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Case Sound Dampening

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stool

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Dec 20, 2000
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I use a similar product from http://www.b-quiet.com/ called Brown Bread, a sound damper, and it works fairly well for absorbing vibration. It doesn't really seem to add much heat to the case, and doesn't attract dust. To me the biggest drawback is the additional weight it adds to a case. B-quiet also has other types of sound dampers and absorbers that might prove effective.
 

G2145

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Apr 5, 2003
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Oregon
acoustic matting

i got some black 1/4 inch adhesive backed acoustic matting from comp usa...i installed it on the inside wherever i can put it...it does cut down the noise of the 80mm tornado and i don't think there's any heat issues
 
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blkgti

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Aug 5, 2003
stool said:
I use a similar product from http://www.b-quiet.com/ called Brown Bread, a sound damper, and it works fairly well for absorbing vibration. It doesn't really seem to add much heat to the case, and doesn't attract dust. To me the biggest drawback is the additional weight it adds to a case. B-quiet also has other types of sound dampers and absorbers that might prove effective.

That's an interesting product. What would you compare its material to?
 

resoluteK

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Nov 12, 2003
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Houston, Texas
I ordered the Spire kit and should be getting it in from SVC any day now. I read some reviews of pax.mate, and temp increase turned out to be much a factor. I figured I'd just spend the $9 and see for myself.
 
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blkgti

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resoluteK said:
I ordered the Spire kit and should be getting it in from SVC any day now. I read some reviews of pax.mate, and temp increase turned out to be much a factor. I figured I'd just spend the $9 and see for myself.

I'd love to hear what you think of it once you get it installed.
 

zip22

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Nov 18, 2003
i'd also like to know how much area you can actually cover with the spire kit.

i was looking at the brown bread description and found this:
...with suspended mineral particles it has been proven to be extremely efficient at the conversion of vibration to thermal energy .

just thought it was kinda interesting...
 

Chixofnix

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Nov 18, 2003
Location
Kansas City, KS USA
a rule of thumb: any material with a high air content (cork, bubble wrap, most packing materials, foams, etc...) will "absorb" sound.

more air content = more blocked sound

I found 4 sheets of this pink packing liner stuff beside a dumpster a few days ago, and they work great at trapping sound, as well as heat :p still working on that - at anyrate, there's lots of options out there if you wanna save some money... ;)