Viako Mini Letter ML-80 H61 Sandy Bridge Barebones PC

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The case and motherboard supports two DDR3 DIMMs, one 2.5" SATA drive, two fan headers, one 4-pin PWM header and one 3-pin DC header (used by the 50mm exhaust fan), and has power connectors for one floppy, one molex, and one SATA device. We assembled the system with a Core i3-2100, a Scythe Big Shuriken cooler, 4GB of Kingston HyperX memory, and a Seagate Momentus XT hybrid hard drive.

It's a tight squeeze with the motherboard pressed up almost directly against the circuit board of the power supply/VFD at the front, though some room has been allocated on each side for small vents on the sides of the case floor.

There's a single 2.5" drive mount located above the chipset heatsink and mounting holes for another one on the opposite side, but a second frame is not included.

With little room to work we had to install the Scythe Big Shuriken outside the case before squeezing it. It fit with 6 mm to spare making above it, making the total clearance about 64 mm. However the hard drive frame overlapped the fan prevent the hard drive from being installed as intended.

A simple way around this was to orient the hard drive vertically, securing the side of the drive to the mounting frame instead of the bottom.

The grill at the top wasn't optimally sized for the Shuriken's fan but provided adequate ventilation.

Assembled and operational.

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