case dampening stuff?

Enclosures and acoustic damping to help quiet them.

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case dampening stuff?

Post by boardsportsrule » Thu May 06, 2004 6:34 am

ok, im making a silent computer, and i just pluged in my suspended seagate hdd's into my zalman 400 watter and shorted the green and black...the seagates were VERY noticable, so i got to thinkin....

1) the noie will be reduced greatly when case is closed

2) with noise dampening junk, case will quiet it more

3)(the conclusion!!!) i need case dampeninng stuff :D

pretty straight forward to me..

and ways, i got 2 Q's

1) can i cut holes in the foam? right now i got a 120mm blowhole on the side, and a rectangular hole on the bottom(airflow) so i would want some stuff i can cut into

2) is there anything at a smallish hardware store that would work? i dont like ordereing things like this online, because they are such small purchases, andi can just bike to the store.... but it isnt a home depot or anything..just a smallish hw store(im in a small town)

now, assuming i couldnt get anything local,
a) what should i get? keep it cheapish!

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Post by Ralf Hutter » Thu May 06, 2004 6:43 am

I'd use the "search" function to look for the many threads about case dampening methods that have been posted here. There's lots of 'em and I think they will answer your questions.

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Post by boardsportsrule » Thu May 06, 2004 7:34 am

thx, sorry, its really early, and i am really outta it , so plz excuse my stupidiity, if thats what u wanna call it...any ways, is the XBlue3 any good..the guy who is selling it claims its great, but i would prefer some ones opinion who is not selling it....trying to find reviews, but thats hard and most are in some crazy language :D

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Post by tay » Thu May 06, 2004 7:40 am

Not sure about the xblue stuff, but please search for Gooserider's posts on "rebond foam" and "roofers tape" for two different types of dampening materials available at hardware stores.

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Post by Strider » Fri May 07, 2004 6:42 pm

The other day I was at Sears and got some tool box drawer
liner called "Top Mat" which I put in my case which helped a little.
It looks like a Yoga sticky mat, if you know what is, but is a
little thicker.

Now I have some foam that I am going to add to that, which
was scrap from work. It may not be great but it's cheap. Good


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