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Wolf....of all the mini-ITX cases, the PC-Q08 is HUGE! If you're looking for really small, you should consider the Silverstone SUGO cases.....the SG07 will also fit a 12.2" video card and comes with a 600W PSU ;)
 
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mia, is there any way to put an H50 inside the PC-Q08?
 

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I'm sure there is, that thing is HUGE!
 
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Huge is a matter of perspective, yes it's bigger than the SG07, but stand one next to an Antec 1200 and tell me it's huge, I lugged one of those to lans for over a year.
 

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Will tall memory heat spreaders prevent a Scythe Shuriken from being installed on a Gigabyte H55N-USB3? In the first post you state that it "doesn't block pci-e/memory slots", but looking at the third image at http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showpost.php?p=4474183&postcount=97 it sure looks like we could be looking at trouble if using memory with tall heat spreaders.

Let's use the Kingston DDR3 HyperX T1 2000MHz 2x2GB as an example.

What you say?
will block memory slots. i'll edit the post thanks for noticing
 

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will block memory slots. i'll edit the post thanks for noticing
Thank you.

Do you know of any good air coolers that have been "approved" for tall heatsinks + Gigabyte H55N-USB3?
 
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Thank you.

Do you know of any good air coolers that have been "approved" for tall heatsinks + Gigabyte H55N-USB3?
Actually anything fits you just have to watch out for your pci-e / memory slots. that's why I'm going to buy a flexible pci-e riser.
 

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Yes, thats my question.

Which CPU-coolers will fit with tall memory modules installed?

Stock cooler, but anything better?

Edit: Cooler can be 10cm tall.
 
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#36
why are you exaggerating? it isn't HUGE, it's just not your standard mini itx case.
Huge is a matter of perspective, yes it's bigger than the SG07, but stand one next to an Antec 1200 and tell me it's huge, I lugged one of those to lans for over a year.
I wasn't trying to be an ass or anything. Obviously it is a matter of perspective.....and when compared to most other mini-ITX cases....it is huge ;) I was simply pointing out that there should be plenty of space in the case for an H50:toast: .... especially compared to me squeezing an H70 into the SG05 :p It looks like a really nice case for a mini-ITX build and I could think of a ton of ways to make it a really nice setup.....it's just too big to fit in my backpack. ;)
 

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#37
Since you guys are on the topic of cooling an h55n (well were), I'm getting one for my new WC rig. I would like also to cool (air) the mosfets and possibly even the northbridge. But I don't know what will fit on there, it's gonna be in a small case so nothing two huge, but I god some room. Do you guys know of any good heatsinks that I could use?

Thanks
 
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I would like also to cool (air) the mosfets and possibly even the northbridge. But I don't know what will fit on there, it's gonna be in a small case so nothing two huge, but I god some room. Do you guys know of any good heatsinks that I could use?

Thanks
I'm not going to answer this directly, I suggest you take a moment to read the OP.
 

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Any answers to #35?

Which non-water coolers will fit with "tall memory" installed?
 
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Any answers to #35?

Which non-water coolers will fit with "tall memory" installed?
Read OP or do some research yourself ;) tall heatspreaders are a no-go for a mini itx system. I had to trade my kingston hyper x for ocz platinum xtc memory.
 

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I'm not going to answer this directly, I suggest you take a moment to read the OP.
Sorry, I didn't even see that little link with mosfet cooling info. What about chipsets I looked over some of the reviews and the extemeforums and I didn't see anything, or should I go see the doc?
 

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Read OP or do some research yourself ;) tall heatspreaders are a no-go for a mini itx system. I had to trade my kingston hyper x for ocz platinum xtc memory.
I have read OP and this is in fact doing research.

Trading away your memory seems drastic. I would just pull of the "hype sinks". But if warranty is important then I guess it's either trade or water?
 

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I wasn't trying to be an ass or anything. Obviously it is a matter of perspective.....and when compared to most other mini-ITX cases....it is huge ;) I was simply pointing out that there should be plenty of space in the case for an H50:toast: .... especially compared to me squeezing an H70 into the SG05 :p It looks like a really nice case for a mini-ITX build and I could think of a ton of ways to make it a really nice setup.....it's just too big to fit in my backpack. ;)
oh I didn't think you were, and looking at direct comparisons I can see why you'd say it's huge compared to the SG05.

Fitting in a backpack wouldn'y be my concern, I can still carry it, just more having an absolute beast of a PC that comes that small already amazes me.
 

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I have read OP and this is in fact doing research.

Trading away your memory seems drastic. I would just pull of the "hype sinks". But if warranty is important then I guess it's either trade or water?
Go Water!!.

But since you don't want to,

try this,
http://www.performance-pcs.com/cata...oduct_info&cPath=46_557_788&products_id=27789

It won't block mem slots but it might block pci-e. check it's width and measure (if you have the board) or just compare width to other coolers.
 

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mudkip, it's the OCZ3P1600LV4GK you have right?

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#46
mudkip, it's the OCZ3P1600LV4GK you have right?

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Ehm that's partly correct. I traded my old Kingston set for 2 x 2Gb OCZ, which was part of a 12GB kit (OCZ3P1600LV12GS). Apparently my memory has some kind of cool ram which overclocks to 2100MHz easily. I'm afraid you won't get that result with the newer batches nowadays. They used to use 2000MHz chips on everything and label them whatever they liked. But not any more :(
 

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#47
Bad news. But which of these modules would you guys recommend for taking an i3 530 to about 4200 - 4500 MHz on a Gigabyte H55N-USB3?

CMT4GX3M2A2000C8
CMG4GX3M2A1600C7
CMT4GX3M2A1600C7
OCZ3P1600LV4GK

Are any of them Elpida Hyper, and should I even care? I'm just going to use mid-end air cooling. So maybe I'm not going to benefit from anything above the OCZ3P1600LV4GK?
 
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take the cheapest mem :)
 

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Shouldn't matter in terms of reaching my goal of taking an i3 530 to about 4200 - 4500 MHz?
 
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Shouldn't matter in terms of reaching my goal of taking an i3 530 to about 4200 - 4500 MHz?
Nah you can always change your memory multipliers :)