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Im sure this has been mentioned, and you can buy it specifically for stores, but what about using the acoustic foam to pad your case. Does that work and will that make your computer parts hotter? Thanks!
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it does seem like anything that would insulate sound would also insulate heat, but i have no experience with it. i've devoted my time instead to picking quiet components and getting cases with intelligent layouts. i can hardly hear my 900, even when i'm sitting right next to it.
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okay, ill just have to live with it. thanks alot!
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it does seem like anything that would insulate sound would also insulate heat, but i have no experience with it. i've devoted my time instead to picking quiet components and getting cases with intelligent layouts. i can hardly hear my 900, even when i'm sitting right next to it.
Nope, heat isn't a real factor since virtual no heat is exhausted through the conduction of your case. It only helps high frequency sounds and vibrations. Best to start off quiet and use the foam to make it even more quiet.

I have already padded mine with this stuff: http://www.amazon.com/s.html/103-344...%20Designs
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wooo thank you so much! I have the full tower ThermalTake Armor, how much would you say I would need? Thanks for the idea! Will this work with the high pitched sounds from the fans. (3x Silverstone 120mm 39.5dba) Thanks!
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I have seen it work but needs application everywhere.
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its fine, no ive got maskingtape, all kinds of tape to hold it down
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I have seen it work but needs application everywhere.
That's not true. The more the better but anywhere you can put it helps. The foam will help to absorb sound waves and reduce echoing,
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Nope, heat isn't a real factor since virtual no heat is exhausted through the conduction of your case. It only helps high frequency sounds and vibrations. Best to start off quiet and use the foam to make it even more quiet.

I have already padded mine with this stuff: http://www.amazon.com/s.html/103-344...ntal%20Designs
O.o
they've got paint on ones. haven't seen that before, thought it was normally just shaped foam for noise dampening.
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post #10 of 10
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also, could i put it on the outside AND inside of the case? I don't care really about the *looks* of my computer. Would that work just as well? And just screw the padding fmo the outside into the case (with small screws) ? Idea? thanks to all for helping
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