Originally posted by BadReligionPR
@ Kenshin, I had to laugh at your wiring. Just so chaotic. Does it overheat? And why the apple symbol on the front? BTW I think I can see a DPS in there, do you have the SINXP1394?
Like stoner here, I'm more concerned about the inside. Next time I build a computer I want one that's quiet. My current Thermaltake Xaser is pretty loud (looks a lot like yours inside stoner except more cards). Great sight about silencing is http://www.silentpcreview.com
The guy who built it only wanted one PC at home. He wanted to these things in it:
- Small and light case
- Big and high-quality LCD
- Big and fast HDD (RAID striping)
- Easy and simple cabling (Serial ATA and rounded Parallel ATA cables)
- Fast CPU (2.4C was not available then)
- Silence (Zalman's one of the best, among air-cooling solutions)
But he also liked the Apple logo so he just added it on the front. He runs a oil station, actually rented from LG Caltex, somewhere middle of South Korea, plans to run a business in Auckland, New Zealand, and has been a friend of mine and my wife's. Both he and I once or twice worked and owned computer shops so it's not always we buy only things that are most appropriate for our home use. I usually do not. Even after marriage, my home life and outside life are not so clearly divided.
Yep, it is chaotic. When I first looked at his PC inside, I instantly gave up doing anything. There are HDDs and cards that I can use in other systems but I haven't removed anything there except the two unused P-ATA rounded cables. Even the Antec 530 watt PSU is an overkill there, supplying power to just three 5.25 inch drives and five 3.5 inch drives. I own three big tower cases, all unused for now.
One of the problems is that the aluminum case is too fragile while being also small inside. I was afraid of hurting the surface. The case was more than two times more expensive than the NEC ND-1100A 4x writer.
Anytime. I can sell more 50 systems at once right now but then I do not care much anymore since my priority has fundamentally changed recently. I still have offices and was going to open a store on the first floor at a good location but well...
Anyway, the pictured PC above is silent and looks good outside which was the creator's prime objective. There are two doors between our bedroom and the computer room - I use the largest bed room solely for running PC - so noise does not matter at our home.