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Jsunn
01-03-08, 08:50 AM
Hello All,

I have a CM Mystique 632 Case and I wanted to post my case and the mods I have done to get your feedback.

My mods include:
1. removing side window and replacing with plexigalss without side vent.
2. Hiding wires
3. 120mm fan in 3 empty drive bays.
4. Sound foam every place I could think to put it. (insert tasteless joke here)

Let me know what you think.
http://jsunn.zoints.com/image/75414-foamsmall7

http://jsunn.zoints.com/image/75413-foamsmall6

http://jsunn.zoints.com/image/75412-foamsmall5

http://jsunn.zoints.com/image/75411-foamsmall4

http://jsunn.zoints.com/image/75410-foamsmall3

http://jsunn.zoints.com/image/75409-foamsmall2

http://jsunn.zoints.com/image/75408-foamsmall1

Results, The computer is definitly quieter and I can run the CPU fan a little faster before it become noticable. It still isn't silent and I think the only way to do that is to get a solid side panel and mount foam on the inside of that.

It does look pretty cool in my opinion. I used double sided tape to mount the foam.

I added a couple of pictures to show my new video card: EVGA 8800 GTS G92

http://Jsunn.zoints.com/image/75520-WiththeSidepanelon

http://Jsunn.zoints.com/image/75519-MynewBeastofavideoCard


Let me know what you think.

Thanks for looking,
J

Bman212121
01-03-08, 09:17 AM
Looks great, it still looks very clean even with all of the foam showing. How are the temps now that the case it insulated more?

Jsunn
01-03-08, 09:31 AM
Absolutly no increase in temperatures. I have great airflow in the case. I don't think that a lot of heat is disipated through the walls of the case and none of the foam obstructs the air flow.

With mild overclocking, I am at 30 dec C at idle and 36 deg under load. (i think these still seem pretty good.)

-J

Revs
01-03-08, 09:40 AM
Nice job, man!:)

I was thinking about fitting Dynamat in my case the other day but I couldn't find it. I got some for my car a few years ago but never fitted it, now I can't find it :(

Jsunn
01-03-08, 09:43 AM
The three 120mm fans I have seem to have a little bit of a resonance to them so I get a slight droning. It Isn't too bad though and it easily drowned out by the speakers or anything else you are listening to.

I got it from here:
http://www.mnpctech.com/SonexWilltec.html

It was SUPER easy to cut and install. I got two sheets and didn't fully use one sheet.

Revs
01-03-08, 10:10 AM
If ya want some quiet fans you can't do better than Noctua fans. The motor shafts run on oil bearings that absorb vibration and the fan is totally silent. Not too cheap but I would say a must-have for an uber quiet PC. All-in-all i've got 13 fans (inc. VGA fans, etc), 7 of them are Noctuas. They made a hell of a difference when I installed em.

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Revs
01-03-08, 10:40 AM
Another thing Jsunn. Although the foam will be very good at stopping noise getting out of the case, it won't do much about vibrations caused by fans and HD's which vibrate the case itself. I bet a combo or foam and Dynamat would make for a very quiet case. Just a thought :)

Jsunn
01-03-08, 12:10 PM
Another thing Jsunn. Although the foam will be very good at stopping noise getting out of the case, it won't do much about vibrations caused by fans and HD's which vibrate the case itself. I bet a combo or foam and Dynamat would make for a very quiet case. Just a thought :)

I hadn't thought about both? I think I can pick up some dyanmat like stuff from Autozone. I will see if I can get some and give it a try. I am also looking at getting a thicker piece of plexi for the window. That is where most of the noise is being transmitted. I currently have a very thin piece that is used for picture frames. They have 1/8" thick pieces at Lowes.

With the droning of the fans, I think if I could adjust the speed just a bit, I think I can sync up the RPMs to minimize noise. (We did this on the prop aircraft I flew for the Navy).


-J

Technoholic
01-03-08, 06:32 PM
Looks like...snow. Otherwise, I like it. :)

DRen72
01-04-08, 07:41 PM
Super clean layout. Better than I've been able to do :)

grey_1
01-05-08, 06:19 PM
Very nice. Clean and professional looking. Good job!

Jsunn
01-07-08, 12:42 PM
Thanks for the feedback. I am always looking at it to see if I can find other places to put some.

I was initially thinking in the HD cage. I think I can get a few more pices there and not obstruct airflow.

-J