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[Jul. 18th, 2002|09:40 pm]
The Veritable TechNinja
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Car = fixed. I think. I didn't have any problems after I fixed it, but this problem comes in and out randomly. We'll see. I intentionally loaded up on cheap-ass fuel today, so I should've provoked misfire if it wasn't fixed.

PC build job = scored. uNF. Got an extra $25 for the crusty old 15" monitor in my closet, too. Packing a $1275 check at the moment, which will be deposited tomorrow. On Monday, when the check clears, I order the parts. Downside - they want it white. Well, this case will have to do.

[User Picture]From: c0nsumer
2002-07-19 05:56 am (UTC)
What are you doing for power supply and CPU fan? If you're interested, I've put a lot of research into building very quiet computers lately. No extra padding or anything, just quiet, quality components.
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[User Picture]From: arcsine
2002-07-19 06:20 am (UTC)
Modified Antec PSU fan, YS tech clear fan with embedded LEDs. They're both pretty quiet, 28dBA.
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[User Picture]From: c0nsumer
2002-07-19 07:50 am (UTC)
Ahh, cool... I forgot about the window. I was going to say that an Alpha PAL8045 with a Papst 8412NGL (I think) is 12db for the HSF and you can find Seventeam ST-300BLP (or is it 300BLV) on Yahoo Shopping for ~$35 and that's a (I believe) 20-some decibel power supply. That's what I've got going in a couple boxes I've built. Replace the northbridge HSF (as these fail lots and are notoriously loud or just the HS for good measure) with a Zalman ZM-NB32J and you'll drop the noise even more. The combination of these three (with no other case fans) will give you an Athlon XP2000+ that runs at ~115F in an almost silent box. Too bad there's no good passive cooling for video cards. The GPU/VPUs are just too damn hot. Fortunately some mfg's make nice quiet fans for them.
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[User Picture]From: arcsine
2002-07-19 11:03 am (UTC)
I find silent PCs creepy, to be honest. When I had a GX150, I kept looking over at it to make sure it hadn't crashed. These fans provide better cooling (I built this machine around style and reliability) with acceptable noise.
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