Mike, what about the 40mm tall Scythe Kozuti, would this fit in the smaller Habey case (2.25" height)?
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6/23/11 at 1:01am
I can confirm that getting i3-2100 stock cooler to fit in the 800 case is a challenge. I had to mount the HDD behind the ODD as it wouldn't fit underneath, but could still not quite close the lid all the way.
Over the weekend I installed the GELID cooler http://www.directron.com/ssilenceiplus.html and everything now fits, although I kept the HDD mounted behind the ODD as I figured it gives the CPU cooler some moore breathing room.
1. How easy was install of the GELID cooler?
2. How loud is the cooler?
3. How are the temps?
Coincidentally enough I just helped a friend do the same thing (i3 2100 + GELID cooler).
Install of the cooler itself is pretty easy (do it before you put the motheboard into the case). The case itself was a pain to work with, but that's what you get with a small size.
Cooler is quiet (comparable to stock if not quieter). I can't say exact temps because the side 5010 fan wasn't on when I did initial testing, but very roughly CPU temps in the 50-60 playing back 1080p h.264 material using CPU Decoding. This was both trying the CPU at 3.1ghz and also downclocking to 2100t 2.5ghz speeds. Further testing is needed, but my friend said it's solidified in the 50's with the side case fan on now @2.5ghz.
|Mike, would this cable work for the slim ODD drive and allow it to be connected to the motherboard and Habey's PSU: Linkworld 12" serial-ATA convert to serial-ATA cable for notebook /slim optical drive?|
|Does the Habey's PSU have a molex connection?|
|Also, can you take pictures of the bottom of the case? I'm curious about air flow possibilities there.|