Great score. I haven't been quite so lucky, but I now have two 2480s (one 'full-fat' with MB-24 and VE-7000 and the other kept standard as a back-up).
As you're further along with the SSD thing than me, a question: have you thought about experimenting with either deleting the fan or making it switchable?
I'm wondering if the HDD->SSD conversion drops the power consumption enough to make it possible to take out the fan. Here in my workshop-cum-studio in England, the ambient temp is rarely above 25C (77F).