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7.5. Final Words

We actually built several permutations of the SFF PC to see how various configurations affected noise level and heat production. We used the Intel D865GRH and D865GLC motherboards with Northwood-core Pentium 4 processors running at 1.8, 2.6, and 3.2 GHz. We tried various CPU coolers, using either the embedded fan or a separate 80mm or 92mm low-speed fan with the supplemental fan bracket supplied with the Aria. We used the embedded video, and also tried installing low-end (ATi RADEON 9200), midrange RADEON 9600), and high-end (RADEON 9800XT) video adapters. We even briefly installed an old microATX Pentium III motherboard just to say we'd done it.

We learned that the Antec Aria case is sufficiently flexible to use for anything from a "silent" PC to a fire-breathing gaming system. As you might expect, the system was noisier and ran hotter with faster processors and video adapters.


  

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