Alienware 17 R5 GTX 1070 MXM 3.1B

Discussion in 'Alienware 17 and M17x' started by Striker1234, Jan 6, 2017.

  1. Castiel23

    Castiel23 Notebook Enthusiast

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    I'm impressed.
     
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    Striker1234 Notebook Consultant

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    Ok guys!

    I've been working (after a good GOW4 time) on an improved Cooper Heatsink based on the Zotac 1070 Heatsink for the AW 1070 and I will be using 5 Heatpipes just like the one that @loafer987 showed me...

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    I will be printing the design tomorrow on Plastic 3D and if it fits I will mill it on pure cooper, if not I will continue making some changes on it.
     
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    MahmoudDewy Gaming Laptops Master Race!

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    Keep up the good work.
     
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    loafer987 Notebook Consultant

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    You should design it so one of the heapipes covers the mosfet section. I believe this is one major weak point in the aw 17 heatsink. If you look at the pic of an eurocom tornado f5 (think that's what my card comes from) it has a heatpipe right over the power components of the card.

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    Striker1234 Notebook Consultant

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    Thanks for remember it, will! I just skipped by mistake!
     
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    jaybee83 Biotech-Doc

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    wow, keep us updated on that all copper heatsink, impressive! :)

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    Nomad Notebook Consultant

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    Hey Strikter1234,

    An idea that I had when thinking of a new cooling/heatsink solution for our A17-R1, was to create some sort of double 7mm rack and place it in the DVD tray bay. There is space, I made the calculations and they do fit if both drives are no more that 7mm each. For that you'll have to use the inner parts of a rack like this (or to create one your self):

    https://www.amazon.com/StarTech-com-Drive-Trayless-Mobile-Backplane/dp/B001CYZC38

    Then once you place the rack in place and securely mounted, you'll have to find the proper cables adaptes to connect to the sata drivers. I made a quick search and wasn't that clear which adaptes/cables you would need for that. I guess that finding the proper adapters/cables could be an issue so again maybe hard modding your self would be better.

    BUT doing so will leave you BIG empty SPACE in the SATA Disk 0 to place a big fan to cool the "north" part of your MXM Zotac M1070 or extra copper pipes going around in some sort of circles ;)
     
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    Striker1234 Notebook Consultant

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    Thanks for the info!

    I like the Idea of using the extra space in the HDD 0 with a fan like this one:
    https://www.coolerguys.com/products/dynatron-80x15mm-blower-fan-with-pwm-function-db128015bu-pwmg

    I have 1TB MSata HDD installed and another one of 2TB HDD on the Slot #2, so I can use that space...

    I need to know If I'm going to mod the HDD Caddy or design a new one... What do you think?
     
  9. loafer987

    loafer987 Notebook Consultant

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    Just an idea. What I would do is use the heatsink from the zotac box for measurement references to build your heatsink. Then adjust it to fit the aw 17 chassis. That way you get the best coverage that is designed for the card. I believe the zotac heatsink has a lip near the mosfets to bring the metal closer to them so you don't have to use 5mm or thicker pads to transfer the heat from them. Honestly the gpu and memory on these cards runs very cool. The stability issues I have had have been from the power components. I would focus more attention on them if I was going to all this trouble.

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    long2905 Notebook Virtuoso

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    is there any picture of the zotac heatsink/cooling available?
     
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