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    Thread: Case mod for loud switches

    1. 10-11-2012 11:45 AM #1
      Going to have to try this out myself, my L3 managed switch and cisco ASA at home are stupid loud.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfM7McUEQcE&feature=plcp

      You guys think this can cause issues? Besides warranty?

      Also I am thinking maybe 2x140 fans one in one out.

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      10-11-2012 10:12 PM #2
      Quote Originally Posted by VWfix View Post
      Going to have to try this out myself, my L3 managed switch and cisco ASA at home are stupid loud.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfM7McUEQcE&feature=plcp

      You guys think this can cause issues? Besides warranty?

      Also I am thinking maybe 2x140 fans one in one out.
      Warranty issues yes. Also notice the orientation of the stock fans... You are going to want something similar most likely as the fans are blowing across the chassis so they cool down the little ASIC chips. It will certainly work the way he's doing it but he's turning a 1U switch into at least a 2U switch which is pretty dumb... especially when he's got in in a rack. with servers that are likely much louder.

      If you do an exhaust fan I don't think it's going to be all that effective because he's going to be almost right up against the switch mainboard. Stick your hand on the back of a fan and notice how much it's power is decreased... it'll be the same on the switch.

      For me this is a non issue as my SRW2024 is in the basement with my Endian firewall... don't really care how loud they are, no one will ever hear them.

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      10-12-2012 09:02 AM #3
      That's why my switch is in my garage
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    4. 10-12-2012 10:25 AM #4
      Actually he explains that they use cable managers between the switches so 2u is fine at that point, also they have many videos on building quite servers.

    5. 10-12-2012 10:25 AM #5
      Check out their quite computing section
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yM7ny...5&feature=plcp

    6. 10-12-2012 11:06 AM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by VWfix View Post
      Going to have to try this out myself, my L3 managed switch and cisco ASA at home are stupid loud.
      Wow, you have nice networking equipment at home.

    7. 10-12-2012 11:20 AM #7
      Yeah over the years i built a small cisco lab at home.

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