I found this article a couple days ago and finnaly found some time to post a message about it. It is fairly old (9/10/01), but still very interesting. Has anyone ever tried using mouse pads to dampen the sound the PC makes? It seems like a very cheap alternative to buying the dynamat or akasa damping kits. The article also talks about using a duct to bring in cooler outside air, but I was more insterested in the spare mouse pad idea.