Well guys, a few pictures:
Thermolab ITX30, super small!
The view from outside
Build Completed! Cable management improved from last time, now it's decent. I'm thinking of getting a long cable for the 8-pin CPU, so it doesn't touches the PCI-E Riser Card.
So far PWM has been a pain because of the splitter, which I forgot to take a picture of. Anyway it's this one
right here. I'm still figuring out how to make it work. I did plugged in one fan directly to the header and tested PWM. These USV12 fans are really good, and noticeable noise begins at 1000RPM. The box says they go from 400RPM to 1300RPM, but in my test anything below 700RPM completely turns off the fan.
The noise they generate at high RPM's is due to all the air they are pulling through the grills. I ran them outside of the case at full speed and I could just hear the airflow because I was holding them, if I went a little far they were hard to notice. I'm thinking of getting some washers, so they are not so close to the grills and the noise diminishes at high RPM's.
Going to the ITX30, I think I may have messed up the thermal paste, or the pre-applied one is cheap, because with Small FFT's in Prime95 the temperatures ramp up really fast and get near 87c. I don't have an overclock and the heatsink is rated for CPU's up to 100W, so I'm thinking thermal paste is the problem here. At idle speeds it keeps really cool though, cooler than intel stock fan. Plus the fan is silent, even at high RPM's
That's all for now, when the GPU PWM cable arrives I will be playing with that a little and obviously let you guys know