Okay.. The NeoHE is now officially the noisiest component in the system, even though it doesnt ramp up at all during 100% cpu load. Seems that way anyway, but even if it is ramping up its definately not doing it much. PSU fan monitoring cables should be mandatory.. What happened to all antec PSUs having this feature?
I´ve also made a box of pine wich im trying to use as a 3,5" HDD dampener, im making it out of 18mm pine and will cover the insides thoroughly with dampening
At the moment im thinking of having the air intake at the front bottom, and a 120mm nexus fan at the back of the box. I just have to figure out how to power this fan..
The idea with the box is running encosed HDDs in an bigger enclosure with further dampening, i will use external sata interface so no performance loss. And the big idea behind that is that i can hopefully get 3,5" performance and storage capacity with 2,5" quietness
I might have designed it too big at 30x30x20cm(L/W/H) but ill see how it turns out..
I think i coulf fit eight drives in there no probs..
Now im tempted to build my own wooden case..
for the whole computer i mean. Woodworking is quite fun, its been a while since i did something.. Next up is speaker enclosures i think.
The 2,5" hdd idles at 28c, and all other temps have dropped by a degree or two after removing two 3,5" drives.
Ill get some pictures up on the wooden box tomorrow hopefully
Almost forgot, my new soundcard arrived today!
Its an ESI Juli@
(julia) card, with support for basically anything. MME/WDM, DirectSound, ASIO 2.0, GSIF 2.0, 16 channel midi, not that id use that for anything, digital(SPDIF and optical) with Dolby Digital support and analog in/out..
Should be able to bypass the evil windows kmixer with this thing..