I picked up a Wesena E-5 case scratch and dent late last year and so far love it. I built it with the following:
Biostar B-75Mu3+ MoBo
Silverstone NT07 cooler
8GB of ram
Sony Optiarc BR Slot loading Drive
Samsung 830 64 GB SSD
Hitachi 2TB drive
PicoPSU - 120W
2x60w Gelid Case fans
It all works wonderfully as my DVR as well as a movie server for the 200+ movies I have ripped to the hard drive. I have even recently begun using the machine as a Z-Wave home automation server.
Here's the problem. My wife picked our furniture. Our entertainment stand only has about a 4.75" opening for my computer. It fits with a decent 2-3" on each side but only about 1.5" on the top. During the winter my idle temps were at about about 35-37 degrees with full load at about 45 degrees. Now that it has started warming up it idles at 45-47 degrees. Fortunately, I have the fan profiles set such that they don't really let it go above 55 degrees, but that is at the expense of noise.
I know that the ideal answer to my issue is to not put the computer in such a confined space but outside of that, has anyone used a more robust CPU Cooler with this particular case. I am particularly interested in a Scythe Big Shuriken but at 58mm it is probably about 2-3 mm to tall.
Any other suggestions?