The VIM3 basic board looks very interesting as an HTPC solution with CoreELEC but I’m hoping to get some recommendations here regarding the accessories. I’m currently looking at:
- VIM3 basic board
- DIY case without metal plate
- PSU (I will reuse an old 5V2A phone charger)
Do I have everything I need to run CoreELEC properly with those accessories? I’m concerned about heat so I have few questions:
- Is the heatsink sufficient without fan? I prefer passive cooling if possible because of noise and I don’t even see the fan listed on AliExpress.
- Is it necessary to add the heat pad and metal plate to the case in terms of passive cooling?
I will run my VIM3 in a room temperature of 20-25C degrees (Celsius) year-round btw.