thanks for your review! I have a couple of questions though.
In your review you mentioned that you tried the Cooler Master Gemin II S524 heatsink, and that it didn't fit.
May I ask what the problem was?
I'm thinking about building a HTPC system with the SG08 and the ASUS P8H67-I Deluxe as a board.
The only problem I have is finding a suitable cooler, since I want the system to be as quiet as possible.
I tried to "measure" the position of the CPU socket on the P8H67-I Deluxe by using large images of the board, and I think the Gemin II S524 should fit.
However, the socket on the Gigabyte H55N, which you used in your review, seems to be about 1cm closer to the "DIMM side" of the board (the right side on most Bird's eye pictures).
tell me the only problem with the Gemin II S524 was that it collided with the metal sheet between the Gigabyte H55N and the PSU, and that an additional 5-10mm would have made the difference.
The other thing I'd like to ask is... I think about removing the 180mm air penetrator fan, and only using the CPU fan to cool the case. Of course I cannot be sure if the airflow will be sufficient to cool everything properly, but do you see any problem with the case itself?
I'm only asking because htpc-reviews.com
states that "Cons: ... 180mm fan cannot be removed from the case".
Having read your review, and having had a look at the pictures, I'm 95% sure that the fan can both, be removed completely or even replaced by a 120 or 140mm fan (hard to guess the exact distance between the additional drillings in the "fan mount").
I just wanted to make sure that I'm not missing something.