Ha, you said it, not me!
Seriously though, you beat Allo by a country mile, and they likely had their hands on a developer kit well prior to the actual RPF product release date.
Thank you both. That's high praise. If either of you wish to go down this rabbit hole, I'm happy to share the .FPD files for building the chassis.That is really nice work.
I never actually setup the fan script, and didn't even connect it's power lead. Though the ambient temps are still low and will rise somewhat as we head into late spring and summer, that will only result in Moode running at about 39-40℃, but right now it is well below that:After several hours of error free playback with the Windows based Audirvana to the Pi 4 endpoint, it is sitting nicely at 35 C in the Argon 1 case. This is a sweet little case, I'm glad I bought it.
The case instructions include commands to install fan control; you can specify when the fan kicks on and at what intensity. In my case it set to run at 25% when it hits 55 C, and higher rates if the temp still climbs. Running nicely at 35 C, I'm nowhere close to having the fan start. Any concerns I had for temps with the Pi 4 are gone now, smooth sailing ahead.
My culprit that caused all the grief above ? It's looking like the Mac Mini. The MRT (Malware Removal Tool) service is crashing multiple times a day and based on some reading this might be it. Off to the sick bay for the Mac Mini.