Help with very noisy new PC

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  1. BPS82

    BPS82 Registered User

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    Hiya,

    I have bought a pc specially for recording music except it is so noisy. Im gutted as i was looking forward to getting it

    The specs are

    • Intel Core i7-2600 3.40GHz (Sandybridge) Socket LGA1155 Processor
    • MSI Radeon HD 5450 Low Profile 1024MB GDDR3 PCI-Express Passive Graphics Card
    • 16GB Mushkin Silverline #996770 (2x4GB) DDR3 1333MHz 9-9-9-24
    • 2x 1TB Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EALX 3.5" SATA III Hard Drive
    • ASUS P8Z68-V LE Intel Z68 (REV B3) Socket 1155 DDR3 PCI-Express Motherboard
    • 530W Be Quiet! Pure Power BQT L7 ATX2.3 Power Supply
    • Lian Li PC-B25FB Midi Tower Aluminium Chassis
    • Be Quiet! Dark Rock Advanced CPU Cooler
    • Samsung S222AL SATA Lightscribe 22x DVDRW

    If i add soundproofing foam to the case will this help ? or do i need a new case ?

    I would be very greatfull for any help

    Thankyou

    BPS82
     
  2. Cosmo_1847

    Cosmo_1847 Kiss of death

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    The first thing I would do is find out what is making the noise. Try stopping the fans one at a time with your finger (using the centre of the fan).
     
  3. BloomerzUK

    BloomerzUK I'm back!

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    Try suspending the hard drives with some elastic. I know Cosmo on these forums does this. It stops the vibration of your hard drives going into the case, which therefore turns it into a amplifer. Also try getting a fan controller for your fans, as that can dramtically make a difference (also get rubber grommets).

    Make sure everything is screwed in tightly so nothing vibrates more than it needs to.

    The loudest thing in my rig at the moment is my 1TB drive. Soon to be getting a SSD.
     
  4. Cosmo_1847

    Cosmo_1847 Kiss of death

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    I actually used shoe laces but I've had a new computer since then.
     
  5. DC DUO 1st

    DC DUO 1st Super Kustomer

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    I have both of my hdd's sitting on rubber tubing :eek:

    But yea, fan control should make a big impact. If your fans are 3 pin (not 4 pin molex) you might even be able to control them via software if you have connected them to your motherboard. I control 3 of mine that way, and 3 by a controller (ridiculous amount due to watercooling) and it's realatively quiet.
     
  6. BPS82

    BPS82 Registered User

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    Hey guys,

    Thankyou for your responses, the PC is going back for a refund now though, there were a few other problems with it besides the noise, not best pleased with the company. I got it to use for music/audio/recording so am starting my search again.

    Thankyou again for taking the to reply, much appreciated

    BPS82
     
  7. Cosmo_1847

    Cosmo_1847 Kiss of death

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    May I suggest specing one up and building it for yourself?
     
  8. six5tring

    six5tring Silent Kristian Konsumer

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    If you want music production pc's you probably can't go too far wrong talking to the guys at digital village.

    six