MI-008 and SCBSK-2100 ?

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jangjong Offline
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hi guys

i've built a htpc with A6-3500 and MI-008 case like couple months ago.

i am very happy with what i got right now.. only problem i have with it is that I'm using the stock cpu cooler right now, but it has gotten kinda loud. I set it to the lowest speed and it still is kind of loud.

so, i was thinking of getting a new cpu cooler, and i was looking at 'SCBSK-2100' (BIG Shuriken 2)

i'm wondering though... is that thing gonna fit in Apex MI-008 case? I am not using any optical drive, i just put in a 3.5" hdd in 5.25 bay and also i'm using picopsu, so i have some room right above the cpu, but I dont know how wide this cooler is..

so.. does anyone know if Shuriken 2 fits in MI-008 case with no optical drive / no stock psu?
(This post was last modified: 2012-04-27 18:22 by jangjong.)
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I have set it once and I'll say it again.... the stock cooler fan is loud.... thank you for confirming this.

First of all what type of RAM you have?

Maybe eskro or someone can take it from here....
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eskro Offline
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no, 58mm high SCBSK-2100 wont fit.
max cooler height for APEX MI-008 is 40mm...

only way to fit the SCBSK-2100 is if u use a picoPSU
instead of the stock one...

and if not, then, only the SCYTHE KOZUTI will do...
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(2012-04-27 18:33)Beer40oz Wrote:  I have set it once and I'll say it again.... the stock cooler fan is loud.... thank you for confirming this.

First of all what type of RAM you have?

Maybe eskro or someone can take it from here....

I'm using this ram http://www.microcenter.com/single_produc...id=0380718

So ram is not an issue i dont think


(2012-04-27 18:33)eskro Wrote:  no, 58mm high SCBSK-2100 wont fit.
max cooler height for APEX MI-008 is 40mm...

only way to fit the SCBSK-2100 is if u use a picoPSU
instead of the stock one...

and if not, then, only the SCYTHE KOZUTI will do...

I am using a pico psu. so with picopsu, it's possible?
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eskro Offline
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i say yes!
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Let talking numbers-

Big Shuriken 2 Rev. B dimension

125 x 135 x 58 mm

You can open MI-008 case cover, and start measure it. If you have enough room for 58mm (height) by 135mm wide (all the way around), you should have enough room for Rev. B......

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eskro Offline
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u only need an extra 18mm from the highest top of your stock APU cooler
to the top of the case top....
and im sure u have it, keep us up to date.
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You can get a picoPSU mounting plate for the Apex MI-008 that'll fill in the space in the case left by the SFX power supply and give you a place to mount the picoPSU jack.
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(2012-04-27 20:00)Dougie Fresh Wrote:  You can get a picoPSU mounting plate for the Apex MI-008 that'll fill in the space in the case left by the SFX power supply and give you a place to mount the picoPSU jack.

Thank you for the idea.. but i already got one Smile

and i will probably order it this weekend.. or by next week at the latest. i will let you guys know how it goes.

Thank you all for your help!
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eskro Offline
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FTW jangjong!!
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Yes, looking forward to pictures! I love all these mini builds!
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