Nexus Dampers are a handy invention
that act as a buffer between your computer case and the hard surface it rest
These versatile rubber feet can be put underneath your PC to create a rubber
barrier between the case and the surface, this barrier absorbs the
vibrations from your computer and isolates the resonance.
Another benefit of adding these dampers is that your case will be elevated 1.4cm from the
floor. Elevating your case makes it easier for air to flow into the
case's intake opening. Most cases have front 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 doesn't leave much room cool air to be
sucked into your case. By putting your
case on these rubber feet you will create more room for your case to "breathe", resulting in better airflow and
cooler temperatures within your computer. Most modern fans
inside computers vary their speeds dependeing on ambient temperature, so with
more cooler air being pulled into your case, the result is an overall quieter system.
You can reap the benefits of Dampers even if your case is currently on a carpet floor
or other surface that dampens noise. Even though the vibration may not be an issue, the extra room for your
breathe may be very much needed. Especially if you have thick carpet closing
up all the ventilation holes at the bottom of your case.
For laptops the same concept works. The fan of your laptop needs to spin fast
and starts making lots of noise as the laptop turns hot when it is on the table.
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.
But anti-vibration feet are not just for PC's - they may also be useful for
printers, Small Form Factor PC's, Home Theatre P's, audio equipment (e.g.
speakers) and any number of appliances and enclosures that would benefit from
vibration adsorption and reduction.