Hey guys, I am building a new HTPC and would love to hear your thoughts on cooling ideas for it.
Inteset 1U media PC case - http://shop.inteset.com/Products/36-1u-thin-mini-itx-media-pc-case.aspx
Suggested fan is Dynatron K199, but I would like to investigate quieter alternatives
Intel i5 3570T - http://ark.intel.com/products/65521/Intel-Core-i5-3570T-Processor-(6M-Cache-up-to-3_30-GHz)
This CPU has a max 45W TDP
Intel DQ77KB - http://ark.intel.com/products/59046/Intel-Desktop-Board-DQ77KB
One of the few boards that will fit into this case.
Reading through a previous thread http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=64013&hilit=k199
it is apparent that the K199 and K2 are relatively noisy fans.
I am wondering whether a standard fan will work with the limited amount of space or whether I can load up the case with 2 more 'silent' system fans (3 in total), like the fractal designs 40mm silent series http://www.fractal-design.com/?view=product&category=4&prod=
73 and attaching a passive heatsink to the CPU.