[Ardour-Users] Motherboard hints and tips?
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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