Virtually every PC user faced the problem of constant irritating hum from his computer case, which is especially annoying at night. A significant part of noise from the pc is caused by vibration: some components inside the computer generate vibration, which is then amplified by the metal chassis of the pc because of resonance. So, one of the ways to make your pc quitter is to solve the problem of vibration. One of the main sources of vibration in a computer are it’s case fans, mostly because there are many of them in a typical performance pc. You can deal with this vibration by using special vibration-absorbing pads for fans, such as Fan Noise Dampeners from Thermaltake. These anti-vibration pads are made from silicone rubber and are produced for standard 80 and 120 mm case fans.
Packaging of Thermaltake Fan Noise Dampeners
Thermaltake Fan Noise Dampener vibration-absorbing pads are packed in clear plastic (so you can see, what you’re buying) with a cardboard backing, which holds some product information.
Accessories of Thermaltake Fan Noise Dampeners
The kit for 80 mm case fans holds two (buy one, get one free, lol) green vibration-absorbing pads, 8 mounting screws and 16 of transparent acrylic washers.
Fan Noise Dampener kit for 120 mm case fan includes only one green vibration-absorbing pad, 4 fixing screws and 8 transparent acrylic washers.
Installation of Thermaltake Fan Noise Dampeners
The installation process is very easy and won’t take much time. Anti-vibration pads from the Thermaltake Fan Noise Dampener kits act as grommets, so they are placed between the case fans and the chassis of your pc. Placing them between the fans and the chassis cuts out the transfer of vibration from the fans because of the softness of the material, from which the pads are made.
Features of Thermaltake Fan Noise Dampeners
I believe that many modding enthusiasts will appreciate the fact that these anti-vibration pads are made from UV-active silicone rubber, which glows green under UV-light (Black light). It would look especially cool if used with transparent acrylic cases or/and transparent case fans with uv leds.
Conclusions about Thermaltake Fan Noise Dampeners
This product isn’t new or innovative, such anti-vibration pads are available from many other vendors, but Fan Noise Dampeners from Thermaltake do have some strong points, such as good quality, nice accessories and don’t forget that they are uv-active.
If by using silicone pads you want to achieve complete silence, or seriously reduce the noise level of your pc, then you’ll be disappointed. You won’t notice a serious reduction of noise, but the use of Fan Noise Dampeners from Thermaltake coupled with other techniques and methods of noise reduction will give you the desired result.
In the end, Thermaltake vibration-absorbing pads are a product truly worth buying, and they may become your first step for building the maximum quiet pc.
- Good quality
- No pads for 92mm fans in product range