Hi - first post of first visit, - I've been thinking about building a pc enclosure or a wooden framed PC as part of a dedicated desk build for a while (to build it once and allow space for any and all possible PC builds after - even with these crazy sized graphics cards) and I've been looking at various ways to deaden the sound and I had a bit of a crazy idea.
Obviously for many of the exposed wooden parts where nothing is attached i'd use some form of acoustic deadening material - yet to be fully decided on as budget is tight..
But for some of the other areas like the backer for the mobo and HD / DVD drive enclosures and other fiddly places I had a bit of a notion - painting those areas with rubberised floor paint, the non slip kinda stuff put in work areas, which might reduce the resonance of the wood and provide a bit more sound deadening.
is that a crazy idea or anyone think it might have some sound (scuse pun) basis for application?
also as this thing will be as tall as a normal desk (28inches or 700mm give or take) - because it will form one side of the desk support - should the larger side sheets have some form of bracing attached to stiffen them and reduce harmonic resonance there too?
If anyone wants to throw in any ideas or suggestions, or tested/proven techniques please feel free - anything to narrow down the list of possible build materials, sound deadening options and all manner of things I've been seeing over the last year or so. Any threads here or elsewhere you can point me to for any possible idea or advice is also welcome - I only want to build this once and would hate to miss something once I have. The woodworking I do a lot of so that isn't a problem.
I'm using this thread I saw ages ago as the basis for this idea:http://www.silentpcreview.com/article237-page1.html
I'm not trying for silent, silent, but reduce it enough so that when my GPU fans spin up to max it doesn't bleed through my over ear headphones - and hopefully gives me the option to ramp up the case fans with a controller to max - or close to it, when gaming to ease the CPU and GPU a little.