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Building a silent computer

A somewhat obsolete article I still wanted to share


If one wants a silent gaming rig, nowadays they may just pretty much put a few extra drachmas in it and achieve the wanted results with little to no effort. But it hasn't always been like that. In this article I tell about my four-year-old computer and what I did to keep it silent. Some points might be of interest even nowadays.

DIY acoustic tub

How to play the trumpet in a quiet environment the right way


Especially since getting an easily recurring tinnitus a few years ago I've been super careful not to play my trumpet without adequate damping. Wearing earplugs works, but doesn't feel or sound good, and it doesn't help the neighbours one bit. I decided to build myself an acoustic absorber tub. Read the article to see how it fares even in hard-surfaced rooms.


2018-11-18Add decibel measurements.

DIY acoustic panels


Acoustic panels can be quite expensive. If you are on a low budget or need not only to just dampen your small room's reverb but also attenuate some noise, building heavy acoustic panels might do the trick. In this article I'll show what I built a couple of years ago.

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