Brendan Corkery wrote: > I have put a few together for engineers where I work. The low power single > core units were expensive, but made a huge difference. I used a Quiet PC > power supply and case fan, a large Chenbro tower case, and two of the Zalman > 7000 (?) CPU sinks. Almost silent except for, yes, the SCSI drive noise. I > will probably be doing a few dual core units in the next month and I will be > using the new Zalman 9000-something cooler and essentially the same setup. > I can list the specific part numbers later today if anyone is curious, but > the low noise case fan, power supply, and CPU sinks were key, and the low > power (HE, I think) CPUs made all of that possible by not forcing me to move > a ton of air. Remember too that these are AMD chips, not Intel. They use a fraction of the juice (and therefore generate a fraction of the heat and require a fraction of the cooling) of the Intel offerings. My dual-Opteron 246 tower is quieter and cooler than my PentiumIII laptop. The Opteron CPUs in this box hover around the 40c mark (~105f). Regards, Ozz.
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