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case dampening stuff?

Posted: Thu May 06, 2004 6:34 am
by boardsportsrule
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!

Posted: Thu May 06, 2004 6:43 am
by Ralf Hutter
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.

Posted: Thu May 06, 2004 7:34 am
by boardsportsrule
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

Posted: Thu May 06, 2004 7:40 am
by tay
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.


Posted: Fri May 07, 2004 6:42 pm
by Strider
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