I got my Email from Thomas too. Someone on AVS was commenting that Enermax are actually pretty noisey, what about the ones from quietpc.com?
I am gonna go for
Soundcard = Terratec DMX 6Fire LT
HDD = IBM 120Gb (they are cheap!)
DVD = Pioneer A04 DVD-RW
Processor = definatley P4 probably 2.0Ghz
Graphics - not sure (maybe 9000 - but worried about TV out quality)
PSU - not sure
Motherboard - not sure
** Any advice or comment is welcomed!!!
BTW: Its gonna look stunning next to my Arcam AVR100 amp!!!! yippe!!!!!!!
I've use the "Scan"(.co.uk) PSU with my silver coolermaster desktop HTPC case.
350W CWT Quiet Dual Fan Version AMD/P4 Approved Active Fan Control, Active PFC
£34.08 inc VAT
I can comfirm they are near silent, and you are not paying any premium as well.
I also use the
Coolermaster HHC-L61 Delta Heat Pipe Radiator - With Silent Fan -
£26.44 inc VAT
And again was amazed how near silent this CPU fan is!
The custom stuff available elsewhere may or may not be quieter than the above stuff, but with the three other case fans running as well (total 7 fans-2xPSU-1xCPU-1xVGA-3xcase), my Quadscan Elites single fan is louder!!!
You can get silver, black or normal DVD/CD RW drives at www.kustompcs.co.uk for about £47 - £66 depending on which make you go for. Ie, Pioneer 106 is there, and bezels to for people with Lian Li cases. I think I also saw bezels at Dabs too.
I have the Enermax 430w version with temp control........and thb its the best and quietest psu ive ever had....the only thing i can hear in my rig is the whine of the fan on my gfx card and the Hdd...... nice bit of kit..