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Old 1st August 2005
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I'm not sure what you mean about holes in the side (unless the design has changed).

Adding another case fan can make a computer louder, but it should be at the back and you can build a chamber at the back of the case to quiet it down. You need to turn a corner or two and line the inside with a thin layer of insulation (but leave enough space for the air to move freely.

You should definately look at quieter CPU coolers. This is often the loudest component (especially if you have one that is enough to cool a Prescott CPU).

It is also good to identify the different sounds: Can you hear the hard disk? Does the CPU fan add a little or a lot of noise? Is the case fan making noise by the fan blades, or are vibrations coupling into another part of the case?



-tINY