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I once paid a small fortune to a solicitor in a legal case. She got lost on the way to court, turned up late with the wrong papers and started an argument with the judge, who told her to "shut up, for the love of God". A stunning investment.

Thanks to golddust for the suggestion

(, Thu 30 Sep 2010, 12:45)
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I build my own PCs - it cheaper and I get most of my money.
For years the amount of noise the machine made sitting there rendering or playing a film really started to bother me.

So I bought some rubber grommets to reduce vibration and shut the HDD and DVD drives up. A bag of the little rubber washers cost about £1.50p. Once installed, I'd shut the thing up :) I didn't even know if the HDD was working or not. 99.9% silent.

The next problem was fan noise. Having had so much success with the washers I thought I splash out on a new case - to do the job proper.
I spend £105 on an Antec 183p. Itís solid and feels like £105 worth of case. I put it all together and - - NO!!! - - The hard drives rattle and the DVD drive is louder than ever!
So the Antec 183p case was a waste of money. Go to Maplin and buy rubber washers for £1.50p.
(, Thu 30 Sep 2010, 15:57, closed)
get a quieter PSU
and mount it using those rubber washers you've got. I think mine was just under £30 for around 350w of utter quiet. be realistic about how much PSU oomph you need though - big wattage costs in money and/or noise, but too little and things like hard drives don't spin up when you want... add in maybe £20 for a very very quiet CPU fan and just leave the original case be.
(, Thu 30 Sep 2010, 17:24, closed)
I bought a good one ages ago.
I like the idea of adding the washing to it, good idea. Will do that - thanks.
(, Thu 30 Sep 2010, 17:47, closed)

Much silent PC hints 'n' tips.
(, Thu 30 Sep 2010, 17:56, closed)
I was goping to suggest but your site is better. Ta
(, Fri 1 Oct 2010, 11:35, closed)
yeap I like that site. The case gets good reviews
The case gets good reviews. but I had better for less :(
(, Fri 1 Oct 2010, 16:50, closed)

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