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by HokieJoe
Mon Jan 16, 2012 10:53 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Real silence - move your PC to another room!
Replies: 126
Views: 114119

Re: Real silence - move your PC to another room!

I just wanted to add that AVSForum.com is a great resource for anyone interested in a remote install location for their PC. With the advent of DVI and HDMI (ugh!) , it is now possible to carry sound and video over moderate distances with no quality loss (assuming the cabling is up to spec). You can ...
by HokieJoe
Sun Mar 02, 2008 10:53 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: I’m looking for some help with this low frequency noise
Replies: 8
Views: 5073

Okay guys, lots of things to consider at this point. The first thing I want to do is buy some of the Yate Loon's. Should my little experiment find no use for them, I figure it won't hurt to have few extra hanging around for future projects. My first alteration will be to make new fan boxes. I'll uti...
by HokieJoe
Sat Mar 01, 2008 8:52 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: I’m looking for some help with this low frequency noise
Replies: 8
Views: 5073

What you describe sounds more like cavity air resonance than any problem intrinsic to the fans. That's the AIR in the cabinet accentuating low frequency noise at & around its resonance points. There are usually at least a few, in multiples of the base frequency. Although I didn’t explain it as we...
by HokieJoe
Sat Mar 01, 2008 8:21 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: I’m looking for some help with this low frequency noise
Replies: 8
Views: 5073

Greetings, What about a slightly different approach: instead of having the fans pull air directly through the holes, what about having a plenum and pull the air out of that? Then, the air would flow out of all the holes. The low frequency noise may be the obstruction of the blades by the wood "webs...
by HokieJoe
Sat Mar 01, 2008 7:39 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: I’m looking for some help with this low frequency noise
Replies: 8
Views: 5073

Thanks for the reply ntavlas. Initially, I tested several mounting techniques. I used simple door gasket, velcro, and double-sided tape. All three caused a pronounced buzzing sound in the cabinet. I think part of the issue is the backing of the cabinet covers such a large area and it's only 1/8" thi...
by HokieJoe
Sat Mar 01, 2008 2:02 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: I’m looking for some help with this low frequency noise
Replies: 8
Views: 5073

I’m looking for some help with this low frequency noise

Hello all, My aim for this project was to use a handmade walnut cabinet I had built years ago. I realize this isn’t exactly PC cooling oriented, but I wanted to leverage the collective knowledge from the cats here at silentpc. If this subject is too far off the beaten path for you all I understand...
by HokieJoe
Thu Aug 17, 2006 9:20 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Loud Xbox 360
Replies: 88
Views: 84396

The first thing I would tackle would be noise from the DVD drive. It seems to make more noise than anything. Maybe gasket all of the drive's mounting points, and I'd even consider using some sort of constrained layer damping technique for the drive housing itself. I've been eyeing this stuff called ...
by HokieJoe
Sat Jul 15, 2006 8:05 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Loud Xbox 360
Replies: 88
Views: 84396

bump

Where's the silentpc article on modding the 360?
by HokieJoe
Sat Apr 08, 2006 12:21 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Upcoming Reviews & Articles
Replies: 193
Views: 324198

A request for the Xbox 360 cooling article...

Mike, IMO, a lot of the noise seems to come from the 12x DVD drive. When it spools up full song, you definitely notice it's presence. I was thinking that one could deaden all of drive's mounting points to the case chassis with some rubber grommets or some such thing. Maybe some brown bread on the DV...