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mannye
08-14-2014, 01:34 AM
anyone know how to quiet down a noisy power supply fan? It's driving me insane. Never mind....it's the stupid water pump.

kudapucat
08-14-2014, 09:22 AM
I have a fiend who used to stick a ball point pen in his PSU fan. It certainly stopped it from making noise!

kudapucat
08-14-2014, 09:24 AM
I have another friend who replaced his commuter fans with a 24VDC 12 inch fan. Running on 12VDC it was near silent and pumped a torrent of air out his empty CDROM bay.

kudapucat
08-14-2014, 09:26 AM
I also have a friend who placed a 12" 24VDC fan in his computer.
Running on 12VDC it was near silent and pumped a torrent of air out his empty CDROM bay.

mannye
08-14-2014, 11:22 AM
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/14/u5y9a4a5.jpgA 12 inch fan! The thing must have replaced the entire side of the box! I'm water cooling this one. I originally did it because the water cooling was QUIET. LOL. I guess it's time to look for a new pump. Or move this one far away from the computer.

GntlKnigt1
08-14-2014, 11:37 AM
Dude! Its a computer, not a particle accelerator!!!

kudapucat
08-15-2014, 07:22 AM
Yep. It was awesome.

mannye
08-15-2014, 07:55 AM
Dude! Its a computer, not a particle accelerator!!!

Particle accelerators have NOTHING on gaming computers.

GntlKnigt1
08-15-2014, 08:10 AM
I built them! That's what I did in a previous life

mannye
08-15-2014, 08:34 AM
Particle accelerators or gaming computers?

GntlKnigt1
08-15-2014, 08:36 AM
LOL. Computers....gaming and otherwise.

GntlKnigt1
08-15-2014, 08:38 AM
3 fans are enough. 1 for processor, 1 for video card and 1 in the side of the case. Over clocking is for amateurs

mannye
08-15-2014, 08:57 AM
I never overclock. If I want to make heat I light a fire. I water cool for silence. I even replace the fans and pump in the cooling rig to ensure noiseless operation. I even tried the oil bath method but that was impractical.

Chevette Girl
08-15-2014, 11:45 AM
...and I'm playing Blood Bowl tabletop because all but one computer in this house is so antiquated that games just laugh at them.

mannye
08-15-2014, 01:03 PM
Blood Bowl. You guys are crazier than any computer geek I've ever seen.



https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9-kj5NUuZwY&autoplay=1

Chevette Girl
08-15-2014, 05:05 PM
OMFG, I'm totally showing my husband that video. It even turns on the lights itself!! We've been talking about suspending Warhammer terrain from the ceiling 'cause it's the only place we've got room for it... see, this is why I can't have the whole basement for my brewing area...

I'm pouting, his humans killed my rat-ogre in my very first game ever. RIP, "Buddy"...

joemirando
08-15-2014, 05:53 PM
Dude! Its a computer, not a particle accelerator!!!

Are you suuuuuuuuuuuuure? ;)

GntlKnigt1
08-16-2014, 02:38 AM
Okay.... I am lost on the Blood Bowl thing.... but video certainly shows an elaborate setup !!

mannye
08-16-2014, 10:31 AM
It's like Dungeons&Dragons on steroids.

Chevette Girl
08-16-2014, 11:17 AM
Okay.... I am lost on the Blood Bowl thing.... but video certainly shows an elaborate setup !!

Doug, it's from a tabletop wargame called Warhammer, except someone came up with (American) football rules (or maybe it's closer to rugby?), hence, Blood Bowl. You each get eleven players on your team and someone kicks the ball and then you can pretty much choose whether you're going to play the game by going for the ball to score points and win the game, or just be goons and try to injure/kill the other team's players.

Manny, it's got rules for steriods too :)

It uses a lot of the same miniatures as Warhammer (which my husband and I bought a lot of with honeymoon money because we figured painiting the minis and making terrain was a good way to spend time together even if I wasn't much interested in playing the actual game), and there's a computer Blood Bowl game too which is pretty close to the tabletop rules... Folks all over the world play the tabletop version in leagues, your characters (if they live through the match, poor Buddy) can earn improvements. We aren't spending a whole lot of money on it (we already dropped more than enough on the original Warhammer minis) so we're making some gratuitous substitutions (hehe, you should see our cheerleaders, rat-men with pompoms are hilarious, and I made a pretty credible tree-man out of old cotton yarn and lichen) that wouldn't be accepted in regulation play, but we're not regulated so we don't care. My husband can't leave any ruleset alone (whether it be D&D or any other roleplaying game) and he's a stickler for balance, so he's written a few tweaks into our league rules, it's just for us and a couple of our geeky friends.

GntlKnigt1
08-16-2014, 04:27 PM
Reminds me of a hilarious football game my boys used to play on Sega....
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mutant_League_Football

Chevette Girl
08-16-2014, 05:35 PM
<grin> Yeah, something along those lines!