Update: Upgraded my faulty asus mobo to Sapphire PI, switched Samsung p80 to raptor 150gb, switched TEAC optical to Pioneer and bought a new 7600GT so the installation here doens't exist anymore. I'll probably make a new thread when I have the time to give it a finishing touch. For what it's worth idle noise levels didn't change.
Ok, so here's my rig, components can be seen in my sig.
INSTALLING: I can't say installation was a breeze. I was hoping that I could use my old hard drive without a hassle, but the computer wouldn't boot to windows. So I reinstalled it. After couple of reboots, I got black screen and VIDEO MODE NOT SUPPORTED -text in my screen and I thought it was somekind of bad setting in bios (I had tried if this thing could boot with 240 x10, well it did and I had already reseted the settings back to default) or with the nvidia drivers that I had just installed. I got the message everytime after the windows loading screen. So I reseted CMOS. Didn't help so I decided to repair the windows installation. It seemed to help for the first boot. Then I got the issue again. Well finally I got to unplugging my monitor from the power socket and it seemed to help. I don't know what caused it. Maybe it was some kind of memory overflow on the monitors hardware? Hard to say never had the problem with my old computer. Next thing that started to annoy me was my mouse. For some reason it had started randomly to react slowly with a delay, making it really hard to use. I couldn't figure out what caused it. Tried almost everything to figure out, nothing. Couldn't find everything from google. Well last night I got pissed because my program files folder in c: looked like a mess so I decided to remove the c: partition and do everything from scratch. Now I have installed everything as it should be and I got rid of the useless files in my c: drive. Well the mouse bug is still here and it's annoying as hell, eventhough things have been better now and it happens more seldom, but it happens anyway. I'm thinking it's an issue with the dual core, geforce 6150 or the USB-ports. Any suggestions?
Update: resolved mouse bug by connecting extra usb2 ports (not included with mobo) to usb5 and 6 ports of the mobo. The 4 usb ports in mobo are broken or bugged. I hope bios update will solve. This mobo also made some noise, that I was able to get rid of almost completely, by turning of fading from effects of display properties. Not the best solution, but it will have to do for now.
I did some arranging to the computer. Including an attempt at HDD-suspension. I did it with some wires. I don't know what they are called in english (or even in finnish). It's not elastic, but it has cut out all the HDD noises. Hopefully it's strong enough.
Even this picture isn't uptodate, since I did some small modifications to computer after taking it. Including taking the fanmate from the cpu and putting it to bottom nexus. Im running it now 900rpm down from stock 1081rpm. I installed Speedfan and I am currently using it to control the cpu fan. Currently it's running 1500rpm temp is 44c IDLE (c'n'q), people in asus forums are complaining that the cpu temps in this mobo seem too high. I'd have to agree because the zalman heatsink feels cold to my hand. The temperature sensor could be as much off as 10c. Mobo temps are 42c, HDD is idles between 30 and 32c. Closer to 32, but I have always something going on, so it hasn't really had time to fully rest. Temps rose to 36c max when I did 2 hours of defragging.
And here's a pic from the users perspective. I moved a couple of months ago to a new student appartment and I have been too lazy do anything for the speakers so I just put the all next to the monitor. Btw I love that desk.
And here's a picture of the actual desktop for what it's worth. Because I had to install windows again I lost all my old settings, so I decided to do some tweaking also to the way it looks. Currently using a mac theme.
That's it. Thanks for all the comments.
Edit: I realized I had made no comments on the noise of the computer. It is very quiet. How much noise can you expect from a fan mated nexus fan? 92mm zalman fan running and a psu fan (nexus) running at its lowest speed. The suspended samsung lives to its reputation as one of the the most silent drives, especially as suspended. All this sound is trying to escape from a damped case with only 1 way for the noise to exit - rear exhaust of psu. Biggest source of noise in my system is the white noise coming from the logitech speakers when I'm not listening to anything. They are starting to annoy me a bit now, even to the point that I turn them off when I'm not using them (mostly at night, at daytime the ambiet sound level is a bit higher, so they don't bother me that much). I have my computer 1,5-2m from my bed/pillow and the computer is running 24/7. Needless to say I sleep very well and don't even notice the small swooshing sound coming from the rear of the case. Now that I have returned from christmas holidays, having spend time with normal and loud computers, I appreciate my computer and the blissful silence even more then I did before.