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Keeping Down the Noise

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by UCHEEKYMONKEY, Jun 2, 2006.

  1. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    UCHEEKYMONKEY R.I.P - gone but never forgotten. Gold Member

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    Hello everyone,

    I've been given a little project by my neighbour to make his PC quieter. He's given me a budget £50 :ohmy . So water Cooling is out! :(

    Has anybody got any suggestions? :hhhmmm

    Monkey :blink
     
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  2. zimbo
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    start with all the fans... either replace them or get some compressed air and blow the sh*t out of them! seriously 50 quid?? hang on.. wait for noel im sure he will organize you here! :biggrin
     
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    Depends on the machine - and £50 may not be anywhere near enough for some machines which seem to be noisy by design.

    The usual trick is to fit variable speed fans, but not every system will drive them properly. And if the drives are noisy as well there isn't a lot that can be done.

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  4. Sparky
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    Tell him not to switch it on, sorry! .........I’ll get my coat! :oops:
     
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  5. MonkeyWrench

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    Yeah I'd just maybe swapout the fans for newer ones and maybe suggest putting the system under the desk (assuming that it's not already).
     
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    You can get sound-proofing for the case for around £20 (it's a bit like foam insulation). If he has an ATX motherboard that will control the fan speed properly, I'd get an Arctic Cooling heatsink and fan. They are amazingly efficient and quiet for the price (I think about £30 for a P4 copper heatsink and fan).
     
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  7. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    Thanks everyone for your suggestions and thank you to Sparky for making me laugh :hahaha

    I am just looking online now for that sound proofing.

    Thanks Baba.

    Oh I forgot to say, my next door neighbour also said what ever is left out of the £50 I can keep for myself. :ohmy

    I'm not sure if I will have enogh for some beer, maybe a packet of wine gums?

    Monkey :smilescol
     
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