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PC in a different room

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#1 superking75


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Posted 26 March 2016 - 07:34 AM

Now this is just an idea for the moment but i was wondering what you think of it.


So why not keep the PC in a different room, but instead of running 20 different cables to it, use thunderbolt 2 and use a hub to connect all peripherals. Of course I would need to get a thunderbolt pcie card for it and the hub. But because it is in another room how loud the computer gets is not as important so replace the quiet fans with powerful (But noisy) fans possibly from servers.


What are your guys thoughts.

Edited by hamluis, 03 April 2016 - 10:41 AM.
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Posted 26 March 2016 - 10:05 AM

Up to you, if that solution is what you want to do and it works for you, go for it. I don't know if you will need a fancy PCI_e card for it though, just get extenders for all of them. Just keep in mind the longer you go, with or without the add on card the more you risk response time delays between peripherals and computer. Probably not enough to notice in most computer applications but if you game a lot you may notice a difference.



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Posted 26 March 2016 - 06:26 PM

I've found that if noise from a unit gets intolerable, the easiest approach is to clean the unit, insure vents and heatsinks are clean.  I've even used small 3 by 5 cards cut to create paths the increase airflow to critical areas.  that alone may be enough to keep the noise level low.  Sometimes an additional, small fan with a filter to boost or inject cooler air inside will quiet a loud CPU fan as it doesn't get hot enough for it to run fast enough to make much noise.  Cheaper that extra cables ETC.

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