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January 13, 2005 9:59:55 PM

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I have several computers running in a room that I use for financial trading,
and I would like to address the noise level. Could someone recommend good
power supplies and case fans that would quiet things down? I am not running
super systems for avid gaming, just run of the mill units with multiple
monitor setups for a trading platform. No need for "cool" factor either! :) 
Just the best bang for the buck.

Specs for various systems are as follows:

2.2 - 3.0 GHz Pentium 4
1 Gig Ram
2 - 3 video cards
1 IDE hard drive
1 CD/DVD drive
1 FDD
1 PCI Sound card
Enlight 7200 series cases with stock power supplies.


TIA

s

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Anonymous
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January 13, 2005 10:13:42 PM

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stealth wrote:
> I have several computers running in a room that I use for financial trading,
> and I would like to address the noise level. Could someone recommend good
> power supplies and case fans that would quiet things down? I am not running
> super systems for avid gaming, just run of the mill units with multiple
> monitor setups for a trading platform. No need for "cool" factor either! :) 
> Just the best bang for the buck.

I use PC Power & Cooling Silencer fans in my systems:
http://www.pcpowercooling.com/products/cooling/silencer...

Very quiet. And depending on the design of the PSU, you may be able to
replace the fan in that too.


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Anonymous
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January 14, 2005 3:14:34 AM

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seasonic super silencer PSUs and panalflo L1A or nexus real silent fans.

www.silentpcreview.com

"stealth" <stealthyREMOVE@att.net> wrote in message
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> I have several computers running in a room that I use for financial
trading,
> and I would like to address the noise level. Could someone recommend good
> power supplies and case fans that would quiet things down? I am not
running
> super systems for avid gaming, just run of the mill units with multiple
> monitor setups for a trading platform. No need for "cool" factor either!
:) 
> Just the best bang for the buck.
>
> Specs for various systems are as follows:
>
> 2.2 - 3.0 GHz Pentium 4
> 1 Gig Ram
> 2 - 3 video cards
> 1 IDE hard drive
> 1 CD/DVD drive
> 1 FDD
> 1 PCI Sound card
> Enlight 7200 series cases with stock power supplies.
>
>
> TIA
>
> s
>
>
>
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Anonymous
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January 14, 2005 11:24:41 AM

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> I have several computers running in a room that I use for financial trading,
> and I would like to address the noise level. Could someone recommend good
> power supplies and case fans that would quiet things down? I am not running
> super systems for avid gaming, just run of the mill units with multiple
> monitor setups for a trading platform. No need for "cool" factor either! :) 
> Just the best bang for the buck.

It's all fans. Get rid of the fans, and you get rid of the noise.
Hard drives are almost silent nowadays. I've read that they sell a
fanless power supply. There is a midrange video card that doesn't
have a fan. The stumbling block is the CPU. If you could get a
decent CPU that didn't need a fan but would work with only a
heatsink, you'd have the problem beat. A single super-silent case
fan would be enough to cool the motherboard and draw some air over
the heatsinks of the video card and the CPU. You might even be
able to get away with convection currents alone if the case was
well-ventilated. I'm really tempted to try to build such a system,
just for the fun of it. I'm going to look into what parts are
available that would result in the fastest system with no fan
cooling whatsoever.
Anonymous
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January 14, 2005 11:24:42 AM

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Al Smith wrote:
> It's all fans. Get rid of the fans, and you get rid of the noise.
> Hard drives are almost silent nowadays. I've read that they sell a
> fanless power supply. There is a midrange video card that doesn't
> have a fan. The stumbling block is the CPU. If you could get a
> decent CPU that didn't need a fan but would work with only a
> heatsink, you'd have the problem beat. A single super-silent case
> fan would be enough to cool the motherboard and draw some air over
> the heatsinks of the video card and the CPU. You might even be
> able to get away with convection currents alone if the case was
> well-ventilated. I'm really tempted to try to build such a system,
> just for the fun of it. I'm going to look into what parts are
> available that would result in the fastest system with no fan
> cooling whatsoever.

Did you see IssacKuo's posts in my "400MHz dual-processor" thread, about
putting a Zalman VGA heatsink on a Slot-1 PIII in order to passively
cool it? That seems like a promising start, at least.

