I finished my new DAW a couple days ago:
Abit IP-35 Pro-Intel Q6600
G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
Thermalright Ultra Extreme
WD Caviar SE16 WD2500AAKS
2-WD Caviar SE16 WD7500AAKS
ASUS 20X DVDÂ±R
RME HDSP 9652
After a lot of back and forth I decided to get the P182 and man I'm glad I did. I took out the lower fan and put it in the middle to help cool all the cards. So far the idle temps are 20c. I'm still installing, transferring and tweaking so I haven't really taken her out for a ride yet. Sorry for the bad pictures, my batteries gave out. I still have a little cleaning up to do but I'm proud of how it turned out for my first official build, although I did have a buddy helping me:wink:
I have this in a machine room along with another P180B computer so all I needed to do was knock down the db. The difference between these cases and my old cases as far as noise are huge. This is the best upgrade I've made in a long time.
I may replace the case fans someday but I'll just leave it be for now. I got a lot of inspiration and information form this site.
Job Done (for now)
The ugly truth