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post #16 of 22

Apple Mac Mini wink_face.gif

 

Sorry, you had to see that coming

post #17 of 22

The cheapest thing to do would be to replace all the fans with water blocks and water cool it with the pump and radiator far away.

post #18 of 22

My Mac Pro sits on a turntable stand I've owned since the 80s. This turntable stand was built for very large turntables and so the Mac Pro fits on the top very easily. This stand is a simple one with the top shelf being MDF sitting on 4 spikes and the stand itself is a light steel structure.

This does reduce the sound of the fan in the computer because there is little in the stand to resonate.

There is a simple thing you can create which will often reduce sound being conducted from an electrical device like a computer.

Create two square MDF boards and put a small (349 mm) bicycle tube between them, creating a sandwich, if you like. You only need to inflate the bicycle tube just enough so that it lifts up the top board with whatever you put on it.

This bicycle tube MDF sandwich thingmy is, I find, a great way to prevent sound being conducted from noisy electrical things into other structures.

post #19 of 22
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lol mac mini, i can't afford such things for a mere playback pc :P

 

haven't pulled the trigger on anything yet, need to sell some boxes on ebay first.

 

i have loads of bicycle tubes, when i get a puncture i replace the tube with a new one but repair the old one just in case, i am morbidly scared of getting punctures in the middle of nowhere and feel repaired tubes are somehow compromised even though they are really quite solid...anyhooo...probably worth me trying some little tube supports :) 

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lol mac mini, i can't afford such things for a mere playback pc :P

 

haven't pulled the trigger on anything yet, need to sell some boxes on ebay first.

 

i have loads of bicycle tubes, when i get a puncture i replace the tube with a new one but repair the old one just in case, i am morbidly scared of getting punctures in the middle of nowhere and feel repaired tubes are somehow compromised even though they are really quite solid...anyhooo...probably worth me trying some little tube supports :) 

 

The biggest problem with patched tires is that if the patch is loose they tend to lose air over time moderately fast - almost never a blowout.  Just a tire that will go flat overnight, until you take it out and see that you didn't seat the patch just perfectly.
 

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post #22 of 22
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i have loads of bicycle tubes, when i get a puncture i replace the tube with a new one but repair the old one just in case, i am morbidly scared of getting punctures in the middle of nowhere and feel repaired tubes are somehow compromised even though they are really quite solid...anyhooo...probably worth me trying some little tube supports :) 



I used to get punctures but now I use Schwalbe Marathon Plus tyres which have brought an end to punctures for me.

 

It's the "smartguard" layer that does it.

 

I think the thinner tyres are better than the wider ones with this because the wider ones are a bit heavier.

 

The thinner tyres can also be inflated to higher pressures and then have a lovely low rolling resistance.

 

For commuting I think these are truly great tyres!

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