The SG07 is a Mini-ITX case with unprecedented cooling capability. To fully take advantage of this, users can purchase larger aftermarket CPU cooler.
We firstly recommend getting motherboards such as DFI’s LANParty MI P55-T36 for use in the SG07. Its CPU socket location enables it to accommodate various aftermarket coolers including some tower style ones.
If you need to use H55 based Mini-ITX boards such as Zotac’s H55-ITX WiFi that has CPU socket very close to the PCI-E slot, then the CPU cooler choices will be more limited.
We have tested several aftermarket CPU coolers and found that the Thermalright AXP-140 to be compatible with H55 based Mini-ITX motherboard. Please refer to the following photos for example of a build with this CPU cooler and motherboard combination:
(Special note: The 120mm fan installed on top of the CPU cooler is for reference only, it is not required for safe operation as SG07’s included AP181 on top of the case can provide enough cooling to support CPU up to 95W power level.)