Hmmm...even though the Zotac 230 is fanless and passively cooled...it does still need ventilation. Locking it inside that steel case will secure it for sure but will also fry it pretty quickly!!! Lol! The integral passively cooled heatsink needs to be convection cooled and therefore should be used in a ventilated case design.
Thanks for the warning.
The only idea was to give it a place to live. I have no issue with cutting vent/fan holes into the box. It was already on my mind. I'll have to decide exactly how I want to ventilate it when I have the board and can verify that it can in fact live in the tiny cash box. I really can't imagine it needing much more than a small fan though. I'm not even sure said fan would need to be moving at full power.
I wish I had real info to report..... stupid pre-order.
The real issue to me is that ITX cases are either not suited to diskless MDs or are overpriced or both. I'm willing to have an adventure to save that money. If you have better suggestions, speak