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by xg2004
Sat Jun 19, 2004 2:41 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: 'ultimately quiet’ solution - 0dB ||| WORKING!!!
Replies: 34
Views: 9258

I'll end this by telling what one of my friends did a few years ago. He was annoyed by his loud computer as well. So he did the exact same thing that you did. He bought a number of really long cables and put the computer in his closet. That worked very well until summer came. When summer DID come, ...
by xg2004
Sat Jun 19, 2004 2:39 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: 'ultimately quiet’ solution - 0dB ||| WORKING!!!
Replies: 34
Views: 9258

No offence, but... Once this solution is applied there would be no need for SilentPCreview, would it? People come here because they want to make their computer quieter. Most of them would prefer to have it in the room with them, as closets can having overheating issues. In typical quietPC zealot fa...
by xg2004
Sat Jun 19, 2004 2:31 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: 'ultimately quiet’ solution - 0dB ||| WORKING!!!
Replies: 34
Views: 9258

The idea of putting the computer somewhere else is common, but has a few problems. 1) As cables get longer, signal degradation becomes an issue. Yes, when they get to around the 50m mark. Nobody was suggesting this. I've found this to be especially true with monitor extensions, What distances? Mine...
by xg2004
Mon May 10, 2004 1:36 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Real silence - move your PC to another room!
Replies: 126
Views: 115598

My VGA extension cable is about 4.5m (I think) and my picture's fine. There are no problems with gaming (I've been playing loads of Far Cry for the past week), so I don't think it's a problem at all. Bear in mind that video (unless you're using DVI connectors) is an ANALOG signal, so you won't get ...
by xg2004
Mon May 10, 2004 1:32 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Real silence - move your PC to another room!
Replies: 126
Views: 115598

i dont see how moving a computer into another room will make it more silent. I mean, you still got a noisy room. Id figure its probably a pain to have to get up and walk to another room just to play a game or watch a dvd. I moved it into a cupboard at the top of my stairs, and I use a USB external ...
by xg2004
Sun May 09, 2004 11:22 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Real silence - move your PC to another room!
Replies: 126
Views: 115598

I think moving the computer is an excellent idea. XG2004's web site has some great things on it. I like the power and reset switches, as well as the LED lights. I'm glad that they were of interest to you - this was the sort of thing I would never have even considered doing a few years ago, but havi...
by xg2004
Sun May 09, 2004 11:20 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Real silence - move your PC to another room!
Replies: 126
Views: 115598

Yeah, this technique would work, if it wasn't for the insane bandwidth you need to transmit a video signal (read: massive signal loss per foot of VGA cable). Moving is ideal for "headless" PCs where the video output is only minimally used, eg fileserver, webserver, something of that sort. For every...
by xg2004
Sun May 09, 2004 11:16 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Real silence - move your PC to another room!
Replies: 126
Views: 115598

Holy crap, people. How is moving your computer do a different room different from putting carpet on the inside of your case? I'm glad this solution worked for this guy. I'm glad your solutions work for you, but why jump down his throat for sharing his experience? I'm a little disappointed in people...
by xg2004
Sat May 08, 2004 1:25 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Real silence - move your PC to another room!
Replies: 126
Views: 115598

I had to use a 17m long CAT5 cable because I had to run the cable along the seams to make it acceptable to my mom. And I have significant loss. Cat5 is specced up to 1000m runs, so you're just making stuff up. Yes, how very amusing it was too! unless you're running a display that has DVI; then you'...
by xg2004
Sat May 08, 2004 1:18 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Real silence - move your PC to another room!
Replies: 126
Views: 115598

Clearly, the subjectivity of display image quality has once again cropped up. Only because YOU brought it up, because you believe there will be problems if you move your PC. So don't do it! It's quite simple. But you CAN use a KVM extender and no doubt achieve a perfect display at distances of hund...
by xg2004
Sat May 08, 2004 1:12 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Real silence - move your PC to another room!
Replies: 126
Views: 115598

POLIST8 wrote:This post reminds me of this, but less drastic.

Enjoy.

http://www.silentpcreview.com/news41.html
Yes, that was a classic!

I don't see why the guy didn't just move it to another room... It would have been a lot easier...

http://www.fortunecity.co.uk/skyscraper ... ground.htm
by xg2004
Fri May 07, 2004 3:14 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Real silence - move your PC to another room!
Replies: 126
Views: 115598

XG2004, thank you for starting this amusing thread! I don't know which is better, your tenacity at defending your viewpoint, or the apparent wounded pride of some who argue with you. Just realize that some people can't move their computer because of their particular environment, and some won't beca...
by xg2004
Fri May 07, 2004 2:58 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Real silence - move your PC to another room!
Replies: 126
Views: 115598

At last you've finally admitted it. Nobody has a silent PC. Except me. No, you don't. You have a silent workspace, not a silent PC. And that's assuming nothing else in the room makes noise... Obviously. And nothing else in my room makes a noise. I have no furnace. The bathroom fan only comes on whe...
by xg2004
Fri May 07, 2004 2:49 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Real silence - move your PC to another room!
Replies: 126
Views: 115598

At last you've finally admitted it. Nobody has a silent PC. Except me. It's official, you're being a troll. So I'll ask you the official SPCR measurement question. How loud is it at 1 meter away? I'm sorry, I didn't realise that if my PC was further than 1 metre away, my solution didn't qualify for...
by xg2004
Fri May 07, 2004 2:43 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Real silence - move your PC to another room!
Replies: 126
Views: 115598

