Thanks everyone for the feedback. It looks like using the M350 with the A8-3570k will be a challenge. Is this thing going to melt even if it is undervolted? I typically turn off my machines when I do not use them, so the most taxing thing it will be doing is playing a 1080p movie for about 2 hours at a time.
The suggested Lian Li cases are way too big for what I am thinking of. My second choice after the M350 is the Habey EMC-800BL
. My thoughts on this are:
-Should be much easier to cool. I'll start with the stock cooler and if it turns out to be not good enough or too loud, I think I can fit a Scythe Kozuti in there.
- Can't mount on the back of my TV
- Included 120W power supply-is it enough?
- Is there any way to get two 2.5" drives in the Habey 800BL? Maybe if I don't put an optical disk in there?
Actually, does anyone know how thick a slimline optical drive is? Could I just stick a 2.5" SSD where the optical drive tray is, or is the SSD thicker than the optical drive?