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Windows 7: soundproofing

28 Oct 2013   #1

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 
soundproofing

how good is soundproofing cases. how many decibels may it reduce. about


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28 Oct 2013   #2

Windows 7, 64 bit Home SP1, Win 8.1.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Apparently quite a bit. I know many Recording Studio's use the cases with soundproofing.

I didn't use a low noise/soundproof type case for my studio. However, what "noise" it does have is not picked up my microphones as close as 3ft.
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28 Oct 2013   #3

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

I would think that either a fan controller or opting for high quality fans or larger slower turning fans is critical.
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28 Oct 2013   #4

Win8/8.1,Win7-U64, Vista U64, uncounted Linux distor's
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
I would think that either a fan controller or opting for high quality fans or larger slower turning fans is critical.
Winner.

You have to have air flow so you well have some noise no matter what. Sound deadening material on the inside of the case well reduce most the noise made by cpu/gpu fans. Big 200mm intake and exhaust well reduce the air flow/fan noise.
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28 Oct 2013   #5

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Sound dampening material helps but only so much. You also have to reduce the sources of the sound by using quieter fans (as madcratebuilder pointed out, large, slow fans are quieter than small, fast fans but some brands are quieter than others, no matter the size), cushioned HDD mounts, using quieter or no fan grills, sound blocking panels over fan intakes (some cases have dampened doors covering the from intake fan openings and at least one case also has a dampened panel over the side fan intake). Some HDDs are quieter than others with the faster drives being the noisier. The same applies for optical drives.
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29 Oct 2013   #6

Win8/8.1,Win7-U64, Vista U64, uncounted Linux distor's
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Sound dampening material helps but only so much. You also have to reduce the sources of the sound by using quieter fans (as madcratebuilder pointed out, large, slow fans are quieter than small, fast fans but some brands are quieter than others, no matter the size), cushioned HDD mounts, using quieter or no fan grills, sound blocking panels over fan intakes (some cases have dampened doors covering the from intake fan openings and at least one case also has a dampened panel over the side fan intake). Some HDDs are quieter than others with the faster drives being the noisier. The same applies for optical drives.
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I have a 7200rpm Seagate that is the nosiest devise I own! With all my computers the most noise is from cpu fans, gpu fans and hdd's. My one noisy cpu fan could be remedied with a replacement but it's a old system and not worth the cost. When you push gpu's hard and raise temps the fans well produce more noise, even with high end fans. Only time I hear case fans is during startup POST when they go full speed for several seconds.
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