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Old 06-20-2002, 06:21 AM   #1
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a low noise box with amd inside?


Hi,

I'm looking at updating my pc with a new mobo and cpu and am really interested in an amd processor, but...

I use my computer a lot for watching tv and dvd's (on linux) and therefore I want it all to be very low noise.

But since amd processors run hot, I'm worried about having to put in stronger ventilation which would (correct me if I'm wrong) produce more noise.

So any suggestions about a good combo (mobo, procesor and fan) which of could linux would like?

Anne
 
Old 06-20-2002, 08:49 AM   #2
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not exactly what you're after, but i'm going for this approach:

http://www2.lysator.liu.se/%7Eforsberg/silence_box.html

there's a few pages i'ev been looking at which recommend removing the psu fan. one guy reckons that replacing the psu every 6 months is a well worth it trade off for it being vastly quieter for the rest of the time...
 
Old 06-23-2002, 04:44 PM   #3
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Good luck, my AMD XP1700 machine ROARS! I can hear it in the next room, and no there's nothing hitting the enourmous fan...keeps it nice and cool though.
 
Old 06-24-2002, 01:02 AM   #4
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The socket A chip fans (dual, and usually created a nasty harmonic) were the ones really infamous for noise issues. There's plenty of 300W family PSUs that are nice and quiet, as usual the majority of the noise comes from the HSF on the chip and the case fans. The case fans are no big worry, they'll be rather quiet as long as you buy th $5-7 versus the $2 ones. The HSF is the big deal, there's cool and then there's quiet. The T-Bird family was a much bigger heat monster than the XP family so the fans these days aren't nearly as loud. I leave my machine on all the time in the room I sleep in, although admitedly when I have the sparc next to it ON, I can't even hear it.

Cheers,

Finegan
 
Old 06-29-2002, 03:49 PM   #5
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I believe AMD will always do more noise that Intel because of their big ugly fan, but If you can find an older Amd you should get a not to loudly box... I have a Thuderbird 1ghz and it doesn't make that much noise cuz this old model came with a really tiny fan, like the one Intel give.
 
Old 06-29-2002, 03:59 PM   #6
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You are really after the wrong part.Most of noise comes from the vent from the PSU. It's like putting a bigger engine in a car because you got a flat.If you like it real quiet - there's always watercooling.
 
Old 06-29-2002, 04:22 PM   #7
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there's always watercooling
I don't know why but I don't think it is a good idea to have water inside my case . My Thunderbird 850 MHz runs pretty quiet comparing to my air conditioner; ok it is quiet with Antec PSU (300W) , and factory CPU fan the only noise I can hear is coming from the case fan.
 
Old 06-29-2002, 06:38 PM   #8
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Check with some overclockers webpages - you can also have liquid nitrogen in your case.
 
Old 06-29-2002, 08:53 PM   #9
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Why not take a look at the shuttle ss40
http://viahardware.com/ss40g_1.shtm
The author suggests it as silent linux-box, on page 2

Else try this link on silent computers:
http://forums.viaarena.com/categories.cfm?catid=26


ps: i have mounted a Thermal take Volcano 7, on my xp 1700
its very silent, that leaves only a problem with the psu cooler

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