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Has anyone used the above products to deaden the sound from their computers? I am currently getting about 50db. Want to reduce it as much as possible.
    
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Not used them however i watches countless video reviews on them. They only stop vibration. They do not stop the sound of air flowing. My advice is using high quality large slow fans, good cable management and possibly a fajn controller for the CPU fan. The pads are also a pain to remove from the case and can leave a lot of undetachable residue.

I hope i have helped answer your question and i am sorry if i've misunderstood. Good Luck!

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It is 100X much easier to create less noise than it is to block/absorb noise once it is created.

In a computer, noise comes from four places.
1) Anything that spins directly makes noise. Fans, HDDs, optical drives (when they are in use).
2) Anything that spins can transmit that noise to the case, essentially turning the side panels into big speakers.
3) Moving air creates noise.
4) Some electrical components can make noises. Usually these are high pitched. Sometimes people call it capacitor or coil whine.

Anything that attaches to your case panels such as the products you listed will help with #2.

For #1 you need to have fewer spinning things, or things that spin slower.

For #2 a more effective method than applying sheets of materials to your case is to decouple the spinning thing from your case. "Decouple" means it isn't directly touching the case. For HDDs this can mean grommets. Usually you'd get a case that comes with these as a feature. For fans this can mean soft rubber/silicone fan screws.

For #3 you need to run slower and/or fewer fans. It helps if your stuff doesn't get as hot or isn't overclocked as much.

For #4, if the component isn't too hot you can put a dab of hot glue on it (if you can identify the offender) or some epoxy. Doesn't always work. Most effective way is to replace the item. Some manufacturers will allow you to RMA components that make these noises.

BTW, expert tip on short links to Amazon.
http://amzn.com/ASIN

For instance the Akasa Pax Mate you linked to has the ASIN of B000OGX548. It is in the URL as well as the product details. So, the short link for the Akasa Pax Mate would be:
http://amzn.com/B000OGX548

Well, except this doesn't work since it is only for Amazon USA and not UK, and the USA site doesn't have that item listed.

Shortest link for UK site is:
Code:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B000OGX548
Wow, this site automatically generates extra code for Amazon.
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Could replace your graphics cards with silent ones or used aftermarket gpu coolers on them? If you didnt need your i7 as overclocked you could have tried a fanless heatsink, I use the thermalright HR-02 on my i5-2500k but I rarely overclock it.
    
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I was thinking about building an enclosure for my computer and putting up sound blocking material inside it, how bad do you think this would increase heat and reduce airflow? Seeing as it will be a Nvidya based system its very loud. =\\ Also very hot
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best sound proofing is get fans with controllers and have low speed, then when gaming can adjust to what sounds best for ambient noise. then mod case and remove fan frills improve flow and helps reduce air turbulence noise
     
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