Yes they can, have you seen the S4M/S4M-C?, the case is a heatsink itself if you build it right.. and it has amazing ventilation thanks to Josh's patented Skyslots. I myself have been able to drop my max long-term-use GPU temps by 2-3c by applying a thermal pad to mate the end of my GPU heatsink fins and the 5mm wrap-around bezel, making the wrap-around an amazing GPU heatsink extension.Blasting thru Cinebench R20 & TimeSpy runs, no more than a handful or so of minutes spent going full-throttle is one thing, but can these diminutive powerhouses give the same performance while editing & rendering all day long?
Not disparaging any particular chassis, just a general thought...
I specifically avoid the tophat top shave some volume, you know, air spaceShouldn't all that be calculated with a bounding box?
Take the extrusion dims (L x W), add 72mm to the height of the extrusion; and don't forget to add the height of the feet...!