Thanks for your help. You really are heaven-sent to me.
I'd remove the front door because I'd be using the front usb all the time for keyboard and mouse.
I'd like to use this case with a PIV 130nm 2.6GHz (69W/75ºC whereas your Prescott is 89W/69ºC), a very modest fanless graphic card, 2 HDs (isolated using SilentMaxx HD decouplers/heatsinks), 2 CDs, and one PCI TV card. I plan to remove the front fan and use only the rear fan to suck from an alpha (or equivalent) using an off-the-shelf duct. That way I would cool the CPU and exhaust case air with just one fan. The PSU would be a 350W fanless Yesico. The mobo is an Intel PERL. The only problem I foresee is finding an adaptor 120mm-80mm for the duct (ducts you can buy at the store are 80mm, aren't they?).
There is also a doubt with the fan noise. Using only one fan set at higher speeds can be noisier than using both at lower speeds. Do you think that both fans could be NOTICEABLY quieter than one fan at higher speeds?
The other doubt is, that dust will build on my system if I don't force all the air to come in through a filter. I could fix the problem by sealing the case. How did you seal yours? Once sealed, and with only the vent in front of the front fan open, I don't see the need for the transparent plastic and the 92mm front fan, since all air would be draw through that vent, and through the filter.
WELL: what do you think of my plan? Comments? Suggestions?
As to your setup: I've got plenty of questions. Please answer them all!!
Yate Loon fans are not in the recommended fan list. You sure they are silent? How much do they cost per piece? And, by the way, do they come from the factory decoupled, or did you do it yourself? I see the rear fan is mounted OUTSIDE. Never saw that before. I guess you do it because of turbulence, but I'd appreciate if you explain it more clearly. To screw the fan outside, do you need to mod the case somehow? I see you removed the stamped fan grill, didn't you?
By the way, and just for my quiet PC culture, can a single 120mm rear fan make up for the airflow of two 80mm rear fans, and at the same time create less noise? Is that really so? Does it also happen with CPU fans when going from 80 to 92mm?
I read you plan to replace the alpha heatsink, because you say it is 3 year old. Is it the 8942? Is it 92mm fan-ready?
Two more things about the case: how are the feet? Are they made of rubber for decoupling? And what about the concerns about the air flow of the case being very low?
There is nothing like this case for anywhere close to the price...NewEgg<$60.
I think exactly the same about this case being specially cheap and well done for silent pc purposes. Have you done a carefully search in order to make such statement, or is it just a feeling you got?
Finally, I don't get what the black device at the rear bottom of the case does.