I installed the following hardware:
- ASUS H81T/CSM motherboard
- Core i3-4130 (Haswell) CPU
- 64GB Samsung mSATA SSD
- Dynatron CPU cooler
I fully expected there would be no way this setup could stay cool in this case. I've tried with each new generation of Intel processors and temps have always been higher than I would feel comfortable with on a day-to-day basis. Very much to my surprise Prime95 never sent the temps over 70C and watching video it's right around 35C. I had no idea the new Haswell chips ran so cool. I've never seen anything like this in mini-ITX desktop parts. I don't even have the little 50mm case fan hooked up.
Imagine Haswell i3 in a 7.75 x 7.75 x 2.17 inch (197 x 197 x 55mm) case!
Next up is to try the new RC6 USB receiver I got with the cases. If the ASUS motherboard can supply power to the USB header when off, that'll allow the PC to be turned on from off.