ODROID-XU4

Liquid Cooling Part 1 – Cluster

After finding some small 15x15x5mm heatsinks, I decided to create an ODROID cluster using water cooling in order to reduce its temperature and noise. I started with a single ODROID-XU4 to see if the small heatsinks were powerful enough to distribute heat away from the board.  ▶

ODROID home media server
ODROID-XU4

ODROID-XU4 Home Server

Back in December 2017, I rebuilt my Odroid XU4 home media server (https://goo.gl/6tT6rt) because I was having some issues with the previous setup. Unfortunately, that rebuild was not focusing on aesthetics or cable management, just functionality, because I needed the server up and running and did not care how it  ▶

liquid cooled ODROID server
Tinkering

Liquid Cooling Part 2 – Server

The most stylish cooling project to date for our community, a liquid-cooled ODROID took about 5 weeks to complete, with an average of 12-18 hours a day spent working on the project. It weighs a whopping 6.5lbs, with a total cost of around $950, including the board, accessories, cooling hardware, and shipping.  ▶