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Windows 7: Sound proofing

02 Dec 2010   #1
beagrie07

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 
Sound proofing

Hey,

I have an Antec 900 gaming case at the moment, had it for a while. Sometimes it can be a little loud and can be annoying, so i'm looking to sound proof the case.

Are their any recommendations for the Antec 900? or where can I buy sound proof kits from in the UK?

Thanks


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02 Dec 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by beagrie07 View Post
Hey,

I have an Antec 900 gaming case at the moment, had it for a while. Sometimes it can be a little loud and can be annoying, so i'm looking to sound proof the case.

Are their any recommendations for the Antec 900? or where can I buy sound proof kits from in the UK?

Thanks
You cant really sound proof it. The more you insulate it the hotter it will run and the only way to "soundproof" it would be to cover the fans which isnt recommended.

What is loud? the fans, HD's, etc?


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02 Dec 2010   #3
beagrie07

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

The fans, sounds like an aeroplane lol
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02 Dec 2010   #4
michaelst

windows 7 32
 
 

Check in your bios for hardware monitoring options.

Look for options to slow the fans down to silent or quiet mode.

The fans on that case have controllers. If you want the bios to control the fan speed, you must move the controllers to 'full' speed.

If you do not want the bios to control the case fans, adjust the controllers to a slower speed.

You have 3 120mm fans and 1 200 mm fan in that case. It should not be making any sound at all.

What kind of CPU cooler do you have? Does it have adjustable fan speeds?

What kind of power supply do you have?
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02 Dec 2010   #5
beagrie07

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

I have a Speeze Quadroflow VIII: Speeze, Running Computers Cool & Quiet

PSU is an OCZ 600W Stealth XStream: OCZ 600W StealthXStream Power Supply OCZ Technology

I know about the fan controllers, I've set the manual switches before, I believe they are set at medium now with the top fan at low.
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02 Dec 2010   #6
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Buy quieter fans (roughly $50 for high quality ones for the whole case).

Sound proofing = heat

~Lordbob
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02 Dec 2010   #7
michaelst

windows 7 32
 
 

Have you put your ear down there to determine which fan is loudest?

Usually the loudest is the GPU fan. you may be able to control that with software. is it ati or nvidia?

The CPU fan/cooler looks adequate. Check your bios for monitoring options.

That case was designed for maximum cooling. The front is nearly open, so its not advisable to black any of that flow off.

If your really determined, or just a hobbyist who wants to tinker, check out the products at this site:
Quiet PC USA - Quiet Computer Hardware Sales and Distribution
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02 Dec 2010   #8
GeneO

Windows 7 64 bit SP1. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot.
 
 

Bigger, slower rpm fans can move as much air as smaller higher rpm fans but are quieter. I see the case has mostly large fans. If your CPU cooler fan is the culprit, does your CPU cooler use a small fan? A Cooler that can accommodate a larger PWM fan might help.
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02 Dec 2010   #9
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Suggest Noctua fans but many quality fans available they can be run wide open and still be silent. As mentioned the CPU could also be loud but start with only the three 120mm and be amazed. The 200mm top fan isn't a worry unless a bad bearing. If still too loud then blow out the GPU as it likely is running too fast to stay cool, same with CPU.
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02 Dec 2010   #10
beagrie07

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by michaelst View Post
Usually the loudest is the GPU fan. you may be able to control that with software. is it ati or nvidia?
I've got an NVIDIA 9800GTX+ but i've just bought a Asus NVIDIA GTX 460 OC.

I'll have a nose about when I get the new graphics card and give the case a clean while I'm at it.

Just as another reference, I keep CoreTemp open so I can check Temperatures of the CPU. Temps for the cores are around 30C-45C idle. Playing a game maybe around 45C-65C. Can't see because I'm not at the comp right now.
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