*Unfortunately, since I used my father's camera, any lack of quality in the pictures can only be attributed to my unskilled camera work*
P180b with 2 x Noctua NF-S12-1200 120mm @ 5V and 1 x Nexus Real Silent 92mm @ 5V
eVGA 680i with Noctua NC-U6 on the North and South bridge
Intel Core 2 Duo 6300 overclocked to 400 fsb (2.80 GHz)
Noctua NH-U12F with Scythe S-FLEX SFF21E @ 5V
eVGA 7950gt with HR-03
Team Xtreem PC2-6400 @ 400fsb 4-4-4-4-12-T1 timings
Corsair 620HX with Scythe S-FLEX SFF21E @ 5V
Western Digital Caviar 250gb
Western Digital Scorpio 40gb
All grilles are cut out, the filters removed and the covers cut down to be less restrictive. The grille around the psu is taped with electrical tape
The 250gb drive is suspended, but since I lan, it is designed to be easy to remove for transport. The screws hook on to two lines of elastic that run front to back. A third line of elastic goes over top, holding the screws hooked on and is held in place by the hook (made of a bent paper clip covered in electrical tape)
During normal use this drive is turned off using RevoSleep, but it is turned on for gaming.
As this picture (hopefully) shows, although the cables around the middle hard drive area are messy, they are out of the way of the air flow.
I just plain like this picture...
Until I get something better, the Mini Wheats cover blocks the upper fan spot.
Although it a permanent WIP, I am approaching happy with the noise level. I had to replace the fan in the PSU as it was the loudest thing in my system (ignoring the 250gb drive). The Scythes are too loud at 7V, so I need to turn those down a bit. Temperatures are great (cpu stays ~25 during normal use (room is ~22), peaking at ~50 with TAT at 100 on both cores and Super Pi running), so I have some room to turn things down.
Should I block the space around the fans? If so, how can I do this without transferring the vibrations to the case?
(For those wonding about the strange set up with the fans, the Scythe in the PSU was originally in the upper chamber, with the Nexus infront of the hd, to try to keep the PSU as cool as possible, since it was the loudest fan. When I put the Scythe in the PSU, the Nexus was no longer useful in the lower chamber, so was moved.)
Come Christmas, I am getting a 8800gt with a HR-03gt and handing the 7950 to my brother, whose HR-03 will go to my dad's silent pc that I'm building him for Christmas (convoluted, I know). I'm going to get a Thermalright HR-05-SLI for the southbridge, giving one of my NC-U6s to my brother. The HR-03gt will be in other orientation (away from the CPU) and I'm going to put a duct along the middle chamber, with the Nexus on the HR-03gt and a 120mm (probably a Nexus) where I have the Nexus now.