I felt really smart this weekend about deciding to move my pc to the other room. Only to read on this forum that the OP did it in 2004 already! The effect on audio is incredible. If I sit in the other room now with my pc on I just can't hear it at all! Which is the holy grail in silencing your pc
These days with digital connections there is luckily no video/audio degradation anymore. It's basically all hdmi and usb. I started reading on silentpc forums about a good case and I ordered a Fractal R4 case for 95 euro this weekend. I canceled it after it downed on me that moving the pc to another room would result is much more quietness I can ever get from trying to silence the pc. Total cable costs was 55 euro. The pc will be about 3,5 meter away from me which requires me to get 5m cables.
I have three usb parts, mouse/keyboard and joystick which I got 5m usb2 cables for.
The audio goes with 3 RCA plugs to my amplifier, both digital (one RCA) as stereo analog. The amplifier is closer to the computer.
I have three monitors and a projector 10 meter away. For compatibility sake I chose hdmi/dvi cables as both my monitors and my videocards have both connections. The 10 meter hdmi one for the projector is an 'hdmi 1.4 high speed' one as I like to frame double up to 1920x1080/60p which is more bandwidth than the standard full HD speed of 1920x1080/24p. Apparently, according to wiki, you can go hdmi 1.0 to 1.3 as well for the same speed if you're lucky. I also chose a slightly better DVI-D cable for my main monitor as I might run into trouble if I want to upgrade to 2560x1440 in the future. Although DVI-D technically doesn't mean extra pins, dual-link does. Ah well.
The usb3 extension isn't optimal, I liked a 5 meter one for that instead of the 3 meter one. This store didn't had it and at least I don't have to walk to the other room, just have to get up and walk 2 meters to the corner of the room
I only use it once a month though.
Artikelnr Omschrijving Aantal Prijs Bedrag
175703 HQ HDMI high speed platte kabel M/M 10.0m blister 1 14,35 14,35
150662 HDMI - DVI Kabel verguld 5.0mtr 1 6,26 6,26
175687 HQ HDMI - DVI-D kabel M/M 5.0m blister 1 11,31 11,31
158233 ACT USB 2.0 Verlengkabel A-A M/F 5m 2 4,86 9,73
138401 Equip USB3 Cable A-A M/F 3,0m OP=OP 1 6,90 6,90
Bedrag EUR excl. BTW 44,21
BTW-Bedrag (21,00%) 9,28
Totaal EUR incl. BTW 53,50
I expect to get it this week over mail and will then start the build next weekend. Can't wait
EDIT: Mailed the store to change the DVI-D to dual link.