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Sound Damping

by flyingcowrancher / October 9, 2005 8:43 AM PDT

Has anyone tried to dampen your desktop case with sound damping things such as dynamat used to dampen sound in cars. I have my car covered and it significantly reduces the road noise, I'm thinking it would do the same thing for my pc. I'm just worried that it may increase the heat inside my case or create electrostatic or something. Thanks.

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There are sound damper kits
by Steven Haninger / October 9, 2005 10:43 AM PDT
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I have not used them but I agree that anything applied to the inside of the metal cases will reduce heat transmission through it and will probably raise the inside temperature a bit. There are a few other tricks. There are fan gaskets and special hard drive screw sets which might reduce some noise and sympathetic vibrations. Some fans are just noisy so you might want to look at quieter ones as long as the CFM air exchange is not comprimized. You want to tie wiring properly so as not to lay against fans and drives as well. I wouldn't go with sound matting however.

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by flyingcowrancher / October 10, 2005 11:59 AM PDT

The sound dampening is what i'm looking at though. I already have silent fans, enclosures and rubber mounts for my hard drives, video cards, and optical drives. I'm just seeing if I can get my pc actually silent, its already pretty dang quiet but if you really listen you can hear when its on.

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If you want, you can get fanless PSs
by Steven Haninger / October 10, 2005 11:25 PM PDT
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I think the jury is still out on these. I have to think that passive heatsinks of any kind rely on air movement from other sources so one who uses a fanless PS might be wise to increase airflow in other ways so the PS gets a share of the air exchange.

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