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Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by hellrazor, May 14, 2011.

  1. hellrazor

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    My PC isn't loud (it's actually pretty quiet), but it's enough to keep me up at night. Are there any cheap (read: free) ways to make it quieter?


    I'mma try putting a few rubber bands on the PSU (for vibration dampening and whatnot) tomorrow morning.
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    Turn it off.
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    ...or put it in a different room.

    You might just get used to it. I sleep in the same room as my server and when it goes off, the silence is deafening. It is probably a constant 40-50 dB but the keyword there is "constant." If it's whiny, replace small fans with large heatsinks. If it rattles, find what is rattingly by touching it and attempt to fix it.
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    You can insulate the inside of the case with matting. Like the 1/4 " thick flexable foam sometimes used a packing material or some other type of insulation. Use quietier fans. cover the exaust ports with filter materal or dryer tubing a couple of feet long. Take fans out. use bigger heat sinks. Turn on a radio :
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    The rubber bands around the PSU did a little bit (nothing much, but worth the 4 rubber bands anyways).

    I usually do, but sometimes somebody just has to be on it when I'm trying to sleep.

    It is whiny, but I don't have any small fans in the first place (my motherboard uses a lot of stock heatsinks).

    The only thing I have around here that could be used as filter material would be old T-shirts.... or maybe a sock.....

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