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    Soundproofing a computer

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    Is this possible? and if so how would i go about doing so with out over heating the unit?
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    Closets work pretty well -

    There are isloation chambers made specifically for that purpose though. Rather pricey and rather complex to absorb the sound properly while maintaining a reasonable operating temperature...
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    Sound On Sound did a really good feature about making your PC's run quiter. There were a couple of 'Isolation' techniques they suggested. Hit up their site and do a search.

    www.soundonsound.com

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    http://www.bigbruin.com/2006/chakra_1

    check that out, it has a 25cm very quiet fan I'll think it'll help alot with the few decibels that it produces

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    Methods I've seen used have usually centred around custom soundproofed wooden cabinets, lined with soundproofing foam. These usually featured external venting via sealed ducting, which is hooked up to an extraction fan in another room, or even connected to a plywood panel which had replaced a window.

    (Heat buildup obviously being a pretty major concern with modern computers running high wattage PSUs, CPUs and other peripherals).

    Another example I saw talked about on another studio forum was one where the producer had the PC running in the room next door, and had cut a small hole in the wall for all his cabling! Many people may find that their landlord/significant other/parents etc might have something to say about that however!

    If running a sealed unit with external venting, I'd recommend running CPU/system temperature monitoring software, to keep track of any potential heat buildup before it reached dangerous levels.

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    use auralex sheet blok

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    You need the PAQ case.

    Read up on it on Sos.

    Auralex sheets will not solve the problem and will contain heat.
    A good quiet system must have good airflow dissipation, otherwise heat will be your enemy.

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    try water-cooling (or similar like "silent pipes"). they don't make any noise.

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    ^^ werd or replace your pc fans with larger ones
    Reason 3.0 FTW!!!

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    check the link I posted jnoobiam

    25cm fans

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