KKSB Raspberry Pi 4 Machined Aluminum Case
The new KKSB Raspberry Pi 4 case is different from conventional metal cases from the company. The design of this aluminum case is exclusive for Raspberry Pi 4 SBC. This case is different because it features CNC machined surface – smooth, clean, and appealing. There is no need to use a cooling fan because the case body itself works as an effective heatsink.
The KKSB Raspberry Pi 4 Case (aluminum) is a premium passive-cooling thermal reduction solution for the Raspberry 4 boards.
This case is CNC machined from a solid piece of aluminum, with all surfaces precisely machined for a premium form, fit and finish. The manufacturing technology enables straight/angular geometries, giving a far greater finish quality over cast aluminum housings.
The large case body acts as a heat sink, passively removing heat and therefore giving quiet operation with no requirement for extra fans. This heat sink has direct contact with the Raspberry Pi CPU to ensure the heat reduction potential remains high.
The Raspberry Pi 4 is more powerful than the RPI3 and as such can overheat more easily. The passive cooling potential of this case is has been tested to be very efficient, whilst remaining sleek and compact.
This case is already a good cooling solution and you can be confident it will your CPU cool for a long time with less chance of heat fatigue or failure.
The bottom cover is easy to screw into the solid aluminum block and the rubber feet make the casing stable on most surfaces.
Features of KKSB Raspberry Pi 4 CNC Machined Case (Builtin Heatsink)
- Made of aluminium
- CNC Machined (not a cheap die-cast aluminium case)
- Grey anodized colour
- Compatible with Raspberry Pi 4
- Features a built-in heatsink so there remains no need for a cooling fan
- For efficient heat dissipation, the case comes with the thermal pad
- The bottom contains rubber feet for optimal stability
- The package contains a couple of LED indicators
- The package contains 4 rubber feet
- The package contains 4 screws to assemble the lid and the bottom
- 2x pre-cut mounting holes
- Cutouts for USB interfaces, Ethernet, Audio Jack, HDMI, MicroUSB, Power, etc.
- Access to GPIO however 40 pin GPIO cables can be too large. Better to use single jumper cables to connect to GPIO.
- Light pipes
- Screws for mounting top and bottom.
- 4 rubber feet
- The case
KKSB Raspberry Pi 4 Machined Aluminum Case
An excellent solid case with built-in heat sink
The Pi 4 was the first in the series I was not going to buy. I have multiples of all previous versions. I'm not at all happy with the dual micro HDMI connectors.
I doubt more than one person in a thousand actually uses the Pi 4 as a desktop replacement. Most that have tried it do it as an experiment.
Dual monitors are not needed by the overwhelming majority of users.
On the Pi 4 they were catering to the extreme minority of users and not the majority. It should have had a single full size HDMI port.
I was so disappointed in the changes made to this board I decided to skip it altogether in the hopes the Pi 5 gets it right.
I do appreciate the choice of 4GB RAM and feel this is the best thing it has going for it.
Then I saw this beautiful case and it convinced me to buy a Pi 4 to use the case. The Raspberry Pi series has got to be the absolute most competitive boards to market a case for.
The available case variants are almost limitless.
I look for certain things when buying a case for any SBC.
1. It must be capable of cooling the board without a fan.
2. I won't settle for anything less than a machined anodized aluminum case.
3. The case must not increase the footprint of the SBC any more than absolutely required.
4. The case must look very good to compliment the SBC for which it was intended.
This case exceeds all my expectations so I bought the KKSB case first and a 4GB model Pi 4 second.
Don't concern yourself if the case starts to feel rather warm with a load on the Pi 4. It's just a sign it's doing it's job of pulling the heat of the CPU and into the case.
The entire case works as a heat sink and it does it quite well.
I am so delighted to see a company that takes pride in the way their products perform and look.
I just ordered a couple of KKSB machined aluminum Khadas Vim 3 cases. I will be buying the Vim 3 pro boards shortly.
The Vim 3 is another SBC I have been holding back on. The reason for that is there was a lack of quality cases for it.
I couldn't see spending $140USD on an SBC with the only case option being a cheap looking plastic case.
KKSB has solved this problem.
KKSB team, If you read this PLEASE make a finely machined and anodized case for the new Odroid C4.
There is currently nothing out there but the cheap plastic case from the manufacturer.
I'll be waiting on buying an Odroid C4 for better cases to be available. KKSB, you can make that happen before anyone else does.
serves its dual purpose very well: it looks great and it keeps my RP4 cool enough
Looks great, fits perfect, keeps cool!