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Making my computer quieter
Old 27th July 2005
matt thomas's Avatar
Making my computer quieter

Has anyone used one of these? (fanless power supply):

And is there any reason why the power supply has to be in the computer? whats to stop me taking it out, putting it in another room and running post transformer wires to my computer, is there a product to facilitate this? I have a special silent fan power supply but its still too noisey.

Old 27th July 2005
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DaveC's Avatar

With just 1 big swing, your computer will be more silent than ever!

Sorry, not enough sleep I guess..

Most of the time, harddrives make a LOT of noise.
You should look for quiet harddrives, if it's then still noisy, try
different power-supplies like you said...
Old 27th July 2005
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simonv's Avatar

Why don't you put the whole computer in another room, instead of just the PSU?

You'd just have to buy extension cables for your screen/mouse/keyboard/etc. With an external CD drive, things should be completely transparent. You could even build a home-made extension for the power button.
Old 27th July 2005
its the fans which make the most noise. look for 20dB PSU, quietest cpu fan u can find, and a gfx card with passive cooling

the PSU can easily be in another room, just get long enough extension chords to the motherboard and drives
Old 27th July 2005
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audiomastermind's Avatar

maybe you can take a look here:

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