I pre-ordered a Lian Li PC-Q05B for $67 shipped about a month or so ago before provantage bumped the price to the real retail price of about $100. It's for the Intel DH61AG motherboard (thin itx). My goal is to see if I can fit a Ceton InfiniTV 4 into it. My PCIe riser card just arrived so I installed the Intel cooling solution to my DH61AG to see how it would all look, and if it's possible to fit into the PC-Q05 if I mod the case to accept a PCIe card.
Here's what it looks like without the case. I'm hoping the PC-Q05 is tall enough so the PCIe riser card fits inside. If that happens then put the tuner into it should be doable
Here's links to the case. It has some photos of it there. http://www.lian-li.com/v2/en/product...ndex=64&g=spec
If I angle the fan up slightly it will cool the tuner as well. And if not, at least there is airflow running underneath it. w/ he fan angled up, the tuners temp is a little less the 45°. it was about 61° using a PCIe ribbon cable w/ the tuner outside my previous case w/o any cooling
Here's a photo of the case setup as a demo. As you can see the support beam of the case is above the CPU heatsink, which gives hope that there is some room for the tuner like it is in my pics.
If the riser doesn't fit, then I'll try a PCIe ribbon cable extension I guess. If I'm forced to use the ribbon cable, I might try to mount the rear half of the card to the heatsink (which stays nice and cool).
edit: tuner temps stabilized at 41.8°C after playing for the last hour or so.