Current system spec :
Dazzle Capture Card (this runs hot as it has an mpeg2 encoder chip)
Samsung 5400 Spin HDD (max temp 55c)
256meg pc2100 crucial
The case itself seems to run ok using the 40mm fans but is too noisy. I have tried modding to have an 80mm fan which was quiet however HDD temps are not sustainable on hot days.
I have now given up the idea of 2688 being used for PVR purposes (might make a nice web server though ! ) and I'm looking for alternatives.
The case that appeals as replacement is the Venus 668 but I have a couple of questions :
How noisy is the PSU in this case ?
Is it thermally controlled in anyway ?
Would the increased volume of air allow me to remove PSU and use the silent PSU from the Cubid, maybe with a quiet 80 mm fan in the PSU's place ?
For future upgrades would I be able to fill the system i.e. 2hdd 2cd and pvr card off the supplied PSU ?
(also posted on viaarena but no replies so I'm hoping to find someone here who has one