[Cialug] Noise

Dave Weis djweis at sjdjweis.com
Tue Jun 14 08:02:05 CDT 2005

On Tue, 14 Jun 2005, Dave J. Hala Jr. wrote:
> Suppose that you had a couple of rack mount servers in your home office.
> What if you cut a hole in a closet door and screwed a rack mount frame
> onto the door and then you modified a cold air return in the closet to
> vent the hot air from the servers away. Would the result be:

You would also need an air feed at the top of the closet or you won't have 
any flow through.

> What else are people doing with their home offices? In my current home
> office, I'm using a network of 3 pcs. The heat was a problem until I
> added a second cold air return near the cieling. Now the room
> temperature is consistent with the rest of the house.
> I'm about to move into a new house and at that time I'd like to switch
> over to using the servers and ditch the pc's, but the noise is a huge
> issue. I'd also rather not have to remove/change or slow the speed of
> any of the fans in the servers.

Put the servers in colocation or the basement. Both are naturally cooler 
and not near your ears.

Dave Weis             "I believe there are more instances of the abridgment
djweis at sjdjweis.com   of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent
                       encroachments of those in power than by violent
                       and sudden usurpations."- James Madison

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