See above. The design for the case mod has not been decided upon yet but rest assured it will do good things for passive cooling.
Two 128GB SSDs makes for a ton of space, not even I have 120GB of games/programs installed.
It's quite a bit of storage but when I start loading up my music and some videos, programs etc I'll soon fill it
Ideally I'll be able to fit everything I want to on these SSDs for a few years. I'm also looking at getting a new HD camera in a few months (if I have any money left!) so that'll soon eat up the storage.
And I wish you luck with your project!
has the most sensitive ear around when it comes to truly silent computing, I think your needs can be best served there.
Yeah I've had a good look over that site - it's given me a few good ideas for things.
Some people have forced the passive cooling issue with modern triple/quad 120 or even triple 140mm radiators, but having a big black radiator at the top of your mod project may not be what you wanted... and only a few radiators have fin spacing optimized for passive airflow anyway. Anyway, feel free to stick around or start a mod project thread once ya got everything planned out! We're always happy to help where we can.
I think whatever's done you either have a very minimal case or you end up with stale hot air building up in the case and no amount of passive cooling in a case with poor airflow will rectify that.
Going back to the modding idea though, I am thinking of buying a RAM waterblock for my RAM but also one to modify for cooling the PSU - there's still going to be the other mobo chips generating heat.
Well I'll keep you guys updated with whatever I do