[Q] (Slightly OT) KVM Over CAT5 or Other....
Donovan J. Edye
d.edye at bigfoot.com
Wed Nov 6 20:16:52 EST 2002
> The hard drive I've got in my desktop PC is so quiet
Agreed. Also if you want to store something on the machine then netbooting
only gets you so far. ;-) No point trying to play MP3's over a network.
> chassis fan
This can be alleviated by using one of VIA ITX motherboards.
> The noisiest part of my floor-standing PC is the power supply fan
However this one is still the bug bear. How do you get a quiet PSU to go
with the nice and silent VIA ITX and hard drive. Are there converters that
could be used instead of a PSU? Something similair to notebook power packs?
BTW Have a look at the projects section on http://www.mini-itx.com
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Behalf Of Alex Satrapa
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Subject: Re: [Q] (Slightly OT) KVM Over CAT5 or Other....
<< File: signature.asc >> On Wed, 2002-11-06 at 12:51, Robert Edwards
> I think that this issue of network booting came up in the context of
> a silent thin-client to a noisy server located elsewhere within someones
A disk-equipped workstation isn't necessarily noisy. The hard drive
I've got in my desktop PC (well... technically it's a floor-standing PC)
is so quiet I had to put my ear right on top of it to check that I could
hear *something*. The noisiest part of my floor-standing PC is the
power supply fan, chassis fan, or the CDROM when it's spinning.
So a hard drive is hardly the component to be worrying about for a
silent workstation. There's no point in having net-boot to eliminate
hard drive noise, when you've got high-RPM fans on your processor, power
supply and case.
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