At last you've finally admitted it. Nobody has a silent PC. Except me. Come on, by any standard his PC is as silent as yours. It's silent from the distance it's used from--more than 12 inches away. Your computer is silent from the distance it's used from--much further away. Actually, by that standa...
by xg2004
Fri May 07, 2004 12:56 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Real silence - move your PC to another room!
Replies: 126
Views: 115598

xg2004, you still have not addressed my concern related to high resolution, high refresh rate analogue image quality retention, or do you simply agree that the issue cannot be solved with any affordable means? You are almost paranoid about this... Your concern about analogue image quality is only a...
by xg2004
Fri May 07, 2004 12:49 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Real silence - move your PC to another room!
Replies: 126
Views: 115598

BTW, if your eyes cannot tell the difference between the color fidelity of a good CRT vs. the color fidelity of an LCD display, and/or cannot tell the difference between the image quality of a Matrox graphics adapter at 1600x1200@85Hz vs. the same resolution and refresh rate from a cheap PNY GF3 ca...
by xg2004
Fri May 07, 2004 12:01 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Real silence - move your PC to another room!
Replies: 126
Views: 115598

My house is arranged as a series of rooms on a hallway. The broadband router is in my room and to route the LAN to my mothers room 5m away, I had to use a 17m long CAT5 cable because I had to run the cable along the seams to make it acceptable to my mom. And I have significant loss. By the way, if ...
by xg2004
Fri May 07, 2004 11:50 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Real silence - move your PC to another room!
Replies: 126
Views: 115598

Yo, xg2004, did it ever occur to you that perhaps, just maybe... it's time to cut your losses & run? Obviously not. I'm sure that plenty of people who come to this site will benefit from my website, and will move their PC, and be very happy with the complete silence, rather than just quietness, tha...
by xg2004
Fri May 07, 2004 11:37 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Real silence - move your PC to another room!
Replies: 126
Views: 115598

On a related side note, since moving to a quieter location, I've noticed that my Samsung monitor buzz is now almost as loud as, and vastly more irritating than the rest of my system. Not trying to pick nits, just to mention that the goal of silence is a relative one, and not always confined to that...
by xg2004
Fri May 07, 2004 11:32 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Real silence - move your PC to another room!
Replies: 126
Views: 115598

Hey, I think your idea is cool and all. I like the way you set it up, etc. I just think that the backlash is because you're basically saying "mod your living quarters" instead of "mod your pc". It might sound like that. I'm NOT saying "don't mod your PC", I'm just saying "Mod your PC a little (i.e....
by xg2004
Fri May 07, 2004 11:23 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Real silence - move your PC to another room!
Replies: 126
Views: 115598

So I think that what some of you are basically trying to say is: We've spent ages and loads of money trying to make our PCs silent, while keeping them in the same room, and along you come and tell us to move our PCs into a different room, where we know we won't be able to hear them at all. I am pres...
by xg2004
Fri May 07, 2004 9:09 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Real silence - move your PC to another room!
Replies: 126
Views: 115598

Not necessarily. Putting your PC in another room can be done in lots of different ways, and there are lots of useful tips that we can share with each other. Saying that there would be no point in this site is like saying you don't want to hear about a solution that works! I'm saying that the purpos...
by xg2004
Fri May 07, 2004 8:56 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Real silence - move your PC to another room!
Replies: 126
Views: 115598

Moving the PC to a new location is a perfectly valid silencing technique. But its not the holy grail, for a number of reasons: It's not applicable to everyone. Lots of people don't have a place to move it to. (dorm rooms, apartments, etc) I admit that point - I hadn't thought about people renting, ...
by xg2004
Fri May 07, 2004 6:38 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Real silence - move your PC to another room!
Replies: 126
Views: 115598

And finally, however quiet or noisy your PC is, if you merely move it into another room, it is bound to be (by definition) many, many decibels quieter than it was before. If you have a normal PC setup (i.e. not purposely picking the loudest components) and a normal wooden door between you and it, it...
by xg2004
Fri May 07, 2004 6:36 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Real silence - move your PC to another room!
Replies: 126
Views: 115598

xg2004, usually I'm nice to the new guys, but in this case, I'm going to have to be harsh in order to get my point across. Not everyone HAS room to move their computer to another room. And sometimes the only other room available is a closet. So does anybody here live in a one room house? If not, th...
by xg2004
Fri May 07, 2004 6:31 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Real silence - move your PC to another room!
Replies: 126
Views: 115598

i dont think moving the pc to another room helps at all..WHY....because you have to be in the same room to use it! Please take a look at http://xg.fateback.com The whole objective is to get it down to an acceptable level so that you can use a your PC and not get distracted or irritated by the noise...
by xg2004
Fri May 07, 2004 4:45 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Real silence - move your PC to another room!
Replies: 126
Views: 115598

You know, someone posts something like this every three months... While I understand that it's frustrating for you that your machine isn't as quiet as you'd like, there would be no point in this site if everyone simply put there machine in another room. Not necessarily. Putting your PC in another r...
by xg2004
Fri May 07, 2004 2:11 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Real silence - move your PC to another room!
Replies: 126
Views: 115598

Real silence - move your PC to another room!

I've finally solved the problem of my PC's noise by simply moving it to another room. I detail exactly how I did it here: http://xg.fateback.com It's far more efficient than constantly spending more and more money on 'silent' components. I've yet to hear a silent PC that was within five feet of me. ...