After “fighting the good fight” for many years against the demise of software support for 32-bit hardware, I decided to embrace 64-bits… but in a different way: the Raspberry Pi 4. I’m curious to see how well my due-to-arrive RPi4-8GB functions as a replacement for a 20-year-old P4 3.0GHz/4GB desktop workstation. I learned how susceptible the unit is to overheating, and that active cooling is an absolute “must” – especially if I end-up having to overclock the cpu. So, I opted for an ICE Tower cooling fan – along with a Pibow Coupe 4 (rainbow) case.
The issue: I watched the “Building your Pibow” video and noticed what appears to be a “difficulty” between the case’s assembly order and the installation instructions for the ICE Tower. Specifically, the ICE Tower support framework sits atop standoffs (legs) that are secured to the RPi4 board from the board’s underside; however, access to the underside is blocked by the Level 0 layer of the case.
My thought (and it’s only conjecture, since I’m still waiting for the board to arrive) is to attach the ICE Tower legs to the RPi4 before placing it atop Layer 2 of the case. Next, carefully place Layer 3 and Layer 4, secure all five layers, and only then finish installing the ICE Tower.
Anyway, that seems correct… to me. Has anyone already done this? Want to share?
Longest journeys… single steps…