Re: AHHHH, NICE (quiet) PC FOR $47

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by colinco, Aug 11, 2003.

  1. colinco

    colinco Guest

    In article <pan.2003.08.11.06.01.57.669507@127.0.0.1>, Evil Bastard
    wrote...
    > Hi all,
    >
    > After looking at some noise reduction options, I've ended up with a
    > solution that cuts an estimated 35-30dB from the noise of my server box
    > for a measly $47.00
    >
    > Quite simply, a wooden case enclosure and lined it with
    > Melamine Acoustic Ceiling Foam.
    >
    > Inspiration came from:
    > http://www.frostytech.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=982
    > as featured on Slashdot:
    > http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=03/07/03/2323210&mode=thread&tid=137
    >
    > Tracked down a supplier of Melamine foam in Auckland:
    > DAA Flexible Foam Products in East Tamaki:
    > http://www.foamalone.co.nz/
    >
    > This foam is special, because of an extremely high Noise Reduction
    > Coefficient (NRC) - see links above.
    >
    > Cost:
    > * 600mmx1200mmx25mm Melamine Foam Sheet - $42 incl GST
    > * Sheets of 5-ply - offcuts bludged from Carters, tipped the
    > kind dude $4 to buy himself a beer after work
    > * Glue gun stick and a few nails - $1
    >
    > Time - 1 hour from start to full installation.
    >
    > Effectiveness - estimated 25-30dB reduction.
    > main source of noise in the room is now the analog wall clock. Have to
    > strain my ears to hear the PC.
    >
    > Tips:
    > * Measure up the wood so that the enclosure (with foam) is flush with the
    > front of the case, and extends 10-20cm past the rear of the case.
    > * Leave a gap of approx 5mm between foam and case at sides and top
    >
    > Can't wait to buy more foam to do my desktop box as well.
    >
    > Posted all this here on the off chance that others may be sick of loud PCs
    > and might benefit from this info.
    >
    > Cheers
    > EB
    >
    >
    >

    what are your temps doing? If air can get in and out so can noise.
     
    colinco, Aug 11, 2003
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