I'd like to use an Asus H81T motherboard for my next desktop, and wanted a fanless case for it. I found the Akasa Euler and Streacom FC8 and the FC8 is the clear winner since it gives me enough room to put 2 disks in the box as well as letting me include an optical drive.
Problem is that looking at Streacom's system-build guide about where the CPU should be placed for FC8's heat-pipes to be usable, I get the impression that the Thin-ITX form used by the H81T puts the CPU too far from the backplate.
Can someone confirm (or deny) that the FC8's heat pipes can be used with a Thin-ITX motherboard such as the H81T?
Alternatively, what other cases would you recommend for a fanless system that can host a Thin-ITX motherboard and with room for an optical drive?