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Old 01-04-2007, 01:40 PM
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Default Quiet PCs (Recording in same room as PC) Advice?

Hello PTLE PC Users

I need to upgrade my case (X-Infinity) or my fans and power supply to reduce the noise when recording with a mic. Has anybody achieved this? I am looking for best results first and economy second.
All help is always greatly appreciated. Thanx
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Old 01-04-2007, 02:38 PM
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Take a look at www.endpcnoise.com and www.quietpcusa.com for quiet cases and other parts. I record with my PC in the same room and these guys helped me get great results. Here are a few tips:

- Get a case like the Antec Sonata designed for low noise
- Add acoustic treatment inside the case to dampen noise
- Larger fans make less noise because they run lower RPM for the same air flow.
- Big CPU and Video Card coolers with more surface area are quieter
- Quiet and silent power supplies are available

Try to determine the sources of noise in your current setup. You could unplug fans, etc. to narrow it down. Don't forget hard disks - check them both idling and accessing data.

Jeff
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Old 01-04-2007, 02:49 PM
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Default Re: Quiet PCs (Recording in same room as PC) Advice?

Checked out both sites. Looks like a solution is un the near future! Thanks again!
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Old 01-09-2007, 10:06 PM
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89.95 (plus shipping) gets you an ANTEC SOLO case from www. mwave.com, just bought one, check out my response under subject "QUIET CASES".
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Old 01-10-2007, 07:32 PM
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Default Re: Quiet PCs (Recording in same room as PC) Advic

an amazing amount of info about this is available at silentpcreview.com
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