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post #181 of 184
Hey mboltuzi,

Here's some advice I've got from Stardog regarding cooler height:

The Intel stock cooler will not fit. If you install a standard 9.5mm height 2.5" drive under the optical drive you have enough room for up to a 37mm tall cooler like the Silverstone NT07-1156. If using an SSD, you can creatively install it so the SSD is standing vertically which will give you a little more height to fit up to a 45mm tall cooler (stock Intel is 54mm if you're wondering).

And this is from eco
post #182 of 184
Whoops, somehow posted that the middle of typing.

Anyway, regarding the power supply this is from the E-i7 ecosmartpc page:
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The new 180W fanless DC power board and standard 84W AC adapter can power the latest Intel Celeron, Pentium or i3. Upgrade the AC adapter to 120W AC and there’s enough power for a Core i5 or Core i7 or 150W to support an AMD APU or Intel CPU with a low-profile graphics card.
post #183 of 184
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Originally Posted by goodbyegalaxy View Post

Hey mboltuzi,

Here's some advice I've got from Stardog regarding cooler height:

The Intel stock cooler will not fit. If you install a standard 9.5mm height 2.5" drive under the optical drive you have enough room for up to a 37mm tall cooler like the Silverstone NT07-1156. If using an SSD, you can creatively install it so the SSD is standing vertically which will give you a little more height to fit up to a 45mm tall cooler (stock Intel is 54mm if you're wondering).

And this is from eco

 

 

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Originally Posted by goodbyegalaxy View Post

Whoops, somehow posted that the middle of typing.

Anyway, regarding the power supply this is from the E-i7 ecosmartpc page:

 

I'm not planning to use optical drive anyway.  I'll buy some decent quiet cooler. :)

 

I have read ecosmartpc info but I would still like to hear some first-hand opinions. :)

post #184 of 184
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I couldn't have said it any better than goodbyegalaxy smile.gif. Thanks!

All that information is from first-hand testing so rest assured. I will add that the 120W AC adapter is only $10 more than the 84W AC adapter so if you want a little future-proofing it's a good deal. Replacing it later will be more like $25-30.

I still like the Dynatron T450 for an inexpensive, quiet, easy to install low-profile cooler. It's 31mm high. If you want an extra cooling fan, the 80x15mm CoolerMaster fan works very well.
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