Alternatives to

  Bailey08787 15:19 29 Sep 2004


My endless (futile) quest to quiet down my helicopter of a pc goes on, but I was wondering if people could suggest alternatives to

I find their products extremely over-priced, perhaps as they seem to have the monopoly on this part of the market.


  hugh-265156 16:53 29 Sep 2004

i tried this for a bit of fun and was really surprised by the difference it made so dont laugh :-) but cheapo rubber car mats work wonders when you line the insides of your case with them. i purchased five at 0.99p each and this covered the two side panels and all the spare drive bays top and bottom etc inside my case.

i also cut away the metal covering my case inlet and exhaust fan mounts. i have seven fans in total inside my case (2x 8mm case front and back + a cpu, graphics card and power supply fans) and can hardly hear them now at all, well worth a fiver and an afternoons work in my opinion.

the downside is the rubber adds a lot of weight to the case this help cut down vibration but its maybe not a good idea if you move it around a lot. i thought my case and cpu temps would go sky high but they remain in high twenties for the case and 35- 50 for cpu. here is some links if you dont mind rolling your sleeves up and getting stuck in click here click here

  Belatucadrus 17:24 29 Sep 2004

click here for soundproofing material, A good CPU cooler fan is also great for quietening things down, I've recently fitted an arctic cooling super silent 4 pro to mine and the noise reduction is dramatic. click here

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