Alternately, when I was researching what that was, I came across the
Zalman "Reserator 1" passive-convection watercooling setup [1] , which
would let you do a standard P4 with no fan.

Speaking of which, I also came across the fanless power supply you
mentioned (or one of them, anyhow); the Antec Phantom 350 [2]. Between
that and the Reserator, it looks like for a bit over $400 you could have
a completely fanless system that's the equal of most other modern
computers.

- Brooks

[1] http://www.endpcnoise.com/cgi-bin/e/reserator.html
[2] http://www.endpcnoise.com/cgi-bin/e/fanless_phantom.htm...
(I have no knowledge of this retailer; they just came up on Google.)

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Anonymous
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January 14, 2005 8:19:21 PM

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stealth wrote:
> I have several computers running in a room that I use for financial trading,
> and I would like to address the noise level. Could someone recommend good
> power supplies and case fans that would quiet things down? I am not running
> super systems for avid gaming, just run of the mill units with multiple
> monitor setups for a trading platform. No need for "cool" factor either! :) 
> Just the best bang for the buck.
>
> Specs for various systems are as follows:
>
> 2.2 - 3.0 GHz Pentium 4
> 1 Gig Ram
> 2 - 3 video cards
> 1 IDE hard drive
> 1 CD/DVD drive
> 1 FDD
> 1 PCI Sound card
> Enlight 7200 series cases with stock power supplies.
>
>
> TIA
>
> s

In my search for quiet computing I've found, and made use of, Antec
TruePower PSUs and Vantec Stealth 80mm case fans. I'm very happy with
the results on all of my systems. I even replaced a CPU fan with a
Vantec Stealth 80mm and an 80 to 60 adapter. Not only was it quieter, it
was the same temperature under load!

Cheers,

Ari


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Anonymous
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January 15, 2005 4:43:03 AM

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> Alternately, when I was researching what that was, I came across the
> Zalman "Reserator 1" passive-convection watercooling setup [1] , which
> would let you do a standard P4 with no fan.

This sounds like a good approach. Putting a fan on a water-cooling
system has always struck me as contrary to the whole purpose of
the thing. Sort of like putting a cooling fan in a water-cooled
system for an automobile engine... hmmmm. Anyway, if I buy a
water-cooler, I'm going to get one without a fan.
Anonymous
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January 15, 2005 4:56:13 PM

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In article <Hy_Fd.209134$Np3.8883362@ursa-nb00s0.nbnet.nb.ca>,
Al Smith <invalid@address.com> wrote:

>This sounds like a good approach. Putting a fan on a water-cooling
>system has always struck me as contrary to the whole purpose of
>the thing. Sort of like putting a cooling fan in a water-cooled
>system for an automobile engine... hmmmm. Anyway, if I buy a
>water-cooler, I'm going to get one without a fan.

I don't know what sort of cars you have been seeing lately, but almost
every car on the road today except older VW bugs are water cooled and
have a cooling fan. The fan normally blows air through the heat
exchanger which is usually called the radiator.

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January 15, 2005 4:56:14 PM

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The fan normally blows air through the heat
exchanger which is usually called the radiator.

pulls the air not blows


"Rich Greenberg" <richgr@panix.com> wrote in message
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> In article <Hy_Fd.209134$Np3.8883362@ursa-nb00s0.nbnet.nb.ca>,
> Al Smith <invalid@address.com> wrote:
>
> >This sounds like a good approach. Putting a fan on a water-cooling
> >system has always struck me as contrary to the whole purpose of
> >the thing. Sort of like putting a cooling fan in a water-cooled
> >system for an automobile engine... hmmmm. Anyway, if I buy a
> >water-cooler, I'm going to get one without a fan.
>
> I don't know what sort of cars you have been seeing lately, but
almost
> every car on the road today except older VW bugs are water cooled
and
> have a cooling fan. The fan normally blows air through the heat
> exchanger which is usually called the radiator.
>
> --
> Rich Greenberg Marietta, GA, USA richgr atsign panix.com + 1 770
321 6507
> Eastern time. N6LRT I speak for myself & my dogs only. VM'er
since CP-67
> Canines:Val, Red & Shasta (RIP),Red, husky
Owner:Chinook-L
> Atlanta Siberian Husky Rescue. www.panix.com/~richgr/ Asst
Owner:Sibernet-L
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