Hey y’all, I’m currently planning to build a NAS Killer v4.0, specifically the exact Mini-ITX build described on the guide page and was wondering whether passive cooling (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CZZZ4DQ) would be sufficient for cooling a Xeon 1260L? I know the cooler is rated for up to 47W and the Xeon is 45, but I’m curious to hear thoughts about real world application. I’d love to go with a fanless cooler (for the silence) but wonder whether it’s feasible with this processor in this mini-ITX build or if I’m better off with the headroom provided by a Freezer 12. Thanks in advance!
You can always get an oversized tower cooler like the Hyper212 black and run it fanless.
Perfect, thanks! One other question. The 120W power supply you linked is almost sold out (I know I could find others) but the seller also has a 90W PSU. Do you think that would be sufficient for 3 drives and an external optical drive?
I think the 90W would be OK. Personally I would feel more comfortable with anything over 115W.