I was wondering a bunch of things today when i was cleaning out my computer. It was mad dusty and all, i was cleaning my dust sheilds and then i counted my fans.
240mm blowhole (but it is more a suck hole for it sucks air in)
2 120mm on the front for intake
1 120 on my radiator that is exhaust
1 120 side mounted as exhaust also.
Is there like a rule of thumb for this? Should my exhaust match my intake? I mean in a perfect world of course. my computer runs nice and cool, but i was just wondering.
I also was wondering if i plug a wireless card that is a PCI-e 1x into a PCI-e 16x if I will encounter problems? My wireless card died the other day but it was like 4 years old and its time was up (old cisco pci card)
My mobo has 2 pcie 1x slots but one is blocked by my radiator for my cpu cooler and the other is in between my Graphics cards and not an option. I was going to buy a nice range wireless card (bout 100$) so i dont have to use this belkin usb adapter.
Something random to. I have a pci usb expansion card that i plug the usb wireless adapter into and the adapter has to be upside down. Any suggestions?
Now I have one more question. Misc mainly. Who runs/owns a home server? What do you use it for? I ask because I have 5 500 gb hard-drives that all work from some old dell pcs i got for free and i figured i could make a little home media sever, but idk what use it would be. Maybe web hosting, but i only get 75 mbps down and 15 up so i wasn't sure if i could host a site from my home.
I have most of the stuff to make the server excluding a mobo and processor so i figure i can do it for like 250-300 bucks and if it has practical use i will do it for sure. i always wanted to call myself a server admin