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Sound dampening, how well does it work?

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I've seen products from acoustipack amongst other companies, do they really work? Even a decrease of several decibels would be pretty good.

I have a Haf X case so the larger 200 mm fans aren't much trouble, its more of the smaller 120 mm fans that I would like to quiet down.
    
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Of course it works!

Sound bounces off of hard surfaces, having the foam muffles it and stops it from bouncing around inside your case. If you can afford some foam, there's no reason not to have it.

They use the foam in most audio studios so they can use acoustic drums, which are normally VERY loud. It really helps to dampen the sound, there's a few places near me and you can definately hear the difference between inside and out.

The stuff with diamond padding is generally the best, from what I've seen it seems to be more widely used.

Hope that helps.

Edit: Oh, and maybe post another thread in the dedicated Silent Computing forum, I'm sure the guys in there can fill you in a bit more about dampening foam.

http://www.overclock.net/silent-computing/
Edited by Reflux - 8/21/11 at 8:48am
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It works, but also insulates temps.
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i want to try getting a can of spray on sound deadener for cars, and use that inside the case
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