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Help with silent PC.

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by probedb, Apr 7, 2004.

  1. probedb

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    HI all,

    I'm trying in vein to build a quiet PC.

    I currently have a SilenX PSU which is silent, SilenX CPU cooler (can't hear a thing when the cover is on), and a single 80mm SIlenX exhaust fan.

    My problem is the noise the exhaust fan makes, the fan itself is silent but there's a lot of wind noise and I have no idea how to silence it ?

    ANy advice would be greatfully received.

    THanks !

    Paul.
     
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    What sort of 'hole' is the fan fixed to?

    Is it a screwed on grill or punched out of the case type?
     
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    It's now an open hole and has those vibration reducing gromit fixing things.
     
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    Ducting then?

    Can't think of anything else that might help.
     
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    Yeah I'm at a loss really, I thought it was because of the nasty grill that had been cut out of the case to start with (alu case) so I cut it out and it's a full 80mm square opening now so i'm a little confused.

    I may try some ducting, cheers for the idea !
     
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    Another possibility is a bottleneck for the airflow somewhere inside the case - maybe around the inlets.
     
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    Yeah I think I'll have to do a bit of investigating !
     

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