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Old 01-17-2014, 09:39 AM   #1
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I want to get some foam for the inner case to dampen the sounds, is there anything...

I wanted to get some foams for the inner case to dampen the sounds, but just wandering is there anything I can use from home cleaning products or a type clothing material that could be used instead of foams....

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Denim. No joke. Its a good sound dampener when layered. Even seen some cars come with sound dampening panels made from denim. Though I would be wary putting any fabric inside the case due to static issues.
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Old 01-17-2014, 09:57 AM   #3
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Ive used closed cell foam in a previous case to muffle it down. Made a decent job. Ive used the foam out of a camping sleeping pad. It literally was a roll of gray smooth foam, about 3/8" thick, about as large as a sleeping bag. It was cheap, too. Its soft so you can overlap the foam on the fan so you can screw the fan through the foam, and it will serve as a vibration dampener as well.

I think it was that: http://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/es...l#.UtlhFo0o7Qc

edit: I even used it behind my motherboard. Depending on the cases it will or won't fit, due to the spacers height. No static issues.
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Old 01-17-2014, 11:40 AM   #4
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Heres a cheaper way of doing it yourself, find laminate underlay foam from your local hardware store, its non adhesive, so use double sided tape to secure it inside the case.

link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rG10ks8PLQ4
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Old 01-17-2014, 01:04 PM   #5
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Dynamat works really well.

Also FYI anything that insulates sound will also insulate heat.
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Old 01-17-2014, 02:08 PM   #6
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egg cartons or the cardboard flats in between the large crates/cardboard boxes of eggs
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Old 01-17-2014, 09:35 PM   #7
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I've used thick, medium density egg foam before, and got some results.

Higher frequencies need higher density material for damping, and vise versa.
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Old 01-18-2014, 06:16 PM   #8
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I have used this:

I have also used sheets of both closed and open celled foam. You can get weather stripping with pre-applied adhesive stripping at most hardware stores. This sheet foam from DIY is simpler and cheaper than dynamat, but it will hold heat in your PC so use at your own risk.

If you've ever sealed a boat trailer tail/light you may have used stuff like this too:

The spray I've never tried but I have used a couple different types of sheet foam for peltiers, water chillers, and sound deadeners. Work with delta 80mm fans and you'll do anything to make the system quieter.
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