a good desktop for kubuntu
dave at thefletchers.net
Sat Feb 7 22:56:31 GMT 2009
On Saturday 07 February 2009 22:30:50 Knapp wrote:
> > system runs almost cold and almost silent.
> > Just my opinion.
> > Dave
> I took my hard drives and hung them in the dvd slots with rubber
> bands. This made them silent too. Before that the HD used the metal
> sides like a sounding board. Watch out the rubber gets old fast in
> there. Something like twisted string might be better.
The Antec case I chose uses rubber grommets and special hard drive mounting
screws for just this purpose :-)
I took the trouble to mount the hard drive in the mini server case I designed
for myself on rubber shock mounts. Unfortunately the 1U ATX power supply has
a 40mm fan which more than compensates :-(
Getting hold of low power, energy efficient, silent power supplies for such
projects is a bit of a problem. What I have noticed, though, is that a
company called Kontron has mini-ITX boards with a single wide range DC
input - no need for an ATX unit. An off the shelf, highly efficient, fanless,
switch mode unit from RS or Farnell would do the job very nicely. I suspect
that these boards will be more expensive, but I might be tempted to
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