 290 watts, so I would stick to a 1050gtx 4gb on currys for about £100 

Just need to check the case takes full size graphics cards, its plug and play 🙂 and low noise and power( something like 75w)

 

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I'm going to put emulators on it

I sorted all my emulators out last night...found a nice front end to keep them all in one place too...its called RetroArch 🙂

I now have 37 old school emulators and 45000 games

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