I just put a cheap $17 Masscool cooler on my i5/650 in that PC-Q08R case. It has a copper core and is about twice the height and at least 3x the weight of the all-aluminum stock cooler. I haven't used that machine much lately (some guests are), but I can tell you it was definitely cooler and quieter than the stock.
Yeah I was thinking about an SFX PSU but the wattage is too low and the high ones are problematic from what I've read...
Good link henydiah thanks
Searching the site I came across this:
Scythe Big Shuriken low 34.6 dB Intel/AMD
Scythe Big Shuriken high 39.6 dB Intel/AMD
Scythe Ninja Mini 41.7 dB Intel/AMD
Not *too* bad for the Mini...I can always replace the fan (it also works great fanless) for a quieter one...my original plan was to replace the Shuriken fan with a Noctua, but I'm wondering if it would be more beneficial to have the Mini because it can blow the air out in 4 directions, whereas the Shuriken only blows it out the top (toward the PSU).
How about a Ninja Mini (with a quieter fan) blowing the air toward the TOP of the case, out of the case exhaust fan?