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Well now that I've become a noise dampening nut job i figure I'll finally silence my case.

Where can i get the egg crate style foam?

I'll post what Ive done so far in a bit.
 

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i dont know about the foam but you may want to get a silencer for your raptor... mine were both very loud until i put silencers on them

Oh my hard drives are umm in silencers...kinda.
 

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The Armor is already pretty quiet. How silent do you want it?
 

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OK, now THAT is ghetto.

So what happened to the hard drive racks anyway? I'm not sure I'd trust that bungee cord arrangement, and the rack has a nice 120mm fan mount.
 

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Basically your gonna bake your hard drives. I tried something similar to this and my hard drive temps jumped to 60+ , and one actually overheated on me. Its basically insulating the hard drives(keeping hot air in)
 

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Basically your gonna bake your hard drives. I tried something similar to this and my hard drive temps jumped to 60+ , and one actually overheated on me. Its basically insulating the hard drives(keeping hot air in)
Truth... I wouldn't do that.
 

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i like the bungee's but that foam around the drives is gonna cook them... you will need really good airflow and that 1 120 on the back of your case isnt enough
 

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Basically your gonna bake your hard drives. I tried something similar to this and my hard drive temps jumped to 60+ , and one actually overheated on me. Its basically insulating the hard drives(keeping hot air in)
My harddrives are cooler now then before.


Ignore the e8400 temps they are way off.
This is with all my fans on the lowest setting and the gtx fan on less then 50%
The way i have it the only way air can enter my case is thru the harddrives.
 

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I would love some of that on my doors and behind my motherboard, hows shipping?
No clue, you can PM Cyberdruid about it. He does live in the same state as you so shipping should be cheap.
 

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Must say, quite a good idea with the cords'

Yeah 5 hard drives made wayyyyyy to much noise, now aside from some clicks its fully silent.

By the way PaRaDoX your computer scares me....
 

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I would recommend you make sure you have fire ******ant foam. I wouldn't want you to start a fire
 

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I'd also be a bit worried about some of that foam on hot components like the vid card, that stuff has a pretty low melting temp and also degrades pretty quickly if consistently exposed to heat.
 

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After i foamed it i played fall out 3 at max for about 5 hours, went and checked all the foam. It looks and feels fine, for now. The foam is only directly touching the hard drives.
Once i order new foam and redo it ill post pics.
 

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How quiter is your case comparing it with and without the foam?
 

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Well my computer was just about silent before the foam.
The foam was merely to deaden the high pitched buzz from the motherboard.
In that regard it did its job, however the foam is from the boxing of my 9800gtx and foam from Lowes.

The bungee hard drives made the biggest difference.

Any way say 5% to 10% quieter with the foam.
 
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