This seems like a nice way to pop my real post cherry â€“ some details of my latest quiet rig?
Antec Solo case
Seasonic S12-430 PSU
Noctua NF-S12-1200 rear fan
Asus M2A-VM HDMI
AMD Athlon 3600 X2 + Scythe Ninja 2 heatsink
OCZ platinum XTC PC2-6400 (I'm a silver rather tha gold kinda guy!!!)
PowerColor 4850 + Accelero S1 rev2
Samsung SpinPoint T166 SATA drive
Samsung IDE 18x DVD-RW.
The Solo/Seasonic doesnâ€™t seem to offer cablegami opportunities like my old Coolermaster Centurion 5/Nexus NX-4090 combo so I think I might have to find someone to inherit the PSU so I can get a new unit with modular cabling!
Rear case fan is connected to CPU fan header. I like the idea the motherboard could speed it up if needs be (via CPU heat). It runs around 750rpm which appears to be as low as the motherboard controller can manage - havenâ€™t seen it get above 800rpm yet (Speedfan measurement). Noise doesnâ€™t seem any different to using the ULVA 600rpm adapter.
I was going to replace the Noctua with the heat sink included fan (Scythe Slipstream?) and use the Noctua on the Accelero but with the GPU core temperature having dropped from 79 (stock ATI fan) to around 50 passive I figure there enough case airflow from rear fan and psu right now to cope.
Like everyone else I had no VRM heatsinks for the 4850 with my Accelero so I hacked off half of the oem copper heat sink and reattached for the VRMâ€™s. I sawed to the left of the fan cut out in order to give as much mass as possible for the VRMâ€™s to heat. VRMâ€™s appear to be of a similar temperature as before (warm on back side of card!).
Next motherboard will be full ATX so should be able to tidy the front USB/Fwire/panel wires a bit better too.
Better try and link some pics I guess (bear with me - first time and all that) - first you can see the new Ninja heat pipe layout - like the Ninja Copper:
You can see the rear fan rubber grommits a bit better from this angle and how the PSU/rear fan drag air past a bit of the Ninja.
All hard drive trays have been removed to try and encourage any available air flow past soft mounted HDD.
Thanks for looking guys - and thanks for a great site SPCR - sorry I haven't contributed earlier - if anyone wants to know anything feel free to post...