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Does accoustipak really work?

Discussion in 'Case Central' started by Metalface Mark, 22 Jan 2006.

  1. Metalface Mark

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    I bought a new akasa eclipse case from overclockers last week, and it rattles like a 80 year old woman who has smoked 40 a day for 50 years.

    Would accoustipak fix this, the big egg carton style stuff, which i presume would fit with their being enough room inside the case to swing an army of cats.

    I am wondering though, if ive missed something im supposed to bolt down putting the pc together, as i ended up with 4 thumb screws sitting beside the case when i put it all back together :confused: If they came out, i presume they should go back in somewhere.

    Does anyone else have similar problems with the eclipse, people raved about it, i was expecting something beautiful, its a bit of a red haired stepchild in my eyes, thermally its the best case ive owned, but it has looks only a mother could love.
     
  2. noxidjkram@hotm

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    That sounds rather disappointing.

    If its as bad as you say (and you care about silence), i'd dig it an early grave and buy a case made for silence.

    Look at Antec Sonata and P range.

    AcoustiPak does help, but can't perform miracles. It will also cause issues with cooling and sometimes airflow (dependent on case and installation).

    M
     
  3. Metalface Mark

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    I was going to buy the antec but the black one was out of stock when i was ordering. Ive had the Antec Sonata before, it is without doubt the ugliest case ive owned, and ive owned some hummers in my time.
     
  4. Yewen

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    Its resonating, there is a thread on here about how to solve it, and I doubt AcoustiPak will help out with this.

    If you add me to msn I may be able to help with a few small things, but the thread on here had some good info in it :)
     
  5. Metalface Mark

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    cheers yewen, ive done a search and found it, it seems a trip to woolworths for some knicker elastic is in order tomorrow :D
     
  6. Yewen

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    Have fun :D

    Its the way of sorting it, although it sounds like youve gotten a slightly cursed case!
     
  7. KizZ

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    :(
     
  8. Yewen

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    Why the long face KizZ, aint as bad as my satanic 201b!
     
  9. Metalface Mark

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    I did have a cursed case actually, it was an antec p120 or something like that. I blew up a motherboard in it, smoke started coming out, tried a different psu with it previous to that and it blew up.

    I had to throw it away after that, it was truly cursed.
     
  10. Yewen

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    Ahhh my 201b just has a habbit of buyers pulling out of it, well people showing interest then not wanting it, its terrible!
     
  11. ACPCUP

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    Be careful that the temps don't increase as you put sound dampening material in the case. Try other solutions mate.
     
  12. ACPCUP

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    Why is that then!?
     
  13. Metalface Mark

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    I think ill change it for the antec P150 case, it seems a decent bet for low noise.
     
  14. Yewen

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    Because my asking price was too low :rolleyes:

    It actually was, lot more interest now it is £10 more expensive :D
     
  15. ACPCUP

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    Hard to believe? Is your case in the for sale section?
     
  16. Yewen

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    Not yet, unless the current sale +4 interested fall through :)

    People thought the case was in a lot worse nick than it was with my super low asking, should shift it now.