CA_Steve wrote:Nice case for media use - I wonder how warm the components get while streaming Flash/H.264 1080p content?
Hardly at all. Similar to the Intel NUC, the power draw during 1080p playback w/just about any source/method is around 20W. I didn't bother providing details on this because even in Prime95, which is way more stressful, temperatures remained modest.
BTW, in case no one has noticed, the Euler is pretty easy to adapt to any 1155 Thin m-ITX board, even if it does not have exactly the same CPU location as the Intel boards. There's a question of whether the Thin m-ITX spec actually specifies CPU location; it appears to, but the reference in Intel's Thin Mini-ITX-Based All-in-One PC System Design Guide v1.1 is section 5.1 to 5.4... but that document ends at section 3.10 -- there is no section 5. So, if you choose to use another Thin-ITX board for whatever reason -- and there are quite a few, made mostly for industrial markets, for All-in-one systems etc, not retail -- and the board's CPU cooler mounting holes don't line up properly, you can simply MOVE and reposition the block. It would be slightly tricky but perfectly doable for someone with a bit of machine-shop experience.
That heat block is removable, as I showed in the pics. So remove it, mount it to the 1155 CPU cooler mounting holes of your motherboard, then goop up the other side with TIM or similar (to use as a marker), and install the board in the Euler. Then remove the board. You will now have a clear imprint of where the heatblock should go, and can use a drill press to tap holes for the 4 screws that mount the heatblock to the chassis.
How useful all that is depends on whether there are thin-itx boards which don't have the same CPU position as the Intels.