Note this is copy/pasta from here
I recently built this little Q07 Build. We're cramming a lot of power in a little space here, but I think they turned out awesome, especially for how quiet it is.
Since they are in an office space you can pretty much always count on the hvac to cover up what little noise they produce. The scythe is very quite, and the video card fan is quite if not under load. Of course, no HDD noise.
I have done a total of three AMD motherboards and one Intel i3 Board. I might write more later, but I'll show you some pictures now.
Couple things learned:
I'll tell you now, the Scythe Low Profile heatsink *didnt* fit on the Gigabyte motherboad, blocked the PCI-E Slot.
Some m-itx motherboards use 240 pin DDR3, and some use 204 pin ddr3 [laptop memory]. Luckily I looked.
125W CPU in a motherboard that only supports 95W CPUâ€™s? Turn a core off. This happened when i tried to put an extra phenom II X4 965 in the ASUS motherboard.
These builds had the following parts:
ASUS M4A88T-I Deluxe [AMD] or Gigabyte GA-H55N-USB3 [Intel]
GSKILL Memory, the cheapest I could find. Always seems to work, after buying about â€¦ 100 sticks of it for work. And personally buying 2Ã—4GB for home for myself.
AMD Athlon II X4 620 , Intel i3-530, and I was even stupid enough to use an unsupported AMD Phenom II X4 965.
Antec 430W â€œgreenâ€