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    Case vibration

    All this fine weather we're having has meant that the fans in my normally cool case have been working harder making a noticeable amount of vibration, especially through the floor. I was wondering if something like this http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Shark...-components%29 anti-vibration kit is worth a buy or is it a waste of money?

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    Re: Case vibration

    You didn't mention which case you have

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    Re: Case vibration

    Yes, which case? what fans? what have you done in the way of trouble shooting to see if you can figure out what is the biggest culpret?

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    Re: Case vibration

    That kit looks great. For £8.80 I would give it a shot. I might get one myself.

    I had vibration issues with my computer when I first built it a few years ago. At first I thought it was noisy hard disks, but infact it was just that they vibrate so much inside the drive cage. It made a lot of noise, but when I detached the little drive cage that holds the disks inside the PC, it went really quiet. So I just have that cage now sat on a piece of rubber, and I have some cable ties going from it to make sure it wouldn't fall over if the PC ever got knocked.

    But in 3 years it never has been knocked and all is good. I would be better off with one of those kits though, rather than the ghetto foam and stuff that I used.

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    Re: Case vibration

    Quote Originally Posted by acrobat View Post
    That kit looks great. For £8.80 I would give it a shot. I might get one myself.

    I had vibration issues with my computer when I first built it a few years ago. At first I thought it was noisy hard disks, but infact it was just that they vibrate so much inside the drive cage. It made a lot of noise, but when I detached the little drive cage that holds the disks inside the PC, it went really quiet. So I just have that cage now sat on a piece of rubber, and I have some cable ties going from it to make sure it wouldn't fall over if the PC ever got knocked.

    But in 3 years it never has been knocked and all is good. I would be better off with one of those kits though, rather than the ghetto foam and stuff that I used.

    that kit does indeed look good for the price. i would probably want some proper threaded rubber screws and damping washers for the fans and something along the lines of neoprene type gel strips for the psu bracket. a bit ott but if your gonna do a job.....................over engineer it

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    Re: Case vibration

    Quote Originally Posted by spoon_ View Post
    You didn't mention which case you have
    Whoops, schoolboy error

    The case is a coolermaster 335, one rear 120mm fan and a stock amd cpu fan. They don't seem to be a problem though, I think it's mostly the OZC psu when I game and it steps up a notch. There's also an ATI 5770 in there but I haven't heard that fan go above the stock setting even when gaming.

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    Re: Case vibration

    Make sure the HDs are secured with all 6 screws, fully tightened.

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    Re: Case vibration

    Hard drives normally only use 4 of the 6 screw holes.

    As to the Sharkoon set, it is very good, I got one a while back.
    The case feet are a bit small, I'd not use them on anything large of heavy, on a basic microTower or midTower case they are fine.
    The rubber fan plugs are good, as are the foam rubber washer things.
    The Rubber gromited screws are good however they'll not fit in a normal drive cage without some modding, the gromits need a larger hole to fit than the normal drive screw hole, and they do need a couple of mm clearence, so if the drives are tight in the cage already then it'll not work well.

    And it's also a really nice box for little bits

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    Re: Case vibration

    The HD's are really tight and snug in the bays, definitely not moving (the cage is a bit small to be honest). I reckon I'll take a punt on the kit, it's not going to break the bank and like you say at least I'll have a little tidy box if nothing else

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    Re: Case vibration

    Not much you can do with them then, feel the bay away from the hrad drive it self, can you feel the vibration in the bay?

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