So I took the leap and bought another machine. Plan on using this probably solely for doing mostly text work for school, bills, taxes, whatever work that only uses Office lol or using Firefox to look at my lecture notes. Anyway here's what's in the computer part by part.
2 - Yate Loon 1350RPM @ 5V
1 - Seasonic SS300-SFD
1 - 1GB Buffulo DDR2
1 - Pioneer DVD SATA Burner
1 - VAIO RS610 Case
1 - WD 250GB AAM
1 - Large Slab of Foam
1 - ASUS M2A-VM
1 - Athlon 64 X2 3800+ EE
1 - Zalman Multi Connector 5V
I think that sums it up. Now for the pictures:
A nice clear view of everything. Notice the HDD sitting on the foam, I didn't have any materials to suspended nor do I know where I could. The foam was the next best thing. The foam itself has a very bumpy surface if you know what I mean, which means most of the vibration is thrown into mid air reducing the seek noise almost as good as suspension. Also both fans are connected to a Zalman Multi-Connector to set them at 5V since the MB doesn't support SpeedFan.
Update Note: Here's a new view of it all again, with the PSU compartment complete, reworked all the wiring so it's a lot cleaner now.
Another view of the HDD. If there's anything wrong with this please tell me.
Here's the sexy part lol. I took off the housing of the SS300 and slapped a 120 Yate Loon on top of it (so it's blowing downwards). The fan right now is currently held together with electric tape.
Here's the back view. As you can tell the fan grill was dremeled out, since the original holes were so small no air would pass thorugh. I'll probably cover up that hole on the top though beside the PSU with bristle board or something.
This part was pretty lucky. The case was designed to hold only a 92MM fan. It so happens I didn't have any, so I just shoved a 120MM fan in he gap there, and it just happen to fit perfectly (well almost). It sits in the spot pretty tightly and doesn't move around or anything. I thought the motor vibration would be a problem but it doesn't seem to be with the fans at 5V, even at 12V it doesn't seem to be much of a problem.
And the final picture. Notice the front has those stickers, P4 Inside, and Windows XP Compatible lol. But don't be fooled haha.
Here's a look at the PSU separater. It's just made with bristleboard and covered with anti-static bag to protect it I guess. If there's anything wrong with this someone please tell me lol.
Notes: The only Front Panel jumpers I connected were the USBs (4 fronts) and Power Button. It's so quiet that I forget the computer is on sometimes.
I'll probably separate the PSU chamber from the rest of the components in the near future, but for now leaving as is.
MB: 28 - 34C
CPU Core: 47 - 58C
Using stock cooling I guess it's as expected, might chnage the cooling or just removing the 80MM fan and duct it to the 120 instead. Q-Fan is on and the CPU fan hardly ever moves when using Office so it's not noise even when using it.