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My stripped down Mini is now in a similar place to Bob's. Following the advice of Mark, of ItemAudio, this is what has been done:Small SSDSOtM SATA filterOptical drive removedAll Wireless/Bluetooth antennae removedBluetooth board removedFan removedLarge heat-sink with fins mounted to CPU (Mini now recased)(GPU has standard heatsink only, Mini is used headlessly)According to the readout on my Belkin PF40 the Mini draws almost no current. So far, using a VNC programme and SMC fan controller, the operating temp hovers around 33C. If I connect the monitor and mouse to research something on the web for a while, the temp sticks at 42C. I'm pretty happy with these results.I am even happier that each modification (I did it in stages) has bought about very recognisable changes, with a most definite cumulative improvement (There was one stage where I thought I had a retrograde step, but some experimentation and the completion of the next stage showed it did add to the overall improvements). Given the above I have made arrangements to buy Bob's SR3, once Paul makes Bob's SR5. Having laid the groundwork, I am excited to see what the SR3 brings to the system.Thank you Bob, and Paul, for introducing a new and productive train of thought that has improved my system significantly.
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