I have the following:
I've had this running for over a year now and right from the start, I had noted that playing some Retro Pie games or watching content via Kodi causes the Pi to heat up a bit too much, even with the heat sinks installed and the lid off. And when this happens, the processor gets throttled and things slow down. Usually, this only happens over the summer. The ambient temperature seems to make the difference. The Pi is open to the air. I had tried putting it in a cabinet where I had installed a cabinet fan, but it was worse in there (too many electronics).
I bought this fan, in the hopes of addressing overheating:
But when I went to install it, I discovered there's nowhere to mount it, nor does there appear to be a place to connect it to the gpio, given the breakout breadboard kit.
I emailed CanaKit to ask about a compatible fan and/or case that has a fan mount and their only response was that the rPi 3 doesn't need a cooling fan... (despite the fact that I have a temp log showing that's not true).
Do I just need to get a newer Pi model or is there a fan (optionally with a supported case) that can be installed given this setup?