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by NixNix
Sun Jul 22, 2012 2:24 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Make your Boxee Box silent (0 dB)
Replies: 16
Views: 18661

Re: Make your Boxee Box silent (0 dB)

thonyH wrote:So NixNix, does your Boxee box still run without fan? Tepmerature for CPU?
It's been 2 and half year since I removed the fan .... nothing to report on the temperature front, it's working like on day one (I use it everyday).

D-Link: Don't bother with fans next time you build Boxee Boxes :lol:
by NixNix
Wed May 02, 2012 8:15 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Make your Boxee Box silent (0 dB)
Replies: 16
Views: 18661

Re: Make your Boxee Box silent (0 dB)

Nice approach removing that fan but I have managed to get rid of the noise without any tinkering at all: I just took the box and put it behind my tv table on the floor, hiding it from sight which effectively stopped the noise from being so easily audible. The box reportedly sports a powerful radio ...
by NixNix
Mon May 16, 2011 4:44 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Netgear Stora - What Fan?
Replies: 2
Views: 3919

Re: Netgear Stora - What Fan?

I'll give it a go, you might be on the right track here :wink:

Cheers for the quick reply ...
by NixNix
Mon May 16, 2011 2:47 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Netgear Stora - What Fan?
Replies: 2
Views: 3919

Netgear Stora - What Fan?

I see everywhere that people swapped their Stora fan, but my problem is the fact that it needs a small 3 pin connector. I can't seem to find the same FAN (spec-wise) but obviously quieter, using this small 3 pin connector (however it's called). I found the pic of a converter cable on another website...
by NixNix
Mon May 16, 2011 2:39 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Make your Boxee Box silent (0 dB)
Replies: 16
Views: 18661

Re: Make your Boxee Box silent (0 dB)

Did you notice the "noise" difference when you unplugged the FAN? The one coming out of the DC converter? You're right, maybe you could achieve the same thing by lowering the voltage ... but I didn't have a "converter thingy" a the time, and since it worked just fine ... I didn't bother to try anyth...
by NixNix
Fri Mar 11, 2011 1:21 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Make your Boxee Box silent (0 dB)
Replies: 16
Views: 18661

Re: Make your Boxee Box silent (0 dB)

Let's be clear about this, when watching a movie ... you can't hear a thing (at least ... I couldn't, but we are all different and some people might notice it). If you stick your hear on the box, then yes ... even when playing a movie you'll notice the "electric noise" coming out of it. My "problem/...
by NixNix
Wed Feb 23, 2011 1:06 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Make your Boxee Box silent (0 dB)
Replies: 16
Views: 18661

Make your Boxee Box silent (0 dB)

I purchased my boxee box only few days ago and the noise was absolutely bearable when watching a movie ... but still, I had to open it to see if I could make it REALLY SILENT . Well guess what, you can make it DEAD silent, here's how: unplug or remove the fan, that's right. (you don't need it anyway...
by NixNix
Fri Feb 12, 2010 5:03 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Foxconn NetBox-nT330i (How to shut the NOISY Fan)
Replies: 4
Views: 16839

Thanks for the idea EpsomJames What did I do ? 1) - I took the 120mm fan from an OCZ StealthXStream PSU (the only one I could find at the time) 2) - I wired an old USB cable to the FAN (using the red and black wires only, cut off the others) 3) - I have fitted 4 ultra-soft arrowhead fan mounts onto ...
by NixNix
Wed Feb 10, 2010 2:14 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Foxconn NetBox-nT330i (How to shut the NOISY Fan)
Replies: 4
Views: 16839

Foxconn NetBox-nT330i (How to shut the NOISY Fan)

Wonderful little box, smaller form factor than the Asus EEE Box, I like the idea of fitting your own memory and HDD ... but very very loud. I can't stand the noise anymore (after 2 days only). So now what do we do ? We know that they use a DC BLOWER FAN from a company called Creativdezign. Model No ...