In this case I've got a Core I3 2100T, an asrock H67m-itx board and a ssd, dvd burner and since today a 3.5" hdd. I haven't got a NAS (nor is this practical in my house), so I do need the 3.5" HDD for storage space.
I went and looked at your chassis online. If you got an SSD, you pretty much lodge it anywhere you have some room in the case. It wouldn't need to be mounted... and you could even but a silicon cover for it. You even get a tiny 1.8" one like this:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6820167074
And no, I don't have any experience with that cooler
Do you have any direct experience with the Dynatron K199?
As I just stated previously, I just love the attention you pay to the discussion, asking something which was answered two posts ago.
Do you have experience with this cooler or not?
One more thing, which you should ask yourself: How much credibility anybody can give to your opinion, if you cannot pay attention to the discussion?
Hereby I close the discussion from my side about your attention and credibility; I won't comment them any more in this thread.
While I have not used that specific model of Dynatron, I have experience several others in 1U servers. They can be loud. No, they can be fucking loud!
Second, 65C at load is not unreasonable. Run prime95+furmark for a while and see how high you get.
Here, I've fixed this one for you
Details: in this case the 1U cooler don't have to cool a fully loaded 95W TDP processor, it has to cool a barely loaded 35W TDP processor. In other words the fan doesn't has to run @5000RPM, I would guesstimate 1000-1500RPM should do it.
Another guesstimate: In antagon current situation, prime95+furmark with closed case within an hour ends in thermal shutdown.
If you have the possibility, check out how much noise an 1U cooler will make with his [email protected]
- it's in the same ballpark like an OEM cooler @1000RPM(my experience).
Now back to the topic:
After I've downloaded the User Guide & Datasheet of the Streacom F7c, I have better view over the situation. My previous estimate of the airflow was wrong; the correct way: intake left bottom end, exhaust right side back(front view). Anyway, this doesn't change the situation that the CPU cooler is choked(rule of thumb: a fan need an empty space equal of his thickness as intake to provide proper airflow), and to provide proper cooling to the CPU, this situation has to be changed. To do so with the given construction(case), you have to change the airflow over the CPU from top-down to left-right("tower style"), and use a heat-sink which provide cooling with this airflow, without providing the "roadblock" of the Intel cooler. Unfortunately, this type of HSF combo is available only as 1U version, considering the space constrains. Other option would be to go fan-less on the CPU, and install a a "beefier" heat-sink, and use the case airflow for cooling; the remaining question is the efficiency of the fan-less CPU solution.
I hope I managed to explain why I consider the Dynatron K199 on forced low RPM a better solution in antagon's case than the original Intel cooler(case modding excluded ATM).