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Bitfenix, sound dampening kits?

Poll Results: Sound dampening kit (Think dynamat)

 
  • 0% (0)
    Yeah, I would like a dense sound dampening kit
  • 0% (0)
    Nah, I'll stick to the foam kits
  • 0% (0)
    Who cares about sound dampening?
 
post #1 of 3
Thread Starter 
Hey guys, not sure if this is the most appropriate section for this or not (if not, mods please advise). I've made a couple of posts over in Bitfenix's product suggestions forum and David from Bitfenix suggested this about my last one, which was about sound dampening kits for PC cases:

'Always a pleasure hearing your ideas, chizel.

We have a prototype material here, made locally by a small factory here in Taiwan (which to most westerners might not seem like a big difference from "Made in China", but believe you me, "MIT", as the locals call it, usually stands for stratospherically higher quality than MIC).

This material is very dense indeed, and sound absorption is excellent. It comes at a high price though. Looking at the kits that are usually sold as "sound dampening", it would be very hard for us to match that in terms of retail pricing. You get what you pay for, yes, but consumers usually have a limit, and this one is very very expensive.

We'll keep working on this, and in the meantime, if you guys want to start a petition or something similar to let us know just how badly you need this type of product, please do so. It also helps when we talk to our channel, which in the end are the guys who sell our stuff to the end-users.'

Well, what do you think? Bitfenix makes products makes products targeted directly at us, the enthusiast market. So let's help them to help us. Let's take a vote and let it speak for itself. -Chizel
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Did you guys test the material in an actual computer? How were the temperature changes?
post #3 of 3
Thread Starter 
That's a good question. I'm not actually affiliated with Bitfenix in anyway, I just had a similar idea and posted it in their product suggestion thread on their forum.

This is completely a guess, but I wouldn't imagine that there would be much convective heat loss in many modern PC cases. Take for instance that I've tried both the Silverstone and the Thermaltake sound dampening kits which are made of foam. I didn't notice the sides of my case getting any warmer than without them. I didn't notice any increase in temps on my CPU either. Component temps might have gone up, but if they did it was only by a degree. Granted, I didn't measure the side panels with anything but my hand, but core temp didn't show anything note worthy. It's also been a year since I tried the two kits and haven't given the sound dampening kits a second thought when it comes to temps. They also didn't do anything noticeable to dampen sound either. Meh, food for thought I suppose. -Chizel
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