The problem now is I can still hear my GFX fan, although it is not loud at all. Am considering a HR-03 Plus... This quiet bug is really contagious!
Yep, my aim is to keep this system as quiet as possible. I've been spoiled up until now because the Nexus Breeze system I was using was barely audible, mainly because it had a single 120mm intake plus the PSU exhaust and no other vents plus the whole chassis was soundproofed to within an inch of its life!
The additional PCI cooler sounds interesting. Even so, I'm worried that this new rig is going to resemble a couple of spitfires on a fly-by... The P180 case is a lot more 'open' and with a 120mm intake, 120mm exhaust, PSU fan, the stock E6600 fan and the GTX fan... well that's a lot of air being shifted around.
While I'm here, there's also a couple of things that are new to me - the 8800GTX card has two 6-pin power sockets on it. The Enermax 620W PSU I'm planning to use has two corresponding 6-pin plugs from what I can make out. If I'm not planning on going SLI at this point, do I need to feed the GTX card extra power via these inputs or will the standard 24-pin ATX m/board connection off the PSU be sufficient?
Similarly, the P5N32-E board has 2 x 4-pin ATX12V sockets in addition to the 24-pin one. Would either of these 4-pin sockets need to be connected up for a Dual Core E6600 + 8800GTX system? (My concern there is that those sockets are right at the top edge of the m/board and with the P180 design of having the PSU at the bottom of the case, the cables might not reach! Hmmm, wonder if you can get 4-pin ATX extension cables with those funny shaped plugs on them??).