Re: quiet dual dual-core opteron
> Does anyone have experience with a working dual, dual-core opteron
> system that is less than full-tower size and relatively quiet? Or even
> a quiet-but-full-tower machine?
I've got a largeish EATX thermaltake xaser3 case (next size up from standard
midi towers), Tagan PSU, Zalman CPU coolers and a Tyan S2885 motherboard
(though the S2895 is probably a better bet for new systems).
The CPU fans are temperature controlled by the motherboard (and rarely get
above 50% speed) and the case fans are on a fixed 40% speed controller.
It's not totally silent, but it is quiet even under heavy load. Like a low
purr rather than the roar generated by most PCs. The noisiest bit is the
harddrives clicking when accesses.