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so i have read all about some of the sound proofing methods such as foam but im getting a high pitched whine from my GPU or motherboard and i cannot tell.

since asus is being pretty strict about RMA with me i figured having a backup play would be nice.

i dont mind building something but it needs to make my computer virtually noise free and i also do not mind purchasing more cooling methods if required.

PLEASE ADVISE thanks in advance to all that help +rep
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I sugest taking egg crate foam and cutting it down to the motherboard. All you need to do it have some scissors and just cut it to the size of the motherboard.

This is the stuff I used to sound proof my HTPC.
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...=REG&A=details

Again, just cut out the foam to around the heat syncs and cpu sockets, then put some behind the motherboard, and then just use Scotch 4010 tape to tape some to the GPU, but also remember to cut ventilation holes.
Edited by noak - 5/25/11 at 6:25pm
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You will only get a 2-5db maximum reduction in noise with traditional thin computer sound foam treatments such as acoustipack (most highly rated by spcr - silentpcreview.com)
http://www.acoustiproducts.com/en/materials.asp But it's like a $100 and only made about a 3db difference iirc.
It will absorb high pitched noise the most.
You could also just get some aurelex/no name brand acoustic foam (like what sound engineers put on walls) for cheap such as this guy has done:
http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums...ic.php?t=56486
I've had some success with it and it's much cheaper.
Mass Loaded Vinyl is another material ive read about being good :
http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums...ic.php?t=59312.
With sound proofing mass is probably the most important element. In my opinion pc sound absorption foam is completely overpriced for what it does.
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I sugest taking egg crate foam and cutting it down to the motherboard. All you need to do it have some scissors and just cut it to the size of the motherboard.

This is the stuff I used to sound proof my HTPC.
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...=REG&A=details

Again, just cut out the foam to around the heat syncs and cpu sockets, then put some behind the motherboard, and then just use Scotch 4010 tape to tape some to the GPU, but also remember to cut ventilation holes.
Yup egg crate foam is where it's at. Ebay has no name stuff for cheaper

http://cgi.ebay.com/1-5-Acoustic-Egg...item3358bed255

Also Noak have pictures of your HTPC i'd be curious to see what you did.
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but how will i get good cooling and airflow and drown out my GPU which is making the noise?

i dont see any spot to really put this foam in my computer
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Yup egg crate foam is where it's at. Ebay has no name stuff for cheaper

http://cgi.ebay.com/1-5-Acoustic-Egg...item3358bed255

Also Noak have pictures of your HTPC i'd be curious to see what you did.
I recently sold it, I think I may have pictures on my old iphone.
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but how will i get good cooling and airflow and drown out my GPU which is making the noise?

i dont see any spot to really put this foam in my computer
What GPU do you have? I can model it you you, just need to know the design. Also, soundproofing is 10x easier if you have a watercooled setup. They would run you around $300, but would improve performance too.
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its an asus 560 ti in a coolermaster HAF 912 case
and i dont think that 300 bucks is in the picture for this...

how would a watercooler help my GPU
Edited by eosgreen - 5/25/11 at 7:06pm
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