I am planning to build a new system and am going to be basing it around a silver Coolermaster WaveMaster case, an Asus P5AD2 Deluxe MOBO with a P4 3.60 Ghz LGA 775 processor and an ATI X800XT 256MB graphics card (+ 2 HDs, 2 DVD drives, 1 floppy). I will be using the machine for downloading, gaming, some work with graphics and web development.
I have a couple of questions about cooling and sound - obviously I want it sufficiently cooled but I also want it as quiet as possible. I am not too keen on going the watercooling route since I know nothing about it and it is more expensive! As such I would like your opinions on the following components:
The case comes with dual intake 80mm fans and one exhaust 80mm fan. I intend to replace all of these with Vantec Stealth fans. Will I be able to install a 120mm fan inplace of the 80mm exhaust fan?
- I have been advised that a 120mm exhaust might be wise given the components I will install. What do you think of the overall case fan setup?
There does not seem to be many cooling options for socket 775 CPUs! I am not sure how good the one which comes with the processor is but at the moment I intend to replace it with a Thermaltake Silent 775 CPU cooling kit
. Other than the Thermaltake 775 tower (which I read was V. heavy!) this seems to be the only option I can find that is supposed to be fairly quiet. Do you have any views on this piece of kit? Are you able to suggest any better options?
Tagan 480W dual fan ultra quiet power supply. Do you think this is sufficient/What do you think of this?
So overall, how do you think the temperature vs sound in this setup up be? Will it achieve my aims of sufficiently cooling while being quiet?
Any advice will be greatly appreciated.