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post #21 of 42
Soon as I find a source for a single black nashua roll..I'll try it.

That accepts paypal
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post #22 of 42
Buying this today (IF i can find it).


My 922 is noisier than my Antec 900,the majority of the sound is leaking from the side panel and the front ( I have 4 unused bays, which are doing nothing but leaking sound out..)

Might just be the big ol 200 MM in the front though, my antec 900 had 2 yate loons in the front.
Edited by Josh81 - 3/17/10 at 2:51am
post #23 of 42
http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...atalogId=10053

found it at my local store



edit : installing today!
Edited by Josh81 - 3/19/10 at 6:59am
post #24 of 42
great thread and tips.
    
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anyone post pics/results?
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I know its old thread, but I got 7 fans running, Anyone done this and notice any different? result?
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post #27 of 42
Sounds like a plan, will give this a try on my next build, even though that may not be too soon, lookis like it could be a solid alternative to rather expensive insulation. I do home recording and in the studio environment silence is critical, as are processor cores and system overheads in general...
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post #28 of 42
anyone else try this? Josh81? Results? I just bought 75 feet of the wrong stuff. Hope I can return it... Will be trying this week.
post #29 of 42
A few thoughts...

I agree that typically more dense materials are better for "quiet."

There are off-brand stuff similar to Dynamat but costing a lot less.

One complaint I've heard about various sound dampening materials is the smell/stink. Your computer might be exhausting rubber smell, or even asphalt-like smells depending on the materials used.

There are also different ways to combat noise depending on what kind of noise it is.

Vibrational noise? That's when the computer case itself starts to produce noise from the fans/HDDs attached to it. You know this is the kind you have if your computer gets quieter just by you putting your hand on the side panel. The heavy stuff is the best for this type of noise. Of course even better is to not create the noise to begin with. To do this, you need to find out what is causing it, and then decoupling it (through soft rubber/silicone mounts or other methods) from the metal of the case. This is why a lot of "quiet" cases use grommets for HDD mounts, or why soft screw replacement fan mounts work. Note that the gasket style does not work that well, unless it is in conjunctino with the soft mounts.

Noise in the air? This is more of the whine from high RPM fans, or whoosh air noise from larger fans. You can't get rid of this too well with panels. You want to have a baffle to trap the noise. That's why "quiet" cases like the Fractal Design R4 has a door that covers the front fans, with foam on the door. This creates an indirect air path which makes it quieter because noise becomes attenuated when it has to reflect. Alternately, just slow down the fan RPM.

tl;dr Best way to make your system quieter is to make it produce less noise (slower fans, decouple fans/HDDs) because reducing noise that has already been made is more difficult.
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post #30 of 42
I agree. but this does work though. I've installed leftover dynamat in cases before and it quiets them down a bit. You can't quiet a noisy fan though. Anyway, that tape and layering it would work even better as long as it doesn't smell!
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