Spire SoundPad reviewSome people really dislike noise coming from PCs, and do their best to block the noise coming from their PC by adding silent fans, big heatsinks, quiet power supplies, ... Spire has a product that can help these people to further decrease the noise generated by their computer system. The Soundpad.
- Features Reduces fan noise from your PC case
- High-density sound absorbation
- Soft cellular 4mm foam
- Heat resistance
- 4 pcs in one set
- Dimensions: 2 pieces 40 x 35cm and 2 pieces 40 x 18cm
After installing this in my Antec PlusView 1000 AMG I noticed a small noise decrease. My case has a lot of fans (two front 80mm fans, two rear 80mm fans, one PSU 120mm fan, one 3D card fan, 40mm Northbridge fan, and a 70mm CPU fan), so it's obvious that a pair of foam pads can't make this case whisper silent. So I disconnected a few fans, and in this situation, the effect of the Soundpad became more clear. My opinion about this product: It's a product for cases with very few fans (only a northbridge or CPU fan, or possibly a silent rear fan). In this situation, the Soundpad will be able to reduce the noise coming from these fans, and possibly also be able to reduce the noise generated by your harddisk. Just don't expect to make a case with 5 screaming fans silent by adding these pads.
The Good stuff
- Slightly reduces the noise coming from your PC.
- The pads actually look cool in your case. (At least that's my personal opinion)
- Easy installation.
The bad stuff
- There is not enough in one kit to cover a big case.
Added: December 21st 2003
Product reviewed: Spire SoundPad
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