I am trying to find a case for a system that I am going to build with the new month or two, and I think I found the one I want. The case I decided to get is Li Lian PC-V2000 all aluminum case (More information can be found here http://www.lian-li.jp/case/full_pc-v2000ab.html
). I know that it is not the most ideal for the quietest systems, but I think that with a few modifications, I can keep the Db’s low enough that I will not know it is on. This brings me to my next question. I have been doing research on this site to find out more about the case, specifically on how to best soulnd proof it. I found this thread, http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewtopic.php?t=13023
but I would like more information on it. Does anyone have experience with this case, I would like to know if it is ideal for sound proofing using Melamine Sound Absorbing and/or Eggcrate Foam, but I need to know if the case has the space to support it. Also I would like to know what are the dimensions between the inner stabilization rails for the side panels to know how much sound proofing I need.
The next issue is how to best cool the CPU with as few fans a possible. I was looking at the Thermaltake Fanless 103 cl-p0019 (More information can be found here http://www.thermaltake.com/coolers/cl-p ... ess103.htm
) I know it really does require a fan as I found the information on the site at http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewtopic.php?t=15329
I am hoping to reverse the fan to blow into the case directly over the heat sink there by providing the necessary airflow to keep just about any CPU cool, but I need to know if I still need the fan in the front of the case to blow out to keep the internal case tempatue as low as possible or if it will not make any substanitla diffrance.
The final component I am looking for is the PSU. This is the only that I have not done any research on, and would like to know what I need interms of both a quite PSU and to have enough power to run my system.
Here is the planed system:
Athlon 64, 3500+ or 3800+ 90nm (Winchester core)
2GB PC3200 Ram (2x1GB DDR-400)
Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS
Ati RADEON X800 Pro or GeForce 6800
2x250GB Western Digital Caviar SE Serial ATA drives (Raid 1)
Nforce 4 Mother Board
As you can see this system is a relatively high-end system, but not extreme. In I believe total the power comes out to about 250 watts max. Add in PSU efficiency of about 75% and I am looking at about a 350-watt power supply. I am thinking about upping that to 400 for possible future expansion. But again I am looking for a quit PSU,
If everything goes great I hope my system will end out around the 20-30Db mark, about a full 15-20Db quieter then my current system. This is just a guess.
Any suggestions or comments?