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I'm building a new ITX HTPC with the Habey EMC-800S slim case. The case has only 1.5 inches (38.1mm) of clearance for a cooler so I was wondering if you guys could recommend some. I'll be using a Llano FM1 socket mobo which is compatible with AM2, AM2+, AM3, and AM3+ coolers. Here are some I'm considering:

Scythe Kozuti (40mm, may not fit)
Gelid Slim Silence AM2 (28mm)
Silverstone NT07-AM2 (36.5mm)
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Why not use the stock? It's going to be tough finding a good aftermarket cooler at such a low clearance. Stock should suffice I think. The Habey is a server case, so I don't think OC is what you're aiming to do in which case stock cooler should be fine.

If you're set on an aftermarket cooler, that Silverstone one looks decent.
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Also, don't forget about the NE coupon BLKNOVCA to get 20% off cpu coolers.
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Why not use the stock? It's going to be tough finding a good aftermarket cooler at such a low clearance. Stock should suffice I think. The Habey is a server case, so I don't think OC is what you're aiming to do in which case stock cooler should be fine.

If you're set on an aftermarket cooler, that Silverstone one looks decent.
It's not that I want a better cooler for overclocking, it's that I don't think the stock cooler will fit. I'll probably even undervolt the A6-3500 since the case only has a 120W PSU. If my Googling is correct the Llano stock cooler is 68mm tall which won't fit in the Habey case with 38.1mm of clearance for the cooler. When I get the case I'll be able to tell if that's truly the space I have to work with for a cooler but I just thought I'd see what you guys recommended.

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Also, don't forget about the NE coupon BLKNOVCA to get 20% off cpu coolers.
I didn't know about that coupon, thanks.
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Originally Posted by Ben the OCer View Post
It's not that I want a better cooler for overclocking, it's that I don't think the stock cooler will fit. I'll probably even undervolt the A6-3500 since the case only has a 120W PSU. If my Googling is correct the Llano stock cooler is 68mm tall which won't fit in the Habey case with 38.1mm of clearance for the cooler. When I get the case I'll be able to tell if that's truly the space I have to work with for a cooler but I just thought I'd see what you guys recommended.

I didn't know about that coupon, thanks.
Lemme know too, I think I'm gonna buy the same case, cpu, mobo combo. Already following your build...post lots of pics please.
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Lemme know too, I think I'm gonna buy the same case, cpu, mobo combo. Already following your build...post lots of pics please.
Your support is really appreciated and I'm happy I can help. Will do, I'll probably make a decent build log thread once I get all the components. Once I decide on the cooler, I'll order it and the A6-3500 from Newegg. Take it easy and have a blessed weekend.
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Hmm weird, the newegg link shows the case as a 60w PSU but the Habey web page shows 120w. I'd be sure of what you get before you purchase it.

As for the fan/heatsink, I'd probably go with the silverstone if it can fit.
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Hmm weird, the newegg link shows the case as a 60w PSU but the Habey web page shows 120w. I'd be sure of what you get before you purchase it.

As for the fan/heatsink, I'd probably go with the silverstone if it can fit.
It's funny you should mention that, as noahmateen1234 was bringing that to my attention earlier today, as well. Newegg must have changed it because when I posted this thread it said it was 120W. It turns out the internal circuitry is good for 120W but the power adapter can only provide 60W. It seems kind of stupid of Habey to do that but it is what it is. I'm still going to see if I can make it work with an undervolted Llano build since I already ordered and received the case and motherboard. Maybe I can make it work and maybe I can't but I'll have fun trying.
Edited by Ben the OCer - 11/4/11 at 11:57pm
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OCZ Agility 3 120GB WD Green 2.5TB Samsung Blu-Ray Drive Intel Stock Cooler 
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Silverstone GD05B-USB3.0 Micro ATX Logitech Harmony 300i + HP 5070-2584 IR Receiver Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 THX Speaker System Hauppauge 1229 WinTV-HVR-2250 TV Tuner 
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Any final thoughts or recommendations, if not I think I'm going to buy the Silverstone NT07-AM2?
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