Quick update. I found this Reddit post and multiple comments are implying that slim fans are practically a requirement with the bottom case fans.
Unfortunately I don't see an option to edit my post to change the appropriate information.
Hey SFF crew,
I've been building computers since I was in high school back in the early 2000s, and I've build a dozen or so for my workplace over the last decade, so I know my general way around the building process, but I haven't built a rig specifically for gaming since the Radeon 9800 was...
Glad to see folks so enthusiastic about the Deskmini. I keep getting tempted to nab a A300W and a 3400G and set it up but I'm doing my best to sit on my hands until the X300 and 4700G roll around. Gonna be the first computer I built for myself in the mid-2000s.