firstname.lastname@example.org wrote at 2012-02-12 08:28 -0600: > But I'm curious about the original query- what's the need for such an > ultra-quiet machine? Reason 1: no cleaning. A system with a fan requires cleaning. Frequency of cleaning depends on the environment. The desktop that this will replace is in a somewhat dusty environment. Reason 2: I have seen (slightly) more fans fail than hard disks. So this second reason suggests that a fanless system is slightly lower maintenance in the long term. Reason 3: yeah, noise. Really this is not a big deal, but quietness is nice.
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