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Old 03-22-2009, 01:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Any tips to quiet a antec 300? I picked up this case to put my old machine in so I can get my case ready for a new build. I have the fans on low and while it does not bother me it drives my wife crazy. Any advice would be appreciated to maintain my marital bliss (oxymoron).
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Only really two things i could think of possibly doing:

- Get some noise canceling foam and double-sided-tape it to the case along the inside everywhere,
- Buy some low dba fans and swap em out over the antec ones.
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The foam will have a sticky side and can simply be stuck straight onto the panels. You could use a fan controller to turn those fans down but the best solution is probably just to remove any front fans.
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As stated above... I used something like this in a build once, and it took it down to almost zero noise with all my fans on max speed. I bought 3 (I think) and then just started placing it just about anywhere I could find a hole...

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thanks for the advice. I will try some of the foam and removing some fans while keeping an eye on the cpu and gpu temps.
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get a good fan controller and some good low DB fans also get that noise dampening stuff then you will be silent.
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