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What are everyones tips for making a computer less noisy except turning down the fans and cable management?

My sig rig is not too bad. Fan speed never above 35 on the GPU's however i am still wanting to try and get it a bit more quiet overall.

Thanks everyone
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post #2 of 33
Use rubber mounts for all of the case fans, hdd, and gut out any mesh/grills.
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post #3 of 33
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Quote:
Originally Posted by grunion View Post
Use rubber mounts for all of the case fans, hdd, and gut out any mesh/grills.
Gut out? remove completely?
Edit: I don't think there is any room for rubber mounts on the HDD with this case. You have to slide in the hdd's into a removable bay. Good tip however!
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post #4 of 33
Quote:
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Gut out? remove completely?
Yes, and it improves airflow.
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post #5 of 33
You can get sound dampening materials that seem to help a bit,

http://www.acousticpc.com/acousti_pr...ing_sheet.html

and here's other things like, rubber screws and rubber vibration thingys to put on fans ect..

http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l1/g7/Sound_Dampening.html
Edited by Yumyums - 3/19/11 at 11:08am
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Throw a blanket over it
obviously joking
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post #7 of 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by grunion View Post
Yes, and it improves airflow.
And noise.Removing the stamped grills takes away the sound of air passing through it.
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post #8 of 33
Grills on cases may increase air turbulence and vibrations.
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What if air is being sucked into the case through hexigon shaped grills?
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post #10 of 33
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Yumyums View Post
You can get sound dampening materials that seem to help a bit,

http://www.acousticpc.com/acousti_pr...ing_sheet.html

and here's other things like, rubber screws and rubber vibration thingys to put on fans ect..

http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l1/g7/Sound_Dampening.html
How would i install this?
edit: Top link that is.
edit: maybe i should post pics of my rig later, would that be better for everyone?
Edited by BradleyW - 3/19/11 at 11:12am
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