PSUs are loud? mines silent as the grave... and has been running for years... my oldest system still has its circa 1992 PSU
its the case fan that makes the noise....
and i guess i should do some updates to this thread....
i now have a full-duplex tulip compatible NIC instead of the etherworks (PCI instead of ISA for nics makes a big difference)
322mb ram available to system... (two 128s and a 64)
and an "optisound mad16" soundcard (an odd tidbit i had in storage that i never could get to work with windows... regardless of what hardware windows was using... but it came to life when i stuck it in the linux box) that looks
like it was cheaply made but.... apparently wasnt... the DAC is crystal clear... makes ogg vorbis and cd audio shine... but unfortunatly makes the flaws in mp3 more obvious... (need to use the 'crystality' plugin on mp3s to make them sound... closer to what they should...)
the awe32 went to a dos box (the os where they perform their best)
course im still using the same hdds mobo and cpu... (if it aint broke)
...i really hate the mp3 format...