supply from EarthWatts 500w to Enermax Modu82+ 525w
because the former PSU developed high pitched whining
problem at low load. Now, I'm very happy with the setup.
The entire cooling setup and power supply are all SPCR
recommended I'm sure the storage setup would be
SPCR approved, if it were tested.
- Case: Lian-Li PC-A05
- PSU: Enermax Modu82+ 525w
- Motherboard: Gigabyte EP35-DS3L
- CPU: Intel Q6600 Quad
- RAM: Patriot 4GB, DDR2-900
- Video: Geforce 7900GS with Accelero S1 Passive
- Hard Drive: Seagate 320gb notebook drive ( 7200rpm ) in Scythe SilentDrive Enclosure
- Optical Drive: Samsung S203B
- Thermalright HR-01 Plus Heatsink
- Arctic Cooling Accelero S1 rev. 2 GPU Heatsink
- Scythe Slipstream 120mm CPU fan @ 750 rpm
- Scythe Slipstream 120mm intake fan @ 750 rpm (back of case)
- Scythe S-Flex 120mm exhaust fan @ 600-780rpm (top of case)
- Enermax 120mm PSU fan @ 500rpm
Inside view, everything connected. All cables* out of the
airflow path. I lapped both the heatsink base and the CPU
heatspreader. CPU is overclocked to 3.0ghz at stock
voltage. Note that the hard drive cage has been drilled
out. Airflow is from lower back to front and top.
* the 24-pin power cable is a slight exception
Top blowhole with S-Flex fan @ 770rpm, the fan grill is
machined billet aluminum from mnpctech. I plan to get
black screws soon, and probably paint over the Scythe
Front of case and a size comparison with Antec NSK4480.
The PC-A05 is not as tall, but a lot deeper. So, the
NSK4480 is actually smaller in volume. I think the A-05
looks a lot better though.
Load temperatures (ATI-Tool + OCCT)
Blowhole covered: CPU 58-60c, GPU 66c
Blowhole uncovered, fan off: CPU 54-55c, GPU 68c
Blowhole uncovered, fan on: CPU 50-54c, GPU 57c
The blowhole mod lowered CPU temp by 7 degrees, and
GPU temp by 9 degrees. The computer is silent from 1
meter away, in both idle and load. Hard drive seek noise