[Ardour-Users] Motherboard hints and tips?

Kevin Cosgrove kevinc at cosgroves.us
Thu Jan 31 08:49:30 PST 2008

On 31 January 2008 at 10:44, "Brett Clark" <brett.clark at zirous.com> wrote:

> I've built several of my own computers and i have to say that
> the processor itself makes no noise.  In my experience, most
> (all???) of the noise is from the moving components like the
> power supply cooling fan, system cooling fans, and even the
> chipset and CPU cooling fans.  If you use 3 of the $2.50
> system cooling fans, then its going to sound like a 727 during
> takeoff.  I recommend spending the extra money on the variable
> speed fans.  They may cost $20 - $30 dollars, but they will be
> much quieter.  Same with the CPU cooling fan.  The one that
> comes boxed with the CPU is probably the cheapest one that they
> could come up with.

Agreed.  I'd add that the hard drive choice can also destroy the 
noise budget.  I've had great luck with Seagate Barracuda drives.


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