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This AcoustiFan fan gasket by Acoustiproducts dampens the vibration from your case fan. The AcoustiFan fan gasket is easy to attach underneath the case fan.
The following is an animation showing a vibration-reducing silicone fan gasket fitted to a standard case cooling fan, and fastened into position with a screw and external silicone washer. These fan gaskets are suitable for the vast majority of case designs and fan combinations, as they fit standard fan mounting holes. Slightly lengthened (12mm thread) fan mounting screws are supplied with the fan gaskets and washers. These 80mm fan gaskets can be used with standard PC cooling fans, and not just with AcoustiFan™ quiet case fans.
Warning! Please Note: Do not use these gaskets in very high temperature locations inside a PC/Server such as attached to a CPU cooler or GPU heat sinks! These gaskets are designed to be used against case side panels.
These ultra-soft 80mm fan gaskets are designed to reduce the vibration from PC and server case cooling fans, and maintain a seal between the case side and the fan housing. Each retail pack contains an anti-vibration fan gasket with 4 silicone washers and mounting screws. We believe they are the thickest and most effective available anywhere!
Image showing black PC cooling fan fitted with a soft clear silicone fan gasket. The silicone gasket is 2.5mm thick. Silicone washers and mounting screws are also shown. The gasket screws are long enough to allow the fitting of a fan grille to the outside of the case - which is shown in the foreground.
Yes, these are simply the most effective yet!
Why are these silicone fan gaskets especially effective?
Because AcoustiProducts&trade: has not held back on the silicone thickness and the silicone material softness. All gaskets are 2.5mm thick (not just 1mm like alternatives), and Shore A 40 (a great deal softer than others we have tested). The silicone for the gasket is 2.5mm thick, and the silicone for the washer is 2.0mm thick.
Silicone fan gaskets are truly the 'ultimate in fan noise reduction', because they perform two important tasks:
The hardness testing of plastics and rubbers is most commonly measured by the Shore (Durometer) test or Rockwell hardness test. Both methods measure the resistance of plastics toward indentation and provide an empirical hardness value.
Shore Hardness (using either the Shore A or Shore D scale), is the preferred method for rubbers/elastomers. The Shore A scale is used for 'softer' materials like silicone rubbers, while the Shore D scale is used for 'harder' materials.
The Shore hardness is measured with an apparatus known as a Durometer and consequently is also known as 'Durometer hardness'. The hardness value is determined by the penetration of the Durometer indenter foot into the sample. A 'softer' material will have a lower Shore value than a 'harder' material.