Make your PC breathe again! …quietly

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Most PC case feet are made of solid plastic and therefore transmit unwanted vibrations from inside a PC via the chassis onto the desk, floor or shelf on which the system is placed. In this situation the PC can generate annoying noises at the case or elsewhere (secondary noise).


For this problem Nexus Technology has come up with a simple yet effective solution to prevent this vibration. The Dutch company has launched their new product: DAMPERS. These are versatile rubber feet which you put underneath your PC case to create a rubber barrier between the case and the surface. This barrier of rubber will absorb the vibrations and act as a isolator for the resonance.

Another benefit of these dampers is that your case is elevated approx 1,4 cm from the floor. By elevating the case a bit it will be easier for the air to flow into the case’s air intake openings. Most standard cases have an air intake at the front-bottom and/or on the bottom of the case, but this is an awkward place for air to enter as the case is very close to the floor and space is very limited. By putting your case on these rubber feet you create more room for your case to “breathe” which will result in better airflow and better conditions inside the PC. Most fans inside the PC determine their speeds based on the inside case temperature, hence a cooler system will also result in quieter system.

Even when your case is on a carpet floor you should investigate and consider adding these feet. Even though the vibration may not be an issue you encounter the extra room for your PC to “breathe” may be very much needed. Especially if you have thick and high carpet closing up all the ventilation holes at the bottom of the case.

Also for laptops the same concept works. The fan of your laptop needs to spin really fast and starts making lots of noise as the laptop turns hot when it is close to the table or surface. By putting two feet at the end of your laptop you create more “breathing room” for cooling the PC and you tilt your keyboard in a convenient angle for typing.

A smart and simple solution for a more comfortable working environment. More details can be found on the Nexus website.