Look at the MSI board I posted a while back. It has a much larger heat sink and I believe it has an 80mm fan. In my opinion. 80mm isn't all that small.
Dunno what you have been looking at but most of the e350 boards have tiny fans..
They do have huge heatsinks..
Can't find your post and the two MSI boards I found didn't specify fan size but they looked more like 40mm fans to me..
I don't know why you'd need a huge fan on something that uses less than 30W. I have mine in the trunk of my car and I haven't had any heat issues yet with the 80mm fan on the CPU and a 80mm fan on my case.
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Here you go.
I'm with Kegobeer though. They use such little electricity and produce such little heat they won't really need a huge fan and heatsink
Wish I could find the fan that came with the asus my housemate got.. The fan was tiny but then the asus boards are also designed to run without a fan, which is what I think I will use with a case fan.
I bit the bullet and bought a E350 for my fileserver at home, and I'll say, it's an awesome board.
Mine came with a fan, but it was "optional". The CPU runs about 15C cooler with the fan though, and the fan is near silent so I'll definently keep it on there.
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thanks for the input about the fan, folks. this certainly looks very promising.
now to find a place to shove this + casing in my car.
btw, i've seen the AMD fusion nano itx motherboards on sale @ aliexpress via OO Ahome. other than this source, does anyone know any other company that manufactures nano itx AMD fusion boards?