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With the motherboards gone, we take a moment to admire the full cooling system. What a cool cookie sandwich.

The mint green cream filling is a bunch of thermal compound, which help dissipate that Gaming Heat™.

On the left: Fins pull heat from the copper vapor chamber to be wicked away by cool air, pulled in through the bottom of the console by the fan.

Next up—along with the copper plate, this metal frame acts as an EM shield. It also transfers heat away from the hot-tempered voltage regulator modules via thermal pad.

The "CCS" (that's "Center Chassis") provides rigidity, aids in shielding, sinks heat, and maximizes board cooling.

Finally on the far right, a Faraday-cage-like EM shield protects the other motherboard while allowing air to cycle through.

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