This is my first post here, but i've been reading up for a long time.
Ok so my current system consists of:
XP-90 w/ 92mm L1BX
Enermax Noisetaker 470w
XFX 7950GT Extreme (Passive cooler)
Hitachi 80 + 250 GB 7k250 series HDs
NEC 3540A DVD-RW
And its all housed in my window modded Antec Full tower with 2x 80mm coolermaster riffle bearing led fans.
The XFX is a new edition last week and it really cut down the noise caused by the stock fan on my BFG 6600GT and i want to keep going. I've wanted to get my system quiet for a long time now and with this new vid card i think its do-able.
So what i plan to do is move my system into my Antec 3700AMB thats currently housing my hardly-ever used media server. I also plan to buy the following items:
Thermalright HR-05-SLI passive NB cooler
2xCoolermaster 120 LED fans
I already bought the ninja used off the hardfroum (great deal) and i definatly want to order the hr-05 next week. The coolermasters appear to be a good noise:performace ratio and they are cheap. I plan to mount them in the 3700 using 1.5" screws and washers+hex nuts (as seen on these forums) with the grills cut out of course
So up until here i think i'm on the right path (feel free to give me your opinion) but past here i'm not sure what to do...
My hard drives aren't the quietest on the market, I bought them at the time because they were the fastest. I'm not sure that the rubber mounts in the 3700 will be enough to cut the vibration, is it possible to suspend the both of them? and what materials do i need?
My power supply defiantly makes bearing noises. I'd love to buy a corsair 520-hx but after the videocard, ninja, nb cooler, and fans i'm tapped out. So i think i'm just goign to have to leave it and just try to make everything else as quiet as possible.
Dampening... Are there any cheap-ish sticky-backed foam materials i can pick up at home depot or something to help cut vibration and hopefully dull the seek noises of my HDDs?
Any advice would be appreciated.