[TriLUG] Slightly OT: Are there Really Quiet Computer Case Fans?
william at trilug.org
Mon Jan 19 02:17:15 EST 2004
Real men get used to helicopter fans running 24x7 :) I don't know what
I'd do if my PC wasn't humming along...probably check and see if I had a
power outage on my hands.
(On topic) Putting the system in the closet and using VNC seems the
simplest and most foolproof solution to me. In any case, I have one
system with a couple loud fans, one with very quiet fans, and (a dell)
with no fans at all, so quiet fans aren't a complete myth.
On Mon, 19 Jan 2004, Jesse Aaron Safir wrote:
> I built a machine a few years ago with an Enlight case. My goal was to
> make it as quiet as possible. I bought a special "quiet" power supply and
> case fan and CPU fan. It was still WAY too loud so now all I have at home
> is a laptop. So..."quite fans" are probably a marketing ploy...
> > Hi Folks,
> > My job has me working within a six feet of a dual Xeon server. It has
> > at least five noisy fans, and sounds like a vacuum cleaner.
> > I'm considering a ways to quiet this box, and one of them is to buy some
> > fans that claim to be quiet to replace the current ones. I have no
> > idea how much this would help - for all I know, it has them already.
> > Does anyone know whether truly quiet fans exist, or is this just an
> > advertising ploy?
> > Another possibility is to buy some ethernet KVM tranceivers and move the
> > machine elsewhere. Besides the $$$ these cost, I'm short on alternative
> > space.
> > If you've had a good experience with quieter fans, or have come up with
> > a better solution for this, please let me know. Replacing the system
> > isn't an option, but I've thought about putting it in a quieter box.
> > I can't scrape up enough for one of these:
> > http://www.tomshardware.com/howto/20040115/index.html
> > But it sure would be sweet!
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