And if you ever get your own system quiet enough, you start eyeing other people machines.
Do you think about ways to silence your refrigerator? Do you glare angrily at people who dare speak to you? Is MUTE the most worn button on your TV remote? You might be a silencer...
Counselling may not be such a bad idea. Maybe we need a SPCR Anonymous club or something.
You mean like a web forum where recovering silencers can share their experiences, draw support from each other and say things like:
My name is Inexplicable and I'm a silencer. I guess I'm just addicted to silence.
Yesterday... I ducted.
I had been thinking about it for a while, planning and drawing. Not a day went by without thoughts of air flow. It's especially hard when you go outside, feel the wind in your face. But every day I put the drawings away, holding on, fighting the obsession. One day at a time. Until yesterday... Yesterday I walked by the hardware store and I saw the pipe in the window and... I just couldn't help myself. I went into the store, bought the pipe, and I ducted all night. And most of this morning. My temps are down by three degrees and my PSU is now my loudest component. I'm sorry. I'm so sorry.