I should really get off my ass and get Iptic up and going. I’m learning to induced episodes of mania, so perhaps one day you all will wake up and there will be a whole new slew of features and things on Iptic. I would really like to start a forum on modding in the Iptic forums. So many people around here can’t afford to go out and buy the latest and greatest equipment. But there are a lot of us talented enough on here to get the most out of what is put in front of us. We should teach others.
I made my PC almost silent last night for about $13. I just got some 3M double-sided foam mounting tape, some rubberized utility mats (like you wipe your shoes on at the door), and some of that sticky-foam stuff. I studied the air flow in my case. Removed some uneccesary fans. Moved more fans to the back. Isolated vibrational pieces with the foam mounting tape. Used the sticky-foam to put the matting in for acoustic dampaning. Now I’m working on lowering the voltage to a couple fans using the 7v trick (12v+5v=7v) to cut down on some of the higher pitched whining sounds.
When I build a new desktop, I’m really thinking about using passive or at least semi-passive cooling. Maybe with something like the Zalman all copper ‘flower’ heatsink. I get really excited when it comes to projects. Especially ones where it’s almost a competition against yourself, to be the best or better than before. My friend, who I’m hoping to hire this month, is really wanting to build a PC. I’m really wanting to build another PC. Perhaps we can get to gether and build a super PC. Mwhahaahaha…
To bad we all live around the world. Or else we could get some cheap office. Fix it up. And make a Blender studio. Perhaps some individual Blender studios, or even home studios will spawn up. Then maybe one day we could bring the internet blender renderer idea and project workgroups into a better light Perhaps a virtual, online Blender stuido. But I guess you could already consider Elysiun that kind’ve.