I know this is lengthy and I'm hoping someone will spend the time to answer it!
1) I'm looking for guidance on setting up this system any advice would be greatly appreciated.
2) I have already purchased all of this hardware + fans/PS/CPU etc. (Even though it may not
be your Chosen options, they are mine, so please do not give me advice on better parts/options
As I'm not planning on purchasing another thing) I do not want to appear to be rude but my budget
is exhausted. Thank You it's really is appreciated.
Here's the list ( b/c I appear to have many ways of going with this I am myself confused on the best way)
CASE: Thermaltake Xaser II 6000 Plus (This case has 5 fans already installed 80x80x25mm Silent Fan, 21dB
I replaced the one on the window for a smartfan II which has these options:- SMART FAN II, P/N : A1357
APPLICATION FOR ALL SERIES CASE
Function 1 Full Speed 4800rpm
Function 2 Temperature Auto Control
Function 3 Manual Adjustable Fan Speed
The case also has a hardcano installed which has a sensor I can place under CPU or anywhere inside which I
can control the temperature on.
CPU/HEATSINK: Silent Volcano 9 "CoolMood" cooler, AMD 2400+
This has three functions:- 1) Full Speed 4800 rpm 2) Temp. Control, Fan Speed Auto Control Setting: 1300rpm at 20 ºc~ 4800rpm at 55 ºc Temp. Sensor attach to CPU or Heatsink 3) Adjustable Manual Fan Speed Control From 1300 rpm to 4800 rpm (This actually has the same functions as
the fan I replaced on the side window.
POWER SUPPLY: Enermax EG465P-VE FCA http://www.enermax.com.tw/product-01.htm
This power supply has many options with sensors/manual and more for setting up.
GRAPHICS: ATI 9700 Evil Commando 2 Gold by PowerColor
MOBO: Asus A7V8X
RAM: 256MB DDR PC266 SDRAM Memory (Centon) Currently will be adding more!
HD: 80GB WD
DVD: Pioneer 16X Slot
OS: WIN XP PRO & LINUX MANDRAKE 9.
If you got this far down maybe you can now answer my question as to cooling this puppy, how should I setup the fan monitors regarding which monitor to hook up to the hardcano, which option to use with the Power Supply (Manual/Auto) whether I should just use the window smartfan at full speed or to use it to monitor maybe the ATI 9700?
Thanx in advance if you can help me, I have 1 week from today b4 I build this.