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post #11 of 18
Yeah, see if it fits.
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Car staff I assum you are talking about dynamite mats, the won't help, because they meant to reduce noise caused due vibration... Go for fan controller this will help you a lot.
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post #14 of 18
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Originally Posted by iCrap View Post
Well yea i know that. My PC is currently in a corner, so one side is already pretty much covered (No fans on that side anyway) and on the other side the fan is running only at 5v so its silent.

Would there be a noticeable difference though with the foam?
are the fans screwed right into the case? how flimsy is the case's panels.

if the panels feel weak and easy to bend around, the foam would make SOME difference. not a whole lot though..


if it is the sound of moving air that is bugging you, the best you could do is get new fans.

i hear good things about gentle typhoons. They do a good job of cooling your case without having to sacrafice your eardrums
post #15 of 18
Aside from all the other suggestions except the one about damping compounds as this is in line with that. But waaaay better. Considering all of the audiophiles on site, I'm somewhat surprised no one has mentioned using better quality damping materials. Specifically Navcom & Sorbothane.

They are the number 1 & 2 most effective damping materials available (and I'd recommend Sorbothane which is the cheaper of the two), and yeah...they cost. Alot. If your truly interested in quiet, constrained layers drastically increase the effective damping.

Constained layers meaning: one layer of Sorbothane. Another layer of say...Ear TAD damping foil, and so on. You get the idea, I'm sure

And yes, damping compounds do help with sound control. Sound is vibration.
Edited by Lucky 13 SpeedShop - 4/26/11 at 8:55pm
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post #16 of 18
Thread Starter 
Well i think i will try and get some quieter fans, in addition to a controller. Also can someone recommend a good/cheap one.

One thing though, the 140mm fan on top of the case is vibrating quite a bit and i won't be replacing that. What can i do to stop the vibrations on that?
    
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post #17 of 18
Get some rubber screws: http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ain_page=index

Or at least some rubber washers between the fan and the case.
post #18 of 18
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Originally Posted by iCrap View Post
Well i think i will try and get some quieter fans, in addition to a controller. Also can someone recommend a good/cheap one.

One thing though, the 140mm fan on top of the case is vibrating quite a bit and i won't be replacing that. What can i do to stop the vibrations on that?
Fan controller - NZXT Sentry, Lamptron FC Touch, or Sunbeam Rheobus. There are plenty of options, but these would be my choices, depending on budget.

To control the vibration - Acousti silicone fan mounts
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