I am looking for advice on what cooler to pick for the ML08 as well.
I expect the smaller coolers like Silverstone's AR06 or the Cryorig C7 will not be able to compete with bigger fan models like the Scythe BIG Shuriken 2 Rev. B or the Thermalright AXP-100 (reviews for those 2 http://us.hardware.info/reviews/4330/9/4x-thermalright-cpu-cooler-review-deluxe-coolers-test-results-noise ). Those 2 bigger models should fit the available 58mm cpu cooler space exactly in height. This might either be the worst idea or the best idea depending if they will fit. I have also heard some scare stories about noisy laminar flows (or something like that) when you have little headroom around your fans?
It seems the Scythe is a lot quieter at low speed, but the Thermalright is a bit quieter at high speed. I would guess it really depends on the fan settings which one is more noisier in general. I really like the idea of the low noise idle of the Scythe so I will probably order it this week.
The ML08 isn't out in my country yet though so it will take a while before I can try the Scythe in the actual case. I hope to end up with this in the end: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/whDWQ7
Another concern with the bigger fan models is that they will overlap, touch or block the ram banks on mini itx motherboards. I think I will be all right getting some Corsair Vengeance LPX memory, which are a little lower than usual, but any confirmation people can give there would be great.
Thanks, that shows the Scythe gives me quite a bit of clearance, so I should be all right on the RAM part. As for length and width, the Scythe is 120mmX120mm square while the Thermalright is 121mmX105mm. I do like the finish better on the Thermalright, but it seems the fan it comes with is only 108mmX101mm and does not get as low rpms and noise as the Scythe can get with the 120mm square fan. The LP53 is a smaller fan & heatsink more in line with the AR06 and C7.
I've got a Gigabyte G1 980 Ti (GV-N98TG1 GAMING-6GD) in mine, and it runs cool and quiet. This is a massive 12-inch triple-fan card that I'm running at over 1.5GHz. I'm using are the included 120mm case fans pointed towards the card. All the hot air is blown out of the sides of the case, just as Silverstone intended. Idle temps are in the low 40s here in the Los Angeles area in July. Under load, it stays in the low 70s with no throttling.
I'm very happy with this case and this card. I don't think you can choose a "wrong" GPU cooler. If you can swing it, get a 980 Ti.
Sorry I dug this up, but which case you have? I am now leaning more towards RVZ02 than original Raven, and I really, really like to know if G1 fits there without problems or mods.