Some people go to great
lengths to keep their cases cool the side effect of this is noise produced,
especially if Delta fans are used, help maybe at hand with a new product
by Akasa, 'PAXMATe' soundproofing.
You get 2 pieces 40x16cm and 2pieces 35x35cm, which is enough for a mini
or mid tower case.
Installation couldn't be
easier all you do is peel of the white backing and fix it to the case
doors, floor and roof making sure you have it on square as the adhesive
is very strong and once in place you will find it very difficult to remove
it without tearing the material, to get the full benefit you must apply
all the pieces of the mat.
I tested the soundproofing with 3 of the most popular type of 60mm fans,
the Delta, YSTech and the Thermaltake (mounted on a Kanie copper heatsink)
and the mat was applied to the doors etc of my Suntek aluminium case.
I first tested it
with the Delta fan to get the earache over with and was pleasantly suprised
that it had taken the sting out of the noise of the fan and now sounded
only slightly noisier than the normal sound of either a YS tech or Thermaltake.
The noise of the YSTech and Thermaltake fans is negligble with the mat
in place and now allows me to leave my machine on 24/7 for crunching seti
units with very little noise.
PAXMATe does make a significant difference to the sound of Delta fans
and other fans, and there was no increase in case or cpu temperatures.
This is a great product for suppressing the sound of fans and would recommend