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Cheap/Ghetto Substitute for Noise Dampening Material?

Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by b82rez, Jun 7, 2010.

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    Pretty much want to know if you guys have any idea's on this...as I wouldn't mind some noise dampening material for a new case I'm modding..but the prices I've seen so far has turned me away.

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  2. kyle2020 Guest

    Cardboard egg boxes. Bulky I know, but thats been used as studio sound blocking for donkeys years.

    Alternatively, quieter / slower RPM fans? Thats if, of course, its fan noise your trying to eradicate?
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    What materials have you looked at?

    I have not done case sound dampening, but I have done car deadening. For cheap alternatives there is material that similar to window flashing (metal on one side sticky on the other) or peel n' seal which is very similar- both should be available at a local hardware store. Have also used carpet foam as a deadener too although in a case that would look extremely tacky.
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    Hi there, haven't looked at much yet...I was thinking some foam or something. What is this window flashing stuff you speak of? sounds good!
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    The idea is that by adding material, you change the resonance frequency. Pretty much anything will work. Spray adhesive and cardboard maybe?
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    15M HDMI cable, two 5M USB 2.0 extension cables + USB powered hub.

    run the cables under the carpet and put the PC in another room :D

    what? i did it. no noise for me!
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    Haha, that's excellent...would do that if I had the room!!
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    Buy a tent and pitch it up outside of your house? :p
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  12. TechnicalFreak Guest

    Build a case of wood, cut out the holes for cables etc. add some "cooling" i.e. large fan - low RPM and make sure the case is sealed. Can also try and put thin metal/alu. on the outside to keep the sound down even more.
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    Sheets of denim cloth / or thin foam - superglue it to the inside of your case panels (then use a craft blade to cut away any cloth covering ventilation holes and such so its not noticeable from the outside) - very good at killing noise - but your PC will fun a few degrees warmer.

    In Australia that may be a problem... But that's a problem with any insulation material.

    Another option is to use many strips of double sided tape ( the kinda thick-ish spongy type) to cover the inside parts of panels.

    It all depends on whats really available / affordable...
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    lol. I don't have to get it shipped because I live walking distance away from the store. Also I thought why not buy 5 sheets if I get a discount! :laugh:

    The case im modding is an old full tower case from the 90's LOL!

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