LOL. Could also be called Operation Overkill. But the question still stands once one accepts the component list. How do you make this system as quiet as possible, preferably on air cooling?
Will ducting the exhausted heat from the cpu directly out of the case lower case temp at all? If ducting is done with sound dampening material, will it make any difference? Is a Thermalright SI-128 with a Noctua 120mm 1200rpm fan the best choice for this approach? Would there need to be a muffler attached to the exhaust hole at the top of the case to help reduce noise coning from the cpu exhaust fan? What design and structure for the muffler would interfere least with airflow while still providing some sound dampening?
Some of the ideas I'd like to try are from a quiet DAW case called the PaQ Case: http://www.paq.ltd.uk/content_about.htm
You'll notice from the pictures that ther are 3 120mm fans that have been moved to the inside of the case to reduce noise and optimize direct airflow to where it's needed. I'd like to try something similar with the 3 120mm fans on the front of the Mountain Mods case. Will 1 front air intake ducted out to 3 interior fans provide sufficient airflow? If so, I can cover 2 front fanholes, which should reduce noise.
These are just 2 examples of approaches I'd like to try and would appreciate input on.