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Old May 4, 2003, 08:20 AM   #1
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How quiet are the PowerMacs?

My girlfriend has a 17" iMac and i was very impressed at how quiet they are - so my question is; how quiet are the powermacs and what kind of cooling do they use? I only have an iBook y'see.

I'm currently in the process of getting my pc silent; currently using a 23dB(a) PSU, Zalman case fans (20dB(A)) with a zalman flower cpu cooling unit on the way (see attatched).

I am thinking about saving towards a pmac as i'm beginning to despise my wintel machine (although i'm going to explore using linux or some flavour on it. I installed Mandrake a while back but didnt really like it). Having a quiet, if not silent, machine is an important factor and the datasheets on the apple site dont really give any indication!

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Old May 4, 2003, 08:48 AM   #2
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i just installed 4 1.42dp's at work (all within a few feet of each other), and i didn't really notice them, no more than the older g4s anyways, the ones that are supposedly really noisy i haven't heard. from the sounds of it, your pc is noisier.

oh, sweet heatsink btw, the 1.42dp ones are cool too, plates of copper, massive.

sorry i don't have any actual figures for ya, but i wouldn't be concerned about the noise

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