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Make My Computer As Silent As Possible


Okay guys here's the deal, my new rig is awesome, runs really well and all that shiz except coming from a laptop background i'm not used to the fan noise. Thus im' enlisting your help to make my case as quiet as possible while keeping it as cheap as possible. My case is the raidmax smilodon which i am insanely happy with, i did replace the stock raidmaz fans with silent x ones running at around 14dba i think. The main perpetrator for the noise is the front 120mm fan, any hints on how to make that less noisy would be handy to. I've rubber mounted all the fans as the silent x ones came with these nifty silicone screw thingos however it dind't really seems to make that make difference. So tehre you go guys, gimme all the tricks of the trade and little tips as to how to make my comp as silent as possible. P. S. Does acoustic dampening stuff you stick on this inside really work? Is it worth the money?

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