Hi I am planning to build a htpc with the board:
I want a rather msall chassi that also is very quiet and I have chosen Silverstone Sugo SG06B 300W, since it has a large 120mm fan.
Since I want a quiet htpc I also want to add an quiet cpu cooler and I have to choosen Silverstone NT06-E since it seems to fit in the chassi:http://www.silentpcreview.com/article968-page6.html
or maybe the Schyte shuriken
I have two questions about this configuration.
Q1 If I choose this cpu cooler will I be able to fit a graphic card in the pci express port? Someone at my work told me that the htpc he build used a shuriken on the H55 board but then the shuriken was in the way for the graphiccard?
The dimensions of the coolers are:
Shuriken: 105 Ã— 64 Ã— 116 mm NT06-E 123 Ã— 82 Ã— 149 mm (BxHxD)
Or Do I have to use a cpu cooler like: Arctic Cooling Alpine 64 GT which has the dimensions:
100 Ã— 84 Ã— 64,5 mm (BxHxD)
If you look at the picture of the H55, the pci-E is very very close to the cpu
Why Hasn't anyone complained about that?http://www.prisjakt.nu/bilder/bild.php
? ... d&size=800
Q2: Can I use both the 2,5 and 3,5 slot for the drives or will the cpu cooler be in the way?
Unfortunately I can confirm from my own experience that the Shuriken Rev B does NOT fit the H55N-USB3 board - it blocks the PCIe slot.