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Hey there, I'm just wondering if I put some foam to silence my comp, will it make my cpu hotter? Thats the only thing holding me back from doing it. I'm worried things will get hotter.
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post #2 of 15
Yes it does cause more heat but matters on what kind of foam you are using. What do you have in mind? For example

http://www.endpcnoise.com/cgi-bin/e/...ml?id=9vgkaUpx

Check that out. Post some pics of your rig and i guess i can tell you
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post #3 of 15
Yes. It's like insulation for your case. And it will also reduce the amount of air that will flow over the components inside.
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post #4 of 15
Depends where you put it.
post #5 of 15
Negligible unless you put the foam in the path of air. Very little heat is transfered via the case material itself. Don't block anything and you'll be ok.
    
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heres a pick of the inside of my case. I know its messy, but its going to stay that way until I get my dremel
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post #7 of 15
pshh, thats not even really messy, theres worse on here
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post #8 of 15
Yeah i always thought it was a strange way of getting a quieter system, essentially it's like insulation and will just keep heat in.
 
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post #9 of 15
It does insulate, but if you have decent air flow, the temp difference should be very small.

Forced convection cools many times more efficently than radiation.
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post #10 of 15
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Anyone have links to foam I can get in Canada. I was thinking of going to home depot today and checking out what they have. Any ideas appreciated.
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