Good luck with the heatsink - in the past I have had difficulty getting
heatsink/fan units for older model CPU's - as soon as Intel drop older
models in favour of new ones - so do all the support part manufactures it
seems. Had to modify heatsinks using new fans on old heatsinks.
The problem is that the idustry moves so fast that new designs come out all
the time. A new Intel CPU design means that you need new motherboards,
heatsinks, memory etc. It is fun when you are trying to specify hardware for
customers and all the parts are changed round. As soon as you find something
really reliable it all changes.
>> Where can you get these systems at a decent price in the UK?
>> No CPU fan sounds good to me - I have seen lots of systems broken by
>> CPU fan failure. This is fun - PC works ok in morning after switch
>> on - by afternoon starts to get flaky. Seen a couple of PII CPUs
>> burnt out.
>> Is there a case fan to keep the system cool - or a PSU fan?
> Try http://www.mini-itx.com/
> They do have fanless boards but only at the low end of the range.
> However, it is possible to customise your own large heatsink and
> remove the fan.
> My Duron 700 system is suffering fan failure at the moment, it's
> making noises and the temperature monitor is reporting the CPU at
> 70C. Time to take it to bits and clean the fan. I did get a new
> heatsink but modern ones are too big to fit in the available space in
> that case :-(