[Ardour-Users] Motherboard hints and tips?
nando at ccrma.Stanford.EDU
Thu Jan 31 18:57:37 PST 2008
On Thu, 2008-01-31 at 09:50 -0800, Mark Knecht wrote:
> I know a lot of Pro Tools guys who use and love Koolance:
> Also Zalman does water cooling:
> VERY expensive but very nice. Fernando built some almost totally
> silent machines based on the Zalman TNN cases. It would be great to
> hear from him on the subject as he's had them for a year or two now.
Almost three now, built on TNN500. And we just built a few more on
TNN300 cases (smaller). So far very happy, they are obviously silent
(doh!) except for the hard disk. We could netboot but it was not worth
(IMO) the trouble.
> Remember you will still have hard drive noise to deal with but for
> most of us that would be a huge improvement.
> Hope this helps,
> On Jan 31, 2008 9:36 AM, Wilson, Jed S <jed at wilson.org> wrote:
> > Can someone post a few relatively authoritative links on "quiet" computers
> > -- i.e., those one can have in the same room as recording microphones.
> > I can use my laptop now [very quiet], but would eventually like to have a
> > desktop/tower that won't generate the vast quantities of noise I'm getting
> > now from my current multi-fan wonder].
> > Aside but related:
> > I realize "recording microphones" is a very general statement [e.g., SM57
> > behaves differently than a very sensitive condenser/ribbon]. Ideally one
> > would have an isolation booth. However, at present for me this is
> > impractical.
> > Cheers,
> > Jed
> > > On Thu, 31 Jan 2008 10:44:47 -0600
> > > "Brett Clark" <brett.clark at zirous.com> wrote:
> > >> 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.
> > >
> > > I can't agree more with this. I have a system that started out as a
> > > prepackaged "quiet" PC based on a Pentium III CPU. I upgraded to a P4
> > > a while back, and now the only piece that's original on it is the case!
> > >
> > > I knew the original PIII power supply wouldn't fit, so I got a quiet
> > > PS, but hadn't realized that the stock P4 fans were so bad. I finally
> > > went and got a Zalman CPU fan and was amazed at how quiet it is. The
> > > loudest noise now comes from my hard drives. (I went with a lower-end
> > > graphics card to avoid a fan on it. I really don't need a whole lot
> > > of GPU power to run ardour!)
> > >
> > > --
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> > > Joe Hartley - UNIX/network Consultant - jh at brainiac.com
> > > Without deviation from the norm, "progress" is not possible. - FZappa
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