I have built myself a mini-itx system which is fanless. The only noise is the hard drive which I am looking into ways of silencing.
There is a SilentDrive enclosure which takes a 3.5in drive and then fits into a 5.25in bay. Unfortunately my mini-itx case is not big enough for a 5.25in bay so instead I was thinking - is there a similar product that takes a 2.5in drive and fits into a 3.5in bay ?
If so, could you give me the manufacturer and product name so that I can search for it in the uk.
I took the advice of a project on this board and I had fair success. I got a meter of that 'U' aliminium tube and screwed it to the sides of the drive (two tubes together was the height of the drive), then simply wrapped the drive in foam (except for the sides: heatsinks). then instead of in the drive bay, I tied the drive to the floor of the PC case where it is much cooler.
I think I halved the noise coming from my drive, maybe more. It wasnt very scientific, just quick and dirty, and cost about $2.
Of course now I can hear the fans in my antec TP PSU instead