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by BZD
Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: is SPCR dead due to technology advances?
Replies: 43
Views: 63179

Re: is SPCR dead due to technology advances?

I think the decline of this site's popularity happened for several reasons: 1) Less people use desktops 2) Increased energy efficiency = less noise 3) Improvement in quality of PC parts (in aggregate) 4) Improvement of quality control of PC parts (the companies that offered inferior products went o...
by BZD
Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My 100% silent music(media)-server + some thoughts behind
Replies: 12
Views: 16505

Re: My 100% silent music(media)-server + some thoughts behin

I already said this about your original post, and it's still cool. Too bad those images are lost, as they are usually essential for full understanding of posts. You'll be better off to upload the images to SPCR's server; I think there's room enough still for a while. That way, the images will last ...
by BZD
Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My 100% silent music(media)-server + some thoughts behind
Replies: 12
Views: 16505

Re: My 100% silent music(media)-server + some thoughts behin

So it has been a good five years now since I made my little server in a cardboard box and I guess it is high time to report how it worked out. First since I can see the original pictures has vanished here are three pics from back then: https://image.ibb.co/bJvFzw/Front.jpg https://image.ibb.co/hVJJK...
by BZD
Tue Jan 08, 2013 7:59 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Thoughts on my planned fanless music server?
Replies: 6
Views: 3252

Re: Thoughts on my planned fanless music server?

I wonder if you could store music files on cheaper media such as SD cards. Audio files are usually pretty small anyway, so I wouldn't expect much more latency especially if the computer is smart enough to cache the next file on the playlist. SD cards was a possible way to go but with my capacity ne...
by BZD
Tue Jan 08, 2013 7:54 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Thoughts on my planned fanless music server?
Replies: 6
Views: 3252

Re: Thoughts on my planned fanless music server?

Thank you for the comments and suggestions. - The Silverstone case is crazy expensive. is there an alternative I have not spotted (one with similar chimney like properties)? Maybe I should build something myself - tips? Get something easier to cool and you'll have a wealth of affordable/cheap cases ...
by BZD
Sat Jan 05, 2013 7:31 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Thoughts on my planned fanless music server?
Replies: 6
Views: 3252

Re: Thoughts on my planned fanless music server?

Seems like a sensible solution. Notice that if you remove the frame for the optical drive there is only one drive bay left (the 2.5" under the motherboard area). Of course, SSD's don't need such secure mounting - heck, you can tape one to the case just fine... I think this would not be hard to cool...
by BZD
Tue Sep 25, 2012 12:07 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My 100% silent music(media)-server + some thoughts behind
Replies: 12
Views: 16505

Re: My 100% silent music(media)-server + some thoughts behin

Thank you all for the kind words and creative thoughts. I too have been looking at the red button and considering what to do with it. One thought is to go all military on it and try and give the whole case a look with grey camo paint, decals of some sort, fake rivets and some labels around the butto...
by BZD
Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:20 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My 100% silent music(media)-server + some thoughts behind
Replies: 12
Views: 16505

My 100% silent music(media)-server + some thoughts behind

This isn't the most advanced build as such but I still think some here could maybe get a kick out of seeing it. But first a little background info :wink: Since 2005 I have been running a Slimserver music server on a G4 Mac Mini. At first it was making due with the internal storage and only on when I...
by BZD
Fri Aug 17, 2012 4:37 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Will this foam from PSU box help dampen sounds? Or hurt?
Replies: 5
Views: 3161

Re: Will this foam from PSU box help dampen sounds? Or hurt?

Alright so if I just add an ESD bag underneath I should be fine? I think I'll keep the HDD the way it is regarding orientation as it's only 34C temp. With the foam + bag I should be 99.9% safe right? I am all for reusing stuff but in this case I think you may wanna reconsider. Apart from possible e...
by BZD
Fri Aug 17, 2012 4:30 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Advice on new quiet computer.
Replies: 6
Views: 2154

Re: Advice on new quiet computer.

Hello everyone! I´m about to buy a new computer, but I need advice on how to build a quiet computer. Here is a list of the parts i´m considering. Case: Corsair Obsidian 550D Nice case. Should do you well with what you have planed. I suggest once you have the system up and running and made sure it i...
by BZD
Fri Aug 17, 2012 4:08 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Spinning down hard drives
Replies: 12
Views: 5236

Re: Spinning down hard drives

Did you check Windows Search/Indexing Sevices? In my experience opening any sort of file dialog might make Windows start all drives. Also typing a web address in IE or having windows shut down/sleep/hibernate! It seems to haven gotten better with the later Windows OS versions, especially Win 8 but ...
by BZD
Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:59 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Thoughts on my planned fanless music server?
Replies: 6
Views: 3252

Thoughts on my planned fanless music server?

I'm planning on building myself a little server and before I pull the trigger it would be most welcome to what thoughts you all may have on the project. Planned hardware: Motherboard: ASUS E45M1-I DELUXE http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD_CPU_on_Board/E45M1I_DELUXE/#specifications PSU: PICO 120+AC...