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Title says it all. Im wondering if Dyno-Mat in a computer case actually helps with sound dampening.

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Does it help? Yes.

Is it a good idea? Well it depends...

Dampening material can help make a very quiet computer near silent, but will do little or nothing for a noisy machine. Use it as a last finishing touch to your quiet build - don't expect a bit of matting to make an overclocked dual-CPU tri-SLI monster sound whisper quiet.
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I added silverstone acoustic foam to my FT02 which already comes with much of its internal surface coated with the same foam. I just went ahead and did a more thorough job on the surfaces they skipped with foam that exactly matched what came with the case.

[ame="http://www.amazon.com/SilverStone-21-Inch-Dampening-Acoustic-SF01/dp/B0040JHMH6"]Amazon.com: SilverStone 21-Inch x 15-Inch 4mm Thick 2-Piece Sound Dampening Acoustic EP0M Silent Foam SF01 (Black): Electronics[/ame]

I don't know how much good it did because I did all of this before I built the computer. I can say that my computer is virtually silent other than the GPU fan (which I am in the process of getting a passive cooling system for).
    
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Originally Posted by the_beast;11995930 
Does it help? Yes.

Is it a good idea? Well it depends...

Dampening material can help make a very quiet computer near silent, but will do little or nothing for a noisy machine. Use it as a last finishing touch to your quiet build - don't expect a bit of matting to make an overclocked dual-CPU tri-SLI monster sound whisper quiet.

Exactly. It helps to reduce reverberation, vibrations, and does absorb higher-frequency sounds.

However, it really is the last step in quieting a system.


An alternative in case modding is coating your case internals with Pasti-Dip. It is spray on rubber.
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Originally Posted by Breakbeat;11995899 
Im wondering if Dyno-Mat in a computer case actually helps with sound dampening.

Dampening? Yes. Block noise? No. To find out if you would benefit from dampening, while your computer is running, place your hands in the middle of the two side panels, and gently squeeze together. If the noise levels go down, then yes it will help a bit in your case.

Note that Dynamat is a "brand" name so there are cheaper alternatives. Also, some of them don't smell very nice.
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Think about it this way (helped me wrap my brain around it). Dampening sheets rarely "reduce" noise (well, maybe a little) but it tends to change the quality of noise. Makes things less shrill or mechanical.

If you have alot of case rattles, might look at your joints, how your panels are fitting, and if your fan screws are tight.
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dynamat sucks.
take a look at second skin.
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both suck look at RAAMat lol

For my pc case, I used RAAMat cause my whole mobo tray was vibrating because of my hardrive and it helped allot to keep the vibrations down but not all sadly frown.gif. Just have to figure out if its vibrations or sounds that causes your issue.
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