As I was going to be swapping out the motherboard and fan on my unit, while it's apart I thought I'd take the opportunity to look at other cooling options for the CPU.
This might be of interest to those who've fitted a 69W Xeon. You can see psikey's stress test of a 45W Xeon and the OE passive heatsink here, it stays quite cool.
There are two challenges fitting a CPU cooler to the Gen8; the minimal height available and non-standard cooler mounting holes.
Unfortunately rather than the