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This thing is obnoxiously loud. Its high-pitched whine makes it very hard to get to sleep at night, and there is no way I can turn it down/make it quieter. So, I turn to the OCN gods to find me a quieting solution!

I was thinking of a box-design, that let it sit inside a box filled with sound-absorbing foam....I might be getting ahead of myself

Anyone have ideas?
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post #2 of 11
I would do that... An enclosure with dynamat i beleive its called.. My car is lined with it and it really holds in the noise.. You can get it at any car audio place.
    
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post #3 of 11
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Neat, I'll see what I can come up with Thanks!

As far as a vent/filter goes, how do you think I should do that? Maybe make a baffle and filter the air coming in?
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post #4 of 11
How about cutting a vent on top and mounting a 120mm fan? I heard that Dynamat may have a smell to it.
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post #5 of 11
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I could do that- But then the whine from the Meanwell's fan would make its way through!
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post #6 of 11
I hate to hear it has a whine...I don't mind lower pitched sounds, but a whine drives me crazy....Maybe get some of that comp sound absorbing pad and line a 3/4" ply-wood box with it, mount it in the center and have a few vent holes on the bottom...Old card-board egg flats are cheap and would work well to....Drill a few small holes in the top or some thing to let some of the heat out...
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post #7 of 11
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I'm going to try a couple ideas...I will drop by the local Autozone and see what they offer, and then Home Depot to get some more rubber matting.

I honestly think I'll just do a small enclosure to fit the front end...See how that goes, then if I still hear the whine out the back end, I'll do an enclosure for that, too...A huge box to enclose such a tiny PSU kinda looks weird :\\
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post #8 of 11
Yeah that might look kinda weird....A 2' square box to hold a tiny PSU...
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post #9 of 11
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If all else fails, I can push my tower to the left side of my desk, and then put the PSU in the back room...I think I have enough wire length to do it. It'd be behind a closed door.
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I dont know if its possible, but I am planning on trying to use a 60mm*25mm silent fan, does anyone know if this would work?
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