I finally got around to doing all my quietening mods I had planned, and a few I hadn't planned (see my earlier
I switched my Noiseblocker S4 for an S3 as an ICE fan, I switched my PSU fans for the 10mm Adda replacements from Ulim8pc.co.uk
, and since I had no choice I replaced my ravaged GPU fan with an Iceberq4.
However, the Iceberq4 wasn't designed for an old GeForce 3 like mine which I discovered the hard way. However I took a hacksaw to the offending protrusion (one of the tabs that hold the plastic shroud up), and replaced the 2 big aluminium heatsinks that would not accomodate the massive Iceberq, with 8 small copper ramsinks (Coolermaster ones). The ramsinks provided with the Iceberq are BGA, and theres only four of them so they were a little useless!
I also got round to buying a 10cm (4" I think) cold cathode, but there was only one in the packet. A single 4" cahode tube does not make for a spectaular display!!
Oh well; at least I can sell my old tubes that are too big now!
The whole thing is certainly alot quieter, and with the voltages to the ICE fan and the Iceberq turned to about half (on a rheobus. I dont know the speedfan equivalent) I cant hear it over some light music. YAY
I can also report, for anyone still bothered, that the LED on the Iceberq has only two settings as fan as I can tell, bright and dim (and off ofcourse, if you turn it down a little too far!). Still looks cool though
Thanks for the inspiration, and the fantastic tips everybody!